Jacob Bucher
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Jacob Bucher
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1. Eleanora Heinlein

John Bucher 1 2

  • Born: 1773, Durham Twp., Bucks, PA 3
  • Marriage (1): Eleanora Heinlein
  • Died: 9 Oct 1855, Fayette City, Fayette, PA at age 82 3
  • Buried: Fayette City, Fayette, PA 3

   Other names for John were Johan Bougher, John Bougher, Johann Bucher,4 5 Johann Bugher, John Bugher 3 and John Poegher.6

   FamilySearch ID: LZDK-7VY.

  General Notes:

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

  Burial Notes:

John Bugher is buried in Fayette City and I [Stephen B. Bugher Jr.] have visited the family plot there. From his tombstone:
In memory of John Bugher who departed this life Oct 9., 1855 aged 82 years.
Beside him is his wife:
In memory of Eleanor Bugher wife of John Bugher who departed this life Nov. 23, 1834 in the 71st year of her age.

  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.

In the household of Abraham Poegher:
Males (born)
16 and older (<=1774) = 1 Abraham
Under 16 (1775-1790) = 1 son
Females = 2 (wife & daughter)

In the household of John Poegher:
Males (born)
16 and older (<=1774) = 1 John
Under 16 (1775-1790) = 1 son
Females = 1 wife

Listed close to them are many allied families who marry into Abraham's line: Heinlein, Yong (Young), Sellar & Salor (Saylor). The census page is on our website at: http://www.searchtrees.com/DNA/Census%20Pages/1790Northampton325.pdf

It is not uncommon to find Bucher and Bougher's recorded in the 1700's as a Pucher or Pougher. The German pronounciation of B was often heard as a P to Englishmen.

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.

In the household of Abraham Bucher:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1791-1800) = 2 sons
10-15 (1785-1790) = 1 son
26-44 (1756-1774) = 1 Abraham
Females (born)
Under 10 (1791-1800) = 2 daughters
10-15 (1785-1790) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1756-1774) = 1 wife

In the household of John Bucher:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1791-1800) = 2 sons
10-15 (1785-1790) = 2 sons
26-44 (1756-1774) = 1 John
Females (born)
Under 10 (1791-1800)
26-44 (1756-1774) = 1 wife.

5. Fact: They were named in the will of George Heinlein., 5 Jul 1804, , Bucks, PA. 9 An abstract of the will:

7.114. George Heinlein, Durham Twp., yeoman. July 5, 1804. Proved October 9, 1805. Wife Sarah, son William and William Long of Durham exrs. Wife 5 Acres of the land purchased of Jacob Bucher, balance of land to be sold, notice to be given in "Easton English and German Newspapers." Proceeds to Dau. Margaret, wife of Nicholas Prutzman, 1/13 part. Dau. Eleaner wife of John Bucher, 1/13 part. Son Lawrence Heinlein 1/13th part. Dau. Sarah wife of Abraham Bucher 1/13th part. Son James 1/13th part. Son George 1/13th part. Dau. Catharine 1/13th. Son William 1/13th part. Son Reading 1/13th part. Dau. Ann 1/13th Son John 1/13th part. Wife 2/13th parts to keep son John as long as she lives. Wits: John Boyar, Margid Stam.

6. Residence: in 1810 in Fayette City, Fayette, PA.

7. Book: History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1905. 1
HEINLEINS and MORGANS of Durham township, Bucks county. All the Heinleins in America are descendants of Matheis Heinlein, who with his wife, son George, and daughters Sarah and Eva, took passage in the ship "Bannister." Captain John Doyle, from Amsterdam, and qualified at Philadelphia, October 31, 1754.

He settled in Durham township on a tract of land on the southern slope of Bucher Hill. A farm now belonging to B. F. Fackenthal was part of this tract, the other portion reaching over the hill into Northampton county.

George Heinlein was a very popular man and became captain of the Durham township militia, served all through the war, and afterwards secured additional land and pursued farming. He always took an active part in public affairs, and at the time of his death, which occurred October 2, 1805, at the age of sixty-three, he was the possessor of the entire east end of Bucher Hill.

He was buried with great honors in the family burying ground on the plantation. This quarter acre lot is along the road at the extreme end of Mr. Fackenthal's farm, and through neglect is fast becoming obliterated. In it are buried all the first generations of Heinleins, Longs, Buchers and others. His family consisted of eleven children: Margaret, wife of Nicholas Brotzman; Eleanora, wife of John Bucher; Sarah, wife of Abraham Bucher; Lawrence, James, George, William, Reading, John, Ann and Catharine.

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., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania : from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time (New York: Lewis Pub. Co., 1905, 1881 pgs.), Vol. 3, Page 308.

2 Philadelphia County Courthouse, Will Book 2 page 542, Will of Jacob Bucher.

3 Bugher, Stephen Boyd Jr., Notes Made While Climbing the Branches of the Family Tree: The Family of John and Eleanor Bugher (Stephen Boyd Bugher who lives in Winston-Salem, NC, 1992. Copy of book in Forsyth County Public Library, Winston-Salem, NC).

4 Williams Township Congregation, Northampton County, PA.

5 Edited by Don Yoder, Pennsylvania German Church Records (Baltimore, MD, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1983. 3 Vols.
Excerpted from the Pennsylvania German Society Proceedings and Addresses), Vol. 2, page 77.

6 1790 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Williams Township, Series: M637 Roll: 8 Page: 325.

7 Montgomery, Thomas Lynch, editor, Pennsylvania Archives: Sixth Series (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1906-1907.), Vol. III, page 765.

8 1800 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Williams Township, Series: M32 Roll: 37 Page: 634.

9 Bucks County Courthouse, Pennsylvania.

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