Sebastian Bucher Jr.
Hannah Becker
(Abt 1774-1856)
Henry Moser
(1770-Abt 1841)
Catherine Krieg
Henry Bucher
Hannah Moser
Catherine Bucher


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1. Augustus L. Bechtel

Catherine Bucher 1 2

  • Born: 18 Feb 1836, , Montgomery, PA 1 2
  • Christened: 14 May 1848, Pottstown: Trinity Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Augustus L. Bechtel
  • Died: 19 Jul 1905, Stowe, Montgomery, PA at age 69 3
  • Buried: 22 Jul 1905, Pottstown: Pottstown Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 3

   Another name for Catherine was Kate Bucher.4

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Pottsgrove Twp., Montgomery, PA. 2 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. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Henry's real estate was valued at $1,200.

2. Obituary: Pottstown Ledger on 20 Jul 1905 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 3 Catherine Bechtel, widow of the late Augustus Bechtel, died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Harp. She was aged 69 years, 5 months. The cause of her death was dropsy. The end came suddenly while she was sitting in a chair at the Harp residence. Her husband died 5 years ago. Deceased was the daughter of the late Henry Bucher and was the mother of twelve children, ten of whom survive: Mrs. George Malsberger, Pottstown; Mrs. Martin Harp, Stowe; Mrs. Irvin Scheffey, Pottstown; Mrs. William Sassaman, Stowe; James Bechtel, Pottstown; John Bechtel, Pottstown; Morris Bechtel, Stowe; Ephraim Bechtel, Kenilworth; Jefferson Bechtel, Stowe; Richard Bechtel, Stowe. Also the following brothers and sisters: Lewis Bucher, Reading; Sebastian Bucher, Niagra Falls; Henry Bucher of Pottstown; Mrs. Sarah Mauger of Pottstown; Mrs. Harry K. Rhoades of Pottstown.

In the same edition in the Death notice section: BECHTEL - In Stowe, on July 19th, Catherine, wife of Augustus L. Bechtel, aged 69 years. The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of Martin L. Harp, Berks street, on Saturday, July 22nd, at 1 p.m. Brief services at house and further services at Trinity Reformed Church. Interment at Pottstown Cemetery, without further notice.

Catherine married Augustus L. Bechtel. (Augustus L. Bechtel was born on 11 Aug 1832 in West Pottsgrove, Montgomery, PA,5 died on 23 Jul 1900 in Glasgow, Montgomery, PA 3 5 and was buried in Pottstown: Pottstown Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 5.)


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

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

3 <i>Pottstown Ledger, Pottstown, Montgomery County, PA</i>, Thursday July 20, 1905. Obituary of Catherine Bechtel.

4 <i>Daily Pottstown Ledger</i> (Pottstown, Montgomery County, PA.), November 18, 1895, Page 1.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

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