Wittemann brothers

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Charles Rudolph Wittemann
Charles Rudolph Wittemann.jpg
Charles circa 1950-1960
Born (1884-09-15)September 15, 1884
Died July 8, 1967(1967-07-08) (aged 82)
Jersey Shore Medical Center
Neptune City, New Jersey
Paul W. Wittemann

Paul W. Wittemann and Adolph (Walter) Wittemann and Charles Rudolph Wittemann (September 15, 1884 – July 8, 1967) were early aviation pioneers.[1]


They were the children of Emily Wittemann (1859-?) of Missouri. Their father, who died prior to 1910, was from Germany. Charles and Adolph had a company: C. & A. Wittemann of Staten Island, New York. At Teterboro they built the largest bomber of the time. Adolph left the company and Charles teamed up with Samuel P. Lewis to form the Wittemann-Lewis Aircraft Company, Inc. In 1920 Charles was living in Hackensack, New Jersey. He died in July 1967 in Farmingdale, New Jersey.[1] Other siblings include: Herman Wittemann (1886-?) aka Harold; Walter Wittemann (1896-1980); Marie Wittemann (1898-1981) and Elizabeth Wittemann (1895-?); and Paul Wittemann (1894-1987). All the Wittemann children were born in New York City on Staten Island.[2]




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  1. ^ a b "Charles R. Wittemann, 82, Dies; Pioneer Aeronautical Engineer". The New York Times. July 9, 1967. Retrieved 2007-09-25. Neptune, New Jersey, July 8, 1967. Charles R. Wittemann, a flier and pioneer aeronautical engineer, died today at the Jersey Shore Medical Center. He was 82 years old and lived on Paynters Road in Farmingdale. 
  2. ^ 1910 US Census

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