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.
Student in public schools, Hamburg.
Animal dealer, 1928-1973, established Henry Trefflich Animal Company, 1931, set up agencies in Far East for collection of animals. Established collecting agencies, 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.
Clubs: Adventurers, The Players (New York City).
Married Alberta Stetin, June 27, 1942. Children: Richard, Carol, Arno, Marlene.