Bertha Selma Schrader Buttner


Born 8-21-1863 Schleusigen, E. Germany at 2:00 PM

Married 11-25-1882 Halle (Saale) E. Germany to August Fredrick Buttner

Died 5-21-1957 South Hill VA. Hosp.

Buried Lunenburg Co. VA, Perseverance Christian Church


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Passage to US:

Name: Bertha Buttner  Birth Date: 1863 Age: 28 Gender: Female

Ethnicity/Nationality: Prussian

Port of Departure: Hamburg, Germany and Southampton, England Destination: New York

Departure: 1 May 1891 • Hamburg

Port of Arrival: New York, New York

Ship Name: Columbia

Arrival Date: 9 May 1891


Bertha Buttner  28 yr

Emma 5 yr

Ida  3 yr

Arthur 11 mo


Also on the same ship were Bertha's Mother and two siblings


 Lisette Schrader  58

 Emilie Schrader  24

 Herrm. Schrader  16 




This trunk, brought from Germany to the US in 1891,

was built by Johann Bernard Schrader

for his daughter Bertha Selma Shrader

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Some of the items brought in the trunk are pictured below.


Shoe Lass – Barrel Bung Tap (brass)



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By David Arthur – Great Grandson of Bertha Buttner.






































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Name: Friedrich Büttner

Gender: männlich



Occupation: Sattler

Birth Date: abt 1856

Residence: Schleusingen, Thüringen

Departure Date: 29 Juli 1890

Port of Departure: Hamburg

Destination: New York

Port of Arrival:West Hartlepool (Amerika via Liverpool)

Ship Name:Empress

Captain: CooperShipping Clerk Carl Bennin & Co.

Ship Type: DampfschiffShip

Flag: England

Accommodationohne: AngabeVolume373-7 I, VIII B 1 Band 084Household Members



Name: Friedrich Büttner





David Arthur – Great Grandson of Bertha and Fredrick Buttner


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