Josef is a survivor in Chernarus, he started out his life in Alberta working on his families farm herding cattle and tending to his father crops. He grew up fairly quickly and was a very strong young man he spent most of his life in Alberta and other than his vacation to Chernarus has only left Alberta once. When he was 18 and finished high school he applied to be a deputy in a local town.
He worked there for 20 years before being put into early retirement when his parents passed away and he was forced to reclaim his family farm. He wasn't the biggest fan of becoming a full-time farmer, but he felt it was his duty to keep the family business going and he was very good at it keeping his family farm afloat and even expanding on the family business. He spent 10 years on his family farm before he handed it off to his son and bought a house with his wife. They spent a couple of months planning a trip somewhere when he remembered about Chernarus and the war on the news and decided he wanted to see what a post war country looked like. He was in the country for a month before the outbreak started when he rushed the airports trying to return to Canada he lost his wife in the Panic and confusion and later found her dead from being trampled by the crowds. The loss of his wife was hard for him and turned him into an angry and bitter old man, but he still helps others when he can, he just refuses to get emotionally attached to other survivors.
Having no way out of the country he did the only thing he could disappear into the country side and survive he did his best to avoid all of the bombings and almost made it to the evacuation via ships in Chernogorsk, but he just barely missed it and that point he knew he was trapped in Chernarus he must now live with the fact that his wife is gone and he may never see his son again. While he was surviving in the city after missing the boats his former alcohol addiction resurfaced and that's all he searched for in the cities. Eventually, after going on a bender for a few days he sobered up and started to head north his plans are to find a small place to settle down and use his knowledge as a farmer and sheriff to start a small community.