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From: "Frank Myers" <>
Subject: Fw: [BOOHER] Booher, Peter, of Fayette County PA.
Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2001 11:16:18 -0700



----- Original Message -----
From: "rdpjbugher" <>
To: "Frank Myers" <>
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2001 12:00 PM
Subject: Re: [BOOHER] Booher, Peter, of Fayette County PA.


> Dear Frank: The primary reference for the Bucher/Booher/Bugher migration
> from Europe to America is Pennsylvania German Pioneers: A Publication of
the
> Original Lists of Arrivals in Port of Philadelphia from 1727-1808 by Ralph
> Beaver Strassburger, Pennsylvania German Society.Page 272 lists passengers
> on the boat "The Loyal Judith" which arrived in Philadephia from
Rotterdam,
> September 3, 1739. Peter Bucher and Bardell Bucher are on that list.
Bardell
> is the German translation for the English name of Bartholomew.The
Frederick
> County, MD Courthouse has many deeds, wills, etc. of the Peter/
Bartholomew
> Bucher/Booker family listed during the middle of the 1700's. Bartholomews
> will
> was settled 1 May 1792 listing his children, Including John who married
> Elizabeth Crull.Two publications give detailed information about John
> Bucher/Booher and his wife and their children. They are:" Booher Family
> History Horizons" By Winfield Scott Booher, Wilmington, California (1976);
> and " The Family Record of David Lehman Booher and his wife Elizabeth
Nutts"
> By Mary Palmer Phillips.In 1803, John brought his family to Ohio and
> settled four miles north of Dayton. They were buried at Shearer Cemetery
> six miles north of the city.Peter's descendancy is more difficult to
> verify.However,the Church of Latter-day Saints Ancestral File gives a
chart
> for
> a Peter Bougher which I believe is for Peter Bucher and it indicates that
he
> was
> born in 1715. This is consistent with in formation I have found on
> Ancestry.com
> and Familysearch.com and other web sites. The chart lists his spouse as
> Mary
> born about 1719 and names their children indicating all were born in
Swatara
> Twp.,Dauphin County, PA. I understand that there is a will dated in the
late
> 1700's for Johanns Peter Bucher of East Hanover Township, Dauphin County,
> PA that may verify the information on the chart.I have been told that a
copy
> of
> the wll can be obtained from Register of Wills, Dauphin County Courthouse,
> Room 103 (Attention: Genealogies), Front and Market Streets, Harrisburg
> PA 17101-2012 Phone: (717) 255-2657. You must send $10 cash or a money
order
> for a search plus $1 per page if they locate the will you request.
> I , personally, question two bits of information on the chart, both relate
> to the
> son of Peter who was given the name of his father. I shall call the father
> Immigrant Peter and his son Peter Sr. The first child of Peter and Mary
was
> a daughter named Anna Mary, born about 1741,while son Peter was listed on
> the chart as being born about 1751. A letter I have from T.R.(Tom) Booher
> dated
> July 19,1984 addressed to Allen Booher, author of the publication " My
Often
> Mispelled Name is Booher", which says that Immigrant Peter's son was born
> about 1741. Since the first son is traditionally named after the father, I
> am
> inclined to assume that the date of his birth on the chart is in error and
> that
> Tom's date of 1741 in more accurate. If you have reservations about
> accepting this assumption wait till you hear my next assumption. Peter
Sr's
> spouse is listed on the chart as Maria Barbara Kunzelmann, born about 1754
> at Hanover Twp,Dauphin County, PA. However an article appearing in Vol.36,
> Number 2 , 1989 issue of The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magizine, Pages
> 81-85,
> clearly shows Maria Barbara Comens was born in Germany in 1715 (the same
> year as Immigrant Peter Bucher) and she first married Bartholomai
Kunzelmann
> and had a daughter Anna Catharina who was born in Germany November 22,
1740.
> This family migrated to America and settled in Lebanon County, PA.
> The article states that Barbara's husband died in 1774 and on Sept.
28,1775
> she married widower Peter Bucher. The ceremony was performed by Rev.
> Casper Stoever who indicated in his records that they were both residing
in
> Hanover Twp. at the time. I am of the opinion that it was Peter Sr. who
was
> born about 1741 who married Anna Catharina Kunzelmann who was born in 1740
> and the marriage took place about 1755. This means that they were only
about
> 15 years of age at the time. I speculate that they probably went to Uncle
> Batholomew's home in Bedford County, PA to have their first child,
Barbara,
> and then went to Frederick, MD in the late 1750's since their names pop up
> there in the 1760's and Special Publication No. 38 of the National
> Genealogical Society, Washington ,D.C. lists Barbara as getting married to
> Adam Lebele in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the City of Frederick,
> Maryland on March 14,1773. I believe that Peter Jr. was born about 1760
> in MD and that George was born about 1762 or 1765 in MD and maybe Jacob
> before Peter Sr and his family moved back to Bedford and then to Somerset
> Counties in PA in the 1770's . The names of Peter and George
> Bucher appear on the tax rolls many times in these Counties before the
moved
> to Fayette Couny, PA. in 1785. I think that Peter Jr. served in the
> Revolutionary War.In fact, The Pennsylvania Archives, 5th Series lists a
> Peter
> Bucher as serving under Capt. Casper Stoever in the 6th Class,3rd Co.,2nd
> Battalion of the Lancaster County Militia in 1781-1782. The Commonwealth
> of Pennsylvania, by patent dated 27 March 1786 granted Peter Booker Jr.
