He was born around 1827 in Germany. Schoenborn studied at University of Erfurt and immigrated to the United States in 1849. In June, 1851 he found a position at the Architect of the Capitol and later contributed to the design the dome of the United States Capitol.
Schoenborn died on January 24, 1902 in Washington, D.C. aged seventy four.
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