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BUEHLER, Jacob, was born in Lancaster county, Pa., March 20, 1825, son of Martin and Ann M. (Schaubhat) Buehler, both natives of Germany. The father was born in Eichen, parish of Schopfheim, Baden Oberland, May 19, 1780. He was a weaver by trade and resided in Germany until 1817. He was married January 10, 1804, to Ann M. Schaubhat, born May 18, 1783.

The paternal grandparents were John Jacob Buehler, a citizen of Schlectbach, and was burgomeister of Reitbach, and Maria, born in Bluem. The maternal grandparents were John Schaubhat, born July 19, 1752, a weaver, citizen of Eichen, and Barbara, died December 30, 1801. The descendants of the mother, Anna Maria Schaubhat, were Maria Barbara, born August 19, 1781; married July 27, 1806, to John George Ratz, born July 18, 1772, a mason; came to America in 1817 with three children, and a stepsister, named Anna Schaubhat, who was born November 1, 1804. John Schaubhat married, secondly, Magdalen Rotzler, widow of John George Heckendorn, born in Eichen, December 27, 1763, died January 28, 1827. The parents had born to them eleven children: John, born January 22,1805, died May 14,1811; Martin, born April 20, 1806; Anna Maria, born October 18, 1807; Anna Barbara, born July 24, 1810; Catherina, born April 9, 1813, widow of the late Gotlieb Laupenschlagel, of Wayne county, Ohio; John George, born April 23, 1815; John, born at sea, 1819; Nancy, died in 1842; Mary, died in 1845, and two other children who died in infancy.

Jacob Buehler was reared in Lancaster county and received his education in the public and private schools, and was engaged in mercantile pursuits in that county until 1859, when he came to Harrisburg, where he has been in business continuously since that date. He was married in Lancaster, Pa., March 12, 1851, to Anna C. Locher, daughter of Jacob H. and Mary E. Locher, a native of Boonsborough, Washington county, Md., and of German ancestry. There have been born to them three children: Mary G, wife of H. L. Hershey, recorder of Dauphin county; Martin H., and William E., residing in St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. Beuhler died September 24, 1893. In his political vies Mr. Buehler is a Republican. He attends Zion Lutheran church.

Transcribed by Charles E. Fies chasfies@worldnet.att.net for the Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -


Date of Transcription: 25 Nov. 2000

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