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Birthplace: Hardwick Twp, Sussex, NJ
Death: Died in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
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About (Sergeant) Jacob Buchner

Buchner, also spelled as Boughner, Buganer, Bougner, Boughner, Bougener, Bouganer, and Bouchner

Buchner, Jacob (1763-1841) and his wife Catharine Shelar lived at Hardwick Townshp, Sussex County, New Jersey during colonial times. During the American Revolution he served as a guide to the British Army. Following the war, in 1787, he settled in Crowland Township, Welland County, Upper Canada then in 1796 moved to Woodhouse Township. Source:

http://www.nornet.on.ca/~jcardiff/lps/index.html This from the web site of amateur genealogist John Cardiff. The web site is called Norfolk Genealogy.

The Grand River Branch of the United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada list Jacob Buchner as a founding loyalist. See: http://www.grandriveruel.ca/Grand_River22.htm

Land Petitions

RIC 20 May 1796 (B2/49)- in this Province 8 years; has wife and 4 children; received 300 acres in Willoughby Twp; made considerable improvements; leased it because of lack of good water; requested additional grant at Long Point; OC- Certificates wanted; Recommended. (Source: R. Robert Mutrie, The Long Point Settlers, Log Cabin Publishing C1992, P 33.) (OC means Order in Council)

OC 4 Oct 1796- Return of persons who have been permitted by his Honour the Administrator to occupy lands during the recess of the Council having been laid before the Council, viz. Sept. 1st, farm lots to ... Jacob Buchner. (Source: R. Robert Mutrie, The Long Point Settlers, Log Cabin Publishing C1992, P 33.)

15 Jan 1804 (B6/62) (with Joshua Bennett, of Willoughby)- of Woodhouse; Buchner has received two certificates, 1 for 200 acres as a settler, 1 for 200 acres of family lands- Lots 1 and 2 con2, Crowland, and Lot 13 Con 7, Willoughby; at the survey of Woodhouse, he received permission to locate 300 acres there in lieu of 300 acres in Crowland; located Lot 3 and south half of Lot 2 Con 2, Woodhouse; requested confirmation; OC- Bennett located on 100 acres in lot 13 Con 7, Willoughby originally entered to Jacob Buchner who relinquished it for 100 acres at Woodhouse; OC- Boughner has a certificate from the Land Board dated 3 May 1791 for lots 1 and 2, Crowland; on 26 Oct. 1796 the certificate was cancelled; petitioner was permitted to be located for 300 acres at Long Point; another certificate was granted 3 May 1791 for family lands- lots 13 Con 2, Willoughby; cancelled 26 Oct 1796 for lands at Long Point. (Source: R. Robert Mutrie, The Long Point Settlers, Log Cabin Publishing C1992, P 33.)

Land Petition of Jacob Buchner: 29 January 1817 (B11/159)- of Woodhouse; son of John Buchner, U.E.; joined the British Standard at New York in 1780 and served as a guide with the army till the peace; in 1787 came to this province and settled- supposing his father being on the U.E. list was sufficient and did not apply to be placed there himself; has a family of 10 children alive; requested his name be placed on the list; Certificate of Jacob Wilson- late Sargent in the New Jersey Volunteers; was with the British Army at New York when Jacob Bougner joined as before stated and he is known to have piloted several persons from the enemy line to New York; OC- Further proofs required (Source: R. Robert Mutrie, The Long Point Settlers, Log Cabin Publishing C1992, P 33.)

Thus, the above reference contains the name of the father of Jacob Buchner as John Buchner. It identifies the father, John Buchner, as an United Empire Loyalist and states a claim that Jacob Buchner was a United Empire Loyalist in his own right.

Township Papers

WA 14 Mar 1804 Jacob Buchner of Woodhouse 300 acres including former grants being two land board certificates 3 May 1791 and locations on them permitted to be exchanged 26 Oct 1796 for 3/1 & SHf2/@ Wo, Priviledged as the son of John Buchner Sr., U.E. (187) (Source: R. Robert Mutrie, The Long Point Settlers, Log Cabin Publishing C1992, P 33.)