> a certain tract of land called Boocherville situated on Back Creek Branch
of
> Saltlick Creek in Tyrone or Bullskin Twp.,Fayette County, containing 343
> acres...(see Patent Book No. 4, Page 455 recorded in Philadelphia,PA...
> records since moved to Lancaster County..note name also spelled Peter
> Boocher Jr.). The will of Peter Bucher/Booher can be found In Will Book 1
> pages 350-351 of Fayette County dated 6 May 1807, probated 26 August 1807.
> It lists Catharina as his wife and also listes hie children, including
John
> who was born about 1789 and others like Peter Jr.born about 1760 ( who
> I believe , but cannot yet prove, had a son George Bucher born about 1784
> who married Elizabeth Slater... which is my line). The Tom Booher letter,
I
> previously mentioned has this to say about John. " We know that son John
> moved to Montgomery Co., Ohio and entered 160 acres September 29, 1813
where
> he lived all the rest of his life, and is buried in the Warner cemetery
> nearby. John and his wife Elizabeth (Miller) had 9 daughters and three
sons.
> The names of the 3 sons were, Daniel Booher, Peter Boocher, and Jacob
> Booker...note each son had his own way of spelling their names." John died
> in 1861.I think this is the best documentation I can provide you at this
> time. I would appreciate learning of your connection to thia family and
> would, of course, welcome any information that would help confirm the
> linkage of
> George Bucher/Bugher born in 1784 to the rest of this Family.Sincerely,
> Bob Bugher
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Frank Myers <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 9:25 PM
> Subject: Fw: [BOOHER] Booher, Peter, of Fayette County PA.
>
>
> > Dear Bob,
> >
> > Thanks for your recent information about the relationship between Peter
> and
> > Bartholomew Booher. Those of us who have struggled to come up with a
> > connection between the two John Boohers of Montgomery County, Ohio
> > appreciate your comments. What we are most anxious to have are sources
> that
> > we can cite for the connection. Can you give us some specifics to go
on?
> >
> > Frank L. Myers
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "rdpjbugher" <>
> > To: "Frank Myers" <>
> > Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 10:29 PM
> > Subject: Re: [BOOHER] Booher, Peter, of Fayette County PA.
> >
> >
> > > Hi! Frank: I believe that the connection you are looking for can be
> traced
> > > back
> > > to Balgas Bucher who was born about 1695 in Germany. He was the son of
> > > Nicholas also born in Germany about 1670. Two sons of Balgas came to
> > America
> > > in1739, one was Peter born in 1715 and the other was Bartholomew born
in
> > > 1720.Peter's descedents were son Peter Sr. born about 1741 who
> > > had a Will listing his children when he died in Fayette County,PA in
> > > 1807.One son named in the Will was John born about 1789 who migrated
to
> > > Montgomery County, Ohio and married Elizabeth Miller. Peter's brother,
> > > Bartholomew, had
> > > a number of children including twins who were born in Washington
County,
> > MD
> > > in 1773.One was named Salome and the other John. Salome married John
> Crull
> > > and John Bucher/Booher married Elizabeth Crull ( the sister of John
> Crull)
> > > They all migrated to Montgomery County, Ohio where they died.I hope
this
> > > information is helpful to you.Sincerely, Bob Bugher
> > >
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Frank Myers <>
> > > To: <>
> > > Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 4:31 PM
> > > Subject: Re: [BOOHER] Booher, Peter, of Fayette County PA.
> > >
> > >
> > > > Steve,
> > > >
> > > > Perhaps I can provide you with a little information about John
Booker
> &
> > > > Elizabeth Miller.
> > > >
> > > > I have a book of about 450 pages bound in a spiral notebook that has
> the
> > > > title of BOOGHER/BOOHER/BOOCHER/BOOKER and a subtitle of JOHN
BOOGHER
> > and
> > > > ELIZABETH MILLER 1789-1983. My source for this book is Carmen
> > Stambaugh,
> > > > 308 Weimer Drive, North Manchester, IN 46962-1907. On the cover
> sheet,
> > > she
> > > > is listed as one of the compilers of the book. I do not have an
> e-mail
> > > > address recorded for her, but her telephone number is (219)
982-4469.
> > > >
> > > > Basically, it is a genealogy of John & Elizabeth Booker and their 12
> > > > children. The first dozen pages or so give what the compilers knew
of
> > > John
> > > > & Elizabeth and their ancestors. The remaining pages are
essentially
> a
> > > > narrative descendant chart. A few of the entries have some
background
> > > > material. There are maps and reproduced pages of family bibles.
> There
> > is
> > > > some nice documentation on John & Elizabeth. The vital dates seem
to
> > > > coincide with those in your e-mail. I don't remember what I paid
> > Carmen
> > > > Stambaugh for the book, but it was very reasonable. I believe I
> bought
> > it
> > > 2
> > > > years ago.
> > > >
> > > > My purpose in buying this book was to attempt to link this
> Booker/Booher
> > > > family with my own Booher ancestors. My John Booher (1773-1860)
> married
> > > > Elizabeth Crull (1772-1865). They also came to Montgomery County,
> Ohio
> > > very
> > > > early in the 1800s. Many of us who are researching both families
feel
> > > there
> > > > must be a relationship between them but we have not been able to
prove
> > it.
> > > > The book did not help but gave so much detail that I have kept it in
> the
> > > > hope we can someday link these families. It is enough to drive a
> person
> > > > crazy to find two John and Elizabeth Boohers in the same area at the
> > same
> > > > time and no apparent evidence of a relationship.
> > > >
> > > > I am a great one for exchanging information. I you see any possible
> > > > advantage to either of us, I would be glad to assist you further.
> > > >
> > > > Frank L. Myers
> > > >
> > > >
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