John Sanger Jr.

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John Sanger Jr.
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1854 Norwich, Norfolk in United Kingdom
Dead 1929-09-00 Marylebone, London in United Kingdom

Spouse(s) 1879 Rebecca Sanger

Country United Kingdom

Work locations
Title owner 1889
Location at Circus Sanger in United Kingdom

Biography details

John Sanger Jr., circus director in United Kingdom

Born 1854 in United Kingdom dead 1929-09-00 in United Kingdom , son of director John Sanger Sr. and assistant director Elizabeth Sanger .

The birth of John Sanger was registered in the Norwich district in the first quarter of 1854; his mother's maiden name was Atkins.

At the 1861 census John, his parents - John (40 Newbury, Berkshire) and Elizabeth (32 Newbury, Berkshire), and his sister Laurina (4 Scotland) were in Manchester, along with John senior's brother George Sanger and his family. John and George were circus proprietors.

By 1881 it seems that John's mother had died and his father had remarried - Lizzie was 50 born in Darlington, Durham. John had also married and was an Equestrian, presumably an act in his father's circus. They were in Leicester at the time.

He had married Rebecca Pinder at Great Yarmouth in the first quarter of 1879.


Total: 9 children

  1. Lavinia Sanger. Born: ?.
  2. Ida Sanger. Born: ?.
  3. Herbert Sanger. Born: ?.
  4. Dagmar Sanger. Born: ?.
  5. May Sanger. Born: ?.
  6. Arthur Sanger. Born: ?.
  7. Leslie Sanger. Born: ?.
  8. Bert Sanger. Born: 1880?. Dead: † 1928?
  9. Maud Sanger. Born: 1885.


Siblings through the father John Sanger Sr. (about 1815-1889-08-22):

  1. James Sanger
  2. Georg Sanger

John Sanger Jr. s ancestral Ahnentafel:


John Sanger Jr.
Born: 1854

John Sanger

Born: about 1815

Paternal Grandfather:
James Sanger

Born: about 1780
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Paternal Great-grandmother:
Paternal Grandmother:
Sarah Elliott

Born: about 1780
Paternal Great-grandfather::
Paternal Great-grandmother:

Elizabeth Atkins


Maternal Grandfather:

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Maternal Grandmother:

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). director John Sanger Jr. in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 5 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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