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Carl Hieronimus Gustmeyer

Carl Hieronimus Gustmeyer

Danish merchant
Carl Hieronimus Gustmeyer
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Quick Facts

Intro Danish merchant
Was Merchant
From Denmark
Type Business
Gender male
Birth 1701
Death 28 December 1756 (aged 56 years)
Peoplepill ID carl-hieronimus-gustmeyer
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Carl Hieronimus Gustmeyer (9 June 1701 - 28 December 1756) was a Danish merchant.

Early life and career

Gustmeyer was born in Stralsund, the son of Georg Gustmeyer. It is not known when he came to Denmark but he was granted citizenship in Copenhagen in 1740. His timber business grew to become one of the largest in the city and he was also active as a broker. He was highly respected by his peers and he was elected as auditor at Kurantbanken and as first director of the Royal Iceland Company.

Personal life and Legacy

Gustmeyer married Catharina Sprich (c. 1710 - 1773) on 3 October 1742 in St. Peter's Church in Copenhagen. She continued the trading house after his death in 1756. Frederik Bargum became a partner in the company after marrying their daughter. Bargum founded Det guineiske Kompagni in 1765 but had to flee the country in 1774.

The trading house was then taken over by Gustmeyer's son, Frederik Ludolf Gustmeyer (1752-1804), who became a member of Grosserersocietetet. He owned the Gustmeyer House at Ved Stranden 14 where he kept a large household.

The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 24 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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