Constantine Zipfel was born in Baden, Germany in 1839 to Joseph and Mary Zipfel. The family came to the United States in 1853, and settled in Sandusky in 1856. Constantine Zipfel had a popular meat market in Sandusky for over thirty years. He also owned several farms and was involved in farming and raising stock. Mr. Zipfel marred Mary Daniel in 1860, and the couple had seven children. After Mary Zipfel passed away, Constantine married Miss Kate Lies.
The Sandusky Register of June 4, 1894 reported that, "Mr Zipfel was a business man of superior qualities, enterprising and prosperous, a worthy citizen, a kind neighbor, a warm hearted fiend and a devoted husband and father. He was a prominent member of St. Mary's Catholic church, and every effort for the upbuilding of our city and the welfare of the community had his support." Constantine Zipfel died on June 3, 1894, and is buried with his first wife in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.