I am searching for the siblings and parents of my great grandfather - Karll Friedrich Ludwig Butt who was b 18/Sep/1835 in Germany.
My grandfather - August Butt; a brother - Wilhelm Butt; a sister - Augusta Butt - and their parents - Karll/Carl Butt/Butte and Johanna Karoliene Jordon Butt departed from Stettin Germany on the ship Polynesia and arrived in New York April 27, 1891. I had a terrible time finding the record. Their last name was misspelled Bull - someone forgot to cross their "t's". This is the right aged people, in the right family group, at the right time. Source: Ancestry.com; New York Passenger Lists, 1820 - 1957; Microfilm serial - M237; Microfilm roll - M237-566. Line - 32; List # 549.
My grandfather always said they "landed in WI and then moved to (Western, Saline Co.) NE." Looking at the obit of Karll Butt they probably were in WI for about a year. I don't know where. The oldest son of Karll Butt was already in Western, NE so my guess is that there were relatives in WI - Karll's brothers, sisters?
Listed in the passenger list - right after the Butt family - is a family that I cannot make out the name. Then is a widow - Charlotte Jordon; then a Buhlke/Beilke family. My guess is that the widow Jordon was a sister-in-law to my g-grandmother - Karoliene Jordon Butt and probably the mother of one or both of the wives of the Buhlke and ? family. The Butt family was from the village of Dobberphul.
There are Buhlke families in NE but I have found nothing that puts them in Saline Co NE in the mid 1890's. There was a Friedrich Ferdinand Jordon b Feb 1870 in Germany m Mathilde Mary Matzke Dec 1892 in Green Co, WI. They later moved to Elgin, IL. Wilhelm Butt also moved to Elgin IL.
The names of the children of Karll Butt and Karoliene Jordon were: Johanna [Butt] Arndt - stayed in Germany; Franz Wilhelm Friedreck Butt; Ludwig Karl Butt; Ernestine Caroline Christine [Butt] Furer - stayed in Germany; Luise Wilhelmine Augusta Butt - died in Germany; Augusta Marie [Butt] Henk; August Herm Butt and Wilhelm Frederick Butt.
If anyone knows if/how this Butt family connects with Butt, Buhlke/Beilke or Jordon families living in WI during this time - please contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org