Casefile Clues

18 August 2012

87 Year Old Takes a 1940 Plane Ride


The newspaper article appeared when I performed a search for "Ehmen" on Genealogybank, "Woman 87, to Fly Over Own Early-Day Trail." Tjede Ehmen was the woman and her husband was actually Wilm Ehmen despite what the article says. Rev. Ehmen actually was a first cousin to my great-great-grandfather Foche Goldenstein and was the pastor who baptized Foche's daughter Tjode, my great-grandmother in Dawson County, Nebraska, in 1882. The article also includes a picture of Tjede.

The above article appeared in the Seattle Times on 9 October 1940--page 13 and was obtained digitally on GenealogyBank.com. The town of Golden is spelled incorrectly in the article--it's not the Gliden that's listed.

The article mentions that Tjede flew from Moline, Illinois, without mentioning why she was in Moline.

A little additional searching revealed why---and we'll have an update on why in a future blog post.