Jacob A. Bucher
Mary Ann Knipe
B. Isaac Bucher
Susanna Ziegler
(Abt 1842-1895)
Jacob Henry Bucher


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1. Lucy B. Trethewey

Jacob Henry Bucher 1 2 3

  • Born: 27 Apr 1875, Angelica, Berks, PA 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Lucy B. Trethewey on 20 Aug 1899 in Boyertown, Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 23 Jul 1949, Boyertown, Berks, PA at age 74 2
  • Buried: 27 Jul 1949, Boyertown: Fairview Cemetery, Berks, PA 2 6

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 4 B. Isaac Bucher, age 44, farmer, is living with wife Susan, 40; Laura, 10; Franklin, 9; Mary, 7; Jacob, 6; and Kate, 2. Also with them is Caroline Bankes, 18, servant. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania as were their parents.

2. Census in 1900 in Reading, Berks, PA. 7 Jacob H. Bucher, age 25, born April 1875. He is married but living without his wife, having been married less than a year. He is living with a other people his age in a boarding house owned by a Mr. Bieber and his wife Rosa at 17 S. Third Street. The census image makes it difficult to read Jacob's occupation. He and his parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1910 in Boyertown, Berks, PA. 8 Jacob Bucher, age 35, bookkeeper, is living with wife Lucy, 32. They were married for 11 years and had one child who was still alive and living with them: Ralph, age 9. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania, as well as their parents except Lucy, whose father was born in England and mother in Maryland. They were living in a rented room at the Keystone Hotel.

4. He appeared in the household of Ralph Henry Bucher in a census in 1930 in Boyertown, Berks, PA. 9 9 The 1930 census recorded Ralph Bucher, 29, living with wife Grace, 29; Charles, 8; Robert, 9; and father Jacob, 55. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

5. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: Funeral services for Jacob H. Bucher, 28 Jul 1949, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 6 Funeral services for JACOB H. BUCHER, READING, husband of the late Lucy (Trethewey) Bucher and former Boyertown resident were held yesterday at 2 p. m. from a funeral home on Warwick street, Boyertown. Officiating was the Rev, D. F. Longacre, pastor of St. John's Lutheran church, Boyertown. Interment was made in Fairview cemetery, Boyertown. Bearers were R. D. Jones, P. T. Kissinger. Roy Klopp, L. E. Webber, J. R. Bingaman, J. A. Dunlop, H. J. Ryan and L. C. Moody.

6. Newspaper: Reading Eagle: Bucher Will Filed Here. Estate of Former Utility Executive Valued at $50,000, 29 Jul 1949, Reading, Berks, PA. 10 Bucher Will Filed Here
Estate of Former Utility Executive Valued at $50,000

Jacob H. Bucher, of Reading, retired Metropolitan-Edison Company official, left an estate valued at more than $50,000 in personal property. Under the terms of the will filed at the office of Register John C. Cook, a grandson, Jacob Robert Bucher, of Binghamton, N. Y., is bequeathed $10,000 cash and a wrist watch. The decedent created a $15,000 trust fund for a grandson, Ralph Henry Bucher, of Binghamton, N. Y.; a trust fund of $15,000 for the benefit of a grandson, Ralph Tretheway Bucher, of Penn Yan, N. Y., and the residuary estate in trust for Jacob Robert Bucher until he attains the age of 35 years. The Berks County Trust Company is named trustee and executor. In the event of the death of Ralph Henry Bucher, his mother, Mrs. Rose Bucher, is the beneficiary. The will makes provision for distribution under the intestate laws in the event the heirs do not survive.

7. Fact: 11 Bucher, Jacob Henry, was born April 27, 1875, in Berks Co., s/o Isaac B. and Susan (Ziegler) Bucher. His father was born in Montgomery Co. He died 1908, the mother, born in Angelica, PA, died in 1895.

In 1899, Jacob Henry married Lucy B. Trethewey, of Boyertown d/o Samuel and Belinda (Brown) Trethewey. Mrs. Bucher died July 3 1928, they were the parents of one son, Ralph Henry, born Sept 1900, who married Grace Ritter, and they had two son, Jacob Robert and Charles Russell Bucher.

Jacob married Lucy B. Trethewey on 20 Aug 1899 in Boyertown, Berks, PA.1 (Lucy B. Trethewey was born in 1876 in Friedensville, Lehigh, PA 5 and died on 3 Jul 1928 in , Berks, PA.)


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMQ-CBM Jacob H. Bucher and Lucy B. Trethewey, 20 Aug 1899; citing Boyertown, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, vol. 22 cn 389; FHL microfilm 20807.

2 <i>Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania</i>.

3 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6J1-LGW Jacob Henry Bucher, 1917-1918; citing Berks County no 2, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509.

4 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255099; National Archives Film T9-1099; Page 172B.

5 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHXP-R7D J H Bucher in entry for Ralph H Bucher and Ethel Bernice Olsen, 02 Dec 1933; citing Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, ; FHL microfilm 2021786.

6 <i>Pottstown Mercury</i> (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 28 Jul 1949, page 6.

7 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Reading Ward 5, Series: T623 Roll: 1378 Page: 264.

8 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Boyertown Boro, Series: T624 Roll: 1312 Page: 207.

9 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCZN-NSP Ralph Bucher, Boyertown, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0082, sheet , family 73, NARA microfilm publication .

10 <i>Reading Eagle (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 29 Jul 1949. Page 2. Bucher Will Filed Here. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=RowtAAAAIBAJ&sjid=VJ0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=5862%2C1769601.

11 <i>Rootsweb.com</i>, http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/PABERKS/2004-09/1095092038.

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