Bastian, Charles Leopold
born in: Baden-Baden, Germany on Saturday, November 16, 1861;
Charles came from Germany to U.S. in 1880. He settled in Milwaukee, where he was engaged in the electrical business until 1886,
When he came to Chicago, he became a member of firm of T.S. Wild & Son, brass founders and finishers, which he bought and renamed, in 1888, the C.L. Bastian Manufacturing Co., of which he is superintendent and manager. The factory occupies 60,000 square feet of floor space and the company makes fire department supplies, bottling machinery, brewers' supplies, and carbonic acid gas specialties.
Mason: Blue lodge and chapter not known.
Club: Germania Club.
Office: 76-82 Illinois Street
Residence: 2624 N. Paulina Street
Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1905.