George Hough Bucher
Born June 15, 1797, Leukens Valley, Dauphin County, George Bucher was the son of Johann Jacob and Susannah Margaret Hortter. He was educated in Dauphin County Latin schools and the Harrisburg Academy, after which he pursued merchandising. He moved to Hogestown, Cumberland County (near Mechanicsburg) in 1836, where he was elected to the state senate for the three-year term, 1863-1865. He died on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 1884, Mechanicsburg. He was married twice, first to Rebecca Pool (died 1829); and second, Hanna Hough. The senator and wife Hanna are interred at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.