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Christian Bucher
(1775-1849)
Elizabeth
(1776-1873)
Philip W. Wells
(1789-1854)
Marry Bennix
(1785-1864)
Christopher Bucher
(1807-1851)
Hannah Wells
(1810-1845)
Thomas Wesley Bucher
(1840-1914)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Lucinda K. Bell

Thomas Wesley Bucher 1 2 3

  • Born: 29 Apr 1840, Deersville, Harrison, OH 2 3
  • Marriage: Lucinda K. Bell on 14 Apr 1864 in Gravity, Taylor, IA
  • Died: 21 Jan 1914, Prairie Grove, Washington, AR at age 73
  • Buried: 24 Jan 1914, Gravity: Washington Cemetery, Taylor, IA
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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Census, 1850, Franklin Twp., Wayne, OH. 4 Jacob Bucher, 40, farmer, is living with Caroline, 40; Christina, 14; Joseph, 12; Cecilia, 10; Caroline, 8; Martin, 6; Mary, 4; and Eleanor, 6 months old when the census was recorded on 26 Jul 1850. Jacob was born in Pennsylvania, Caroline in Maryland, and all their children in Ohio.

The next household is Elisabeth Bucher, age 74; and her son Joseph, 48, farmer. With them are two children of Joseph's brother, Christopher: Elisabeth, 16; Thomas, 10. Also lLiving with them are David McCrosskey, occupation cooper, age 37; wife Elisabeth, 44 [a daughter of the elder Elisabeth]; Francis M., 19; Josephine, 10; Martha, 8; Ellen, 5; Julius, 4. Born in Pennsylvania were the elder Elisabeth and Joseph. Everyone else was born in Ohio, except the youngest child Julius is born in Indiana.

• Census, 1860, Holmesville, Holmes, OH. 5 Thomas Bucher, farmer, 20, was living with Margaret, 17. They were born in Ohio. Also with them was Abraham Alinas? [handwriting hard to read], age 80, farmer, born in Jersey.

• Military Service: Enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War, 14 Oct 1862, Shreve, Wayne, OH. Declaration for Pension, dated 6th day of January, 1913. Signed by Thomas W Bucher. Attested to by J. R,. Keasling & W. H. Shelton. State of Missouri, County of Jasper (has year 1912 typed at the heading). Thomas W. Bucher . . . declares that he is 72 years of age and a resident of Gravity, County of Taylor, State of Iowa; and that he is the identical person who was enrolled at Shreve OHIO under the name of Tomas W. Bucher on the 14 day of October, 1862, as a private in Co. "A" 120th Ohio Vol. Inft., in the service of the US in the Civil war and was honorably discharged at Louisville Kentuckey., On the 10 day of January 1863.. . . that he was born April 29, 1840 at Deersvill Ohio. That his several places of residence since leaving the service have been as follows: Shreve, Ohio about 10 years, Kansas three years, Iowa about 10 years then to Arkansas, then back to Iowa. About 1909 over to Webb City Missouri, 1910 Keota CO. then to Webb City, MO. His post office address is Gravity Taylor County Iowa.

• Census, 1870, Prairie Twp., Holmes, OH. 2 Thomas Bucher, farmer, 30, was living with wife Lucinda, 28; Odbert, 5; Catherine, 3; and Virginia, 1. Everyone was born in Ohio. The post office was Millersburg.

• Census, 1880, Center Twp., Ottawa, KS. 6 Thos. Bucher, farmer, 40, is living with wife Lucinda, 38; Odbert, 14; daughter C. A., 12; Virginia, 10; Etta, 8; William, 6; Minnie, 4; Lucy, 2; Maud, 1; and Uncle Joseph, 78. Everyone and their parents were born in Ohio, except Maud was born in Kansas, and Joseph and his parents in Maryland.

• Census, 1900, Washington Twp., Taylor, IA. 3 Thomas W. Bucher, no occupation listed, 60, born Apr 1840, was living with wife Lucinda K., 57, Jul 1842. She had been married for 36 years and birthed 11 children, 10 alive in 1900. Living with them: Virginia E., school teacher, 31, Oct 1868; Minnie B., servant, 24, Jun 1876; Lucy I., servant, 23, Mar 1877; Maude L., 21, Mar 1879; Eva A., 18, Jun 1881; Thomas O., 15, Jun 1884; Opha M, 13, May 1887. Thomas, Lucinda, Virginia, Minnie, and Lucy were born in Ohio; Maude and Eva in Kansas; and Thomas and Opha in Iowa. Thomas' parents were born in "unknown" and Lucinda's father was born in Ohio and mother in New Jersey.

Next door is Thomas' son Odbert Bucher, carpenter, 35, born Jan 1865 in Ohio; and his wife Sarah A., 29, born Aug 1870 in Kentucky of parents from same. She had birthed no children by 1900.

• Property: Church of Christ, 22 Nov 1907, Gravity, Taylor, IA.

• Obituary, Jan 1914. Thomas W. Bucher was born April 29th, 1840, in Homes Co., OH. (T.W. Bucher was actually born in Deersville, Harrison Co., Ohio) He died January 21, 1914 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anne Morrison, in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, his age being 73 years, 8 months, and 21 days. In 1864, in Molmesville (should be Holmesville), Ohio, Mr. Bucher was united in marriage with Miss Lucinda Beall. To this union were born eleven children, ten of whom are still living. One son and the faithful mother, wife and helpmate have gone on before.
Funeral services were conducted to the Christian Church of Gravity, January 24th by the pastor, assisted by brother W. L. Dunlavy. Tho' it is hard to bid the loved ones farewell, even for the short time that must intervene before our own summons shall come, still there is something very fitting in the fact that these two who had for so many years lived together, should be so nearly together in death. The friends will remember that it was on November 11, last that we attended the funeral service for Mrs. Bucher.
Mr. Bucher served his country as soldier in the sixties but suffering an attack of typhoid fever which left his heart in a weakened condition, he was discharged before the close of the war. He has been a suffer from heart trouble all the years since. He was one of the pioneer settlers of Gravity, and tho' he has journeyed about considerable in search of health, Gravity has been more than any other place his home.
In eartly manhood Mr. Bucher united with the Christian church and has ever since in so far as his health would permit, been interested and active in the work of his Master. He was ready to live; therefore he was ready to die when the call came. And so quiet and peaceful was his passing that those who were watching at his side did not even hear the rustle of the sable messenger wings. And we are remined of the words of Him, who said, "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am, there ye may be also." Irving E.Wade.


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Thomas married Lucinda K. Bell on 14 Apr 1864 in Gravity, Taylor, IA. (Lucinda K. Bell was born on 12 Jul 1842 in Holmesville, Holmes, OH,2 3 died on 7 Nov 1913 in Webb City, Jasper, MO and was buried on 10 Nov 1913 in Gravity: Washington Cemetery, Taylor, IA.)


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Sources


1 Ufford, Kathy, Records of Kathy Bucher Ufford (Descendant of Hans Martin Bucher).

2 1870 United States Census, Ohio, Holmes County, Prairie Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1224 Page: 153.

3 1900 United States Census, Iowa, Taylor County, Washington Township, Series: T623 Roll: 461 Page: 202.

4 1850 United States Census, Ohio, Wayne County, Franklin Township, Series: M432 Roll: 739 Page: 31.

5 1860 United States Census, Ohio, Holmes County, Prairie Township, Series: M653 Roll: 989 Page: 389.

6 1880 United States Census, Kansas, Ottawa County, Center Township, Series: T9 Roll: 392 Page: 450.