Meyer, Franz Andreas

ENGINEER (GERMANY)
BORN 6 Dec 1837, Hamburg - DIED 17 Mar 1901, Bad Wildungen, Hessen
GRAVE LOCATION Hamburg: Ohlsdorfer Friedhof (U22 (56-67))

Franz Andreas Meyer grew up in Hamburg. He studied at the Polytechnicum in Hanover and subsequently worked for his teacher Conrad wilhelm Hase. Around 1859 he started working for the Royal Railway Company in Hanover.

In 1862 he returned to Hamburg where he worked for the building director of the harbour, Johannes Dalmann. In 1868 he became engineer of the inner town. During the same year he married Antonie Mathilde Goler (1848-1920). In 1872 he succeeded C.W. Plath as Oberingenieur. He held this position until his death in 1901. In 1883 he was in charge of the construction of the Speicherstadt in Hamburg.

Sources
Franz Andreas Meyer – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of F.A. Meyer at the Ohlsdorfer Friedhof, Hamburg.
Picture by Androom (16 Aug 1999)

 


Meyer, Johanna

Published: 5 Apr 2009
Last update: 5 Apr 2009