This is my first introduction to this website - I hope I am posting this properly. I have two ancestors (husband and wife) who sailed out of Bremen on the ship Germania and arrived in Baltimore June 14, 1867. They were Johann Friedrich Butt, his second wife Margaretha (T(h)iedemann) Butt, and his two sons from his first marriage to a Ms. Engel(?), Heinrich and Johann. American death certificates and obituaries state they were born in Hannover, but not which village in the kingdom. John's date of birth is March 27, 1827, and Margaretha was born in 1842/1843.

According to Johann's death certificate, his parents were Heinrich Butt and Mattie Dammern, both born in Germany.

Can anyone suggest any areas heavily populated at that time by the Butt and/or Tiedemann families so that I would know where to begin my search?

Thanks in advance,

Robin Sjoerdsma
Sarasota, FL

You might try this site to get an idea of where the most Butt's and
Tiedemann's live now.

I have done some research on the Tiedemann name in church books of
Bremervörde. This is in Kreis Cuxhaven which is also where the most Butt's
and Tiedemann's now live.

Good luck,
Paul Scheele

Hi Robin,
    You certainly know how to present the needed information. Job well done.
I have been hunting around and cannot come up with the exact people. I
think there were a great number of T(h)iedemann in numerous places. The
Butts are probably about the same. If you haven't done so, you should look
search here:

   I presume you have done these:

I looked around without little success. They are in the census, but that
doesn't seem to lead to anything definite either.

Good luck!

Dear Robin,

Did your John Fredrich die in Minnesota? This data from family search on John Frederick Butt has same birthdate listed as the Johan Butt you look for.

Husband's Name
John Frederick BUTT (AFN:107T-2L8) Pedigree
Born: 27 Mar 1827 Place: <Hanover, , , Germany>
Died: 21 Jan 1917 Place: Tenney, Wilkin, Mn
Married: Place: