was born on March 1, 1826 in Biederthal, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France
. He married Malinda Ringswald
, daughter of Joseph Ringwald
and Maria (Mary) Ann Friedrich
, on August 11, 1851 in Madison, Indiana
. He died on August 16, 1916 in Madison
at age 90. He was buried in China Cemetery, Madison County, Indiana
He was Farmer.