Casper Booher & Phoebe Shaver Family


Welcome! On this page you will find information on the Booher family of Huntingdon Co., PA. The focus is on the children and grandchildren of Casper Booher and Phoebe Shaver. I'd like to add material contributed by others that will help fill in some of the pieces to this puzzle. If you can help, please send me an e-mail. Be sure to include the word "Genealogy" in the e-mail subject line.


A special word of thanks to all of the descendants of Casper and Phoebe who have contributed pictures, family bibles, and other material for this webpage.


These Worksheets (updated 29 Aug 2013 to Rev. 14) contain all the event information about the children and grandchildren of Casper Booher & Phoebe Shaver that I know, I think I know, I might know, and even that I don't know. They are guaranteed to contain errors, but hopefully not too many.

This Census Document (updated 29 Aug 2013 to Rev. 15) is a best guess attempt to show the children and grandchildren of Casper Booher & Phoebe Shaver in the federal census records.

These Mercer Co. Deed Records are among the most important documents relating to the Casper Booher family and the family of his brother, Daniel. The highlighted portions identify the known adult children and heirs of both Casper and Daniel.

These Research Notes (updated 29 Aug 2013) identify and attempt to prove various relationships involving the children and grandchildren of Casper Booher & Phoebe Shaver that have been lost or forgotten over the years.

This Nicholas Shaver Document (updated 20 Oct 2010) contains a detailed study on the family of Phoebe (Shaver) Booher's father, Nicholas Shaver.

This Daniel Booher Document (updated 05 May 2009) contains notes and census information for the family of Casper's brother, Daniel Booher.


Casper Booher & Phoebe Shaver

Family Bibles:

Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4 Casper/John Booher Sr. Family Bible.

Estate Records:

Casper Booher: Transcription of Will (.pdf File).

Miscellaneous:

The Booher Homestead


Elizabeth (Booher) Roberts Family

Published Bios:

George Hillberry & Catharine Roberts (daughter of Elizabeth), 1884
James Linn & Hannah Roberts (daughter of Elizabeth), 1905

Cemetery Info:

Daniel Roberts (son of Elizabeth) & Abigail (Rhodes) Roberts: Sugar Run Brethren Cem. in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. (DANIEL ROBERTS | DIED | July ... 1853: | Aged 55 Yrs. 7 mo. & 3 ds. | ...) & (ABIGAIL | Wife of | DANIEL ROBERTS | DIED | July 1, 1866: | Aged 65 Yrs. & 9 mo. | ----- | Sweet the slumber beneath this sod | While the pure soul is resting in God | Flowers of the wild wood, your odors shed | Over the holy, beautiful dead | Rest till the trump from the opening skies | Bids thee from dust to glory).
Catharine (Roberts) Hillberry (daughter of Elizabeth) & George Hillberry: Greenwood Cem. in Richwood Twp., Richland Co., WI. (At US Genweb)
Elizabeth (Roberts) Rhodes (daughter of Elizabeth) & Joseph Rhodes: Sugar Run Brethren Cem. in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. (ELIZABETH | WIFE OF | JOSEPH RHODES | DEPARTED THIS LIFE | NOV. 19, 1852 | AGED 41 YRS. 11 MOS. | & 13 DAYS.) & (JOSEPH RHODES | Died | March 22, 1876: | Aged | 73 years. 8 months. | & 6 d'ys. | ----- | He sleeps in Jesus happy thoughts | Has reached at last the rest he sought | From storms without and fears within | He rests secure from pain and sin | ----- | ... had walked lifes weary way | ... at his lengthened days | At last a light shone in his room | And Jesus whispered Joseph come).
Barbara (Bosler) Roberts Alexander (wife of Henry, Jr.): Caldwell (aka Middle Creek) Cem. in Homewood Twp., Franklin Co., KS. (BARBRA ALEXANDER | DIED | Oct. 3, 1874; | Aged | 57 Y'S. 9 M'S. | 4 D. | No pompous marble to thy name we raise | This humble stone bespeaks thy praise | Parental fondness did thy life attend | A tender mother and faithful friend).
Hannah (Roberts) Linn (daughter of Elizabeth) & James Linn: Oddfellows Cem. in South Bend, WA. (At findagrave.com)

Family Bibles:

Page 1, Page2 Elizabeth (Booher) Roberts & Rhodes Family Bible Transcription.

Estate Records:

Henry Roberts (husband of Elizabeth): Transcription of Will (.pdf File).

Miscellaneous:

Page 1, Page 2 An autobiographical sketch by the Rev. John Wesley Buckley (son of Jacob Buckley & Elizabeth Booher). On page 2, Rev. Buckley makes reference to his Uncle Jacob Roberts (son of Elizabeth) which helps establish that Jacob Roberts was married to Rev. Buckley's Aunt Nancy (daughter of John) Booher. See Issue #6 in the Research Notes.


