In 1860, Charles lived in the home of his daughter Carlotta and her husband, Maximilian F. De Bajligethy, in Houston, Texas, second ward. The 1860 federal census shows three younger children identified as C. Finkelman, Jr., A. Finkelman and L. Finkelman. It is not clear whether Charles was the father or the grandfather of these children, but we have assumed that he was the grandfather due to the age difference. The fact that he was the father of Carlotta is well documented elsewhere, as Carlotta's husband was a member of Terry's Texas Rangers and later the chief clerk in the city of Houston's Tax Assessor/Collector office for fifteen years before he was hit by a train and killed. The age of the male child named A. Finkelman was recorded as 11 years, which matches the age of August Fingleman, who came to the United States in 1857 and had a brother named Louis Finkelman.
Noted events in his life were:
• Census: Harris County, Texas 1860 Federal Census, 10 Oct 1860, Houston, Harris Co, TX. 1
• Census: Harris CO, TX - 1870 Federal Census, 28 Jun 1870, Houston, Harris Co, TX. 2
1 Harris Co, TX - 1860 Federal Census, Houston, Ward 2, Page 95, stamped page 397. Surety: 4.
2 Harris Co, TX - 1870 Federal Census, Houston, Ward 2, Page 31, stamped page 542. Surety: 4.