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Re: Buchners in Canada
Posted by: Steve Buchner Date: September 10, 2000 at 15:11:36
In Reply to: Re: Buchners in Canada by Mary of 99

The book is publish by The Norfolk Historical Society in 1977. It covers just about every Buchner between the late 1700's and the early 1900's, along with their descendents. The beginning discusses the "Buchner" name and the variations.
I'll read a piece of something Mrs. Hanley wrote: "As I like to see it, two brothers, John and Martin, born about 1710 (give or take) came to the colonies in 1753. They were born in the old Kingdom of Saxony (that fact keeps cropping up) but whether or not they went first to Holland is just a tradition. Children of both John and Martin would have started being born about 1733 and likely each had a large family. Old old John of the N.J. will had Phillip, Margaret, Mary and John born BEFORE Henry who married Joanna Ainsley and who came to Canada. This Henry was born 1759 and his brothers who came to Canada: Jacob, 1762; Christopher, 1764; Daniel, 1766; and Peter 1770. The tombstones here in Canada have the right order as on the will. Going backwards we can assume the oldest, Phillip was b. 1750; Mary 1753; Margaret, 1756; and John 1758 approximately Old John says in his will these are his children now living which implies some had died. Owen mentions FOUR brothers, Henry, Mathias, Martin, and John...Henry, the oldest,... was b. 1733 and Mathias 1740 and old Christopher 1744. There must have been other children between them and maybe not girls but brothers who fought on the side of the Colonists during the Revolutionary War...[There is a] tradition that one brother went into Pennsylvania..."
That is a little piece towards the front of the book. It isn't in any type of order, other than descendents. I guess since the information was gathered in pieces, the book reflected the same thing. When it discusses someone, it has census criteria to back up the information, as well as the writings on the tombstones of those that are legible. Then it mentions the descendents and who they married. It goes on that way throughout the whole book. The book is a little over 300 pages (8.5" x 11"). It also contains some pictures, like the front page consists of the "Boughner Picnic Fisher's Glen Aug 22nd 1896. It has alot of information in it. But it doesn't have ALL information in it, which is why I'm still in search of the missing pieces in my family. Or at least something that I can use to back up the information I already have.



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