Bucher, John Conrad

Bucher, John Conrad a minister of the Reformed (Dutch) and German Reformed Churches, was born in Switzerland, June 10, 1730. He came to America in 1755 as a military officer — the British, from policy, choosing German officers for German troops — and was ordained in 1762. He was pastor at Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1763-68; also at Middletown, 1765-68; Hummelstown, 1765-67; Falling Spring, 1765-68; and at Lebanon, etc., 1768-80, where he suddenly died, August 15, 1780. He was remarkable for having acquired a rich flow of language and unprecedented copiousness and energy of thought, which rendered him useful, and attracted the attention of all who heard him. See Corwin, Manual of the Ref. Church (3d ed.), page 204; Harbaugh, Fathers of the Germ. Ref. Church, 2:109.

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