Feb. 21, 1845 Stuttgart Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Aug. 25, 1885 Cape Girardeau County Missouri, USA
William and Nettie had seven children. He died shortly after his son Jacob was born. Nettie was overwhelmed and could not care for the children. She adopted out some of the children to local families. She did stay in touch with them and even attended some functions in the children's lives.