Johannes BUCHTEL, III[1, 2, 3]

Male 1732 - 1809  (76 years)    Has 15 ancestors and more than 1000 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Johannes BUCHTEL 
    Suffix III 
    Born 11 Feb 1732  Linsenhofen, Duchy of Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service US Revolution - Lieutenant 
    Immigration 14 Sep 1753 
    Arrived in Philadelphia on the ship Edinburgh; Age at immigration: 21 
    Name John Buchtel 
    Occupation Farmer, cooper, mechanic, woodworker 
    _UID 91D8EDA18AEF482C8887DD8048A404B3F35A 
    Died 26 Jan 1809  Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Unknown 
    • Age:76
    Buried Emanuel Union Cemetery, Rebersburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 1 Sibling 
    Person ID I500136  Waite-Humphreys Master Family Tree
    Last Modified 9 Oct 2020 

    Father Johannes BUCHTEL, II,   b. 4 Apr 1709, Linsenhofen, Duchy of Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1764, Linsenhofen, Duchy of Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Lucia EHHALT,   b. 8 Aug 1708, Linsenhofen, Duchy of Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1783, Linsenhofen, Duchy of Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F500106  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catharina SCHELER,   b. 27 Jul 1736, Linsenhofen, Duchy of Wurttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1813, Pike Township, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1760  Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John BUCHTEL, II,   b. 3 Jul 1762, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1818, Bethlehem Township, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Partners: Catherine SNYDER  m. Abt 1785
     2. Elizabeth BUCHTEL,   b. 5 Oct 1764, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1801, Freeburg, Snyder County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     3. Agnes Penn BUCHTEL,   b. 1 Dec 1766, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1852, Myersville, Green Township, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Peter BUCHTEL,   b. 10 Mar 1768, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1812, Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    Partners: Anna Margaret KREAMER  m. Abt 1794
     5. Martin BUCHTEL,   b. 29 Dec 1769, Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1853, Millheim, Springfield Township, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Partners: Maria KREAMER;   Eva WALTER  m. 28 Aug 1796
     6. Catharina Elizabeth BUCHTEL,   b. Abt 1775, Miles Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Partners: Simon BICKEL
     7. Solomon BUCHTEL,   b. 14 May 1776, Miles Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1838, Millheim, Springfield Township, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Partners: Mary Margaret REBER  m. Abt 1805
     8. Mary BUCHTEL,   b. 1777,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Lutzanan BUCHTEL,   b. 24 Feb 1778, Miles Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1851, Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Partners: Nicholas BIERLY, II  m. Abt 1798
     10. Maria BUCHTEL,   b. Abt 1784, Miles Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1810, Rebersburg, Miles Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
    Partners: Abraham KREAMER
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F500048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    John Buchtel I Signature
    John Buchtel I Signature

    Headstones
    John Buchtel I - There is no headstone or marker on his grave.
    John Buchtel I - There is no headstone or marker on his grave.

    Histories
    The Buchtel Family in 'The Pennsylvania-German: Devoted to the History, Biography, Genealogy, Poetry, Folk-Lore and General Interests,' Published 1900, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
    The Buchtel Family in "The Pennsylvania-German: Devoted to the History, Biography, Genealogy, Poetry, Folk-Lore and General Interests," Published 1900, Lebanon, Pennsylvania

  • Notes 
    • He was born Johannes Buchtel III. In the 1600s and 1700s, there were a large number of German emigrants to the new world; they left Germany to escape the devastation caused by the wars between France and Germany. John I first immigrated to England, and then to the United States. He started life in the US as an indentured servant. While working off his trans-Atlantic fare, he met the girl who would later become his wife (she, too, was an indentured servant).



      The company of emigrants of which Mr. Buchtel was a member landed at Philadelphia and were qualified in the courthouse, Friday, September 14, 1753; probably the ship had arrived the same day or the day before. A list of these people may be found in Thirty Thousand Names, by Professor Rupp, page 303, but the name of John Buchtel is there spelled Buchstel, which was an error eitherof the copyist or of the printer, for on examination of the original list on file in the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth at Harrisburg, Pa, it will be seen that the name there written Buchtel, as signed by himself, and corresponding with his signature as found on old deeds and other papers.



