Herman Zizendorf was born in Germany and later immigrated to Blackwater. Zizendorf became a thief and began stealing construction tools, and was subsequently given a bounty of $30 by the Blackwater Police Department for fraud, deceiving an officer of the law, and multiple counts of theft.
Events in Red Dead Redemption 2
John Marston can accept the bounty and is asked by Chief Dunbar to bring in Zizendorf alive. Upon discovering Zizendorf, a chase begins, during which Zizendorf injures his leg. John ultimately captures Zizendorf and brings him back to the station, who begs John not to. In a final attempt to escape, Zizendorf rants about how it was a mistake he was arrested and that he can have John arrested for assault, before he is incarcerated in a cell.