Was born at Old Nazareth and his parents were called to the mission in Jamaica, W.I. After learning a trade and tending store for a while he became a teacher at Nazareth Hall. In 1790 he married A.C. Cassler and took charge of the Bethlehem Inn and later of the store. In 1805 he was appointed warden of the Church at Lititz and for a while also steward of the Lititz Boarding School, besides holding other important offices. He also served the Church with his musical gift, and for 55 years was a member of the Church choir. In 1832 he retired to Bethlehem. He had three sons and one daughter. His age was 77 years.