John Booher Family

Cemetery Info:

Elizabeth (Booher) Buckley (daughter of John) & Jacob Buckley: Fort Littleton Cem., Fort Littleton, PA.
Catharine (Booher) Chilcoat (daughter of John) & Alvah Chilcoat: Chilcoat Cem., Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. (Alvah, at findagrave.com)
Samuel Booher/Booker (son of John): Lanark City Cem. in Lanark, IL (replacement stone).
John Booher (son of John) & Eliza J. (Ricketts) Booher: Mt. Union Cem. in Mt. Union, PA. (JOHN BOOHER | DIED SEP. 2, 1893 | AGED 75 Y. 2 M. | 23 D. | ----- | ELIZA JANE | HIS WIFE | DIED AUG. 5, 1858 | AGED 31 Y. 5 M. 9D. | -----).
Casper Booher/Bucher (son of John): Mt. Union Cem. in Mt. Union, PA.
Daniel Booher (son of John): Old Methodist Church Cem. near Maddensville, PA. (DANIEL W. BOOHER | DIED | May 25, 1868 | AGED | 43 ys. 3 ms. 3 Ds. | Precious in the sight of the | Lord is the death of his saints.) & Anna M. (Cramer) Booher Doran: Center Cem. in Fulton Co., PA. (MOTHER | ANN M. DORAN | DIED | MAR. 19, 1918 | AGED | 79 Y. 10 M. 12 D.).

Family Bibles:

Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4 Casper/John Booher Sr. Family Bible.
Notes of Rev. John Wesley Buckley, son of Jacob Buckley & Elizabeth Booher (daughter of John).

Obits & Death Notices:

John Booher: Death Notice from the 25 Sep 1833 issue of the Huntingdon Gazette.
John Booher (son of John): Obituary from the 15 Sep 1893 issue of the Mount Union Times out of Shirleysburg, PA.
Eliza Jane (Ricketts) Booher, 1st wife of John Booher (son of John): Death Notice from the 12 Aug 1858 issue of The Herald out of Shirleysburg, PA.

Estate Records:

John Booher: Transcription of Will (.pdf File).

Pictures:

Jacob Buckley, husband of Elizabeth (daughter of John).

Miscellaneous:

Illinois Marriage Return: This document was completed in 1885 at the time of the marriage of Edward Breen and Jennie Booker. It shows that Jennie was the daughter of Samuel Booker and Mary Linn. Other records show that this Samuel Booker (who changed his name from Booher to Booker) was the son of John Booher Sr. who was the son of Casper. Mary Linn was Samuel's wife at the time of Jennie's birth in approximately 1855.

Page 1, Page 2 An autobiographical sketch by the Rev. John Wesley Buckley (son of Jacob Buckley & Elizabeth Booher). On page 2, Rev. Buckley makes reference to his Uncle Jacob Roberts (son of Elizabeth) which helps establish that Jacob Roberts was married to Rev. Buckley's Aunt Nancy (daughter of John) Booher. See Issue #6 in the Research Notes.

Interment Permit for Susan (Noble) Bucher


Henry Booher Family

Cemetery Info:

Henry Booher & Nancy (???) Booher: Booher Cem. in Lawrence Co., PA. (At findagrave.com)
John Booher (son of Henry) & Matilda (McConahy) Booher: Savannah Cem. in Shenango Twp., Lawrence Co., PA.
Samuel Booher (son of Henry) & Rachel (???) Booher: Chewton Cem. in Wayne Twp., Lawrence Co., PA. (At findagrave.com)
Phoebe Booher (daughter of Henry): Booher Cem. in Lawrence Co., PA. (At findagrave.com)
Sarah (Booher) Grannis (daughter of Henry) & Samuel Grannis: Savannah Cem. in Shenango Twp., Lawrence Co., PA.
Elizabeth (Booher) Gunsaulis (daughter of Henry): Emerson Cem., Emerson, Mills Co., IA.
Catharine Booher (daughter of Henry): Booher Cem. in Lawrence Co., PA. (At findagrave.com)
Henry Booher (son of Henry) & Margaret (May) Booher: Booher Cem. in Lawrence Co., PA. (At findagrave.com)
Foster Booher (son? of Henry): Booher Cem. in Lawrence Co., PA. (At findagrave.com)


Catharine (Booher) Beatty Family

Cemetery Info:

Elizabeth (Booher) Snyder (daughter of Catharine): Snyder Cem. in Shirley Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. (ELIZABETH | Wife of | Simon Snyder | Died Nov. 11, 1873 | Aged 59 yrs 2m ...).

