Pages Navigation Menu

Genealogy family trees descending from 1700's Pennsylvania

Bucher Family Tree Genealogy

Welcome to the Research Site for Bucher Genealogy and Family Trees

If you are researching Bucher surname, you’ve arrived at the right place! This website has thousands of records for immigrants with Bucher and similar surnames, complete with source documentation, arranged in family trees descending from the 1700’s into the 1900’s.

Thanks to the Bucher Y-DNA project we began in 2003, after testing more than 120 males by 2013, we’ve been able to identify the unique Bucher family in colonial Pennsylvania.  If you are a male with Bucher or similar surname, by taking a simple saliva test and mailing it to our Bucher research at FamilyTreeDNA.com you can prove which Bucher ancestors you are and are not related to, helping the accuracy of your genealogy research.

You can use our Search box above to look up your ancestor connection — be sure to add birth/death years and/or locations to search for your Bucher among the thousands we have online.

Below are the pioneer Bucher families who settled in Pennsylvania with links to their family trees. Some important things to know about this list…

  • Each Bucher family is a unique family, not related to the others by Y-DNA, unless the notes indicate otherwise.
  • These are the Bucher elders; click to find descendants in our online trees.
  • Locations in our trees are where they are today (e.g. Lebanon county although it was Lancaster county at that time) except census locations are as they were then.
  • Email your Bucher questions or ancestor info. Everyday we help people find their connection.

47


Hans Martin Bucher (1715-1779)

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

Hans Martin Bucher and father-in-law Christian Bomberger were the earliest settlers in Lancaster’s Warwick Township. Many descendants were Mennonites. Locations where this family tree grows are Lancaster, Dauphin, and Chester counties in Pennsylvania; Wayne and Holmes counties, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland. Later the tree expands into the states of Arkansas, California, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Washington.

47


Nicholas Bucher (1670-1765)

York County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

1727 immigrant Nicholaus Bucher of Switzerland settled in Pennsylvania in York and Adams counties, later Cumberland, Dauphin and Huntingdon counties.   Descendants migrate to Ohio and Illinois.

47


Johan Dietrich Bucher (1709-1769)

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

From Switzerland John Dietrich Bucher immigrated in 1732 to raise his family in New Hanover Township, Montgomery County. Success follows his descendants, as the son of Mary Lydia Bucher becomes a Civil War hero and then Governor of Pennsylvania! We have an accurate and complete tree based on fine research from the noted genealogist William E. Hocker, to which we added so many descendants. Note to researchers: Some branches starting in the 1800′s use the surname Buchert, and some Burkert.

Locations where this family tree grows: Pennsylvania counties Montgomery, Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Northumberland, Tioga, Union; Steuben and Chemung, New York; Ohio counties Richland and Van Wert;  Maryland; West Virginia.

47


Hans Bucher (1681-1762)

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

The prominent Hans Bucher from Wurzershaus, Schwarzenburg, Bern, Switzerland immigrated on the ship Mercury in 1735 at age 54 with his wife Christina and his sons Johan (John), Benedict, and Christian. A fourth son Isaac was born in Pennsylvania. These first settlers of Denver, Lancaster County, served as a family of doctors and preachers for many generations. Descendants remain in Pennsylvania in Lancaster and Lebanon counties, later in Berks and Cumberland counties. Some migrate to Summit County, Ohio and Fulton and Stephenson counties, Illinois.

47


Jacob Bucher (1696-?)

Montgomery and Bucks County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

Arriving in 1735 on the ship Mercury is Jacob Bucher, a shoemaker from Bachss, Switzerland as part of Reverend John Henry Goetschy’s Colony that settled in Goshenhoppen, Montgomery County.

