(1835 - 1894)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry
He came to Wisconsin from Switzerland with his family in 1849, and was later a surveyor and civil engineer. He enlisted from Appleton in Company E, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 28 June 1861. He was promoted Corporal soon after.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The rest of the War
Wounded again in action at Gettysburg, PA and captured. He mustered out of service on 16 July 1864.
After the War
He continued in surveying and in real estate. He's credited with founding the city of Antigo, Langlade County, beginning with drawing up its plats in 1877. He served a term in the State legislature in 1892.
References & notes
Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Further details from a sketch in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Wisconsin Counties ... (1895).
More on the Web
02/10/1835; Bagnes, SWITZERLAND
03/25/1894; burial in Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Antigo, WI