Estate Records:

Catharine (Booher) Beatty: Transcription of Estate Documents (at Rootsweb).


Samuel Booher Family

Published Bios:

Henry Miller (3rd husband of Catherine, daughter of Samuel), 1887

Cemetery Info:

Samuel Booher, Sr. & Hannah (Morrison) Booher: Jordan Cem. in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA.
Rachel M. (Booher) Madden (daughter of Samuel) & William Madden: Old School Baptist Cem. in Springfield Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA.
Phoebe (Booher) Rutter (daughter of Samuel) & Jesse Rutter: Jordan Cem. in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA.
John W. Booher (son of Samuel) & M. Jane (Duffey) Booher: Jordan Cem. in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. (JOHN | BOOHER | DIED | FEB. 17, 1896 | Aged 77 yrs. | 7 mo. 29ds. | JANE | BOOHER | DIED | JAN. 3, 1897 | Aged 76 yrs. | 10 mo. 21 ds.).
Catherine (Booher) Campbell Seibert Miller (daughter of Samuel) & Hance Campbell (1st Husband) & Jacob Seibert (2nd Husband) & Henry Miller (3rd Husband): Concord Union Cem. in Concord, PA. Miller stone reads: (HENRY MILLER | DIED | APR. 11, 1915 | AGED | 93Y ...).
Joshua M. Booher (son of Samuel) & Caroline M. (Giles) Booher: Jordan Cem. in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. (JOSHUA M. | BOOHER | BORN | Aug. 18, 1823 | DIED | Nov. 29, 1888 | CAROLINE M. | his Wife | BORN | Nov. 23, 1827 | DIED | Sep. 13, 1889).
Elizabeth J. (Booher) Gorsuch (daughter of Samuel) & William H. Gorsuch: Ottumwa Cem. in Ottumwa, IA. (ELIZA J. | WIFE OF | W. H. GORSUCH | DIED | SEPT. 7, 1888 | AGED | 62 YEARS) & (W. H. GORSUCH | DIED | SEPT. 9, 1890 | AGED | 68 YEARS).
Samuel C. Booher (son of Samuel): Jordan Cem. in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. (SAMUEL BOOHER | of ... K ... | Died Dec. 11, 1864 | aged 36 yrs 5 mo 22 d | He died at his post. | Peace be to his dust. | ...) & Elizabeth (Snyder) Booher: Oak Hill Cem. in Oak Creek Twp., Johnson Co., IA. (ELIZABETH | WIFE OF | SAMUEL BOOHER | DIED | FEB. 28, 1878 | AGED | 47Ys. 6Ds.).
Hannah M. Booher (daughter of Samuel): Jordan Cem. in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. (HANNAH M. | Daughter of | SAMUEL AND HANNAH BOOHER | DIED | Nov. 3rd, 1844 | Aged 14 years 1 mon. | & 4 days. | ----- | Death - Thou hath conquered me. | I by thy dart am slain. | But Christ did conquer thee. | And I shall rise again.).
Lucinda R. Booher (daughter of Samuel) & Jacob Booher (son of Jacob): Jordan Cem. in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. (JACOB M. BOOHER | DIED | Apr. 21, 1881 | Aged 48 yrs. | LUCINDA R. | BOOHER | DIED | Oct. 19, 1878 | Aged 44 yrs. | & 4 mo.).

Family Bibles:

Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4 Joshua M. Booher (son of Samuel) Family Bible.

Obits & Death Notices:

Samuel Booher: Death Notice from the 30 Sep 1858 issue of the The Herald out of Shirleysburg, PA.
Hannah M. Booher (daughter of Samuel): Article on drowning from the 13 Nov 1844 issue of the Huntingdon Journal.

Estate Records:

Samuel Curren Booher (son of Samuel): Transcription of Will (at Rootsweb).

Pictures:

Joshua & Evaline (Wharton) Booher: Joshua was a son of John & Jane (Duffey) Booher.

Miscellaneous:

Samuel Booher & Hannah Morrison: Marriage Notice from the 7 Jun 1810 issue of the Huntingdon Gazette.
Hance Campbell & Catherine Booher (daughter of Samuel): Marriage Notice from the 27 Feb 1839 issue of the Huntingdon Journal.
William H. Gorsuch & Eliza J. Booher (daughter of Samuel): Marriage Notice from the 11 Mar 1846 issue of the Huntingdon Journal.
Samuel Curren Booher (son of Samuel): Page from History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5 by Samuel P. Bates (at University of Michigan Digital Library website).


