Son of Carl Klawitter and Wilhelmina Buchholz.
Not known when he came to the United States.
Enlisted on 20 January 1875 into the 7th U. S. Cavarly. He was in Thomas McDougall's Company B, which was in charge of the pack train at the time of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. However, he did not participate as he was on detached service, possibly either at Powder River Depot or Fort Abraham Lincoln.
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