David Johnson
Honorable John Jacob Bucher
Susanna Margaret Horter
David M. Johnson
Susanna Dorothea Bucher
John Bucher Johnson


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John Bucher Johnson 1 2

  • Born: 26 Jan 1833, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 1 2
  • Died: 24 Jun 1871, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA at age 38 1 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, 1896. 1 2

JOHNSON, John Bucher, son of David M. Johnson and Susan Dorothy Bucher, daughter of Judge Jacob Bucher, was born January 26, 1833 in Harrisburg, Pa. He was educated in the public schools of the town and in Captain Partridge’s military school, but completed his education at Washington College, Pa., where he graduated in the class of 1852. He adopted civil engineering as his profession, and until 1861 was engaged in several of the public improvements in this State. At the breaking out of the Rebellion he entered the Eleventh Pennsylvania regiment, Colonel Jarrett, and was appointed captain of a company from Pittston. On May 14, 1861, he was appointed by the Secretary of War. General Cameron, first lieutenant in the Sixth cavalry of the regular army, and was subsequently made brevet major: and lieutenant colonel for meritorious service. He became captain by regular promotion February 3, 1875. He served on the staff of General Hancock at Baltimore and at New Orleans, and was afterwards assigned to several stations in Texas. In April, 1870, he was obliged to leave Texas on account of failing health, and returned to his home at Harrisburg, where he died June 24, 1871.


1 Egle, William Henry, <i>Commemorative biographical encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania : containing sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and many of the early Scotch-Irish and German settlers</i> (Chambersburg, Pa.: J.M. Runk, 1896, 1223 pgs.).

2 Egle, William Henry, <i>Pennsylvania Genealogies, Mainly Scotch Irish And German</i> (1896, 798 pp.
Reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969. Online via Google Book Search.), Page 132.

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