Jacob Booher Family

Cemetery Info:

Mary (Booher) Stevens Brown (daughter of Jacob): Orbisonia Cem. in Orbisonia, PA. (...THER | MARY BROWN | DIED | April 11, 1897 | AGED | 66 yrs. 1 mo. | & 7 days. | ----- | ...) & David W. Stevens (1st Husband): Fredericksburg National Cem. near Fredericksburg, VA. (Corpl. D. W. Stevens | PA) & Cyrus J. Brown (2nd Husband): Old School Baptist Cem. in Springfield Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA.
Jacob Booher (son of Jacob) & Lucinda R. Booher (daughter of Samuel): Jordan Cem. in Cromwell Twp., Huntingdon Co., PA. (JACOB M. BOOHER | DIED | Apr. 21, 1881 | Aged 48 yrs. | LUCINDA R. | BOOHER | DIED | Oct. 19, 1878 | Aged 44 yrs. | & 4 mo.).
William T. Booher (son of Jacob) & Rachel M. (Rutter) Booher: Mt. Vernon Cem. in Alfalfa Twp., Grant Co., OK.
Phoebe A. (Booher) McWilliams (daughter of Jacob) & Andrew J. McWilliams: Parker Cem. in East Creswell Twp., Cowley Co., KS (At findagrave.com).
John W. Booher (son of Jacob) & Emma A. (Bowles) Herdic Booher: Greenwood Cem. in Waco Twp., Sedgwick Co., KS (At findagrave.com).

Family Bibles:

Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4 John & Elizabeth (daughter of Jacob) Duffey Family Bible.

Obits & Death Notices:

John W. Booher (son of Jacob): Obituary from the 03 Apr 1946 issue of the Wichita Eagle.

Estate Records:

Jacob Booher: Transcription of Will (.pdf File).
Elizabeth (Booher) Duffey (daughter of Jacob): Date of Death statement in Huntingdon Co., PA Will Book Vol. 15, Page 81 showing a death date of 20 Apr 1897.
Samuel Booher (son of Jacob): Renunciation by sisters to administer their brother's estate in Huntingdon Co., PA Will Book Vol. 7, Page 161.

Pictures:

Mary (Booher) Stevens Brown (daughter of Jacob) & David W. Stevens (1st husband).


Nancy (Booher) Linn Family

Published Bios:

James Linn & Nancy Booher, 1905
James W. Linn (son of Nancy) & Sarah Chilcoat, 1905
Hugh Linn (son of Nancy), 1905
Samuel B. Linn (son of Nancy), 1889
Jacob B. Linn (son of Nancy), 1889

Cemetery Info:

Nancy (Booher) Linn: Old Methodist Church Cem. near Maddensville, PA & James Linn: Old Charles Evans Farm near Maddensville, PA. (JAMES LYNN | DIED | APR. 20th AD | 1848 AT 12oo PM | AGED 55Y. 8M. | 26 DAYS).
John Linn (son of Nancy): Old Methodist Church Cem. near Maddensville, PA.
Elizabeth J. Linn (daughter of Nancy): Old Charles Evans Farm near Maddensville, PA. (ELIZABETH J. | Wife of | CHAS. W. EVANS | Died | Nov. 16, 1859 | Aged | 29 yrs. 4 mo. & | 20 dys.) & Charles W. Evans: Old Methodist Church Cem. near Maddensville, PA.
Hugh Linn (son of Nancy) & Caroline (Feight) Linn Stevens: Shelby Cem. just south of Shelby, IA (Hugh's picture at Iowa Genweb).
Samuel B. Linn (son of Nancy) & Jane G. (Keagy) Linn: Shelby Cem. just south of Shelby, IA.
Jacob B. Linn (son of Nancy) & Hester A. R. (Chilcoat) Linn: Shelby Cem. just south of Shelby, IA.

Family Bibles:

Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5 Samuel B. Linn (son of Nancy) Family Bible.

Obits & Death Notices:

Hugh Linn (son of Nancy): Obituary from the 01 Jun 1894 issue of the Shelby News.
Carrie Feight: Obituary from the 01 Jan 1914 issue of the Shelby News.

Samuel B. Linn (son of Nancy): Obituary from the 19 Mar 1920 issue of the Shelby News.
Jane G. Keagy: Short obituary from the 30 Dec 1908 issue of the Harlan Tribune.

Hester (Chilcoat) Linn (wife of Jacob): Obituary from the 22 Dec 1927 issue of the Harlan Republican.

Pictures:

Nancy (Booher) Linn
Samuel B. Linn (son of Nancy)
Jane G. (Keagy) Linn (wife of Samuel)
Jacob B. Linn (son of Nancy)
Hester A. R. (Chilcoat) Linn (wife of Jacob)



Last updated on 29 Aug 2013

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