Obit: Aldinger, Henry #2 (1887
----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 07/05/1929
Aldinger, Henry #2 (1887 - 30 JUN 1929)
(Owen Enterprise) Henry Aldinger, Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.), is dead as the result of a plane crash which occurred on Sunday afternoon at that place while he was a passenger in a plane carrying passengers. The cause of the accident was due to the plane going into an air pocket, and the pilot not being able to bring the machine into control.
Aldinger, it is said, was killed instantly, as his chest was crushed, several ribs broken, as well as his arm and leg. He was accompanied on the flight by the pilot and Alphonse Herman, co-owner of the ship. Herman was badly cut and bruised and was immediately rushed to the Colby Clinic where he was given medical aid. The pilot escaped with minor injuries and remained at the plane following the accident.
The plane was piloted by D.K. Schwarze, Greenwood, a young man who had recently returned from a flying school at St. Louis. He came to Curtiss early in the morning and was making flights carrying passengers. He had made several trips in the forenoon, and also in the afternoon, and Aldinger, feeling the desire for a ride, entered the plane. After the ship had raised about 800 feet from the ground it struck an air pocket, and then made a nose dive, coming down and striking a large stump in a field nearby from where it had taken off.
There was a large crowd present watching the plane as it was making flights, and among the spectators were Mrs. Aldinger and her two children, a daughter 8 years old and a son 5 years of age. The plane was a complete wreck. The body of Aldinger was brought to Owen following the accident where it was prepared for burial at the undertaking parlors of Griebenow-Weirich Co.
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Richard Schoeneman and Fredricka (Rice) Schoeneman were the parent's of Emelie (Schoeneman) Aldinger. Richard and Fredricka were my paternal great-great grandarents. Emelie was my paternal great grandmother's sister.
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