Back Up Next

BUCHER, JOHN CONRAD, was born December 28, 1792; died October 26, 1851. In early life was engaged in merchandising; in 1830 elected to represent Dauphin and Lebanon counties in the Twenty-second Congress of the United States; appointed by Governor Porter, in 1539, an associate judge of the courts of Dauphin county, which office he held for twelve years. He was a man of enlarged views and of public spirit, unsullied reputation and unimpeachable integrity, engaged in all the public enterprises of his day, and held various positrons of honor and responsibility. Many years a school director and president of the board of education of his native city, Harrisburg. A member and an officer of the German Reformed congregation at home, he was one of the leading laymen in the ecclesiastical councils of the church; treasurer of one of its boards and of its theological seminary. Judge Bucher married, January 17, 1820, Ellen Isett, daughter of Jacob Isett, of Huntingdon county, Pa.; born September 10, 1791; died March 6, 1881; both buried in Harrisburg cemetery, of which he was one of the founders.


Historical Review of Dauphin County
Transcribed by Robert Demy rdemy@earthlink.net for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project http://maley.net/transcription.
Date of Transcription: 29 Oct 2000
Copyright (c) 2000 All Rights Reserved: Use, duplication or reproduction for profit or presentation by any person or organization is strictly prohibited.
Page 217