Born in Deuben, Saxony, on 26 March 1844, died in Tanunda, South Australia, on 8 March 1928 (?1929).
Sent to the Northern Territory to establish a mission at the Finke River, he arrived in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1875. He was based at the Hermannsburg Mission from 1877 until 1893. During this time he sent about 600 specimens to F.Mueller, and published two papers of his own in Proc. Roy. Soc. S. Australia. His specimens are 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]