- Alexander was born at Eckitten, and baptized in St. Johannes' Kirche in Memel.
When he was sixteen he came to Texas, with the family group of twelve. He worked with his brothers at Nassau, caring especially for several head of cattle which his father had given him. He and four brothers joined the Confederate Army. Alexander was an artillery sergeant in Creutzbauer's Company, fighting in the skirmishes in East Texas and Louisiana. (Creutzbauer, interestingly, had been a Prussian artillery officer). He is included on the Civil War page.
Alexander and Walter returned home after their company had been helpful in winning a great battle. They had earned a furlough by continuous fighting since the beginning of the war, but they found that their mother had passed away. However, their leave did much to cheer their grief-stricken father, brothers, and sisters.
In the Froelich book we read that Alexander died October 2, 1864, near Liberty, Texas; therefore, this information has been given. However, in an old letter we read that he contracted typhoid fever in an army camp in Brownsville and died June 4, 1864, place not stated. He is buried near Liberty.