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Johann Michael Butz, his wife Anna Katharina, and his children (Andreas, age 17; Armegast, age 15; Philipp Peter, age 11; Hans Georg, age 10; Katharina, age 8; Gottfried, age 4; Philipp Hendrik, age 2; and Margaretha, age 1) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Fridericia on 1 May 1760. They are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 7 January 1765.

They joined the migration to Russia, and are recorded there on the 1775 census of Beideck in Households No. 32, 74, & 76.

The 1798 census of Schilling records Gottfried Butz (age 38) in Household No. Sg004.

The Eichhorns record that Johann Michael Butz came from the German region of Degenfeld.


- 1775 Census of Beideck (Nos. 32, 74, & 76).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-201.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bd08, Bd47, Bd65, Bd75, Sg004.


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