Isaac Otis Butler

Male11 May 1807–26 August 1881

Brief Life History of Isaac Otis

When Isaac Otis Butler was born on 11 May 1807, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Charles Edward Butler, was 27 and his mother, Nancy Higgins, was 21. He married Christina Gould on 5 January 1837, in Wayne Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Redbank Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860. He died on 26 August 1881, in Nelson, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Buffalo, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Otis Butler
Christina Gould
Marriage: 5 January 1837
George Alton Butler
John Fiscus Butler
James A Butler
Daniel Butler
Mary Catherine Butler
Nathaniel H. Butler
William Butler
Rebecca Butler
Margaret Rosanne Butler

Sources (8)

  • Isaac Butler, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Isaac Butler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Isaac Butler in entry for Charles B. Hutchinson, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1837Wayne Township, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 5

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 


    Age 22

    American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)

    Name Meaning

    English: from a word that originally denoted a wine steward, usually the chief servant of a medieval household, from Norman French butuiller (Old French bouteillier, Latin buticularius, from buticula ‘bottle’). In the large households of royalty and the most powerful nobility, the title came to denote an officer of high rank and responsibility, only nominally concerned with the supply of wine, if at all. As well as being widespread in England, this is also the surname of an important Irish family, descended from Theobald FitzWalter, who was appointed Chief Butler of Ireland by King Henry II in 1177. It is Gaelicized as de Buitléir.

    English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English boteler ‘maker of bottles (usually of leather)’, a derivative of Middle English botel, Old French bo(u)teille ‘bottle’ and synonymous with Botelmaker.

    Americanized form of French Bouthillier (see Bouteiller ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Isic Butler (Mary Catherine Butler's father) as told by decendant Verna Marie Panchot-Stueck

    His wife was Christine Gould. They are buried in Nelson Wisconsin.

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