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I’m a Paris-based historian researching the American career of the Goldkette family of acrobats, horsemen, mimes and singers who came to the U.S. from Europe in the early 1900s. Baptiste (b.1879) and Franconi (b.1878) Goldkette were acrobats who arrived in 1907 and were based in Lapaz, Ind. and later Plymouth, Indiana. They also performed in Cuba in 1908. Mine, Eline, Clara and Anglelina Goldkette had a vaudeville sister act. Mine was also active in the founding of the ‘White Rats’ movement to unionize vaudeville performers, around 1910. Any information about the above gratefully received.

Tony Baldwin

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Hello Tony – My name is Jette (female) Goldkette S’rensen, Denmark, I have collected lot of my family Goldkette – and I put all into Ancestry Com. – so please enter it. For 13 years now I search for my circus family Goldkette – I have been in Germany, contact by writing with Poland, been by archives, labory – contact with circus writers as Anders Enevig in Denmark, Didier Gautier in Denmark old newspapers, old anything – member of Jewgen – contact with family in USA, as Henry Tice Gaudsmith, Alann Krivor, Aronne Goldkette and contact with Henry Bronett, circus Scott, Sweden – we all come from Wulff Levi called Levi or Louis Goldkette/Goldenkett born 1778-1833. I also have contact with Josh Duffee, USA – he had a very big jazz orchestra who played Jean Goldkette music. – he had given out a cd called tribute to Jean Goldkette. If you cant enter Ancestry Com. – please contact me, the person you want informations about. For your informations Jean Goldkette the very most famous jazz and orchestra-leader in USA is the son of Angelina Goldkette.

Jette Goldkette S’rensen

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On the US side I don?t know so much about these Goldkette?s, but on the European side, grandpa Goldkette, originally from Sweden worked under the name Bruno Bronett and this is the name his children and grandchildren kept. Now still working in circus is his great-greatgrandson Robert director of Cirkus Scott. Apart from the Goldkette?s you mentioned in the US, the last one I know of alive was Alice Goldkette (1917) later married Mathiasko. She died in 1995 in San Diego. Natasha Gerson

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