John Becker
Hannah Becker
(Abt 1774-1856)


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1. Sebastian Bucher Jr.

Hannah Becker 1 2 3 4

  • Born: Abt 1774 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Sebastian Bucher Jr.
  • Died: 22 Dec 1856 about age 82 2
  • Buried: Pottstown: Trinity Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 2

   Another name for Hannah was Hannah Bucher.2

  General Notes:

This may be the Hannah who married Sebastian Bucher. Further research is needed.

  Death Notes:

The church record records her age simply as 82, with no months or days indicated, so we can approximate her year of birth as 1774.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Pottsgrove Twp., Montgomery, PA. 5 Henry Bucher, 40, shoemaker, is living with wife Hannah, 34; Sarah, 16; Catherine, 14; Susanna, 12; John, 10; Henry, 6; Sebastian, 4; Hannah R., 2; and Lewis H., 6 months old when the census was recorded on 12 Sep 1850. Also in the home was Henry's mother, Hannah, 75. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Henry's real estate was valued at $1,200.

2. She was named as an heir in a will. 1 May 1803 Douglass Twp., Berks, PA. 4
An abstract of the will:
Becker, John, Douglas.
May 1, 1803 - Mar 3, 1812
Provides for wife Catherine. To son Henry tract of land on which he lives in Douglass Township, 150 acres for £900. To son John the plantation whereon I live adjacent to aforesaid, 53 1/2 acres for £1050. The sum paid by sons to be divided among all my daughters, vis: Catharina wife of Samuel Kerlin, Anna Maria wife of Henry Maager, Elizabeth wife of Jacob Hartenstine, Hannah wife of Sebastian Bucher and Christina wife of John Liebenguth.

Hannah married Sebastian Bucher Jr., son of Sebastian Bucher Sr. and Elizabeth Keeley. (Sebastian Bucher Jr. was born on 18 Sep 1770 in , Montgomery, PA 6 7 8 9, christened in New Hanover Twp.: Falkner Swamp Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 6 8 and died on 29 Oct 1822 in Douglass Twp., Berks, PA 1.)


1 Berks County Courthouse.

2 <i>Trinity Reformed Church, Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania</i>.

3 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255159; National Archives Film T9-1159; Page 203D.

4 Martin, John and Smith, John P, <i>Abstracts of Berks County Pennsylvania Wills 1800-1825</i> (Family Line Publications; Westminster, MD; 1997), Page 108.

5 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottsgrove Township, PA, Montgomery County, Pottsgrove Township, Series: M432 Roll: 799 Page: 61.

6 Humphrey, John T, <i>Montgomery County Births</i> (1993. Humphrey Publications.).

7 <i>1810 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Douglass Township, Series: M252 Roll: 45 Page: 187.

8 <i>Falkner Swamp Reformed Congregation, New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania</i>.

9 <i>1820 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Douglass Township, Series: M33 Roll: 99 Page: 136.

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