Charles Alexander Angerhoffer (1841-1914) was one of two partners in J.P. Davie’s hardware firm, located at 2218 Mechanic Street. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Angerhoffer immigrated in 1847 and served in the Confederate Navy, Marine Division, Galveston, during the Civil War. Initially noted as “Charles A. Hoffer,” he was included in the Galveston City Directory for the first time in 1866. His occupation was noted as a clerk for Davie but his residence was not noted.
Angerhoffer married Caroline Strohecker (1853-1876) at Galveston’s First Lutheran Church on 4 September 1869. In 1874, the couple’s first daughter, Rosalie, was born, followed by daughter Christina in 1875.
In 1880, Angerhoffer sold the house to his business partner, J.P. Davie, and he relocated his family two blocks west.
Naturalized as an American citizen in Galveston in 1872, Angerhoffer was well known in commercial circles. He entered the hardware business as a clerk for Davie’s hardware operation but eventually rose to the rank of partner. After Davie’s death in 1892, Angerhoffer assumed ownership of the hardware firm and operated at the same location under his name until he died in 1914.