Charles August Hagenbach was born in Aarburg, Switzerland in 1872. He married Jessie Macdonald in Northumberland in 1900. Their first son, Charles Edward was born Switzerland in 1901. They had three more sons, William Banks born 1903, Arnold born 1904 and Thomas Macdonald born 1910. In 1909 Charles August Hagenbach was naturalized as a British Subject. The 1911 census shows the family living at ‘Stonebridge House’, Benton Hill, with housekeeper Emily Wallhead and general servant Minnie Moseley. Charles (snr) is a confectioner & caterer. Charles Hagenbach was the caterer of choice for many public functions of the time, such as the opening ceremonies of Horbury Library & Ossett Town Hall. In 1909 he was also admitted to the Freemasons, joining the Wakefield Lodge of Sincerity. Charles August Hagenbach died on New Year’s Eve 1922, age 50 and was buried at Horbury Cemetery.