Christian Bucher
Martha Walter
Jacob George Settle
Catharine Lady
Adam Franklin Bucher
Susann Elizabeth Settle
Harry Alexander Bucher


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1. Mary Elizabeth Mickley
2. Mary E. Benner

Harry Alexander Bucher 1 2

  • Born: 29 Aug 1870, Franklin Twp., Adams, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Mary Elizabeth Mickley on 10 Nov 1895
  • Marriage (2): Mary E. Benner on 22 Mar 1919 in , Adams, PA
  • Died: 26 Apr 1947, Cashtown, Adams, PA at age 76 1 2
  • Buried: McKnightstown: Flohr's Lutheran Church, Adams, PA 1

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  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 3 Adam Bucher, age 44, farmer, is living with wife Susan, 41; George B., 15; J. Edward, 11; and Harry A., 10. Everyone and everyone's parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1920 in Cashtown, Adams, PA. 4 Harry A. Bucher, 49, was living with wife Mary E., 49. His occupation is state highway construction. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. He signed a will on 29 Aug 1945 in , Adams, PA. 5 I, Harry A. Bucher, hereby make the following Bequests, Viz:
That all my property be sold, and after all funeral and other expenses have been paid, the net proceeds shall be divided as follows:
$1500 to Mrs. Anna M.B. Heiges
$1500 to Mrs. Lillian M. Riddlemoser
$1500 to Mrs. Sherry Bucher
$1200 to Brother Edward J. Bucher
$1200 to Miss Inez Riggeal
$1000 to Flohrs Lutheran Church
$500 to Flohrs Cemetery
$500 to Harry Erman and Sherry Bucher, for the care of my Pet Dog "Skippy"

Total $8900

The remainder to be divided equally to the following:
Rev. Geo. H. Berkheimer
Lloyd A. Biesecker
Miles Biesecker
Carrie S. Reamer
Beulah Gallagher
Katherine Landis
Curtis Bucher
Faith Hartzell
Miriam Hershey
Clarence Bucher
Erman Bucher
Owen Bucher
John Bucher
Myrtle Sheely

Should any of the above named persons precede me in death, their share to go to next of kin. In the case of Skippy, my Pet Dog, dying before me, that amount will go to the Tressler Orphans Home at Loysville.

Messrs C.A. Heiges and Harry Erman Bucher are hereby named as Executors and William L. Meals as Attorney.

Signed this twenty-ninth day of August (My seventy-fifth Birthday) Nineteen hundred and forty five (Aug. 29, 1945)

Signed Harry A. Bucher, or H.A. Bucher.

4. Obituary: The Sentinel on 3 May 1947 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 2 Harry A. Bucher, 76, former school teacher and railroader and in recent years a foreman for the Pennsylvania Department of Highways, died Saturday evening at 7:00 at his home in Cashtown after an illness of several months from a heart condition.
Mr. Bucher was a native of Adams County and was a son of the late Adam F. and Susan Settle Bucher. He attended the Franklin township schools and the state teachers' college at Shippensburg after which he taught for a number of years in Adams county schools.
Then he became a clerk in the Hanover offices of the Western Maryland railroad, later going to Corning, NY, where he held a similar position with the new York Central railroad. For eight years he worked with the Southern Pipe Line company as a foreman and in recent years, until he became ill last November, he had worked as a highway department foreman in this county.
For a number of years he had been a Republican committeeman from Franklin township and formerly served as a member of the executive committee of the county GOP organization.
He was twice married. His first wife, the former Mary E. Mickley, died in 1917. His second marriage was to Mary Benner who died August 5, 1941.
Mr. Bucher was a member of Flohr's Lutheran church and Sunday school. He had been active in church work for many years, having taught a Sunday school class and held numerous offices in the congregation.
The only survivors are a brother, Edward J., Cashtown, and a number of nieces and nephew.
Funeral services Wednesday at 10:30 am at Flohr's Lutheran Church with impostor, the Rev. George H. Berkheimer, officiating. Interment in Flohr's cemetery.

5. Newspaper: East Berlin News Comet, 21 May 1948, East Berlin, Adams, PA. 6 Notice is hereby given to all legatees and other persons concerned, that the Administration Accounts, together with Schedules of Proposed Distribution hereinafter entered, have been filed in the Office of the Register of Wills, and will be presented to the Orphan's Court of Adams County, Pennsylvania, for confirmation and allowance of Monday, the 14th day of June, A.D., 1948, at 10:30 A.M. of said day.

#30 The First and Final Account of C. A. Geige, and Harry Erman Bucher, Executors of the last will and testament of Harry A. Bucher, also known as H. A. Bucher, late of Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, deceased.

Harry married Mary Elizabeth Mickley, daughter of Augustus Mickley and Elizabeth, on 10 Nov 1895. (Mary Elizabeth Mickley was born on 6 Mar 1862 in , , PA,1 died on 26 Feb 1917 in , Adams, PA 1 2 and was buried in McKnightstown: Flohr's Lutheran Church, Adams, PA 1.)

Harry next married Mary E. Benner, daughter of Moses C. Benner and Lydia Shaffer, on 22 Mar 1919 in , Adams, PA. (Mary E. Benner was born in 1870 in , Adams, PA,1 died on 5 Aug 1941 in , Adams, PA 1 2 7 and was buried in McKnightstown: Flohr's Lutheran Church, Adams, PA 1.)


1 Flohrs Lutheran Church Cemetery, McKnightstown, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

2 The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, May 3, 1947 edition. Obituary of Harry A. Bucher.

3 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255085; National Archives Film T9-1085; Page 15B.

4 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township: Cashtown, Series: T625 Roll: 1507 Page: 33.

5 Adams County, Pennsylvania Courthouse.

6 News Comet (East Berlin, PA), 21 May 1948 edition, page 6.

7 The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, 9 Aug 1941 edition. Obituary of Mary E. Bucher.

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