Austrian man best known as the father of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler. He worked as a customs official in a variety of locations across Austria.
He apprenticed as a cobbler in Vienna.
In 2012, his gravestone in Leonding was removed by a descendant.
He married three different women: Anna Glasl-Horer, Franziska Matzelsberger and Klara Polzl.
He fathered Adolf Hitler, who was a sickly child, in 1889.