Henry Bucher
(Abt 1792-1842)
Elizabeth Mantz
(Abt 1792-After 1842)
Martin E. Bucher
(1821-After 1900)
Lucy Ann Arnold
(Abt 1821-Bef 1900)
George D. Bucher


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1. Elizabeth

George D. Bucher 1 2 3

  • Born: 20 Oct 1845, Sunbury, Northumberland, PA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth
  • Died: 26 Nov 1928, Sunbury, Northumberland, PA at age 83 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Sunbury, Northumberland, PA. 1 The 1850 Census in Sunbury shows Martin Bucher, tanner, age 30, is living with wife Lucy, age 29; Henry, 7; George, 5; and Mary, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1860 in Sunbury, Northumberland, PA. 4 Martin E. Bucher, postmaster, 39, is living with wife Lucy A., 39; Henry, laborer, 17; George D., clerk, 16; Mary J., 12; Charles J., 9; and Martin Jr., 1. Martin has no real estate value, so he is probably renting.

3. Census in 1870 in Sunbury, Northumberland, PA. 5 In the East Ward in Sunbury we find two Bucher families on the same 1870 Census page:

George Bucher, shoemaker, 51, is with wife Elizabeth, 48, and daughter Elizabeth, 14. His real estate is valued at $1800 and possessions $200. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

Martin E. Bucher, county commissioner, 57, is living with wife Lucy, 57; George, R.R. clerk, 25; Elizabeth, 26, "in the family"' Charles, 19, "at home"; and Martin, 11. Martin has no real estate value, so he is probably renting; his possessions are worth $200. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1880 in Sunbury, Northumberland, PA. 2 Geo. D. Bucher, 35, register recorder, is living with Elizabeth, 36; Lucy O., 8; John D., 6; and Howard E., 4. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Newspaper: Sunbury Daily Item newspaper, 2 Jan 1926, Sunbury, Northumberland, PA. 6 Headline: Mrs. G. D. Bucher, 82

Mrs. George D. Bucher, 157 North Second street, one of the city's oldest and most highly esteemed residents, yesterday quietly observed her eighty-second birthday. She is in good health and enjoyed the day to the full. Mr. and Mrs. Bucher were dinner guests in the home of their son, Deputy County Controller, J. D. Bucher on South Second street in honor of the occasion.

6. Newspaper: His military service in the Civil War was described in the Sunbury Daily Item newspaper, 28 Sep 1928, Sunbury, Northumberland, PA. 7 Headline: Geo. D. Bucher Last Survivor of Company D

There is just one survivor of Company D, third regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia, which fought at the Battle of Antietem it was declared today, following the publication of the roster of the company by The Item Tuesday of this week.

This last veteran is George D. Bucher, father of deputy county controller, John D. Bucher, of this city, now 83 years of age. Looking over the roster, Mr. Bucher was unable to find the name of a single other survivor. The death of Norman S. Engle two weeks ago cut the ranks of the company of 99 men to one survivor. There were a number of Buchers in the Company. Henry was a corporal, John W. a musician, George and Richard F., privates.

The aged Sunbury resident when a boy in his teens ran away to join the army and was sent back to Harrisburg to work in the provost general's office under Gen. John Kay Clement, father of Gen. C. M. Clement of this city.

George married Elizabeth. (Elizabeth was born on 2 Jan 1844 in , , PA 2 6.)


1 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury Boro, Series: M432 Roll: 804 Page: 208.

2 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255164; National Archives Film T9-1164; Page 535B.

3 Gearhart, Heber G, <i>Heber G. Gearhart Collection</i> (Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.), Bucher families of Pennsylvania and Maryland, call slip FC BU.

4 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury Boro, Series: M653 Roll: 1149 Page: 609.

5 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Sunbury East Ward, Series: M593 Roll: 1385 Page: 469.

6 <i>The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA)</i>, January 2, 1926 Edition.

7 <i>The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA)</i>, September 28, 1928 Edition.

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