This Bucher family grew up on what was known as Bucher's Hill, at the border of Bucks and Northampton counties along the Delaware River. Today's maps show Bougher Hill Road at this location and the United States Geological Survey shows the name Bougher Hill for the summit. See a map of Bougher Hill
John Bugher is buried in Fayette City and I [Stephen B. Bugher Jr.] have visited the family plot there. From his tombstone:
Noted events in his life were:
1. Military on 15 Jun 1784 in Northampton, Northampton, PA: during the Revolutionary War, appearing on a muster roll. 7 Serving in the Northampton Militia in the 8th Company, 2nd Battalion under Col. Philip Beham were Isaac Bucher, Abraham Bucher, and John Bucher.
2. Census in 1790 in Williams Twp., Northampton, PA. 6 Two Poeghers were listed in the 1790 Census in Williams Township.
3. In 1793 in Saucon Twp.: Williams Twp. Congregation, Northampton, PA. 4
4. Census in 1800 in Williams Twp., Northampton, PA. 8 Two Buchers were listed in the 1800 Census in Williams Township.
5. Fact: They were named in the will of George Heinlein., 5 Jul 1804, , Bucks, PA. 9 An abstract of the will:
6. Residence: in 1810 in Fayette City, Fayette, PA.
7. Book: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1905. 1
John married Eleanora Heinlein, daughter of Capt. George Heinlein and Sarah Dykson. (Eleanora Heinlein was born on 9 Feb 1766 in Durham Twp., Bucks, PA, died on 23 Nov 1834 in Fayette City, Fayette, PA 3 and was buried in Fayette City, Fayette, PA 3.)
1 Davis, W. W. H, <i>History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania : from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time</i> (New York: Lewis Pub. Co., 1905, 1881 pgs.), Vol. 3, Page 308.
2 <i>Philadelphia County Courthouse</i>, Will Book 2 page 542, Will of Jacob Bucher.
3 Bugher, Stephen Boyd Jr, <i>Notes Made While Climbing the Branches of the Family Tree: The Family of John and Eleanor Bugher</i> (Stephen Boyd Bugher who lives in Winston-Salem, NC, 1992. Copy of book in Forsyth County Public Library, Winston-Salem, NC).
4 <i>Williams Township Congregation, Northampton County, PA</i>.
Edited by Don Yoder, <i>Pennsylvania German Church Records</i> (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983. 3 Vols.
Excerpted from the Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings and Addresses), Vol. 2, page 77.
6 <i>1790 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Williams Township, Series: M637 Roll: 8 Page: 325.
7 Montgomery, Thomas Lynch, editor, <i>Pennsylvania Archives: Sixth Series</i> (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1906-1907.), Vol. III, page 765.
8 <i>1800 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Williams Township, Series: M32 Roll: 37 Page: 634.
9 <i>Bucks County Courthouse, Pennsylvania</i>.