John was born about 1852 in France, the son of unknown parents.
His wife was Amelie J. Fosshard, who he married on 26 SEP 1874 in Ft. Wayne, Allen, Indiana. Their six known children were Felix W (1875-?), Victor H. (1877-?), Uresa M (1880-?), Louis I. (1883-?), Stephen Albert (1886-?) and Gertude (c1889-?).
!Source: Daniel Shawn Huffman.