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Genealogical and Personal History of Centre and Clinton County, Pennsylvania, 1912

John Buchtel Biography

John Buchtel came to Brush valley Penn township, now Snyder County, near McKee's HalfFalls, in 1790, purchasing from Col. Samuel Miles the "William Wistar" warrantee, immediately west of Rebersburg, three hundred and thirty-four acres, late Hubler place, Col. H. Royer, etc.

He was a cooper by trade, an excellent mechanic; devoting much attention to astrology, deeply versed in its lore. His attainments in the useful branches of knowledge were of a high order.

He died in 1809; leaving a widow; Catherine, and nine children,- John, Agnes (married to Michael Meyer),- Martin Peter Solomon, Catherine (married to Simon Pickle), Mary (married to Abraham Kreamer), Lutzanan (married to Nicholas Bierly), Elizabeth, married to John George Moyer. Elizabeth died before her father, leaving seven children, Elizabeth (married to Frederick Richter), Barbara (to Jacob Haines), Julia, Sofranna, George, Mary, and Margaret.

Source: History of Centre and Clinton Counties, Pennsylvania; John Blair Linn; Philadelphia; Louis H. Everts; 1883

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