The following biographical information has been provided by David M. Randall, the 3rd-great grandson of the artist.
Edward Otto Herline (1825-1902) was born in June 1825, at Hesse-Darmstadt. Hesse-Darmstadt, a Grady Duchy of the German Empire located along the Main and Rhine Rivers, south of Frankfurt and southeast of Mainz, in what is now Bavaria. Through much of the 19th Century, Hesse-Darmstadt was known as a center of the chemical industry.
Edward's father, Gustaff Herline, was the owner of a large printing business at Furth, Mittelfranken, Bayern, Bavaria - just outside of Nuremberg. Gustaff Herline married Kunigunde Siebenkaes, and had five children, all of whom eventually immigrated to the United St
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