Gottfried Buechner, "Manlius, was born in Bavaria, Germany, Jan. 15, 1840, and came to this country in 1862. He first located in Albany, and while there, Sept. 17, 1862, he enlisted in Co. I, 43d N.Y. Vols. He was in the battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 12-15, 1862; at Marye's Heights on May 4, 1863, he was taken prisoner and confined at Belle Island two weeks and two weeks in Libby Prison, when he was exchanged, and joined his regiment in time to get into the battle at Rappahannock Station; he was in the Wilderness campaign, at Spottsylvania, and at Cold Harbor was wounded in his right arm; he returned to the field from the hospital to engage in the fight at Winchester, and was engaged at Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek and in the Petersburg campaign until Lee's surrender. After his discharge he returned to Albany, and then went to Schenectady to work on a farm. In 1866 he went to Iowa, but soon returned to Syracuse and was employed with Mayor Noxon. The next spring he commenced work for himself, buying a farm in the town of Clay. In 1880 he exchanged this farm for the old Tibbitts farm of 110 acres in Manlius, where he has since made his home. He has added twenty acres and had made many improvements, when in 1891 his buildings were totally destroyed by fire. He soon rebuilt, however, and now has one of the finest homes in the county. Aug. 11, 1867, Mr. Buechner married Katrina Myer, a native of Baden, by whom he has five children: William, George, Jacob, Emma M. and George Gottfried. Mr. Buechner and family attend the Baptist church." Source: Bruce, Dwight H. (Ed.), Onondaga's Centennial. Boston History Co., 1896, Vol. II, p. 173.