Joseph L. Bucher Sr.
(Cir 1793-)
Christian M. Bucher


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1. Margaret Hinkel

Christian M. Bucher 2 3

  • Born: 28 Nov 1815, Marietta, Lancaster, PA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Margaret Hinkel on 24 Apr 1834 in Marietta, Lancaster, PA 1
  • Died: 28 Jan 1881, Marietta, Lancaster, PA at age 65 1 3
  • Buried: Marietta: Marietta Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 3

  General Notes:

This Christian's father is one of the four sons of Christian Bucher b. 1742: Christian Bucher b. 1775; John Bucher b.1780; Joseph Bucher b.1782; and Martin Bucher b.1788. All are in our tree. Further research is needed to make the connections.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: in 1834 in Donegal Twp., Lancaster, PA.

2. Census in 1850 in West Hempfield Twp., Lancaster, PA. 2 Three Bucher brothers are on the same page: Christian, John, and David:

Christian Bucker, saw miller, 36, was with wife Margaretta, 36; George, 14; Henry, 13; Horrace, 12; Elizabeth, 10; Christian, 8; and David, 5. Also with them is John Bucker, saw miller, 23.

The next home is David Bucher, saw miller, 25; with wife Catherine, 20, and daughter Rebecca, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Neighbors were surnames Strickler and House.

3. Census in 1860 in Marietta, Lancaster, PA. 4 C. M . Bucher, mill right, 44, is living with Margaret, 44; Henry, mill right, 23; Horris, boatman, 21; Eliza, 19; Christian, boatman, 17; David, 14; Elwood, 5; and Mary Bucher, 67, probably the children's grandmother. Christian's real estate is worth $800 and his possessions $150. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1870 in Marietta, Lancaster, PA. 5 Christian Bucher, carpenter, 55, was living with Margaret, 55; Elwood, 15; and Lottie, 23. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Marietta. He had no real estate of value.

5. Census in 1880 in Marietta, Lancaster, PA. 6 Christian M. Bucker, carpenter, 64, was living with wife Margaret, 64. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Book: Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania biography: biography of Christian M. Bucher family, 1914. 1
John R. Bucher is a grandson of Christian M. Bucher, born November 28, 1815, died at Marietta, Pennsylvania, January 28, 1881. He married, at Marietta, April 24, 1834, Margaret Hinkle, born July I, 1815, like her husband a native of Marietta, died January 9, 1895, the Rev. H. B. Schaffner, pastor of the German Reformed Church, performing the ceremony. Christian M. Bucher is buried with his wife in the family lot in the Marietta Cemetery. Children : George William, of whom further; Henry, born April 3, 1837, died March 31, 1868; Horace, born October 12, 1838, died December 21, 1903 ; Elizabeth, born December 3, 1840, married a Mr. Hippie, deceased, and now lives in York, Pennsylvania ; Joseph, born January 16, 1842, died July 6, 1842; Christian, born April 27, 1843, married and resides at Kinderhook, Pennsylvania ; David H., born January 25, 1846, married and resides in Philadelphia ; Margaret, born June 23, 1847, died January 2, 1848; Alonzo S., born August 28, 1848, died March 31, 1849; Augusta, born January 23, 1850. died an infant of eleven days ; Emma Frances, born January 8, 1852, died September 12, 1852; Ellwood P., born September 17, 1854, married and resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

George William, eldest son and child of Christian M. and Margaret (Hinkle) Bucher, was born April 11, 1835, and died March 7, 1910. He was for two years engaged in the sawmill business in Marietta, and later moved with his family to Thompsontown, Juniata county, Pennsylvania, where he was engaged in agricultural pursuits. Subsequently he returned to Marietta, where he was in active charge of the Heistand Saw and Planing Mill, which he managed for many years. He was a member of the Marietta Council, prominent in all public matters of local importance, and was an officer of the Presbyterian church. His fraternal organizations were the Knights of Pythias, the Order of United American Mechanics, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in the last named fraternity belonging to Donegal Lodge, No. 129, and Marietta Encampment, No. 86. His political party was the Democratic, which he supported faithfully during his entire life. George W. Bucher was esteemed by his fellows for his many commendable qualities, which found expression in a life well and usefully passed. He married Elizabeth A. Reichard, born in York county, Pennsylvania, May 2, 1830, died at Marietta, Pennsylvania, March 21, 1910, the Rev. Frederick Vanderslute performing the ceremony, December 27, 1855. She was the second daughter of John C. Reichard, who came from Germany and located in Shrewsbury, York county, Pennsylvania, where he reared a family of nine children. George William Bucher and his wife, Elizabeth, are buried in the Marietta Cemetery, Marietta, Pennsylvania. They were the parents of : Amanda A., born November 5, 1856, died September 5, 1857; Emma C, born in Wrightsville, York county, Pennsylvania, March 14, 1859, resides on the homestead at Marietta, Pennsylvania, unmarried, and John R. Bucher.

Christian married Margaret Hinkel, daughter of William Hinkel and Unknown, on 24 Apr 1834 in Marietta, Lancaster, PA.1 (Margaret Hinkel was born on 1 Jul 1815 in Marietta, Lancaster, PA,1 7 died on 19 Jun 1895 in Marietta, Lancaster, PA 8 and was buried in Marietta: Marietta Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 8.)

  Marriage Notes:

Rev. H. B. Schaffner, pastor of the German Reformed Church 1


1 Jordan, John W. (John Woolf), 1840-1921, <i>Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania biography</i> (New York : Lewis Historical Publishing Co. 1914. Online at, Vol. 6 Page 2091.

2 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, West Hempfield Township, Series: M432 Roll: 788 Page: 191.

3 <i>Billion Graves</i> (,

4 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Marietta Boro, Series: M653 Roll: 1122 Page: 351.

5 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Marietta, Series: M593 Roll: 1355 Page: 414.

6 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Marietta, Family History Library Film 1255141, NA Film Number T9-1141, Page 325B.

7 <i>Billion Graves</i> (,

8 <i>Billion Graves Index</i>,

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