He came to New York City August 12, 1853, and was active as a portrait painter in the 1850s, painting portraits in Richmond, Virginia around 1859 returning to New York City around 1860.
The 1860 census states that he resided in New York with his wife and three children (ages 2 to 6, all born in the U.S.) and owned $6,000 worth of real estate. In the 1870 census he is listed as owning real estate in Morrisania, Westchester County worth $37,000. Still counted in the census of June 8, 1900, he died in New York City shortly thereafter.Who Was Who in American Art
states that he returned to Germany sometime before 1866; later census data does show otherwise.
His great-great grandson Paull
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