Ernst Jacob Renz (Born 1815 in BĂ¶ckingen bei Heilbronn, dead 1892 in Berlin) started Circus Olympic in 1842 with his wife and Gotthold Schumann (1805-1898).
1892: His oldest son Franz Renz (1846 -1901) took over the circus after Ernst death in 1892.
1897: Franz renz dissolved the company in 1897.
1899: Albert Schumann took over the rests of the circus and rename it Circus Schumann.
Ernst nephew Robert Renz died also in 1897, but his wife ThĂ©rese Renz (1859 -1938) toured as Circus Renz with her son Hugo Renz, until he died in heart problems. After some time one of the two elephants died.
ThĂ©rese Renz sold the last elephant to Circus Knie.