Carola Williams

From the list of elephant persons Family: Althoff

Carola Williams
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1903 in Germany
Dead 1987-11-11 Cologne in Germany
Country Germany

Work locations
Title owner 1946-1968
Location at Circus Williams in Germany

Title director 1936-1939
Location at Circus Franz Althoff in Germany

Title owner-1956
Location at Circus Frederike Hagenbeck in Germany

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Biography details

Carola Althoff , circus director in Germany

Born 1903 in Germany dead 1987-11-11 in Germany , daughter of director Dominik Althoff and animal trainer Adele Althoff .

1941: Harry Williams (1902-1951) and Carola Althoff (1903-1987), daughter to Dominik Althoff married. Together they had the children Jeanette Williams and Alfons Williams.

1946: The Circus Williams was founded by Carola and Harry Williams, with help from Dominik Althoff. But Harry Williams british citizenship was also a help for the pair to fund a circus right after the ending of WWII.

1950-12-22: During christmas engagement for Tom Arnold at the Harringay Arena in London, Harry Williams had an accident, he was violently ejected from his chariot.

1951-01-10: Harry Williams died of his injuries.

1976: Adolf Althoffs son and Carolas nephew, Franz Althoff Jr, founded Circus Williams-Althoff, but this circus was later renamed to Moscow circus.

1987-11-11: Carola Williams died in Cologne, 84 years old.


Total: 2 children

  1. Born: 1940. Dead: † 1960 Alfons Williams
  2. Born: 1942-03-18. Jeanette Williams


Siblings through the father Dominik Althoff (1882-1974):

  1. Adolf Althoff
  2. Franz Althoff
  3. Helene Althoff

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). director Jeanette Althoff in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 19 January 2022 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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