Hans Bucher
(1681-1762)
Christina
(1700-)
Hans Bucher
(1715-1793)

 

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Hans Bucher 1

  • Born: 1715, Schwarzenburg, , Bern, CHE 1 2
  • Died: 1793, Cocalico Twp.: Bucher Thal, Lancaster, PA at age 78 1 2

   Other names for Hans were Hannes Bucher 3 and John Bucher.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He immigrated on the ship Oliver on 26 Aug 1735 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1

2. Property on 14 Jul 1740 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 321 Acres were patented to John Bucher in Cocalico Township, Lancaster.

3. Tax List: 1770, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 4 John Bucher is on the 1770 tax list in Cocalico. In the 1769 list he is listed with a note "at home". Benedick Bucher is also on the list, and appeared on the 1769 list as Benns or Bence Bucher, and in 1771 as Bentz Bucher.

4. Tax List: 1771, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 5 Benedick Bucher is on the tax list with 350 acres, 4 horses, and 10 cattle, paid 1 pound 15 shillings tax. Jno. (John) Bucher has 150 acres, 3 horses, and 7 cattle, paid 1 pound, 5 shillings, 6 pence.

5. Witness: 1 Jul 1771, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 6 He was an executor of the will of Christian Brinisholtz. An abstract of the will follows:

BRINISHOLTZ, CHRISTIAN Cocalico Twp.
May 30, 1771 July 1, 1771
Wife: Elizabeth Brinisholtz.
Ex.: John Bucher and Benedict Bucher.

6. Tax List: 1772, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 7 John Bucher is taxed for 100 acres, 2 horses, 2 cattle. 12 shillings.

7. Tax List: 1779, Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 8 Benedick Bucher is listed on the Cocalico Township tax list with 200 acres, 4 horses, and 14 cattle. John Bucher has no acreage and 2 cattle.

8. He appeared on the census in 1790 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 9 The 1790 Census listed John Bucher's household with:
Males (born)
16 and older (<=1774) = 1 John
Under 16 (1775-1790) = 0 sons
Females = 1 wife

9. He signed a will on 20 Aug 1792 in Cocalico Twp., Lancaster, PA. 6 An abstract of his will:

BUCHER, JOHN Cocalico Twp.
Written August 20, 1792 Proved September 5, 1793
John, Jacob, Benedict Bucher and Anna Grebill. N.B.
Ex.: Jacob Moler and Benedict Bucher.

Note: He named four of his brother Benedict's children in his will.

10. Book: History of Dauphin County by William Henry Egle, 1883. 3
Hannes Bucher and Benedict Bucher, brothers, and physicians, natives of the Canton of Bern, Switzerland, emigrated to America about the year 1750, and located in Cocalico township, Lancaster Co., Pa. The first named died without issue, which Dr. Benedict Bucher left children..."


Sources


1 Gladys Bucher Sowers, The Bucher Family, 1681-1997 (1997. Gladys Bucher Sowers, 1410 Cornwall Road, Lebanon, PA 17042, 78 pp.), Tree Page 1.

2 Ralph Beaver Strassburger, Edited by William John Hinke, Pennsylvania German Pioneers, A Publication of the Original Lists of Arrivals In the Port of Philadelphia (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1966), pp. 152-154.

3 Egle, William Henry, 1830-1901, History of the Counties of Dauphin and Lebanon in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania : Geographical and Genealogical (Philadelphia : Everts & Peck, 1883
360 p., 63 p. of plates : ill., maps), Page 236.

4 Gary T. Hawbaker and Clyde L. Groff, A New Index, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania before the Federal Census: Volume 5, Index to the 1770 Tax Records (1989), Page 23.

5 Egle, William Henry, editor, Pennsylvania Archives: Third Series (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1894-99. Description v. pl., maps. 22 cm.), Vol. XVII, page 43.

6 Lancaster County Registrar of Wills.

7 Egle, William Henry, editor, Pennsylvania Archives: Third Series (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1894-99. Description v. pl., maps. 22 cm.), Vol. XVII, page 264.

8 Egle, William Henry, editor, Pennsylvania Archives: Third Series (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1894-99. Description v. pl., maps. 22 cm.), Vol. XVII, page 575.

9 1790 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Cocalico Township, Series: M637 Roll: 8 Page: 183.



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