Centlivre, Charles Louis 1827 - 1894
Posted By: Bill Waters (email)
Date: 2/9/2021 at 09:55:00
FESTINA CHURCH MEMBER 1857
(Below is from Membership List)
BRIEF FAMILY BIO
Charles Louis Centlivre (1827-1894) b. Lutran, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France.
bur. Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana.
Mary (1829-1886) b. Pfaffans, Territoirede Belfort, France. bur. Fort Wayne.
mar. 1854 Stark, Ohio.
Amelia (1855-1935) b. Center Twp., Dubuque County, Iowa. bur. Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Lewis (1857-1942) b. Either Center Twp., Dubuque County or Festina, Iowa? bur. Fort Wayne.
Joseph (1859-?) b. Festina, Iowa.
Charles Francis (1861-1926) b. Dubuque Co., Iowa. bur. Fort Wayne.
1860 Census, Washington Twp., Winneshiek Co., Iowa. All 9 family members listed in the same
Lewis Centlivre (1803-1877) b. Lutran, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France bur. Louisville, Stark, Ohio.
Celistine Centlivre (1829-1909) b. Lutran, France. bur. Louisville, Stark, Ohio.
Frank Centlivre (1834-1864) b. Lutran, France. bur. Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana.
Denis Centlivre (1838-) b. Lutran, France.
The Centlivre family’s village in Alsace was about 9 miles from the German border. While living
in Dubuque County, Iowa, Charles met Christian Magnus, a German emigrant brewer. Magnus
moved to Festina (Twin Springs) about 1857 to help Charles establish a brewery. Charles
sought a place with greater brewing opportunities. Charles established the Centlivre Brewery in
1862, at Fort Wayne, Indiana, (Goggle: Centlivre Brewery)
Denis Centlivre started the Platteville Brewery (Wisconsin) in 1865? He owned it until
foreclosure in 1871. NOTE: The Centlivre brothers were among only a few French brewers in
the United States.
Compiled by Joe Tillman 12-30-2020
Submitted by Linus Cremer
Winneshiek Biographies maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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