      As soon as John had cleared a small space, he planted an apple orchard. The terms of the lease with Colonel Miles required the lessee to plant at least one hundred apple trees and sow at least seven acres with English grass. The small apple trees John carried on his shoulder from this old home at McKees Half Falls to his new home, a distance of 40 miles in a direct line, were planted. So stated Colonel Henry Royer, a near neighbor to the Buchtel family. Some of these trees are still remaining and are considerably over a hundred years old. Several of them are giants of their kind, measuring three and a half feet in diameter near the ground. Among the different varieties was an early sweet apple, red striped and of fine flavor. These are still perpetuated in the valley and are known as the Buchtel apple.



      John was a cooper by trade and was an excellent mechanic, not only in this, but in several other departments of woodcraft. Specimens of his handicraft are still extant, among them being a wine keg made of one solid piece for the staves, the end or head pieces being in place like those of an ordinary keg. How they were put in position was always a mystery to people inspecting the vessel. He was a student and a proficient scholar in mathematics, astronomy and philosophy. He and his friend John Motz, of Penns Valley, used to order books from Germany on those subjects. Astrology was also one of his favorite studies, and people still mention some predictions of his which were fulfilled. Several years ago, a diagram with certain calculation connected to astrology, worked out by Mr. Buchtel, predicting the War of 1812, was discovered.



      John and his wife lived at McKees Half Falls, now Snyder County, Pa, but for how long is not known. His name appears on the assessment list of that locality for the year 1778. In 1791 or 1792 the family moved from McKees Half Falls, to Brush Valley, now Centre County, to a tract of land of 334 acres in the center of the valley. The family was pioneer settlers and the region was on a vast expanse of forest inhabited principally by bears, wolves, panthers, and deer. The only road then was a mere path through the woods which Colonel Samuel Miles had cut out, beginning in Buffalo Valley at the lower end of Brush Valley Narrows, thence running west through said Narrows 14 miles and on through the middle of Brush Valley a further distance of 20 miles, to its western terminus. Colonel Miles at one time owned the whole valley and had this road opened to induce settlers to come in, purchase or lease tracts form him and improve them.



      Per records at the Daughters of the American Revolution, John served in the Continental Army as a Lieutenant. DAR spelled his name wrong (John Bechtel) but the birth and death information and decendant information is correct for our John Buchtel.



      Among his near neighbors were four of his sons-in-law: Nicholas Bierly, Abraham Kraemer, Simon Bickle, and Michael Meyer; but the last named did not move into the area until 1805.



      He died quite suddenly, falling down in the doorway of his house and expiring. The manner of his death seems to have been a fulfillment of his own prophecy, for he had often said that he would not die in bed.
      There is no headstone or marker on his grave.



      John died intestate. He died in possession of two tracts of land in Miles Yownship, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Old Place, 334 acres and Green Park, 338 acres.


  • Sources 
    1. [S164] Cemetery Records, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/23045349/john-buchtel (Reliability: 4).

      Emanuel Union Cemetery, Rebersburg, Centre County, Pennsylvania



    2. [S221] Compilation of Published Sources, (MyHeritage), https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-90100/compilation-of-published-sources?s=220748851&itemId=95384598&action=showRecord&indId=individual-220748851-5500136 (Reliability: 4).

      The Pennsylvania-German : Devoted to the History, Biography, Genealogy, Poetry, Folk-Lore and General Interests
      Place:  Pennsylvania, USA
      Publication date: 1900
      Publication place:  Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA
      About this source:
      Title: The Pennsylvania-German : Devoted to the History, Biography, Genealogy, Poetry, Folk-Lore and General Interests
      Subject: Genealogy, Pennsylvania Dutch
      Description: Title from cover, Imprint varies: v. 1-8 pub. at Lebanon, Pa.; v. 9-10 pub. at East Greenville, Pa.; v. 11-12 at Lititz, Pa
      Volume: 8
      Publication date: 1900
      Publisher: Lebanon, Pa. : Rev. P.C. Croll
      Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
      Tags: PennsylvaniaGermans, upenn, americana
      Contributor: University of Pennsylvania Libraries



    3. [S16] Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research Database, http://services.dar.org/Public/DAR_Research/search_adb/?action=full&p_id=A008269 (Reliability: 4).
      Records at DAR can be seen by following the link.