b. 12 Sep 1832, Glarus, Switzerland
m. abt 1859, Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Missouri C. Masterson
d. 23 Sep 1898, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
I do not know much of anything about Samuel’s early life before his immigration to America yet. I do know that he arrived in America in 1852 via the Eastern Queen, departing from Le Havre, France, and arriving in New Orleans. I imagine from there he made his way up the Mississippi River. He married Missouri C. Masterson (her name at the time was Missouri Randol due to a previous marriage and Samuel served as step-father to Missouri’s daughter Columbia Jane). The family was located on the 1860 census living in Cape Girardeau, with Samuel working as a laborer.
Samuel served as a soldier for the Union Army during the Civil War and in the 1870 census, was living with wife Missouri and son Edward in Cape Girardeau, where he now worked as a flour mill hand and in 1880 he was a laborer while son Edward was at school. He was listed with others on the 1890 Veterans Schedule, rank of 1st Sergeant of Company G, 29th Regiment in Missouri. He died in 1893 and was buried at New Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.