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Born in :
Centralia Illinois.

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Married in :
Paris, France.

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Died in :
Sioux City, Iowa.

Buried Graceland Cemetery
2701 S Lakeport St
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

For some reason most
galleries list Charles
birth as 1868 but I have
many documents confirming

Here are some documents

1910 Census

1908 Immigration

1924 Immigration

1945 Immigration

Here is a newly found
painting. It is unsigned
but it is clearly Charles work!
It was presented to me by
Claude Serret of the


Here are postcards
of Brechamps






This is a picture of the cabin
Charles lived in located
North of Pittsburg

Here is a sketch of a painting.
It's from an article in the
Sunday, March 15, 1891 edition
of the Morning Journal.

This is the comments
about the painting.

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Here is the picture
of the painting
in the above article.
It was done in different
lights at different
times of the day.
Its title is
"Morning in an Orchard Corner"
It was painted in 1891.

We recently found images of
some of his early work.
This is one I found in the internet.
Its title is "Poppy Fields".
It was done in 1890
Its dimensions are 16.5 x 12.8

This is a painting done for
and printed in the
Sunday, July 12, 1933
issue of the Pittsburgh
Sun Telegraph in the
Gravure Section.
Titled "Champion".
It's of Helen Wills, the noted
women's tennis champion
from 1923 to 1929.

This painting was commissioned by the subject.
It was painted several times because the lady thought
it looked too much like her.
I can only guess that she thought that
Charles could improve the way she
would look in the portrait.

This work is of a farm road off Old Kummer Road
that is now a paved road into a subdivision.
The subject must have been one of
Charles' favorite spots since we have seen
it from every angle and
in every season.
It is one of my favorites too.


Charles was my
My Great Grandfather

More photo of Brechamps
Brechamps photos"

This is Charles Thomas Heberer with his Wife Marcelline
their son Charles Ogden and Daughter Yvonne
at their home in Brechamps
This is the only picture I've seen
with the whole family together.
	I have more information on Charles than on anyone else in my family.
	It is very apparent that his daughter tried to keep everything she
	could from her father's life. Letters, books, pictures paintings etc.
	After Yvonne passed away all those records were passed down again. 
	To me since I showed some interest in researching the family history.
	This has now become an obsession. Please enjoy what I have created.
	   Charles Heberer was the son of Thomas heberer and Caroline Fredricker Voelker.
	He was born on October 4, 1865 in Centralia, Illinois. It is a
	small farming town about an hour East of St Louis Missouri. 
	His father was in the brewery business an had a depot/warehouse in the town.
	Charles was one of 10 children according to a obituary for his older 
	brother Herman. I've been to Bellville Illinois to research the 
	names of his siblings but I have only found a few. 
	I think I may now know why Charles was drawn to the field of art. 
	His Grandmother was a Fleischbein and a distant cousin 
	Fran├žois Fleischbein was painting successfully in New Orleans in the 
	mid 1800's. This may have stirred an interest in Charles at an early age. 
	What ever the reason may have been it must be noted that there sure was a 
	talent about to be discovered in his hands.
	According to documents I have Charles started his studies at the 
	St Louis School of Fine Art in St Louis, Missouri. He graduated from 
	Washington University. I have sketch books from his 
	school days that show an ever improving skill.

	I discovered that one of the sketch books I have was his brother Herman's.
	He did some drawings in his time as well.  However it appears that Herman
	went down another path.

	On May 23, 1887 the Daily American Nashville reported in the ART NOTES 
	section about Charles leaving for the "wider and higher technical
	atmosphere of the French Ateliers."  He would have been about 21 at the time.
	In other news articles its reported that he studied in Paris under Jules 
	Lefebre, Benjamin Constant at the Julian Academy of Arts in Paris, 
	He worked with Toulouse Lautrec and Charles Conder.
	Around 1900 he bought a house in the village of Brechamps. I often wondered how
	he found the small village of Brechamps. Was it while he painted in
	and around Paris. What did he admire about the village that drew him to move 
	there. Was it the landscape, the people, I guess I will never know. 
	Brechamps is a small village South West of Paris. 
	From here he walked the countryside and painted landscapes, farm animals and
	Norman woman. He traveled to neighboring towns and countries and was never
	without his oils. 
	   Charles meet a miller,s daughter near Fontainebleau and she became his model.
	Marcelline, from Esmans Senne et Marve became the subject in drawing and paintings. 
	He fell in love an married "Marcelline Prudence Leouie Anne Bonnemain", 
	in September of 1893 in Paris, France.
	They lived in Brechamps on and off until he returned to live in and Paint
	the hills North of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in America around 1924. 
	He lived out his final years in Hawarden, Iowa. He died in Sioux City, Iowa 
	on June 2, 1952.

	Geneology info:

	They had two children:

	Charles Thomas Heberer has artwork spread across Europe and the United States.
	For the sake of those who haven't had the opportunity to see his paintings, 
	I created the the next couple of pages to share all the pictures I have come 
	across. I have spent a great deal of time trying to get pictures of as many
	paintings as I can find. To all the people that have sent me pictures of the
	paintings I would like to say thank you very very much!

This is Charles Thomas Heberer with his Wife Marcelline
They returned to Brechampes to sell their house in the 40's but the war
broke out and they were trapped there for several years.

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