Bernhard was born in 1866, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
He has died but the date and place are unknown.
His wife was Johanne Hermine Marie (Mary) Schaffer. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their five known children were Hilda (1894-1970), Walter (1898-1947), Alfred (1900-1959), Erna (1902-1993) and Hans (?-?).