Jessie Gollmar

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Jessie Gollmar
Profession circus artist
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Born ? in United States

Spouse(s) 1906 - 1933 Walter S. Gollmar

Country United States

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Location at Gollmar Brothers Circus in United States

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Jessie Hall , circus artist in United States

Born ? in United States , daughter of animal trainer George Hall .

1903: Jessie Hall McCart, and her husband, Frank, traveled with the Gollmar Brothers Shows in the 1903 circus season. The McCarts had two children, Fred and Vivian.

1906: In January 1906, Jessie Hall McCart, whose shaky marriage to circus performer, Frank McCart, had dissolved in divorce, married Walter S. Gollmar. McCart died in 1912. The Badger newspaper carried the Gollmar wedding announcement. The marriage took place at the home of Col. George W. Hall. "The bride has made this city her home since childhood and has a host of friends who wish her happiness and prosperity." The newly wed couple planned to make their home in Baraboo.

1911: During the summer of 1911, Walter Gollmar traveled with the Gollmar Bros. Circus and Jessie Hall Gollmar did occasional shows with circuses in the area. In June, she made a brief appearance with the Hagenbeck's & Wallace Shows and the United Show Company in Chicago.

Walter Gollmar purchased a home on South Madison Street in March 1919. He went into retirement after the Gollmar Bros. shows were sold in 1916.

1940: Jessie Gollmar, daughter of George "Popcorn" Hall, Sr. lived to be eighty seven years old. A Milwaukee Journal reporter interviewed Jessie in 1940. Though she had been out of the circus business for several years, she never lost her interest in it. She continued to take the Billboard, a magazine devoted to the show business. Jessie told the reporter she still visited any circus that came within a hundred mile radius of Evansville.


Total: 1 children

  1. Born: ?. Walter Gollmar

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). artist Jessie Hall in United States. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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