His son Jacob Bucher settles on the border of Bucks and Northampton counties on Bucher Hill, a mountain along the Delaware River today known as Bougher Hill. His sons Abraham and John marry daughters of famous Revolutionary War Captain George Heinlein who lives next door. Abraham Bougher’s sons stay in this area, but John Bugher heads west to the wilderness of Fayette County. Here the Bugher family builds steamboats and operates their lines on the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers between New Orleans and Pittsburgh. They become wealthy citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, the estates of Long Island, Washington D.C. They marry the McLean family that owned the Cincinnati Enquirer, Washington Post, and the Hope Diamond. Their Bugher Foundation funds millions in cardiovascular research through the American Heart Association. Descendants also found in Ohio and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

47


Rev. John Conrad Bucher (1730-1780)

Cumberland, Dauphin, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

The famous Reverend John Conrad Bucher from Neunkirch, Schaffhausen, Switzerland arrived in 1755 (ship uncertain) as a mercenary soldier. He became a Captain during the French and Indian War and served in the Revolutionary War. In 1763 he began preaching west of Harrisburg in Carlisle, Cumberland County, then moved in 1768 to Lebanon County, where he preached among several congregations. His son George Bucher (1766-1843) lived in Lebanon. Another son Jacob Bucher (1764-1827) moved to Harrisburg, Dauphin County and with his son John Conrad Bucher were leaders in local and state government, even serving as U.S. Congressman. Later the tree expands  in Pennsylvania counties: Dauphin, Huntingdon, Allegheny.  Descendants also found in Georgia, Florida, Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, California and elsewhere.

47


Martin Bucher/Booher (1746-1824)

Lancaster and Lebanon County, Pennsylvania and Sullivan County, Tennessee

View Tree

47

John Bucher/Booher (1750-1820)

Lancaster and Lebanon County, Pennsylvania and Washington County, Virginia

View Tree

Two brothers, Martin and John, sired by a father Peter, were raised in Lebanon county (then part of Lancaster county) and migrate to Tennessee. Descendants use surname Booher today. This family is related by Y-DNA tests to the following Henry and Peter Bucher families, although we are uncertain how their trees should join in the mid 1700’s in Lebanon (then Lancaster).

47


Henry Bucher (1747-?)

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

47

Peter Bucher (1750-?)

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

47


John Bucher (? – 1831)
Henry Bucher (1764-1824)

Northumberland County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

An immigrant John Bucher, dates unknown, had two sons born in Switzerland who immigrated with their father, arriving about 1778 near Sunbury, Northumberland county.  Descendants are found in Columbia and Luzerne counties.

47


Johan Engel Bucher (?-1778)

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

The earliest known ancestor in my Bucher line, Johan Engel Bücher died 24 Feb 1778 in Cocalico Township. We believe he is the Johan Engel Bücher who immigrated in 1751 on the Neptune with a Johan Henrich Bucher, perhaps a brother or father?

Descendants in the second and later generations adopted surnames Beecher, Bicher, Biecher, Beicher, and Beacher and most people with those surnames in early Pennsylvania are related by Y-DNA. See our Pennsylvania Beecher/Bicher research page.

Primary locations where Engel’s family tree grows: Lancaster, Lebanon, Berks, Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania, and a branch migrated in the late 1800’s to California, Oregon and Washington.

47


John Bucher/Beecher (1759-1819)

Lancaster and Berks County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

John was born in Lancaster county and his father is uncertain, although family legend has he is an Emanuel Bucher. Y-DNA tests prove John is related to Engel Bucher above as well as to John Bucher/Beecher of Adams county (below). His family is found initially in Lancaster and Berks counties, later in Chester county and Philadelphia. In the early 1800’s some migrate to Franklin, Ohio and later to Illinois.

47


Bartholomew Bucher (1717-1792)

Frederick County, Maryland

View Tree

47

Peter Bucher (1735-1807)

Fayette County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

47


Johann Ulrich Bucher (1686-1749)

Frederick County, Virginia

View Tree

47


Casper Booher/Bucher (1758-1831)

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

47


Frederick Bucher (1830-1905)

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

View Tree

Arriving from Deggingen, Germany, Frederick immigrated at New York in 1853 and settled in Columbia, Lancaster county.