He was born in 1825/26 (4 (37 in 1863)). He was born in Germany (4).
When he enlisted, he was a haird[resser?] (4).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a sandy complexion, light eyes, and sandy hair (4).
He was a substitute (1). He enlisted and was mustered into service in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 July 1863 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Lane (4).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Andrew Myers)
2 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 30 March 1863 (Sergt Meyers)
3 company I, register of men transferred (Andrew Meyers)
4 company I, descriptive roll, #91 (Andrew Meyers)
5 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Andrew Meyers)