Jonah Buker

21 December 1794–23 September 1854 (Age 59)
Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States

The Life of Jonah

Jonah Buker was born on 21 December 1794, in Bowdoin, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States. He married Mary "Polly" Pool on 23 February 1813, in Minot, Androscoggin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 September 1854, in Bowdoinham, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, at the age of 59.

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Jonah Buker
Mary "Polly" Pool
Marriage: 23 February 1813
Sarah Buker
Samuel Pool Buker
Horace Buker
Mary Ann Buker
Alden Crooker Buker
Miriam Smith Buker
Hannah Crocker Buker
Alden Crooker Buker

Spouse and Children

23 February 1813
Minot, Androscoggin, Maine, United States


    Sarah Buker



    Horace Buker



    Alden Crooker Buker


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 10

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.

Age 18

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

German:1. ( Büker ): see Bueker . 2. possibly an altered spelling of Bucher .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Jonah Buker in entry for Nathaniel Helmick and Mary A. Buker Mclean, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Jonah Buker in entry for Nathaniel Helmick, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • Jonah Buker in entry for Samuel Buker, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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