When David Blocher was born on 14 January 1812, in Manheim Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph Blocher, was 34 and his mother, Margaret Elisabeth Roberts, was 27. He married Susan Warner about 1835, in Harrison Township, Darke, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Darke, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 19 March 1886, in Girard, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Virden Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States.
German: from a derivative of Middle High German bloch ‘block of wood, stocks’, hence presumably a metonymic occupational name for a jailer. See also Block .
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