Adele Althoff

From the list of elephant persons Family: Corty

Adele Althoff
Profession zoo director
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Born 1840

Spouse(s) 1866 - 1887 Dominicus Althoff

Country Germany

Title owner 1888-1901
Location at Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty) in Germany

Biography details

Adele Corty , zoo director in Germany

Born 1840 dead 1909 , daughter of director Pierre Corty and director Louise Dejean .

Pierre Corty finally decided to take on Dominik Althoff from the Althoff circus family as a co-owner. He married Adele Corty in 1866. In the next few years the circus developed much better than before and operated under the name Circus Corty & Althoff from around 1884. At that time the circus already owned over 80 horses. After the death of her husband in 1887 and her father in 1888, Adele initially took over the circus.


Total: 2 children

  1. Born: 1869-03-28. Dead: † 1924 Pierre Althoff
  2. Born: 1879. Dead: † 1938-02-22 Helen Althoff

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Louise Dejean

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Louis Dejean

Born: 1797
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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Adele Corty in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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Categories director | zoo | Circus Corty-Althoff (Circus Corty) | Corty family | Born 1840 | Dead 1909 | People from Germany

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