Land Transactions

B&S 11 Jan 1803 from Phillip Force 145-3/4 ac SPT19%20/5 Wo; CG 23 Jan 1805- 3/1&SHf2/2 Wo; B7S 30 Jun 1806 Philip Force 25 ac Ne3/1 Wo; B&S 22 May 1813 to George Salmon 100 ac SHf2/2 Wo. (Source: R. Robert Mutrie, The Long Point Settlers, Log Cabin Publishing C1992, P 33.)

Court Proceedings:

Grand Juror 1Apr 1800 (2), 14 Apr 1801(17), 9 Mar 1802 (31), 8 Mar 1803 (41), 13 Mar 1803 (56), 12 Mar 1805 (69), 9 Sept 1806 (91), 8 Sep 1807 (101), 13 Sep 1808 (113), 13 Sept 1814 (134), 12 Dec 1815 (147), 8 Apr 1817 (163), 14 Jul 1818 (186) (Source: R. Robert Mutrie, The Long Point Settlers, Log Cabin Publishing C1992, P 33.)

Census

Wo12- Jacob Buchner 48, Catharine Buchner 43, John Buchner 21, Elsa 16, Sarah 14, Shelar 12, Jane 12, Jacob 9, Mary 7, Allen 3, Abraham 4 months. (Source: R. Robert Mutrie, The Long Point Settlers, Log Cabin Publishing C1992, P 33.) (The abbreviation Wo refers to the census of the Township of Woodhouse in Norfolk County, Upper Canada, now Ontario or 1812.)

Will

27 Apr 1841 Woodhouse, Yeoman- wife Catharine Buchner; son, Shelar Buchner; son John Buchner; son, Abraham Buchner; son Jacob Buchner; my 6 daughters, Margaret Lemon, Anna Nickson, Elsie Gilbert, Maria Mateson, Jane Capman, C,arissa Ritenour; filed August 1841 (NoAl) (Source: R. Robert Mutrie, The Long Point Settlers, Log Cabin Publishing C1992, P 33.)

Cemetery

Woodhouse United- Died August 11 1841 Ae 78 Yr 2Mo 12 Dy (GS) (Source: R. Robert Mutrie, The Long Point Settlers, Log Cabin Publishing C1992, P 33.)

Children Documented

John Buchner; Elsie Buchner (Gilbert) Sarah Buchner; Shelar Buchner; Jane Buchner m. Thomas Capman; Jacob Buchner; Mary Buchner (Matheson); Allen Buchner; Abraham Buchner; Margaret Buchner (Lemon); Anna Buchner (Nickerson); Clarissa Buchner (Ritenour) (Source: R. Robert Mutrie, The Long Point Settlers, Log Cabin Publishing C1992, P 33.)

Jacob Buchner Sr.is listed as born May 31 1763, died August 11, 1841, located in O4-2 by the book, Old Woodhouse Church - The cradle of Methodism in the Long Point Settlement" C1999. Page 256. Donald PARTRIDGE 2009 08 23

Sandra Buchner (sandyboug@sympatico.com) contribute the following on GenForum (Genealogy.com): Elizabeth Ann Boughner was born in 1841 in Norfolk County, and died in Feb 1917.

Her parents were Shelar Boughner or Buchner (1800-1882) and

Martha Binkley (1813-1873).

Shelar's parents were Jacob Buchner (1763-1841) and

Catherine Shelar (1767-1855).

Jacob Buchner's parents were John Buchner or Der Buchner

(1729-1791) and Catheine Mueller (1710-1767).

This is the Jacob mentioned in the Long Point Settlers book as being the cousin of Matthias and Henry.

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(Sergeant) Jacob Buchner's Timeline

1763
May 31, 1763
Hardwick Twp, Sussex, NJ
1789
1789
Age 26
1795
April 6, 1795
Age 31
Welland, ON, Canada
1798
1798
Age 34
1800
1800
Age 36
Woodhouse Township, Norfolk, ON, Canada
1800
Age 36
1803
1803
Age 39
1805
1805
Age 41
1809
1809
Age 45
1812
1812
Age 48