Born in Pomerania, E. Prussia Feb. 3, 1849. Served in the Kaiser's Regiment and immigrated the America in 1871. Ferdinand settled in Outagamie Co. near Black Creek, WI and farmed and worked as a blacksmith. He died of internal hemorrhage January 19, 1915 and is buried in the rural cemetery at the Evangelical Church at the crossroad of Co. road "A" and Pleasant Rd. He and his wife Bertha (Kollath) Wisthoff had ll children. The photo is from a large charcoal portrait.
- Album: 1800s: 19th Century