Obituary states he was born 11/15/1890 in Czechoslovakia. He left there, went to Germany to study at the Universisty of Heidelberg to become a medical doctor. He left his studies and came to Linwood in 1916 and began operating a tavern, later he operated a soft drink factory in Abie, even later he worked for E. J. Mashek Hardware and Implement in Abie. He became a US citizen on 4/19/1947. He later worked at Ray's Oil Co. In Brainard where he retired in 1960.