Hermann Ruhe Sr.

From the list of elephant persons Family: Ruhe

Hermann Ruhe Sr.
Profession organisation animal trader
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Born ? in Germany
Dead 1923 in Germany
Country Germany

Title owner 1882-1923
Location at Firma Ruhe in Germany

Biography details

Hermann Ruhe Sr., organisation animal trader in Germany

Born ? in Germany dead 1923 in Germany , son of animal trader Ludwig Ruhe Sr. .

Hermann Ruhe took over his fathers German company in Aalfeld 1883, and married Helene Fricke, and 1893 Ludwig Ruhe Jr. was born, and in 1895 Hermann Ruhe Jr.

Ruhe was doing fine until a period of competion was intensified after Carl Reiche, also from Grünenplan, also moved his company Firma Reiche to Aalfeld, and the fight continued until they negotiated that Ruhe would focus on birds, and Reiche on large animals, which gave piece until 1900, when Ruhe also went into trade with larger animals.

1904: The company was moved to a larger land east of the town, with more space for stables and enclosures, as well as halls for training of the animals and an official Quarantene Station.

1909: Carl Reiche decided to retire and sold his business Firma Reiche to Hermann Ruhe.

Hermann Ruhe Sr.

The picture with the small elephant: riders: Hermann Ruhe Jr. and Ludwig Ruhe Jr., in white jacket senior zookeeper Siegfried, in front Karl Kreth. At he picture when elephants are unloaded from train is Karl Kreth with hat.


Total: 2 children

  1. Ludwig Ruhe Jr.. Born: 1893.
  2. Hermann Ruhe Jr.. Born: 1895. Dead: † 1978


Siblings through the father Ludwig Ruhe Sr. ( -- 1883):

  1. Bernhard Ruhe Dead: † 1930-12-24

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Koehl, Dan, (2024). animal trader Hermann Ruhe Sr. in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 24 June 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=443. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories animal trader | organisation | Firma Ruhe | Ruhe family | Born ? | Dead 1923 | People from Germany

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