There are two Butherus families recorded on the 1798 census of Walter:
(1) Johann Heinrich Butherus and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Walter in Household No. Wt037.
(2) The widow and descendants of Christian Butherus are recorded on the 1798 census of Walter in Household No. Wt080.
A relationship between these two families is not recorded on the 1798 censuses. They have not been located in earlier documents related to the Volga Germans.
- 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): Wt037, Wt080.