Born in Moorburg, Germany, on 30 March 1831, died in Darwin, Northern Territory, on 31 January 1914.
A member of the South Australian police from about 1853, transferring to the Northern Territory in 1870, where he was Inspector of Police at Palmerston for many years. He collected in the Territory, sending material to F.Mueller. These collections are now in MEL.
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]