1879 (Krefeld) - 1949 (Alzey). Founder of the vine breeding (vines selection and crossbreeding) and the seedlings in Rheinhessen, most successful German vine grower. Longtime leader of the later State Institute of Vine Breeding in Alzey. Test series in order to find grape varieties that are consistent in quality and yield. For this purpose crossing already known grape varieties. Scheurebe, which was entered in the register of varieties in 1954, is particularly reminiscent of his work. Other breeds: Siegerrebe, Faberrebe, Kanzler, Huxelrebe, Regner, Würzer, Septimer.