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Christian Friedrich Adermann
(Abt 1817-)
Friederika Louise Bergemann
Fredrich Carl August Heiden
Marianne Sophia Friedrike Alwardt
Ferdinand D. Adermann
Maria Albertine Heiden

Henry Carl Christian Aderman


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Leette Cross

Henry Carl Christian Aderman

  • Born: 21 Apr 1886, Altamont, Effingham, Illinois, United States 1 2
  • Marriage: Leette Cross
  • Died: 21 May 1919, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States at age 33 3 4 5 6
  • Buried: 23 May 1919, Altamont, Effingham, Illinois, United States 5

bullet   Cause of his death was Burns and other injuries accidentally received in explosion of dust and refuse pile at Coal Mine.5


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: 1900 United States Federal: Mound Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States. 7

2. Residence: 610 Eleventh, 1912, Lincoln, Logan, Illinois, United States. 8

3. Article: Illinois State Journal, 21 May 1919, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. 9

Small hope was held borth late last night for the recovery of H. F. Aderman, Lincoln man, who with two others was injured yesterday morning by a terrific explosion of the refuse pile at the Peerless Coal company mine, two miles northeast of the city. Spontaneous combustion is believed to have caused the blast.
Badly burned on the body and his lungs weakened by gas, Aderman's condition was termed as critical by physicians at St. John's hospital.
Aderman and J. F. Ingram, also of Lincoln, were probably saved from instant death by the action of the foreman, Fred Bane, Rural Route No. 8. Himself blinded and almost suffocated by the gas, Bane ran to their assistance and aided them in getting away from the miniature crater that was shooting flames to a great height.
Ingram, whose home address is 322 North Sherman street, Lincoln, was burned on his face and suffered from the gas. Bane was gassed while rescuing his two companions. Both Ingram and Bane were taken with Aderman to the hospital where they are receiving treatment. Their condition is not dangerous.
The Lincoln men were employed with the steam shovel crew at the mine, until recently known as the Jones & Adams and were temporarily residing in this city. Their wives were notified of the accident and came to their bedsides in the afternoon. Aderman's home in Lincoln is at 1106 Sixth street.
Following the blast, the entire refuse pile became a mass of flames and a shovel outfit valued at $7,000 was completely destroyed.
The explosion was of peculiar origin Foreman Bane, of the crew, stated that he had never known of such an accident before. The men were working on top of the pile of shale and the shovel sank into the smoking interior. There was a puff of gas and flames arose, the action resembling a volcano.
Rain and change of weather is supposed to have caused combustion. The dampness of the pile is believed to have acted on the sulphur and other minerals until when air reached the smouldering mass it broke into fire. Few men were at the mine at the time of the accident, because no work underground was scheduled for the day.

4. Obituary: Illinois State Journal, 22 May 1919, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. 3

Aderman, Henry A. at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 1919, at St. John's hospital of accidental injuries, at the age of 23 years. Remains removed to Bisch's, and last night taken to the home at Lincoln where funeral services will be held and interment made.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Leatta Aderman; two sons, Raymond and Virgil; one daughter, Marie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Aderman; four brothers and five sisters.

5. Article: The Pantagraph, 22 May 1919, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States. 10

6. Obituary: Illinois State Journal, 23 May 1919, Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States. 11

Aderman-The remains of Henry A. Aderman were yesterday sent to Altamont, where funeral services will be held today.

7. Obituary: Altamont News, 4 Jun 1919, Altamont, Effingham, Illinois, United States. 12

Henry Adermann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Adermann, was born at Altamont on April 21, 1886 and died as a result of an accident which occured at a mine near Springfield on May 21, 1919, his age being thrity three years and one month. He was helping to remove slack, when an explosion took place, causing him and two fellow workmen to fall into the crater of a small volcano. His burns, severe indeed, caused his death after several hours of agony.
He was married to Miss Lotta Cross and to this union two sons and a daughter were born. In addition to the sorrowing wife and children, Mr. Adermann leaves his parents, five sisters and four brothers to mourn his sad and unexpected departure.
Mr. Adermann was confirmed in the church of his parents, the Lutheran Church, when a young man and he was honest, industrioius citizen, a good husband and a loving father. His wife, children, parents and brothers and sisters are in deep sorrow over his tragic end. They need and have our sympathy.
Funeral services were conducted from the residence of the parents on Friday afternoon last by Rev. W. H. Day, pastor of the Presbyterian Church. Burial was at Union Cemetery.


Henry married Leette Cross, daughter of Willis Henry Cross and Samantha Mifflin. (Leette Cross was born on 1 Nov 1889 in Kansas, United States 13 and died on 27 Jan 1965 in Orange County, California, United States 13.)



1 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 ( World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18 [database online] Provo, UT:, 2002. National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 4,277 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.),

Name: Henry Christ Aderman
City: Not Stated
County: Logan
State: Illinois
Birth Date: 21 Apr 1886
Race: White
Roll: 1614208
DraftBoard: 0

2 WWI Civilian Draft Registrations (Banks, Ray, comp.. WWI Civilian Draft Registrations [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:, Inc., 2000. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1987-1988. Microfilm Publications: M1509.),

Name: Aderman, Henry Christ
Birth Date: 21 Apr 1886
Birth Place:
City/County: Logan
State: IL
Ethnicity: W

3 Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois, 22 May 1919, Page 07.

4 Illinois Statewide Death Index, 19161950 (,

Last Name: ADERMAN
First Name: HENRY
Middle Name:
Sex/Race: M/W
Age: UNK
Cert #: 0020610
Death Date: 1919-05-21
Date Filed: 19-05-21.

5 Death Certificate, State of Illinois Certificate of Death # 20610 Registered No 478.

6 Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947 (,

Name Henry Aderman
Titles and Terms (original)
Death Date 21 May 1919
Death Place Springfield, Sangamon, Ill
Gender Male
Marital Status
Race or Color
Age 33
Estimated Birth Year 1886
Birth Date Apr 1886
Birthplace Illinois
Father Fred Aderman
Father's Titles and Terms (original)
Father's Birth Place Germany
Mother Mary Herden
Mother's Titles and Terms (original)
Mother's Birth Place Illinois
Occupation Fireman
Residence Lincoln, Ill
Street Address
Spouse's Titles and Terms (original)
Spouse's Birthplace
Burial Date 23 May 1919
Burial Place Altamont, Ill
Additional Relatives
Digital Folder Number 4008075
Image Number 1153
Film Number 1562099
Volume/Page/Certificate Number 20610.

7 1900 United States Federal Census ( 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900.T623, 1854 rolls.).

8 "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989," database,;

NAME: Henry Aderman
STREET ADDRESS: 610 Eleventh
RESIDENCE PLACE: Lincoln, Illinois, USA
PUBLICATION TITLE: Lincoln, Illinois, City Directory, 1912

9 Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois, 21 May 1919, Page 13.

10 (Bloomington)The Pantagraph, 22 May 1919, p. 3.

11 Illinois State Journal, Springfield, Illinois, 23 May 1919, Page 07.

12 The Altamont News, Altamont Illinois, 4 Jun 1919.

13 California, Death Index, 1940-1997 ( California Death Index, 1940-1997. [database online] Provo, UT:, 2000. Original electronic data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, 19--.),

Name: Leette Gregg
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 7 May 1889
Birth Place: Illinois
Death Date: 27 Jan 1965
Death Place: Orange.

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