The founder of the high wire dynasty Weisheit was Friedrich Wilhelm Weisheit (1875-1956). He was a skilled gunsmith and married Maria Traber (1878 – 1948), who came from an old acrobatic family. Since 1900 the couple travelled together with their five sons throughout the country and offered music, clownery and high wire acrobatics to their audience.
One of the sons, Lorenz Weisheit (1908-1984), seperated from his parents in 1930 and started his own arena show with his wife Luise (1909-1999). They both had eight children, of which three finally stayed in the parental company.