b. Weiler (then Vorarlberg), Oct. 13, 1777, d. Fideris (Switzerland), July 16, 1820, freedom-fighter, lawyer. Defended Feldkirch in 1799 in the Napoleonic Wars, was elected provincial commissioner during the Vorarlberg uprisings against Bavarian rule in 1809, confirmed by the Austrian government, was also made supreme commander of the province of Vorarlberg; directed the rebel troops of Vorarlberg in various encounters with troops from Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg and France. Capitulated after the Austrian defeat in the battle of Wagram and was taken prisoner. Later set free, then arrested as a collaborator of J. von Hormayr's Alpenbund). After his release, worked in Vienna.