Born in Aettenschwil, Aargau, Switzerland on the 30 Oct 1860 BUTLER Josef Felix travelled to New Zealand at the age of 24 in 1884.

At the age of 26 Josef married Maria Idda FISCHER who had travelled to New Zealand three years earlier (with her mother). They were married at the Roman Catholic Church Inglewood NZ on 31 Oct 1886.

When they were married there place of living was at Norfolk Road, Inglewood, they then moved onto Suffolk Rd, Kaimata in the Moa District, until 1911.

They retired to 216 Carrington Road, Vogeltown, New Plymouth, later shifting to Lemon Street, New Plymouth.

They are both buried in New Plymouth in the Te Henui Cemetery - (Facing BIG Mohammed Islam Salam Tomb).

Photo of Josef Felix Butler age 24.

supplied by Jim Dunning.