Dutch Bauman

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Charles Baumann
Born (1896-03-26)March 26, 1896
Indianapolis, Indiana
Died August 18, 1930(1930-08-18) (aged 34)
Kankakee, Illinois
Other names Dutch Bauman
Known for 1927 Indianapolis 500

Charles Baumann (March 26, 1896 – August 18, 1930) was an American racecar driver.


Baumann was born on March 26, 1896 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He participated at the 1927 Indianapolis 500.

Bauman qualified for the 1928 Indianapolis 500, but suffered a crash during a practice run on the morning of the race. He served as a relief driver for Tony Gulotta.

He died on August 18, 1930 in Kankakee, Illinois during the first lap of a 15-mile race when he was thrown from his car and impaled on a fence rail. In the same race Evron Salpaugh broke his arm when he was thrown from his auto.[1]

Wife Beulah Baumann, Son, Charles Baumann, 3 granddaughters, Kim Mc Adams, Karla Williams and Karol Lahrman, 7 great grand children, Shane McAdams, Jessica Dixon, Lyndsy Lahrman, Boomer Lahrman, Kayla Williams, Luke Williams and Mary Williams

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