|Birth Day||March 24, 1807|
|Age||212 YEARS OLD|
The 19th century German pioneer who played an instrumental role in the development of San Diego and its surrounding areas.
He traveled from Germany to New Orleans in the early 1800s and eventually traveled to San Diego by wagon.
He helped found San Diego's first railroad and served as its post master and a as member of its Grand Jury.
He married his second wife, Matilda Newman, in 1869.
His contributions to the San Diego area are comparable to Stephen Austin 's influence in the state of Texas.