He came to Minnesota in 1857.
"[He] came to America when he was about eleven years of age, locating in Cook County, Illinois." (History of Goodhue County, Minnesota Historical Company, 1882)
The town of Eitzen in Houston County, Minnesota was named by Christian Bunge, Jr., for the place of his birth in Germany. (Minnesota Place Names, MHS, 2001)
He built a log grocery store in Eitzen in 1866. (Minnesota Place Names, MHS, 2001)