Charles Biele was born in February 1866 in New York City to Frederick W. Biele and Elizabeth Zink. Both parents were originally from Germany and immigrated to New York in the mid 1800's. (There is no know link between this Biele family and mine)
Charles was the youngest of seven children and the only one known to have married and had children. His first marriage was to Della Ward in 1894 and there are no record of children. The second marriage was five years later to Margaret Thomson. They has one daughter, Elizabeth, one year later.
Charles Biele was a prominent coffee merchant and items from the business are for sale on various web sites:
|Charles Biele Cafe Savoy Coffee Tim (front)|
|Charles Biele Cafe Savoy Coffee Tin (side)|
|Highlight of Charles Biele of Cafe Savoy Coffee in the Edison Monthly in 1909|
|Highlight of Charles Biele of Cafe Savoy Coffee in Electrical World in 1909|
This ad from 1917 is from Charles Biele but does not use the Cafe Savoy Coffee brand name.
|1917 Coffee Ad from Charles Biele|
Charles had a brother, Edward, who died one week earlier. They were the last two known male Bieles from the Frederick Biele family. Charles's daughter, Elizabeth, married and took the last name Favarger. She died in 1993.