CHARLES F. DAUBMAN was born in November 1840 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Christian and Eva Neutze Daubman. The family name also appears as Daubmann in some sources. Charles F. Daubman had at least two older siblings, Mary Christina, born in 1835, and Jacob C. Daubman, born in 1837.

The 1870 census shows him living in Camden's South Ward with his wife, the former Angelina Clayton, and children Annie, 5, and Warren, 9 months.

Charles F. Daubman was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on April 19, 1871 replace William A. White as an extra man with Engine Company 1. He had previously worked as a packer. Charles F. Daubman was making his home at 1027 South 5th Street when appointed to the Fire Department. He was removed from service with the Fire Department on September 5, 1871.

Politically active, Charles F. Daubman was appointed Chief of Police in 1877 and served the City of Camden in that capacity until 1879. 

The 1880 Census shows that Charles Daubman was then a widower, and son Warren also apparently had died. Charles Daubman was living at 426 Spruce Street with his mother, Eva Daubman, a native of the Duchy of Wurttemberg in what is now Germany, and his daughter Annie. Eva Daubman passed in 1892.

Charles Daubman was appointed turnkey at the Camden County Jail by then Sheriff Theodore Gibbs in November of 1881, which is to say, he was placed in charge of the jail. He stopped a jailbreak in October of 1884 when he discovered that prisoners had been sawing through iron bars.

Charles F Daubman was working as a clerk in Philadelphia in the early 1890s. The 1893-1894 City Directory and the 1900 and 1910 Censuses both show Charles Daubman working as a toll collector at the Kaighn's Point Ferry, which operated between Camden and Philadelphia. His home at that time was still at 426 Spruce Street, where he lived with his second wife, the former Louisa Jacoby, and his daughter from his first marriage, Annie Daubman. 

The family does not appear in the 1914 Camden City Directory.

Older brother Jacob C. Daubman was Sheriff of Camden County from 1874 to 1878.


Philadelphia Inquirer - April 20, 1871
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George B. Glover - Charles Evans
Charles F. Daubman - George B. Hart
Stephen L. Thomas

Philadelphia Inquirer - August 17, 1871
Howard Lee - Thomas Allibone - Charles Evans - Benjamin H. Connelly
Charles Daubman - Stephen L. Thomas

Philadelphia Inquirer - September 19, 1877
Haddon Avenue - Broadway - Reese Street - Charles Daubman

Philadelphia Inquirer - November 15, 1881
Charles F. Daubman - James W. Ayers - Joel P. Kirkbride
Theodore Gibbs - William H.. Swindell - Charles J. Wooster

Elkhart Daily Review - October 24, 1884
Elkhart, Indiana