|Death: ||Nov. 24, 1947|
Fond du Lac County
Charles A. Aebischer, 77, of this city, was killed outright and his wife was critically injured in an automobile accident Monday on Highway 55 nine miles north of Fond du Lac.
The Aebischers were bound for McAllen, Tex., where they were to spend the winter. Accompanying then was a friend, Mrs. Leota Stuart of Marion, Ind. Mrs. Stuart was driving the car and in the front seat with her was Mrs. Aebischer.
The wheels on the right side of the Aebischer car got off the concrete on to the shoulder of the road, which was in a slippery condition. As Mrs. Stuart sought to bring the wheels back on to the concrete the car slid across the road into the past of a car coming from the opposite direction.
In the resulting collision, Mr. Aebischer was killed outright. Mrs. Aebischer was thrown forward and her head went through the windshield. She suffered very bad cuts to the head and face. Mrs. Stuart suffered injuries to her chest and cuts and bruises.
Born in Charlestown
Charles Aebischer was born in Town of Charlestown May 3, 1870, a son of Christian and Susanna Aebischer. He received his education in the public schools there and married Miss Jennie Heller in Brothertown on June 20, 1900.
Mr. Aebisher spent all the active years of his life on the family homestead in Charlestown. He was known as an active, aggressive, forward looking farmer and had a record of many “firsts” in the matter of innovations in county agriculture. So far as is known, he was the first farmer to introduce purebred stock into Calumet County. That was about 50 years ago. The breed was Shorthorns and throughout the years of his farm life Mr. Aebischer was one of the most active and interested breeders in the county. The strain of Shorthorns he introduced is being perpetuated on the same farm today by a son, Denton.
He was the first farmer in the county to install an electric light plant on his farm. The year was about 1912.
Mr. Aebischer pioneered in other innovations and for his varied activities in promoting agricultural advances he was elected Master Farmer in 1931. He was the first Calumet County farmer to receive this state recognition and a member of one of the first groups in the state to be so honored.
Besides his wife, Mr. Aebischer is survived by three sons, Denton, Gordon and Dale, all of whom are actively engaged in scientific agriculture. Other survivors include a brother, William, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Gust Horst, of Superior.
During his long, active life, Mrs. Aebischer took an active part in civic affairs of the community. For many years he served as director of the Lafayette school in Charlestown. He was one of the oldest members of the local Oddfellows lodge. He was a member also of the Men’s Brotherhood of Ebenezer Ev. & Reformed church of here of which he was long a member .
Funeral services were held at the Erbe-Hoffmann funeral home here and at Ebenezer Er. & Reformed church, with the Rev. Orval Egbert, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Hillside cemetery.
Chilton Times – November 27, 1947
Christian Aebischer (1828 - 1881)
Susanna Lerche Aebischer (1835 - 1916)
Agnes Dornbush Aebischer (1873 - 1897)*
Jennie Heller Aebischer (1878 - 1951)*
Gordon Aebischer (1903 - 1979)*
Dale C Aebischer (1907 - 1986)*
Denton A. Aebischer (1911 - 1974)*
Emily L Aebischer (1857 - 1864)*
Caroline S Aebischer (1859 - 1861)*
Wilhelmina S Aebischer Horst (1861 - 1933)*
William Aebischer (1863 - 1955)*
Anna M Aebischer Horst (1866 - 1959)*
Emma C Aebischer (1868 - 1932)*
Charles Albert Aebischer (1870 - 1947)
Frank Edward Aebischer (1872 - 1935)*
Ida M Aebischer Schmahl (1874 - 1947)*
Plot: Hillside Lot 140
Created by: Janell Shumaker Keuler
Record added: Mar 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87198957