Joachim Friedr. Buttler & Magdalena Dorothea Hamm were married on 2 June 1766 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lübeck.
Friedrich Butler and his wife Helena [Magdalena] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pinkom.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Friedrich Butler came from the German village of Stralsund.
There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #108.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 133.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4319.