Hi Eric.Not sure we have the exact same family, but the birth date of Charles Albert Sr. matches...!I and some distant cousins have been researching the Zipf/Zipp family in NYC as they intersect w/ our research on the Barth family.Here's an overview of what we have on the Zipf's down to your guy:
Jacob Zipf, b. abt 1775, Germany.Married Catharina about 1800 in Germany.
Their son Johann Jacob Zipf, b. about 1809-10 in Germany.Married Eva Catharina Krug,1843 in NYC.
Their children: Johann Jacob Zipf b. 1844, d. 1849 Catharina Zipf b. 1846, d. 1847 Carolina Elisabeth Zipf b. 1847. Louisa Zipf b. 1849 (m. Henry Briener) Jacob Friedrich Zipf b. 1851 Wilhelm Heinrich Zipf b. 1853 (maybe d. 1853) Karl Albert Zipf (also known as Charles Albert) b. 1854 Amalia Henrietta Zipf b. 1856, d. 1862 Johann Heinrich Zipf b. 1858 (maybe d. 1887) Wilhelm Edward Zipf b. 1860 Theodore Julius Zipf b. 1863
Let me know if you think we have a match...I'd be interested in hearing of Karl (Charles) Albert's descendants.
BTW, I think I emailed you in reply to your post on the Bremen list but didn't hear back from you.
Kim Danielsen Yuma, AZ direct email:firstname.lastname@example.org