Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1850, died in Dimboola, Victoria, on 24 March 1911.
A pharmacist, with a business in Dimboola, in the 1890s and early 1900s, and prolific collector of phanerogams and cryptogams, particularly of the Wimmera. Apparently collected in south-eastern South Australia in 1908. Published extensively in Victorian Naturalist (mosses described by V.Brotherus and C.Müller). His collection of about 10 000 specimens was purchased by MEL in 1906 for £80. Duplicates are in A, B, E, G, H, JE, K, L, MO, NH, NY, P and WAG.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]