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Re: Johannes (John), Jacob and John Buchner
Posted by: Walter Steven Pray (ID *****0641) Date: June 29, 2003 at 19:43:14
In Reply to: John Buchner, Sr. Will 1791 by Maryellen Rogers of 99

This is my family.

From W. Steven Pray's file transmitted by the Buchner ancestors:
Said in the old family genealogy to be of German descent. Name was said to be spelled Boughner in Canada. Lived in London District West, Canada. West Boughners lived in Norfolk County, Houghton Township, Ontario, Canada. This was originally part of London District, Canada West. Came to Jackson County, Iowa. John and Grace Buchner had the Buchners of Canada,

From Bill Rathbun, another Buchner descendant:
Johannes Buchner-John's grandfather- (pronounced Book-ner) came to America from Saxony (Germany) around 1753. Johannes settled in Sussex County, New Jersey near the border with Pennsylvania and New York. When the American Revolutionary War broke out, like many others of German background, they remained loyal to the British Crown. When the war ended, the Tories (as the British loyalists were called) suffered many hardships in the wake of the British defeat. They were no longer welcome, but the British offered them free land in Canada for their loyalty. Several of John's sons took up the offer and moved with their wives to Canada, settling near Niagar.

Jacob Buchner, Johannes' son, moved on from Canada to the Long Point (Norfolk County) area on the north shore of Lake Erie. Life was hard, but the land was rich in resources of timber and good soil and the early settlers did well as time passed. But, by the time Jacob's children were born, available land was scarce, and timber had largely been harvested.

John Buchner, Jacob's son and his siblings, reacted by looking to the South to the U.S., from where their grandfather had fled years earlier. The expanding nation was offering jobs and cheap land and had long since forgiven the Tories. John and his siblings crossed the border into the U.S, which was very easy in those days. They took up residence in northeast Iowa near the Mississippi River. By 1856, they had all arrived in Iowa. They came in three waves. The last group brought old John and his wife Grace with them. In less than a decade, John would be resting in Iowa soil and in less than another decade Grace would be lying beside him


1. Johannes (John) BUCHNER1 was born about 1727 in Saxony, Germany.2,3,4 Margaret Wilson's book on the Buchners says that Johannes (John) Buchner was born in Saxony, Germany in 1710. He emigrated in 1753 from Germany.5,6 He immigrated on 29 Sep 1753 to United States of America.7,8 A Johnanes Buchner was recorded on the passenger list of the Rowand, Arthur Tran Captain, from Rotterdam, last from Cowes, arriving at Philadelphia on 29 Sep 1753. The ship listed both Johannes and Martin Buchner, brothers, as passengers. Philadelphia was a major port of immigration for the entire area including New Jersey, where the Buchners settled. He signed a will on 11 Jul 1791 in New Jersey.9 A copy of the "New Jersey Calendar Of Wills" is on file with William E. Rathbun. He died on 11 Sep 1791 in Harwick Twns., Sussex Co., N.J..10,11 Margaret Wilson's book on the Buchner's book gave the date of John's death
The name Buchner, meaning Beech tree, is a fairly common German name that is most correctly pronounced "BOOK-NER" (as my mother, Mable Ruth Buchner Rathbun, often told me). Both the spelling and pronunciation have suffered in a land that speaks English as its first language. Though the correct spelling was Buchner, often it has been spelled Boughner, Buckner, Boogner, Bugner and has been pronounced in even wilder ways. Since many people were unable to read or write it was up to scribes of English origin to determine how this German name should be spelled.

