Pages 574/5 “History of Huntington County, Indiana” (Brant & Fuller: Chicago) 1887 Clear Creek Township.
SAMUEL BUCHER, of Clear Creek Township, was born in Wayne Co., OH May 20, 1832. He was the son of Michael and Mary (Thorn) Bucher, both natives of PA, of German descent. He was reared upon a farm in his native county, and at the age of twenty-one he adopted the vocation of a farmer for himself. He was married in Wayne County, OH, February 4, 1856, to Eliza Jane Johnson, who was born in Wayne County, OH, November 8, 1836. She was the daughter of Henry and Catherine (Gingery) Johnson, the former a native of OH, and the latter a native of Franklin Co., PA, of Irish and German descent, respectively. About one year after their marriage Mr. And Mrs. Bucher came to Huntington County and located upon a farm in Section 36, Clear Creek Township, where they have ever since resided. The life occupation of Mr. Bucher has been that of a farmer. In March, 1872, he had the misfortune of losing his eyesight, and since then has been entirely blind. He and wife are the parents of three children: Sarah E., born May 9, 1857; Mary C., born August 6, 1859 and William A., born January 24, 1863, all of whom are living. Mr. and Mrs. Bucher and three children are members of the Lutheran Church. In politics our subject is a staunch Democrat. He has a good farm of eighty acres and a comfortable home, where he and wife with their son, William, reside in a quiet, happy way. They are among the worthy and esteemed citizens of the Township. In addition to the farm he lives on, Mr. Bucher owns two other good farms, one of fifty acres in Section 6, Union Township, and one of 120 acres in Section 16, Jackson Township.