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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 943-944 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

The father and founder of the Schupp family herein considered was Charles Frederick Schupp, of Winter, Würtemberg, Germany. This place had been the family home for many generations. He had brothers who also left the family roof and scattered to different parts of the world. Henry Schupp came to the United States and settled at Indianapolis, Indiana, Christian Schupp went to Australia, where he operates a canning factory; William Schupp is a carriage manufacturer of Albany; Louis Schupp came to the United States, located in Albany, New York, where he established a successful bakery business, from which he retired in 1891. Three of the daughters came to the United States.

  1. Carrie Schupp married Henry Du Bois, and resides in Madison, Wisconsin;
  2. Agusta [Augusta?] Schupp lived in Albany, unmarried;
  3. Anna Schupp married William Bauer, of Albany.

The widowed mother of this family came to the United States when she was seventy-nine years of age, dying in Albany at the age of eighty-one.

Charles Frederick (Carl F.) Schupp was born in Winter, Würtemberg, Germany, November 29, 1842, died in Albany, New York, July 11. 1909. He learned the trade of hatter in Germany and became skilled and well known in that trade. In 1866 a large hat manufacturing firm of Orange, New Jersey, needed a superintendent for their works. They were placed in communication with Mr. Schupp by a friend who knew of his ability, and induced him to come to Orange. He remained with them until 1885. In that year they sent him to San Francisco, California, to establish a branch factory in that city. He remained in California three years and placed the branch factory on a sound paying basis. He continued in Orange until 1891, when he located in Albany, New York, having purchased the bakery and business of his brother, Louis Schupp, the latter retiring in that year with a competency. Charles F. Schupp continued in business at the old stand on Pearl street until 1903, when he moved to 171 Madison avenue, remaining one year, when he moved into a new and modern block, corner of Fourth avenue and Clinton street, in which he had built his home and all the requirements of a modern bakery. He had purchased the corner in 1895, but did not built on it until 1903. Here he continued until his death, conducting a prosperous business, and since his death the business has been continued by his sons and daughters in the same successful manner. Mr. Schupp was well and favorably known in his community. His life was a manly, upright one, his business integrity unquestioned, while his genial disposition and kindly social nature endeared him to his friends, who were legion. He was interested in the German singing and social societies; was president for some years of the Eintracht Singing Association, and was a liberal supporter and charter member of the German Halle Society. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, as are his children. Politically he was a Republican. He has often been solicited to accept public office from his numerous political friends, but always refused, having no political ambition. His home, his business and his societies were all he desired.

He married, in Newark, New Jersey, in 1866, soon after coming to the United States, Magdaline Kupfer, who came on the same ship. They became engaged in Germany and were to have been married there before the American emigration was decided upon. She was born in Waldhut, Germany, daughter of Anthony and Magdaline (Voglesbecker) Kupfer. natives of Wurtemberg. Her father was a prosperous manufacturer of supplies used by the wine makers of the province. Francis, a brother of Mrs. Schupp, came to Newark, New Jersey, where he was in business until his death by accident. Children of Charles Frederick and Magdaline Schupp: born in Orange, New Jersey, are:

  1. William L., born March 6, 1872: married Catherine Hesenbein; child, Mildred, born June 9, 1903; he is one of the proprietors of the bakery before mentioned.
  2. Magdaline, born July 24, 1874; married Hermann A. Preiss, a chemist of Albany; children:
    1. Magdaline H., born May 17, 1900;
    2. Adele J., born November 12, 1903.
  3. Charles H., born June 6, 1875; married Louise Beyer; he is also associated with the management of the bakery.
  4. Louis. died in infancy.
  5. Caroline C., born December 10, 1877; associated with her brothers in the bakery.
  6. Augusta E., born September 27, 1879, a private nurse.
  7. Alvine, died in infancy.

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