The Buchner family was one of the earliest settlers in Green Township, Sussex County, New Jersey, settling there in the mid 1850s soon after Johannes' arrival in this country in 1753. They settled near what became the village of Huntsville. James P. Snell's 1881 history of the county tells us "There is at Huntsville an old Cemetery, but not much can be related concerning the earliest interments there, since the oldest graves appear to have been unmarked by headstones. The oldest one to be found there now bears the date 1780 and stands in remembrance of a member of the Buchner family. The burial ground was doubtless laid out years before the commencement of the Revolutionary War, for there were settlers in the vicinity about 1750" The cemetery was visited in 1998 by William & Dorothy Rathbun and found to be in a terrible state of disrepair. Stones were broken and buried in the soil, holes were sunken into the ground, grass had not been mowed until a few weeks before the visit and it was infested with snakes of various descriptions.Mentioned in Snell's History of Sussex County, New Jersey, p. 427 as living in Green Township, Sussex Co., earlier a part of Hardwick Twp. He made out the 1791 Hardwick Twp., Sussex Co., NJ will and was father of the younger group who came to Canada.

In the younger set who came to Canada were Henry (born 1758), Jacob of Woodhouse (born 1762), Christopher of Lundy's Lane (born 1764), Daniel (who returned to New Jersey) (born 1766) and Peter of Drummond Hill (1770). In a letter dated Jan. 8th, 1973, Hanley wrote to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur E. Pearson of Stratford, Ont.:

"[Henry the younger: 1758] was one of the TEN children of JOHN BUCHNER, Sr. and Catharine (Mueller- I think) whose will dated July 11, 1791 was probated in Hardwick township, Sussex County, N.J. in which he named his wife, Catharine, and the ten children, likely in order of their birth: Philip, Mary, Margaret (married Jacob Wilson and came to Canada),        John, Henry, Jacob, Christopher, Daniel, Frederick and Peter. Now the ages given on their tombstones correspond with the order of the above underlined who came to Canada.

Johannes (John) Buchner, as well as most of his children were Loyalists in the American Revolutionary War, meaning, they fought on the side of Great Britain. As a result of such loyalty many Loyalists had their property confiscated by the states following that war. The Buchners were probably not among those that were so treated. It would appear that Johannes did not lose his land. This was possibly so because his son, Frederick, was an officer in the Continental Army. Also Johannes died within about 7 years after the war and Fredrick, his son, purchased his land from the other heirs. Great Britain, on the other hand, offered free grants of land to Loyalists and the children of Loyalists. At first Loyalists were settled in the area of New Bunswick and later other land further west was opened up for settlement. This land was in an area known as Upper Canada. Upper Canada was roughly then, what is now known as the lower portion of the Province of Ontario. The land the Buchners on which the Buchners first settled was on the peninsula between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, near Niagara Falls. Later Jacob and one of his brothers took up land further west on the north shore of Lake Erie in the area known as Long Point and Norfolk County, particularly in Woodhouse Township.

Life in that area and time was very wild and at the beginning of their new lives there they were forced to live in a primitive shack with blankets and animal hides to serve as doors. The journey to their new land would have been difficult and long. The trip up the Hudson River for a water way to Canada would have been far out of the way. Otherwise, they were forced to travel overland. Most Loyalists from New Jersey traveled overland.

The distance by land would have been over 500 miles, all traversed on foot, with few road. Only trails would have been available and many dangers lurked along the way. The story is told of the Buchner family making the trip with two of the children still infants, too small to walk along side. The two were carried in baskets slung over a pack horse, with one child in each basket on either side. The parents walked along side with the few meager memento of their home they could carry. One of the children was so terrorized when they traveled across the mountains with her in the outside basket that she remembered it till her death, often telling the story to her grandchildren.

The names of Johannes' children first came to my knowledge from a letter by Orrena Hanley on research she had done on the Buchner family. The original letter is dated 15 Oct. 1976 and was found on file with the Jackson County Historical Society in Maquoketa, IA

He was married to Catherine MUELLER? Date unknown.12,13 Catherine MUELLER?14 was born on 19 Sep 1767 in New Jersey. Her name was given as possibly Catherine Muller/Howell by Orrena Hanley. Johannes (John) BUCHNER and Catherine MUELLER? had the following children:

       2       i.       John BUCHNER15,16 was born in 1755 in Sussex County, New Jersey.17,18,19 Margaret Wilson's book said John was born in 1758. He died on 1 Jan 1841 in Sussex County, New Jersey.20,21 The Wilson book gives the date of 1 Jan. 1841 as the date of death.
                     Property transfers would indicate that John Buchner was alive until around Jan. 1834, at least and may have been alive after that date. John may have gone to Canada also and then returned to New Jersey from Canada in 1791 to settle his father's estate. He is mentioned in his father's will. He is mentioned in the 1793 Militia Census of new Jersey for Greenwich Twp, Sussex County. There is evidence in property transfers and census that he remained there until his death.

