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Johann Georg Book/Buchs
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Birth: Dec. 13, 1730, Germany
Death: Feb. 15, 1815
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA

The Butler County, PA Book (Buchs) History notes state Johann George had 3 wives: 1st wife ____ Chatter; 2nd wife ____ Mesinger, and 3rd Christiana Metzger. (We are not sure of the order of wives 1 and 2.) and Johann George Book had 24 children.

Known children born to Georg by the first two marriages:

1st: Jacob Book b. 1743 Germany, d 1824 Ancaster Wentworth Ontario Canada, was a son of the FIRST WIFE, and was a half brother to Conrad 1747 and John 1754. FAG Memorial 63981845

2nd: Conrad b. 1747 Germany, d. 13 Aug 1804 Grimsby Township, Ontario Canada, FAG Memorial 118965582; and John b. Jun 1754 Germany, d. 9 Jul 1827 Wentworth Ontario Canada, FAG Memorial 63981528, were full brothers and sons of the SECOND WIFE. They were half brothers to Jacob b. 1743.

Georg's 3rd wife was Christina Metzger, whom he married in Sussex Co., NJ. She was born in 1740 and lived to be 97 years old (d. ca 1837). They are the parents of Magdalena Buchs Dreisbach, wife of Jacob Dreisbach / Triesbach and Sophia Frederick Buchs, wife of Martin Dreisbach and other daughters. George Book, b. 1758 Sussex NJ, d. 1823 Worth Twp., Butler County, PA was the only known son of 3rd wife, Christiana Metzger. George was a HALF BROTHER to all 3 Canadian Book Boys, Jacob 1743, Conrad 1747 and John 1754.
Thanks to contributor Paula Good, desc of George 1758.

From the Annals of Buffalo Valley,
pg. 54: Moved onto land in Buffalo Vally, PA, in 1774. George Books cleared a part of the Sheckler place (later owner).
pg. 67: In 1775, George Books, had 12 tillable acres, 2 horses and 3 cows, for which he was assessed taxes.
pg. 180: Inhabitants of Buffalo Twp., in the beginning of April, 1780, Book, Conrad; Book, John; Book, George; Dreisbach, Jacob, of White Deer Twp., Hoffman, Joseph.
pg. 310: 1797 - White Deer Twp.: George Books erected the Books saw mill in West Buffalo.

From "A Short Family History and Genealogical Statement,
Martin Dreisbach, Senior, and his descendants," written by his grandson, John Dreisbach, Preacher:

"My grandparents on my mothers side, George Bucks and wife
Christina, a Metzger's daughter, were both emigrants from Germany, a place called Wuertenberg, and were members of the Lutheran Society; but grandmother in her last years became a member of the Evangelical Association. They were poor as to wordly estates, yet were they much respected by all who knew them best, because of their integrity, friendly disposition and piety. Grandfather lived 85 and grandmother 97 years; and their last end was peace. My
grandfather, George Books (as this name became thus spelled in english), had by former marriages several children, among the rest, Jacob, Conrad and John, half-brothers of my mother; these have resided for many years in Upper Canada. And beside, there was one full brother to my mother, George, Jr., who resided in Butler County, Pa., on Slippryrock, 15 miles north of Harmony. Anna Books was married to Michael Schock, Christina to William Emory, and Barbara to Christian Wolf. Schock's wife died in Youngmanstown, Union County, Pa. Wolf and his wife died in Seneca county, N.Y. Emory and his wife lived near uncle George Books. All these have left children, and some are scattered in different directions." 
Family links: 
  Unknown Messenger Buch (1716 - 1756)*
  Christiana Metzger Buchs (1740 - ____)*
  Mary Metzger (1752 - 1835)*
  George Warren Book/Buchs (1758 - 1823)*
  Magdalena Buchs Dresbach (1759 - 1836)*
  Sabina Fredricka Buchs Dreisbach (1762 - 1849)*
*Calculated relationship
Dreisbach United Church of Christ Cemetery
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Rachel
Record added: Sep 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21660543
Johann Georg Book/Buchs
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