(c. 1840 - 1895)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 20th New York Infantry
He came to America about 1859. At age 21 years he enlisted at New York City to serve two years and mustered in as Private, Company B, 20th New York Infantry on 6 May 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the left hip in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was treated at the Hoffman Hospital, Sharpsburg, MD. He mustered out with his Company on 1 June 1863.
After the War
He was a member of the GAR in New Jersey by 1879, and Commandant of the Hexamer Post #34 in Newark in 1883, which, incidentally, did its business in German. By 1881 he had a business as an engraver and chaser in jewelry in Newark, NJ.
References & notes
c. 1840 in GERMANY
01/20/1895; burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ
1 Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 110 [AotW citation 16072]
2 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Serial No. 20, pg. 1 [AotW citation 16559]