Helene Kossmayer

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Helene Kossmayer
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1907 in Germany
Dead 1997 in Germany

Spouse(s) - 1948 Oskar Hoppe

Spouse(s) 1948 Hans Kossmayer

Country Germany

Title owner 1940-1948
Location at Circus Helene Hoppe in Germany

Title owner 1926-
Location at Circus Kossmayer in Germany

Title owner
Location at Circus Apollo in Germany

Biography details

Helene "Leny" Althoff , circus director in Germany

Born 1907 in Germany dead 1997 in Germany , daughter of director Dominik Althoff and animal trainer Adele Althoff .

First marriage?

In her second marriage with Oscar Hoppe, she founded Circus Helene Hoppe/Circus Helene Althoff in 1939.

In third marriage with Hans Kossmayer, the couple took over the Circus Kossmayer

1956-1958: she and her husband rented Circus Apollo from Emil Wacker.


Siblings through the father Dominik Althoff (1883-04-08 -- 1974-09-26):

  1. Carolina Althoff Born 1903-12-01 Dead: † 1987-11-11
  2. Adolf Althoff Born 1913-06-25 Dead: † 1998-10-14
  3. Franz Althoff Born 1908 Dead: † 1987
  4. Jeanette Althoff Born 1913-11-29
  5. Henriette Althoff Born 1910-08-15 Dead: † 2004

Helene Kossmayer s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Helene Kossmayer
Born: 1907

Dominik Althoff

Born: 1883-04-08

Paternal Grandfather:
Adolf Althoff

Born: 1852-08-11
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Wilhem Althoff
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Anna Holzmüller
Paternal Grandmother:
Sabrine Sonnier

Born: 1860-07-08
Paternal Great-grandfather::
Paternal Great-grandmother:

Adele Mark

Born: 1883-04-15

Maternal Grandfather:

Maternal Great-grandfather:
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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Helene "Leny" Althoff in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 May 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=678. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | circus | Circus Helene Hoppe | Althoff family | Born 1907 | Dead 1997 | People from Germany

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