Heinrich Friedrich August Ringling (Rüngeling), circus assistant director in United States
Born 1826 in Germany
dead 1898 in United States
During his early years in Milwaukee, August Ringling (born Rüngeling) met Marie Salomé Juliar (b. 1833), a young woman of French-German ancestry who had immigrated to the United States with her parents and siblings in 1845 and settled on a farm near Milwaukee. Born in the village of Ostheim, in Alsace-Lorraine, Marie had spent her childhood in the French controlled Haut-Rhin region. Her father, Nicholas Juliar
(b. 1797), had been a weaver and vintner in Ostheim.
Heinrich Friedrich August Ringling (1826–1898), of Hanover, Germany, and Marie Salome Juliar (1833–1907), of Ostheim, France, were the parents of seven sons and one daughter. Heinrich was a harness maker in Baraboo, Wisconsin. When the economy of Baraboo became unstable, the parents moved to Five of their sons.