       +3       ii.       Christopher BUCHNER.
       +4       iii.       Phillip BUCHNER.
       +5       iv.       Margaret BUCHNER.
       +6       v.       Henry BUCHNER.
       +7       vi.       Jacob BUCHNER.
       +8       vii.       Daniel BUCHNER.
       +9       viii.       Frederick BUCHNER.
       +10       ix.       Mary BUCHNER.
       +11       x.       Peter BUCHNER.


3. Christopher BUCHNER22,23 was born in 1756.24,25 He immigrated about 1785 to Canada.26 He resided in 1803 in Lincoln County, Upper Canada.27 He died on 7 Sep 1824 in Upper Canada.28 He was buried after 7 Dec 1824 in Niagara Falls, Canada.29,30 Buried in Lundy's Lane Cemetery.

The following, from "Niagara, Maid of the Mist.....(Kiwanis Club of Stamford Inc., Niagara Falls, Ont. 1971, material excerpted as a booklet from the same publishers" Niagara Falls, Canada, - a history), comes as an early account of Christopher Buchner's life. A source of this account was not cited, but it is assumed by the editor that the history was copied from some earlier source such as a book or a newspaper account, with C. O. Lewis and G.A. Seibel as the authors or compilers:

"Mrs. Simcoe, wife of the Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, wrote in her diary, dated May 24, 1795, 'Mr. Pilkington was desired to place ladders to form a stairway down the bank of the Niagara River below the Falls...This ladder remained well used until 1818, and was referred to in the writing of the time as Mrs. Simcoe's ladder. It was replaced when William Forsyth built a stairway at the ladder site to facilitate access to the rowboat ferry he was preparing to operate.

"In 1818 Forsyth joined forces with Parkhurst Whitney... on the U.S. side, to begin the operation of the first ferry service across the Niagara River below the Falls... Forsyth neglected to ask permission of the Govt. of Upper Canada to operate the ferry on the Military Reserve and Thomas Clark, an influential business man who lived in Bridgewater, just a mile above the Horseshoe Falls, took exception to the Forsyth aggressiveness and set about having the ferry concession given to someone else. Christopher Boughner (Buchner) owned a farm located at the place where the Ferry Road came to an end at the river bank. His land was at the site of the present entrance to Queen Victoria Park. Upon Clark's urging, Boughner applied for permission to operate the ferry and he was highly recommended by Clark. Since 700 feet of the Ferry Road ran through Boughner's farm, it was logical that he should be given the right to operate the ferry and in 1820 he was granted this privilege for a period of seven years. Forsyth was outraged when Boughner built a stairway adjacent to his and proceeded to take over the operation of the ferry and was not finished yet. Boughner owed money to a number of people and Forsyth bought up all of Boughner's debts and became his sole creditor. He then applied pressure on Boughner for repayment. Boughner gave up and exchanged his ferry rights for the cancellation of outstanding debts. Boughner was out of the ferry business 14 months after he had begun and Forsyth was operating once again. Thomas Clark was distressed at this turn of events and once again took the matter to the Government.... 'I intended to have spoken to you yesterday, representing the ferry across the Falls. This, about 18 or 20 months ago, I recommended should given to some person on lease, principally to keep Forsyth from extorting enormous ferriage from passengers and at the same time be a check on smuggling
"As the road leading to the Ferry passes through the center of Christopher Boughner's farm, and he is a civil obliging man, though somewhat addicted to tippling, I with some others recommended him as a proper person to keep the ferry and an Order-In-Council was made on his favour for the lease of the Ferry for 7 years and last April the rates of ferriage were established at the Niagara General Quarter Session. When Boughner commenced his ferry he built a flight of steps down the precipice adjoining those formerly built by Forsyth.

