Born on 18.12.1874 in Cannstatt of Stuttgart. He worked as a mechanic at Daimler-Motors-Gesellschaft. Later since 1898 he worked as a driver of the well-known Auto Sports enthusiast as well as of Theodor Dreher in Vienna. He had two hard car accidents at racing. Once with the foreman Bauer at La Turbie Raceing in 1900 and the second time in Kaiserpreis racing 1907.