Sorry--his last name is spelled with an i--Nibbe. I also found his obit on the Kitsap Co., WA ancesty.com website. He was born in Hamburg, Germany 25 Nov 1847 and was about 14 when he went to sea and landed in the US. He was barely of age when he enlisted in the US Army and later the Navy. His wife was Mrs. Georgiana Porter. He died 15 June 1902.