"Boughner had not ferried long before Forsyth began to harass Boughner in the Following
manner, viz, knowing the he (Boughner) owed several debts in the neighborhood which he could not pay without sacrificing his property, he went around and paid the full amount of the different notes or debts of Boughner to the creditors - upon which he immediately commenced action against Boughner in the court of King's Bench. Boughner, from this, seeing certain ruin staring him in the face was coerced into Forsyth's terms and agreed to assign to Forsyth his leases for a term of six years - upon which Forsyth withdrew his suits, and is I understand to allow a sum to Boughner for the privilege of the ferry - the sum to be fixed by arbitrators..'

"On January 23, 1822, the lease was cancelled, for the reason that the quarterly fee had not been paid to the Government. On April 30, 1822, George Milmine was granted a three-year lease."

He was married to Sarah FORSYTHE Date unknown.31,32 Christopher BUCHNER and Sarah FORSYTHE had the following children:

       +12       i.       John BUCHNER.

4. Phillip BUCHNER33,34 was born in 1757.35,36,37 Margaret Wilson's book gives the year of birth as 1750. He died about 28 Feb 1795 in Sussex County, New Jersey.38 Hannah Buchner was named the Administrator of the estate on 28 Feb 1795. There was no will. Philip had a son named John according to Phillip's father's will. He appears to have remained in New Jersey. A Phillip Bugener was listed in the 1793 Militia Census of New Jersey for Greenwich Twp., Sussex Co. There are two estate accounts record in Sussex County, New Jersey, one for 27 November 1804 and a second on 28 May 1805. Hannah Buchner was listed as the Administex.

He was married to Hannah (Doty) UNKNOWN date unknown.39 I have assumed that Hannah was the wife of Phillip, since all other wives of Johannes Buchner's sons were known at this time except Phillip's and John's. John's wife, if he had one, is unknown. Hannah was the Administrator for Phillip's will. John dies before Hannah dies and Hannah also becomes Administrator of his will too. It is possible that Hannah was John's wife but it is unlikely. Hannah also served as Admistrator of Solomon Doty's will. Hannah (Doty) UNKNOWN40,41 died about Aug 1826 in Sussex County, New Jersey.42 Hannah served as the Administrator of three wills, Solomon Doty (her first husband), Phillip Buchner (her second husband) and John Buchner (probably her son by Pholip Buchner.

When Hannah purchases property on 1 Apr 1810 she is discribed as a widow.
Phillip BUCHNER and Hannah (Doty) UNKNOWN had the following children:

       13       i.       John BUCHNER43 was born between 1786 and 1791.44 Date of birth calculated to be between the time Solomon Doty died leaving Hannah Doty a widow after which Philip Buchner would have married her and the time of John's death and the probating of his will.
       +14       ii.       Catherine BUCHNER.

5. Margaret BUCHNER was born in 1758 in New Jersey.45,46,47 The Wilson book says her birth was 1758 but the other two sources say 1781 which seems less reliable. She immigrated about 1785 to Canada.48 She appeared on the census in 1805 in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.49 She died on 20 Jan 1843 in Ontario, Canada.50

She was married to Jacob WILSON/WILLSON on 18 Nov 1806 in Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.51,52 Jacob WILSON/WILLSON53 died between 1829 and 1839.54 The "Sources in Buchner-Boughner Genealogy" spell the last name Willson. Margaret BUCHNER and Jacob WILSON/WILLSON had the following children:

       +15       i.       Mary WILSON/WILLSON.
       +16       ii.       Catherine WILSON/WILLSON.
       +17       iii.       Philip WILSON/WILLSON.
       18       iv.       Peter WILSON/WILLSON was born about 1795.55
       19       v.       William WILSON/WILLSON was born about 1798.56
       +20       vi.       Charity WILSON/WILLSON.

