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The Ringling Brothers

The Ringling Brothers

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The Ringling brothers were seven siblings who transformed their small touring company of performers into one of America's largest circuses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Born in McGregor, Iowa and raised in Baraboo, Wisconsin, they were the children of Heinrich Friedrich August Ringling (1826–1898) of Hanover, Germany and Marie Salome Juliar (1833–1907) of Ostheim, France. They merged their Ringling Brothers Circus with America's other leading circus troupes, ultimately creating the From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Ringling brothers were seven siblings who transformed their small touring company of performers into one of America's largest circuses in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Born in McGregor, Iowa and raised in Baraboo, Wisconsin, they were the children of Heinrich Friedrich August Ringling (1826–1898) of Hanover, Germany and Marie Salome Juliar (1833–1907) of Ostheim, France. They merged their Ringling Brothers Circus with America's other leading circus troupes, ultimately creating the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which still tours today under their name.
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Siblings

Albert Ringling (1852–1916). He divorced his wife in 1914 and died of Bright's disease in Wisconsin.
Augustus Gustav Ringling (1854–1907).
Otto Ringling (1858–1911). He died on April 2, 1911 at the home of his brother, John on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. They were in New York for a show at Madison Square Garden.
Alfred Theodore Ringling (1861–1919), was a juggler. He had a son Richard Ringling. He also had a granddaughter Mabel Ringling who married Richard Durant, an elephant trainer.
Charles Edward Ringling (1863–1926).
John Nicholas Ringling (1866–1936), could sing and clown.
Henry Ringling (1869–1918) died on October 10, 1918.
Ida Loraina Wilhelmina Ringling (1874–1950) who married Harry Whitestone North (1858–1921) in 1902. Their sons were John Ringling North and Henry Ringling North., which still tours today under their name.

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