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Büches, (Büdingen), Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

Johann Heinrich Sattler (son of Johannes and Engel Catharina Heimbuch) was baptized in Büches on 25 November 1736. He married Anna Elisabetha Flach (daughter of Johann Heinrich Flach from Fleschenbach) in Büches on 9 May 1765. They had a daughter, Anna Elisabeth, who was baptized in Büches on 26 January 1766. Johann Heinrich Sattler had a sister named Elisabeth who was baptized in Büches on 14 April 1745. 

The family arrived in Russia on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship “Love and Unity”. Heinrich Sattler is listed as a farmer from Isenburg and of the Reformed faith.  With him is his wife Anna, his mother Engel and his sister Elisabeth.

They are reported on the Messer First Settler's List in household #50.

The Movement Tables in the 1798 Census state that widow Elisabeth Sattler married Johannes Schütz in Schilling and that three of her children moved there with her. Elisabeth is reported in the 1798 Schilling Census in Household #74 (with her surname spelled "Flag"). Her son Johann Philipp and her daughter Maria Magdalena are reported in the same household, and her daughter Maria Katharina is in Household #78.  


- Parish records of Rohrbach (including Aulen-Diebach, Büches and Stockheim), FHL Film #1201847. 
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov State Technical University, Saratov, Russia, 2010): p 127.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): p 143. 
- 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): Volume 2, pp. 899, 900, and 1122

Wayne H. Bonner