Pierre Althoff

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Pierre Althoff
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1869-03-28 Dortmund in Germany
Dead 1924 Wildungen in Germany

Spouse(s) Adele Rossi

Country Germany

Work locations
Title owner 1901-1924
Location at Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty) in Germany

Biography details

Pierre Althoff , circus director in Germany

Born 1869-03-28 in Germany dead 1924 in Germany , son of director Dominicus Althoff and director Adele Althoff .

While running the circus, Adele gradually transferred more and more responsibility to her eldest son Pierre. He had been in the ring since he was 11 and soon mastered acrobatics , juggling and vaulting , performed as a musical clown and was at times considered the best trainer of his time. In 1895 Piere married Adele Rossi. His mother appointed Pierre director at the age of 20.

1895: Pierre Adolf married Adele Rossi (sister to Alfredo Rossi who had an act with te Rossis musical elephants).
1901: Pierre Althoff became director of the circus.
1924: Pierre Althoff died.


Total: 1 children

  1. Adele Althoff. Born: ?. Dead: † ?


Siblings through the father Dominicus Althoff (1831-11-00-1887-01-30):

  1. Alfons Althoff
  2. Helen Althoff

Pierre Althoff s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Pierre Althoff
Born: 1869-03-28

Dominicus Althoff

Born: 1831-11-00

Paternal Grandfather:
Wilhem Althoff

Born: 1807
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Jakobus Althoff
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Caroline Bauer
Paternal Grandmother:
Anna Holzmüller

Born: 1814-01-04
Paternal Great-grandfather::
Jacob Holzmüller
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anna Hogen

Adele Corty

Born: 1840

Maternal Grandfather:
Pierre Corty

Born: ?
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Maternal Grandmother:
Louise Dejean

Born: ?
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Louis Dejean
Maternal Great-grandmother:

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). director Pierre Althoff in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1105. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty) | Althoff family | Born 1869 | Dead 1924 | People from Germany

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