Records indicate that beginning in the year 1590, Carlo or Carlin (as he was called in the Deizisau records) was Postmaster of Deizisau, Württemberg. During the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648), Carlin faired poorly financially. Many of his horses got sick and died; and Carlin was forced to sell many of the properties that the Post Office owned around Deizisau. Carlin turned to the local government in Esslingen, but no records have been found showing whether or not he ever received any aid from Esslingen. According to the "Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia", the city of Augsburg, Carlo's possible place of birth, was "badly damaged during the Thirty Years' War, "so Carlo was most likely unable to received any financial aid from his relatives in Augsburg.
Carlin died on 23 March 1628, in Deizisau. At the time of his death, he was a poor man. Carlin's age at death is shown in the parish records as 63 years. However, since Carlin was not born or baptized in Deizisau, the parish minister would have no written record of Carlin's birth; and his age at death may not be accurate.
Since Carlo's ancestors were originally from Italy, one would assume that Carlo would be a Roman Catholic. However, he attended the Evangelische Kirche in Deizisau. Of course, it appears that the Evangelische Kirche was the only church in Deizisau at that time. However, according to Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, "During the Protestant Reformation, the Augsburg Confession, a basic statement of faith of the Lutheran Church, was drawn here (Augsburg) in 1530, and the Treaty of Passau, securing religious liberty for Germany, was signed at Augsburg in 1552." Taking this into account, Carlo may have actually been raised in the Evangelische faith.
Christoph was the Österreichischer Hofpostmeister in Augsburg (Court Postmaster in Augsburg). Below is a translation of a document entitled, "Das Reichspostami In Augsburg, (Kupferstich von 1616)":
"The Post Office Augsburg was an important and profitable Post Office because it was under the brothers and cousins Taxis who strove to administer it. After Seraphin I in the year 1556 died, his nephew Seraphin II, the younger son of Bartholomäus, inherited the post office.
Seraphin II was under age, so his mother rented the Augsburg post office to his cousin, the Austrian Court Postmaster, Christoph de Taxis. At the end of the lease in the year 1563, there was a six-years' long rights quarrel. Christoph will the post again divide.
At the end of the quarrel, Emperor Maximilian II decided to give up the (Austrian) post office, and let the business in Augsburg through the Spanish king pay. Much to the disappointment of the Emperor, the Augsburger post office was entrusted to Seraphin II von Taxis, a "Dutch person completely unknown to him."
Christoph's son Carlo then became Postmaster of Deizisau."
Please contact me if you wish the original German wording of the above document.