6. Henry BUCHNER was born on 16 Jul 1759 in New Jersey.57,58,59,60,61 Margaret Wilson's book says his birth was 16 March 1760. He served in the military on 15 Feb 1777 in New Jersey.62 The Ontario Register noter that Henry Boughner enlisted as a private in Capt. Joseph Crowell's Company of the New Jersey Volunteers on the February date and in November of 1777 he was in Capt. John Cougle's Company as was Phillip Boughner. He immigrated about 1785 to Canada.63 The "History of Welland County" states Henry came to Welland County in 1778. It also sates Osias born in 1779 was the first child born in the county. Both of these dates are ubdoubtedly a mistake. Evidence indicates that both of these given dates are some years too early. He died on 31 May 1842 in Lyons Creek, Canada.64,65,66

He was married to Joanna AINSLEY in 1780 in New York.67,68 Mrs. O. Hanley states "This is ione case where family tradition seems to agree with documented evidence. Henry was wounded during the Rev. war and walked with a limp from the bullet for the rest of his life. While confined in hospital on Staten Island, one of his nurses was Joannah Ainsley. They fell in love. The Colonel didn't want his daughter to marry beneath her and especially to a German. One night Joannah got a horse and helped her Henry out of the hospital window and away they roide to Canada. To uphold this I have two 'muster rolls' of the names of soldiers for that time. One, dated: Jan. 25, 1783 mentions Henry Buchner, Sergeant, as being sick oin Staten Island. The other dated: August of 1783, says: Henry Buchner deserted July 28, 1783 ..." The VON BOUGHNER Family; BUCHNER

At the time of the American Revolution there lived in the State of New Jersey, near the town of NEWTON, a family by the name of Von Boughner. They were of German descent. John Von Boughner Sr. and his wife Catherine, had 10 children, among them were Henry [Capt], Jacob, Christopher, Peter and John. Near the same town lived another family also named Von Boughner, Henry Von Boughner [Sr] and his wife and 9 children The exact relationship between the two families is unknown, Hereafter referred to as Henry SR. and Capt. Henry; Henry, the son of John Sr. joined the British Army when he was 16 and fought in the war under Lieut. James Moody, They were aided and abetted by Henry Boughner [Buchner] Sr. and by one Jacob BEAM. Later Henry was made Sergeant, and later Captain of the 3rd Lincoln regiment. While fighting the Rev. War, Captain Henry was wounded, which left him with a limp for the rest of his life, and which sent him to a hospital on Staten Island, where he met and fell in love with Joanna AINSLEY. Dau. of Ens. OZIAS AINSLEY, who nursed him. They eloped and were married as soon as Capt. Henry could travel.

Henry SR, having aided the British, cause put his, and his families life in danger. The Boughner [Buchner ] families, like so many others had divided their loyalties. For reasons of safety, Henry SR. and Capt. Henry and their families fled the country, travelling by night, and hidden by friends by day and leaving all but the barest necessities, they set out for Canada on foot, all but the youngest children, who along with what essentials they were able to bring, rode in baskets slung over pack horses. Such things as an axe, gun, and gunpowder of
prime importance.

As well as Capt. Henry and his wife Joanna, were his brothers Jacob, Christopher and Peter, who were unmarried. Accompanying Henry SR. and his family,[wife unknown] were His brothers, John, Matthias, and Martin.

When the families finally reached Niagara, they were faced with the most deplorable conditions. The Boughners, being woodsmen and adept with gun and axe, decided the further they could get from this area the better. " far better we be by ourselves" they said, and by chance met a man name of LYONS., He had explored the area of a beautiful creek that flowed from the southwest to enter the Chippawa River , near the Niagara river, he reported the game was plentiful, and the Indians were not hostile.

