"JR" was born in Hirschweiler, Bavaria, Germany November 30, 1822. He emigrated from Germany in 1849 and was naturalized September 12, 1859. He married Louisa Regina Hoffner in Minersville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania in 1857 and they had 7 children. He died January 2, 1894 in Reinerton, Schuylkill County, PA. He was my gg grandfather.