Came to Lexington, Kentucky approximately 1878 at age of eighteen. Entered coal business acting as wholesale agent, later entering business for himself. At time of his death, was operating two coal yards in Lexington. Was kindly, courteous businessman and a devoted father. Was member of St. Paul Catholic Church; buried in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky. Obituary, Lexington Herald, 4 Septenber 1913, p.12.