"Born in Germany, 1835. Emigrated to America, 1853. Joined LDS Church at St. Louis, 1855. Mission to Indians, 1855-57. To Salt Lake City, 1860. Settled in Ogden. Moved to Salt Lake, 1862. Volunteered to go to St. George, 1862. Ordained high priest and made bishop, 1863. Mission to Switzerland, 1874-76. Counselor to president of new St. George Stake, 1877. Attended organization of School of Prophets, Endowment House, 1883. To Colonia Juarez, Mexico, 1887. Counselor to George Teasdale, president of Mexican Mission, 1891. First counselor to Anthony W. Ivins in new Juarez Stake, 1895." [Abstract from Davis Bitton's Guide to Mormon Diaries and Autobiographies, 1977].