Carl Krone Jr.

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Carl Krone Jr.
Carl  Krone

Personal details
Country Germany

Title owner 1905-1943
Location at Circus Krone in Germany

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Biography details

Carl Krone , circus owner in Germany

Born 1870-10-21 in Germany dead 1943-06-04 in Germany , son of director Carl Krone Sr. and animal trainer Friederike Philadelphia .

1870: Karl and Frederike Krone (born Philadelphia) founded Menagerie Continental.
1870-10-21: Carl Krone jr (1870-1943) was born in Osnabrück.
1882: Fritz Krone was killed by a bear. Carl Krone left school and began his career with the circus.
1883: name changed to Krones Zoologische Ausstellung
1898: name changed to Carl Krones menageri-circus.
1900-02-01: Carl Krone Sr died.
1905: The new circus was founded with the name Circus Charles.
1905: The circus had 2 elephants.
1914: The name was changed again, to Circus Krone.
1915-04-15: Frieda Krone (1915-1995) was born.

By the end of the war, Krone was almost on Bankruptcy, and in Frankfurt Karl Krone made a telephone call to Firma Ruhe in Alfeld, and offered to send back elephants which were still not paid. Ruhe came to Frankfurt and borrowed Karl Krone money, which was needed to bring the circus to Munich., and so the circus survived, with help from Ruhe. (Source: Wilde Tiere frei Haus by Hermann Ruhe)

1918: the present winterquarters in Munich was bought for the growing circus.
1919: 10 elephants.
1923: 14 elephants.
1928: The show 683 animals (100 carnivores, 250 horses and 27 elephants).
1932: 26 elephants.
1933: Carl Sembach started to train Krones carnivores.
1935: Carl Sembach married Frieda Krone.
1936: Christl Sembach-Krone (1936-2017) was born.
1943-06-04 Carl Krone died in Salzburg, 77 years old.

Carl Krone Jr.
Karl Krone with elephants, 1940


Total: 1 children

  1. Frieda Sembach-Krone. Born: 1915. Dead: † 1995

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Carl Krone Jr.
Born: 1870-10-21

Carl Krone

Born: 1833-09-19

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Friederike Philadelphia


Maternal Grandfather:
Friedrich Philadelphia

Born: 1811
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Samuel Philadelphia
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Josepha Philadelphia

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Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). owner Carl Krone in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 March 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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