The subject was the son of Diedrich Meier, the burgomaster of Bremen, and Amalia (Schmidt) Meier. He immigrated to New York in 1798 established a mercantile firm which became Oelrichs and Company. Meier also served as consul to the Bremen Republic. His homestead, Willowbank, was located near the Hudson River at 119th Street.
Gift of Mary Constance DuBois
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