His taste in cookery, formed in subterranean ordinaries and a la mode beef shops, was far from delicate.
In 1822 he became professor ordinaries.
Priests of the Society are given the option of either joining other orders or remaining as secular clergy, under obedience to the ordinaries, who are empowered to grant or withhold from them licences to hear confessions.
The executive officials are elected for a term of two years, and the judges of the Supreme Court and of the court of appeals for six years, while those of the superior court and of the ordinaries and the justices of the peace are chosen every four years.
He studied at GÃ¶ttingen and Erlangen, became professor at Basel in 1864, and eventually (1876) professor ordinaries at GÃ¶ttingen.