John Bucher
Martin Epley
Eva Bard
Henry Bucher
Catherine Epley
Henry Bucher
(Abt 1792-1842)


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1. Elizabeth Mantz

Henry Bucher 1

  • Born: Abt 1792, Sunbury, Northumberland, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Mantz
  • Died: 18 Dec 1842, Sunbury, Northumberland, PA about age 50 2

   Other names for Henry were Johan Henrich Bucher and John Henry Bucher.2

   FamilySearch ID: KVYL-1VK.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He signed a will. 2 Will Book 2, page 419.

2. He has conflicting birth information of 1776-1794 and Sunbury, Northumberland, PA. 1

3. Census in 1820 in Sunbury, Northumberland, PA. 3 Henry Bucher Jr. is listed in Sunbury in the 1820 Census with:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 son
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 son
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 father Henry Jr.
Females (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife.

4. Book: History of Northumberland County, 1891. 4
EARLY HOTELS Six persons were licensed as hotel keepers at Sunbury in 1780, viz.: Christian Gettig, Catherine Shaffer, Adam Walker, John Morrison, Joseph Lorentz, and David Mead Dr. R. H. Awl furnishes the following list of old hotels: Jonas Weaver's, "Sign of the Buck," a large frame building at the present sits of the City Hotel; John Boulton's, "Sign of the Red Lion," a brick and frame building on the north side of Market street between Second and Third; Jacob Fox's, "Sign of the Bull's Head," the stone building at the southeast corner of Market and Third streets (Fox became proprietor in 1829; among his predecessors were Jacob Weaver, Charles Hegins, John Hogan, William T. Brown, and Jacob Oberdorf); George Prince's, "The Lawrence House," a brick building adjacent to the site of the present court house, the sign was embellished with a portrait of the naval hero and his memorable words, "Don't give up the ship;" James R. Shannon's, "The Farmer's Hotel," the old jail building on Market street; Michael Kutzner's, the present residence of Mrs. Amelia Donnel on Market street (It was here that Daniel Levy and General Hugh Brady fought a duel with swords in 1812; Levy sustained a wound in the shoulder and the loss of his cue, while Brady broke his sword, and more serious consequences might have occurred if Michael Kutzner and Samuel Awl had not separated the combatants); Weitzel's, a large stone house on the south side of Market street near Front, with a sign emblazoned with an eagle and chain and the word "Hotel;" the old Maclay house, at the northeast corner of Front and Arch streets, where Henry Lebo, John Brady, H. W. Villee, and others conducted a hotel; John Lyon's, "The Indian Queen," on Front street below Penn; Henry Bartsher's, "Sign of the Black Horse," on the south side of Chestnut street between Front and Second; Charles D. Wharton's, at the southeast corner of Walnut and Front; William Mantz's, "Sign of the Stage Coach," on Front street; Henry Bucher's, "The Ferry House," a large frame building on Front street subsequently occupied as the borough poor house; John Cressinger's, at the Shamokin dam; Jacob Oberdorf's, "Sign of the Cross Keys," at the dam; John Miller's, "Sign of the Blue Ball," at the "point;" Edward Harrison's, "Sign of the Rising Sun," at the dam, and Henry Shaffer's, at the present site of the Neff House.

5. Book: Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County, 1911. 1
Of this family, Henry lived and died in Sunbury; he had a hotel on Front street, and operated the ferry for some years.

Henry married Elizabeth Mantz, daughter of Nicholas Mantz and Unknown. (Elizabeth Mantz was born about 1792 in , , PA 5 and died after 1842 2.)


1 Floyd, J.L., Genealogical & Biographical Annals of Northumberland County (1911 online at, Page 734.

2 Gearhart, Heber G., Heber G. Gearhart Collection (Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.), Bucher families of Pennsylvania and Maryland, call slip FC BU.

3 1820 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury Boro, Series: M33 Roll: 107 Page: 156.

4 Bell, Herbert C., History of Northumberland County, Pennsylvania: including its aboriginal history; the colonial and revolutionary periods; early settlement and subsequent growth; political organization; agricultural, mining, and manufacturing interests; internal improvements; religious, educational, social, and military history; sketches of its boroughs, villages, and townships; portraits and biographies of pioneers and representative citizens etc, etc. (Chicago, Ill.: Brown, Runk & Co., Publishers. 1891), Chapter 14, pages 444-514, Part A: Sunbury.

5 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury, Series: M653 Roll: 1149 Page: 626.

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