Jonas Bucher
(1783-1864)
Susan Witwer
(1787-1867)
Christian Risser
(1799-1882)
Maria Longnecker Snyder
(1800-1878)
Joseph Witwer Bucher
(1820-1894)
Catherine Snyder Risser
(1821-1901)
Jacob Risser Bucher
(1852-1937)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Brubaker Hess

Jacob Risser Bucher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 16 Oct 1852, Penn Twp., Lancaster, PA 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Mary Brubaker Hess on 2 Nov 1875 1
  • Died: 9 Dec 1937 at age 85 5
  • Buried: Lititz: Hess Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 5

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 3 Jonas Bucher, occupation "gentleman", 77, was living with Susanna, 74. His real estate was worth $1,800 and possessions $250. At the same property was the household of Joseph Bucher, farmer, 40, and his wife Catherine, 37; Fanny, 18; Christian, 15; Joseph, 12; Susanna, 10; and Jacob, 7. Joseph's real estate was worth $12,000 and possessions $2,000. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The Brubakers and Reists were neighbors. The post office was Lititz.

2. Census in 1870 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 2 Joseph Bucher, farmer, 50, was living with Catharine, 48; Jacob, 17; Susan, 20; Henry, 8; Catharine, 6; and Barbara, 4. Also living with them: domestic servants Barbara Shank, 41, and Isaac Carpenter, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Rothsville. Joseph's real estate was valued at $25,000, one of the richest in Lancaster County, and his possessions worth $2,000.

3. Census in 1880 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 6 Jacob Bucher, farmer, 26, was living with wife Mary, 22, and son John, 3. Also with them: Jesse Drybread, farm laborer, 20; and Mary Hilten, servant, 15. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Residence: in 1880 in Lititz, Lancaster, PA. They are residing 1/2 mile north of Lititz at the old Bucher's farm.

5. Census in 1900 in Warwick Twp., Lancaster, PA. 4 Jacob R. Bucher, farmer, 47, born Oct 1852, was married for 24 years to Mary B., 42, Feb 1858. She had birthed 4 children, all alive in 1900. With them: Jacob H., 11, Nov 1888; and Mary, 6, May 1894. Also in their home: Catharine, mother, 96, Sep 1803, widowed, who had birthed one child; and Mary B. Bucher, servant, 28, Jun 1869. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Residence: in 1914 in Lititz, Lancaster, PA. 7 The Farmer's Directory of Lancaster County for 1914 listed:
Pages 50-51:
Bucher, Jacob R. farmer O 60a Lititz.

7. Obituary: Gospel Herald: Bucher, Jacob R. On 20 Jan 1938. 8 Bucher. - Jacob R., son of the late Joseph and Cathrine (Risser) Bucher, was born Oct. 16, 1852; died Dec. 9, 1937; aged 85 y. 1 m. 24 d. He is survived by his wife (nee Mary B. Hess) and the following children: John H., Lititz; Emma H., wife of Christ E. Snyder, Manheim; Jacob H. and Mary H. at home; also 8 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Henry R. Bucher, Lititz) and 1 sister (Barbara R., wife of Daniel Snavely, Manheim). He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, in which faith he lived and died. Father was afflicted with arthritis, and was an invalid over seven years; bedfast over four years. He was very cheerful and well content, spent much of his time singing. Our family circle is broken now since he has gone to rest; but in submission we bow and say, "God thought it best." Funeral services were held Dec. 12, conducted at the home by Bros. Jacob Hershey and Noah Hurst and at the Hess Church by Bros. Noah Landis and Amos Horst. Text, Phil. 1:21-23. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"When father breathed his last farewell,
The stroke meant more than tongue cantell;
The world seems quite another place
Without the smile of father's face."


Jacob married Mary Brubaker Hess, daughter of John Huber Hess and Elizabeth Brubaker, on 2 Nov 1875.1 (Mary Brubaker Hess was born on 9 Feb 1858 in , Lancaster, PA,1 4 6 9 died in 1940 in , Lancaster, PA 9 and was buried in Lititz: Hess Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 9.)


Sources


1 Hess, John H, <i>A family record of the Hess family</i> (Lititz, Pa. Sunbeam Printers, 1880. 75 pgs. Available online at Hertiage Quest.), Page 53.

2 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Warwick Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1359 Page: 384.

3 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Warwick Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1120 Page: 481.

4 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Warwick Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1425 Page: 165.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60869673.

6 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Warwick Township, Family History Library Film 1255140, NA Film Number T9-1140, Page 324B.

7 <i>The Farmer's Directory of Lancaster County (except Lancaster City) Pennsylvania</i> (Wilmer Atkinson Company, Philadelphia, 1914.), Pages 32, 50, 51.

8 <i>The Gospel Herald</i> (The Mennonite Church USA Archives, Scottdale, PA.
Online at http://www.mcusa-archives.org/MennObits/), Vol. XXX, No. 43 - January 20, 1938.

9 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60869961.



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