For the next few days, they explored the area Indian trails, and proceed up the creek that later bore the name of their recent acquaintance {LYONS}, At a point about one mile east of the Indian encampment, they decided this is where they would settle., They became CROWLANDS first white settlers, this is reported to be the year 1778.

Captain Henry Boughner/ BUCHNER and his brother Peter remained at Lyons Creek

Christopher settled at Lundys Lane

Jacob later moved to Long Point, Henry Senior and his family remained at Lyons Creek, Crowland.

The first white child born in Crowland was OZIAS BUCHNER, son of Joanna and Capt. Henry BOUGHNER/ Ozias was the eldest in a family of 5 children.

Capt. Henry and his wife Joanna, lie in the Lyons Creek Cemetery, The monuments, long since illegible, bore the inscriptions;
In Memory of Joanna,
wife of Henry,
who departed this life,
April 3 1820
in the 55th year of her life,
"As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so will you be
Prepare yourself to follow me"

In memory of Captain Henry Buchner,
died May 31, 1842
age 82 years, 10 months and 15 days.
"Blessed are they who die in the Lord,
from henceforth, yea saith the Spirit;
That they may rest from their labors
and their works do follow them"

Captain Henry BUCHNER, during the war of 1812-1814 led a detachment of the 3rd regiment,Lincoln Militia. He led his men in the Battle of Cooks Mills, which put an end to the hopes of the Americans.

The first, Church, the first white cemetery, the first school, the first bridge over LYONS Creek, and the first brick kiln were all on Buchner property.

The "Boughner" spelling of the name probably came about because the land for some of the Buchners was registered with that spelling. It was probably because most of these Buchners could not read nor write. This left the spelling up to an English speaking scribes to record the name as they heard it in English. Once the name was spelled this way it remained so in other legal documents.

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69 Joanna AINSLEY was born about 1765 in Johnstown, New York.70,71 She died on 3 Apr 1820 in Lyons Creek, Canada.72,73 She was buried after 3 Apr 1820 in Lyons Creek, Canada.74,75 Buried in the Lyons Creek Cemetery, in Lyons Creek, Ontario, Canada. Henry BUCHNER and Joanna AINSLEY had the following children:

       +21       i.       Ozias BUCHNER.
       +22       ii.       Daniel BUCHNER.
       23       iii.       Penelope BUCHNER76.
       +24       iv.       Joannah BUCHNER.
       +25       v.       Frederick BUCHNER.
       +26       vi.       Mary BUCHNER.
       +27       vii.       Catherine BUCHNER.

7. Jacob BUCHNER77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,85 was born on 30 May 1763 in Sussex County, New Jersey.86,87,88,89 One source says that Jacob was actually born in Germany. If this is true the information on John, Sr. coming to American in 1753 on the ship Snow Rward is incorrect or the date of Jacob's birth is incorrect. New Jersey sources talk of Jacob's father, John Sr, being one of the earliest settlers in Green Township, Sussex County, N. J. John Sr arrived in New Jersey around 1753 - 1755. It seems unlikely that Jacob was born in Germany from the weight of evidence available.
Exact date of the birth for Jacob was calculated from the information on his tombstone (d. 11 Aug. 1841 aged 78 yrs. 2 mo. 12 d,).
He served in the military between 1780 and 1787 in New York.90,91 From THE LONG POINT SETTLERS "son of John Boughner, U.E.; joined the British Standards at New York in 1780 and served as a guide till the peace;" He immigrated between 1785 and 1788 to Canada.92,93 From THE LONG POINT SETTLERS at application for E.U. (Loyalist) designation 29 January 1817 "in 1787 came to this province and settled;" He resided about 1789 in Willoughby twp., Welland County, Ontario, Canada.94,95 The date of his residence in the township was assumed from the birth of his first five children in that township.

