Charles William Lipps

Male Abt 1853 - Bef 1909  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Charles William Lipps 
    Born Abt 1853  , Dewitt, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1909  Eagle Pass, Maverick, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I334  Lipps Family
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2007 

    Father William Ernest Lipps,   b. 7 Jun 1824, Gottsbüren, Hessen Kassel, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1909, Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Mary Harriet Cringle,   b. Abt 1835, New York,, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1891, , Dewitt, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Married 30 May 1850  East Baton Rouge Parish,Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1853 - , Dewitt, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 1909 - Eagle Pass, Maverick, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    The Story of William Ernst Lipps
    The Story of William Ernst Lipps

  • Notes 
    • Charles Lips of Goliad, Texas among others is identified as "Kuklux." "The men involved were charged with the murder of Abram Bryant on August 18, 1874. The murder motivated B.J. Pridgen to bring charges of KuKlux Klanism against them for the murder of his former slave. This legal move finally was quashed and it was all for nought."
      Charles appears in the census records of 1860 and 1870, first as a 7 year-old and then as a 17 year-old, suggesting that he was born in 1853. The next documentation is in the 1909 obituary of W.E. Lipps, which states that Charlie Lipps died in Eagle Pass. The Lipps descendants remember hearing of "Uncle Charlie," who, acoriding to stories handed down through the years, killed a man. The details vary. According to one niece, Charlie and his brother Fred owned a saloon in Texas. Another man, who owned a less successful saloon, came in arguing and pulled a gun on Fred. Charlie shot him and both brothers spent a few years in the penitentiary. After his release, his sweethearat jilted him and he was never heard from again.
      Another version of the legend is that charlie and his brother John lived around the Mexican border. John gave his pistol to Charlie who shot a man with it, possibly after an argument over some cattle. After they got out of prison, the dead man's brother shot and killed Charlie. Still another remembers that it was "Uncle John" who killed a man.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Family Records: Lipps, Charles William Birth, Census, US Federal 1860 Texas Dewitt, (Web Site), www.ancestry.com., DeWitt, Texas; Roll: M653_1292; Page: 462; Image: 400., 15 Jun 1869.

    2. [S39] Family Records: Lipps, Charles William Death, Obituary "Mr. W. E. Lipps Dead", (Gonzales Inquirer Newspaper), 26 Oct 1909.
      "Descendent came to this country from Germany, landing in New York about 56 years ago, and has lived in this county since that time, where he raised a large family of seven daughters and four sons, all of whom survive him with the exception of Charlie Lipps, who died in Eagle Pass..."

    3. [S497] Family Records: Lipps, William Ernest Marriage, Louisiana Marriages to 1850, (Web Site), www.ancestry.com.
      Louisiana Marriages to 1850 Record about Cringle, Mary
      Spouse 1: Cringle, Mary
      Spouse 2: Elips, William
      Marriage Date: 30 May 1850
      Marriage Location: Louisiana East Baton Rouge Parish