Heinrich Koschke

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Heinrich Koschke
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1862 Berlin in Germany
Dead 1935 Graz in Austria

Spouse(s) 1885 - 1935 Pernitza Koschke

Address Schloss Herminenhof
Place Wels
Country Austria

Work locations
Title owner 1888-1914
Location at Circus Henry (Heinrich Koschke) in Germany

Biography details

Heinrich Gotthelf Koschke , circus director in Austria

Born 1862 in Germany dead 1935 in Austria .

1862: Heinrich Gotthelf Koschke was born in Berlin 1862, and became later baker.
1882: Started to work for the horse trainer Anton Klieber, during his shows in Cottbus.
1885: H. Koschke married Pernitza, a dressage-star.
1888: Koschke started his own circus Henry, together with his wife Pernitza, and toured Austria and Hungary.
1901: Toured for the first time in Germany.
1910: A program says he showed elephants.
1914: Koschke sold his circus to Sarrasani and bought a candle factory. His two daughters, Henriette and Hortense were both very fine riders.
1914: Ida Welena Hortense Koschke married Willy Pantzer on the 8th March 1914. (divorced in 1937) They had one child Alfred Pantzer who became Freddie Harrison - acrobat and pianist. Fred only had one son, Rod Harrison.
Later he bought the small castle Herminenhof in Wels (Oberösterreich), Austria.
1935: Heinrich Koschke died in Graz-Austria.


Total: 3 children

  1. Henriette Koschke.
  2. Hortense Koschke.
  3. Melanie Koschke.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). director Heinrich Gotthelf Koschke in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=908. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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