|Charles Rudolph Wittemann|
Charles circa 1950-1960
|Born||September 15, 1884|
|Died||July 8, 1967
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.
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. 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.
- 1884 Birth of Charles Rudolph Wittemann (1884-1967)
- c. 1905 Death of father
- 1906 Charles and Adolph Wittemann, Aeronautical Engineers, Ocean Terrace & Little Clove Road, Staten Island
- 1910 Living on Staten Island
- 1917 Charles founder of Teterboro Airport
- c. 1917 Wittemann-Lewis Aircraft Company, Inc. founded by Charles Rudolph Wittemann with Samuel P. Lewis
- 1918 Charles president of Wittemann-Lewis Aircraft Company, Inc. in Newark, New Jersey
- 1919 Teterboro, New Jersey factory
- 1919 Contractors to United States Postal Service and United States Navy for aircraft
- 1920 Wittemann brothers in the 1920 United States Census with Charles Randolph Wittemann (1884-1967) in Hackensack, New Jersey
- 1923 Ended production to concentrate on engineering research
- 1924 Bankruptcy and Teterboro, New Jersey property acquired by Anthony Fokker
- 1967 Death of Charles Rudolph Wittemann (1884-1967)
- "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.
- 1910 US Census