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Henry Trefflich

Henry Trefflich, German animal importer.


  • Trefflich, Henry was born on January 9, 1908 in Hamburg, Germany, (came to the United States 1923, naturalized 1934). Son of Heinrich and Carolina (Jahn) Trefflich.

  • Education

    • Student in public schools, Hamburg.


    • Animal dealer, 1928-1973, established Henry Trefflich Animal Company, 1931, set up agys. in Far East for collection of animals. Established collecting agys., West Africa, 1936, later worldwide. Pioneer importer of monkeys in large quantities for research, importation heavy livestock by air transport.

      Importer monkeys National Foundation Infantile Paralysis, 1939-1942.


    • Author: (with Baynard Kendrick) They Never Talk Back, 1953. (with Edward Anthony) Jungle for Sale, 1967.


    Clubs: Adventurers, The Players (New York City).


    • Married Alberta Stetin, June 27, 1942. Children: Richard, Carol, Arno, Marlene.
    • father: Heinrich Trefflich
    • mother: Carolina (Jahn) Trefflich
    • spouse: Alberta Stetin
    • children: Richard Trefflich
    • Carol Trefflich
    • Arno Trefflich
    • Marlene Trefflich
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    Born January 9, 1908
    Died July 7, 1978
    (aged 70)