Born in 1788 he died in age of 50 in 1838. Before settling in Cumru township which is
now Mohnton but at its time calles Mohnsville, he previously lived in Nazareth,
Northampton County, in Philadelphia and in Columbia, Lancaster County. He worked there
for William Pennypacker, a gun-barrel manufactrer. He purchased a farm, built a dam
and was preparing to enter upon the manufacture of gun-barrels on his own account
when he was suddenly stricken with illness and died in 1838.
He is supposed to had two shops on the Wyomissing Creek in 1811.