Charles A. A. Dellschau

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Charles Dellschau
Born 4 June 1830(1830-06-04) [1]
Berlin, Germany
Died 20 April 1923 (92) [1]
Houston, Texas
Nationality Prussian, American
Known for "Sonora Aero Club" art objects
Spouse(s) Antonia Helt (m. 1861)

Charles August Albert Dellschau (June 4, 1830 - April 20, 1923) was a German-born American butcher who was posthumously recognised for his "Sonora Aero Club" works, including both writings and an accompanying collection of collages, illustrations, and watercolours depicting the unusual designs of the club's airships.


  • Immigrated to the United States, ~1848
  • Resided in the mining town of Sonora, California, ~1850s
  • Relocated to Houston, Texas, married ~1860s

NYMZA and the Sonora Aero Club



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 Mar 2014), Charles A A Dellschau, 20 Apr 1923; citing certificate number 12477, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2074801.