From THE LONG POINT SETTLERS "Boughner has a certificate from the Land Board dated 3 May 1791 for lots 1 and 2 Con 2, Crowland; on 26 October 1796 the certificate was cancelled: the petitioner was permitted to be located for 300 acres at Long Point; another certificate was granted 3 May 1791 for family lands - lot 13 Con 2, Willoughby; cancelled 26 October 1796 for lands on Long Point." He resided Willoughby Township, Welland County, Ontario, Canada on 12 Jul 1796.96 He resided before 1800 in Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.97,98,99 The census would indicate that he came to Woodhouse Township in 1801. He evidently was granted land there as per the land abstract.
The first known county jury included Jacob Buchner. He appeared on the census in 1805 in Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.100 The 1805 census lists Jacob Buchner as 42 born in New Jersey; Catharine, 38, born in the U. S.; John, 14 born in Willoughby Township; Else Ann, 9, born in Willoughby; Sarah, 9, born in Willoughby; Shelar, 5, born in Willoughby; Jane, 5, born in Willoughby; Jacob, 2, born in Woodhouse Township; Mary,1, born in Woodhouse. He resided on 23 Jan 1805 in Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.101,102 Jacob did not come to Woodhouse Township until 1805. He appeared on the census in 1812 in Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.103 Listed in the 1812 Woodhouse Census - Jacob Buchner, 48; Catherine Buchner, 43; John Buchner, 21; Elsa, 16; Sarah, 14; Shelar, 12; Jane, 12; Jacob, 9; Mary, 7; Allen, 3; Abraham, 4 months. He signed a will on 27 Apr 1841 in Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.104 The following information was received from M. Irene Hooper, Branch Researcher for the Norfolk Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, P.O. box 145, Delhi, Ontario, Canada.
"There is a will at the Registry Office in Simcoe. The number is 3279. Will, 27 Apr.1841 Woodhouse,Jacob Buchner,Yeoman - wife Catherine Buchner; sons Sheler Buchner, John Buchner, Abraham Buchner, Jacob Buchner; daughters Margaret Lemon, Anna Nickson, Elsie Gilbert, Maria Matheson, Jane Chapman, Clarissa Ritenour."

A copy of the will is in the files of William E. Rathbun.

He died on 11 Aug 1841 in Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.105,106 He was buried after 11 Aug 1841 in Woodhouse, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.107,108,109 He is buried in the Wood House United Church Cemetery, Woodhouse township, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada.

There is a letter in the files of the Maquoketa, Iowa historical Society that states Jacob settled in Woodhouse township, Norfolk county, Ontario, Canada and he and his wife are buried in the old Woodhouse United Church Cemetery there. Jacob had a will that lists his children and there is an 1812 Woodhouse census that lists them and their ages.

The book "Pioneer Sketches Of Long Point Settlement" page 282 mentions a son named Phillip that settled in Michigan but no census recorded a son named such. The book could well be incorrect.

Jacob received a team of oxen from his father-in-law, John Schuyler, for which he still owed at the time of his father-in-law's death in 1811. The price of the oxen in 1791, when he probably received them, was 10 pounds. This was probably after Jacob went to Canada. It is probable that he came back for a visit to New Jersey because of his father's death 11 September 1791. The team probably was needed and used in his settlement in Canada.

Jacob joined the British Standard at New York in 1780 and served as a guide to the army until the peace. An appended affidavit of Jacob Willson stated that Jacob served as a Sergeant in the New Jersey Volunteers and piloted several persons from the enemy lines to New York.

From [ONTARIO-L] LYONS CREEK SETTLEMENT/ Excerpts from "The History of
"At the time of the American Revolution there lived in the State of New Jersey, near the
town of NEWTON, a family by the name of Von Boughner. They were of German
descent. John Von Boughner Sr. and his wife Catherine, had 10 children, among them
were Henry [Capt], Jacob, Christopher, Peter and John. Near the same town lived
another family also named Von Boughner, Henry Von Boughner [Sr] and his wife and 9
children The exact relationship between the two families is unknown, Hereafter referred
to as Henry SR. and Capt. Henry; Henry, the son of John Sr. join

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