Durst Buckwalter, Lampeter Township.
June 6, 1773–April 17, 1782
Children: Francis, Abraham and Henry.
Ex.: Francis Buckwalter and John Witmer.
[Abstracts of Lancaster Co., PA, Wills, 1729 1819]
Lived on the land he owned in Lampter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
All four of his sons are mentioned in Pennsylvania Archives, Vol VII.
Theodorus Yost “Durst” Buchwalter
BIRTH July 1701 Switzerland
DEATH 7 Jul 1782 (aged 80–81)Lampeter, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
BURIAL Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Husband to Barbara Landis Buchwalter, who was the mother of Abraham Buchwalter. The Mennonite farmer Theodorus Yost was the son of Francis Bough Buchwalter and Mary Durst Mellinger. He immigrated with his parents to America in 1717. He married Barbara Witmer Landis during 1724 in Lancaster Co., PA. She was also born in Canton, Zurich, Switzerland to Jacob Landis (b.1667, d.1730) and Anna Witmer (b.1671, d.1725).
Between 1725 and 1746 Theodorus & Barbara had 13 children which they named: Anlea “Ann”, Maria, Barbara, Frantz, Martha, Hans, Johannes, Lizzie, Abraham Landis, Joseph, Henrich, Henry and Veronica Buchwalter. They were all born in Lampeter Township, Lancaster Co., PA.
His parents, Francis and Mary Buchwalter are thought to have been buried in an old Indiana cemetery that is now under what is downtown of Phoenixville, PA.
Deed Book 4, p. 389. Indenture dated 3 Feb 1777. Dores buckwalter transferred land to his son Abraham 68 3/4 acres [and other land] in Lampter Township. Indenture dated 24 Oct 1811. Abraham and his wife Barbara transferred this land, 68 3/4, acres to his oldest son John. [later sold to Abraham Herr]
Birth: 1702, Zürich, Switzerland
Death: 1782, Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Barbara, a Mennonite, was the daughter of Jacob Landis and Anna Witmer. She immigrated with her parents through Germany in 1717.
The Landis family were descendants of the 1614 Martyr, Hans Landis of Canton, Zurich Hirzel, Switzerland.
At the age of 22 Barbara married the Mennonite farmer Theodorus Yost “Durst” Buchwalter in 1724 in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania. Between 1725 and 1746 Theodorus & Barbara had 13 children which they named: Anlea “Ann”, Maria, Barbara, Frantz, Martha, Hans, Johannes, Lizzie, Abraham Landis, Joseph, Henrich, Henry and Veronica Buchwalter. They were all born in Lampeter Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.