Charles Toelpe (1835-1882)

This is a brief biographical sketch about Charles Toelpe (sometimes spelled Topel, Tölpe or Tolpie). Toelpe was a successful sugar refiner who developed a small portion of the former LaBrousse vineyard.

Charles Toelpe was born in 1835 in Prussia and died 47 years later during an explosion in a sugar factory. Sadly, he had little time to enjoy the grand home that he had built for his family on Morris Street.