Noted events in her life were:
1. Census in 1870 in West Hempfield Twp., Lancaster, PA. 4 John Bucher, clerk at s. mill, 42, was married to Rachel, 38. Living with them: Mary, 15; Alice, 13; and Joseph, 11. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Rachel was a Maryland native. John had no real estate value and his possessions were worth $150. The post office was Columbia.
2. Census in 1880 in Columbia, Lancaster, PA. 6 John Bucher, working in saw mill, 51, was living with Rachel, 47; Mary, 23; Alice, 21; and Joseph, 19. Rachel was born in Maryland, the others in Pennsylvania. The listing was in the 2nd Ward, Columbia, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
3. Census in 1900 in Columbia, Lancaster, PA. 1 At 27 South Third Street in Columbia, the home was owned by John Bucher, carpenter, 74, born Sep 1827, married for 46 years to wife Rachel, 68, born Mar 1832. She had given birth to three children who were all living in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.
Lutheran ceremony by Rev. J. H. Menges. 3
1 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Columbia Ward 2, Series: T623 Roll: 1422 Page: 103.
2 <i>Lancaster County Courthouse</i>.
3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHNX-Y76 John Bucher and Rachel Heaps, 1853.
4 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, West Hempfield Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1359 Page: 496.
5 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWFT-FW2 John Bucher, 1880.
6 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255141; National Archives Film T9-1141; Page 108B.
7 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, West Hempfield Township, Series: M432 Roll: 788 Page: 191.