Henry Schroer

From the list of elephant persons Family: Schroer

Henry Schroer
Henry  Schroer
Gunther Gebel-Williams and Henry Schroer two years before they left Germany for America.
Personal details
Country United States

Work locations
Title animal trainer 2008-2013
Location at The Great Moscow Circus in Australia

Title animal trainer 1983-1984
Location at Circo Tihany in Brazil

Title animal trainer 1981-1982
Location at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Red Unit) in United States

Title elephant trainer 1979-1980
Location at Circus Barum in Germany

Title animal trainer 1969-1979
Location at Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus (Red Unit) in United States

Title animal trainer 1957-1969
Location at Circus Franz Althoff in Germany

Title animal trainer-1957
Location at Circus Williams in Germany

Biography details

Henry Schroer , circus animal trainer in United States

Born 1948 in Germany in New Zealand , son of ringmaster Hans Schröer and animal trainer Jeanette Schröer .

The Chipperfield elephants where working during the season with a trainer called Charlie Weiser, he worked for Trolle Rodin and when we left he was working in Poland somewhere. We arrived in Bremerhaven by rail in the port, the tracks where about 500 meter away from the Ship, Container Ship "Atlantic Saga", a Swedish container line. Charlie arrived with the Chipperfield Elephants, no hay in the cars and who knows when the last time the saw water. He just walked over to Gunther and said : Hi, here are the rest of your Animals you taken with you" and then he baggerd of. There wasn't any water around so first thing we did was carried some over from the ship and also hay. The started to fight over the water and then when we put the hay in the real fight broke out. We had not even any names so that gave us a lot of confidence. Ones we had our animals on the boat we took the other ones out of the cars and walked with them for about 30 minutes and lucky for us the lined up by them self in the right order.
Then we find out that we had a guy on horses that had worked with these elephants in Poland in a previous year so at least we learnt a little bit about them like names etc. Because they liked to fight for there food we split them up in the lineup and since the where not hungry anymore it all went well.
Henry Schroer

Henry  SchroerMy act with the Barum Elephants 1979/80. Before I arrived on the show the Elephants where hobbled between their legs because the liked to take off on the walk to and from the train. I called it the chain gang and got rid of it right from the beginning.

Henry Schroer

Henry  SchroerFrom an 1982 article


Siblings through the father Hans Schröer (1911-02-24-):

  1. Horst Schröer

Henry Schroer s ancestral Ahnentafel:


Henry Schroer
Born: 1948

Hans Schröer

Born: 1911-02-24

Paternal Grandfather:

Paternal Great-grandfather:
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Paternal Grandmother:

Paternal Great-grandfather::
Paternal Great-grandmother:

Jeanette Althoff

Born: 1913-11-29

Maternal Grandfather:
Dominik Althoff

Born: 1883-04-08
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Adolf Althoff
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Sabrine Sonnier
Maternal Grandmother:
Adele Mark

Born: 1883-04-15
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Maternal Great-grandmother:

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). animal trainer Henry Schroer in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=1125. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Selected publications

Links about Henry Schroer

Search more with Google for Henry Schroer The link will automatically include Henry Schroer and open a new browser window.

Search more on the Internet Web for Henry Schroer The link will automatically include Henry Schroer and open a new browser window

Categories animal trainer | circus | The Great Moscow Circus | Schroer family | Born 1948 | People from United States

About this documentThis document was created: . Updated: 2022-03-24 13:12:02 with valid HTML5 Valid CSS

Elephant Encyclopedia and database

Established 1995
Established 2006
Your ip:
Kulen Elephant Forest