Born in Prussia or Germany. Married to Mary about 1840. Several children per census records: Emile M., Mina C., Clara O., Ida, Matilda, Mabrageta, Thusnelde, Emma, Louisa, Lydia, Augustus, and Amelia. There may have been more. He either died in Sharon, Walworth County, Wisconsin or Town of Chemung, McHenry Co, IL.