1819 – Born on the 24th of April.
1838 – Studying at the seminary in Tondern.
1847 – He became a teacher at the girls school in his native village, but went to Kiel to qualify for a higher educational post.
1853 – His studies and he was able to resume them at Kiel.
1856 – He took the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Bonn.
1858 – He settled as Privatdozent in German literature and languages at Kiel.
1866 – He was made professor.
1885 – K. Groth und die plattdeutsche Dichtung.
1891 – His Lebenserinnerungen were edited by E. Wolff.
1893 – Groth’s Gesammelte Werke appeared in 4 vols
1900 – His chief works are Quickborn, Volksleben in plattdeutschen Gedichten Ditmarscher Mundart.