Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born about 1830, died near Casino, NSW, September 1913.
Born c.1830 (he was not quite 83 when he died, so born 1830 or 1831). Occupations were gold-miner and hotel-keeper. In retirement he 'took up horticulture as a hobby'. He grew 'many a rare plant', and became an acknowledged expert on such matters in the Casino district. His botanical collecting, then, would seem to relate to his retirement period, after about 1903.
He was listed as a publican at Boonoo Boonoo, near Tenterfield, 1876-1885, and later near Casino (Richmond River), where he died.
Source: Pers comm : Dr Brett J. Stubbs, June 2007 from an obitiary for Charles Herrmann Knoetzsch in the Casino newspaper.