Seils & Sterling Circus (Lindemann Brothers Circus) in United States


Seils & Sterling Circus (Lindemann Brothers Circus)
Trainer Tiger Bill Snyder with elephants "Billy Sunday" and "Lucy"
Trainer Tiger Bill Snyder with elephants "Billy Sunday" and "Lucy"

Typecircus

Owner1925-1938: Pete, Bill and Al Lindemann
Founded1925
Last elephant left1938
Closed down1938
Place Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Country United States

Directors: Verna Lindemann (assistant director)
: Peter Lindemann (director)
: Louise Lindemann (assistant director)
-1938: Orval Lindemann (director)

Key People -: Erwin Klauder (animal trainer)
-: Vivian Klauder (animal trainer)

Veterinarians

Elephant department

Head keepers
of elephants
: Shirley Logan
(elephant trainer)
Tiger Bill Snyder

Elephant keepers
Record history
History of updates2023-06-06

Latest document update2023-06-06 13:31:18

Seils-Sterling Circus out of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, taken 1938 or earlier. Elephants are "Billy Sunday" and "Lucy".

Seils-Sterling Circus out of Sheboygan, Wisconsin, taken 1938 or earlier. Elephants are "Billy Sunday" and "Lucy".
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Description

Seils & Sterling Circus (Lindemann Brothers Circus), in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States , was founded in 1925. The last elephant left in 1938. Seils & Sterling Circus (Lindemann Brothers Circus) closed down in 1938.


Comments / picturesThe Lindemann Brothers Circus gave its first performance in 1918. Well established by 1925, the Lindemann adopted the name Seils-Sterling, and their circus became one of the country\'s greatest motorized shows.

Lindemann Bros. Circus (1921 Pete, Bill and Al Lindemann proprietors). And the even earlier Yankee American Circus (1908-1920 Al, Pete and Bill Lindemann proprietors). Later titles were Sells-Sterling Circus (1922-1925), Capt. William Sells & Sterling Bros. Circus (1922-1926), Seils-Sterling (1922-1938 Al, Pete and Bill Lindemann proprietors). After 1938 no Lindemanns associated with this circus title.

In 1937 its 29-week itinerary included stops in 10 states, but the depression of the 1930s led to the end of Seils-Sterling\'s travels. The final performance was in Iron Mountain, Michigan, July 4, 1938. In 1965 the Lindemann brothers; Bill, Al and Pete were enshrined in the Circus Hall of Fame at Sarasota, Florida.

McBride, Sarah Davis. History Just Ahead


Seils & Sterling Circus (Lindemann Brothers Circus) in United States United+States
1938: "On July 4, 1938 the Seils-Sterling Circus gave it\'s final performance in Iron Mountain, Mich. On September 19, 1938, the circus was sold at auction, with most of the equipment being purchased by a Chicago businessman."

Circuses and Sideshows


At the Sheboygan County Historical Society, 3110 Erie Avenue, Sheboygan, WI 53081 (920-458-1103) there are displays about the circus including pictures and artifacts. There is also a VHS video called Circus Echoes with actual footage of the circus that was available from the Historical Society. The three surviving grandchildren of Pete Lindemann who performed in the circus are Sonya, Shirley, and Peter. Sonya was responsible for the production of the video and the displays at the historical society.
Candy Lindsey, University of MO - Columbia

References for records about Seils & Sterling Circus (Lindemann Brothers Circus)

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2024). Seils & Sterling Circus (Lindemann Brothers Circus), Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=728. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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