Biography of Carl Frederick Meyer
Carl Frederick Meyer, whose connection with the business interest of St. Louis is that of president of the St. Louis Cooperage Company, started out in the business world in connection with the concern of which he is now the head. He was born June 11, 1880, in the city which is still his home, his parents being George Frederick and Catherine Elizabeth (Plant) Meyer. Both were born in St. Louis and the latter was a daughter of Samuel Plant, one of the most prominent flour millers of the city and a representative of one of the oldest and best known families. George F. Meyer engaged in the lumber business as a member of the Methudy & Meyer Lumber Company for many years and afterwards turned his attention to the cooperage business which he carried on under the name of the St. Louis Cooperage Company to the time of his death, which occurred in 1914. His widow survives and makes her home in St. Louis.
Carl F. Meyer was educated in the public school and was graduated from the Manual Training School of St. Louis with the class of 1899. He started out with the St. Louis Cooperage Company, learning the business and gradually advancing to positions of greater importance as the years passed until he became vice president of the company and eventually was chosen to the presidency. This company has a well equipped plant and is conducting a business of gratifying proportions.
During the World war period Mr. Meyer was a member of the committee on war industries looking after supplies and materials for the government and his plant became one of the essential industries in this city. Mr. Meyer was also captain of a south St. Louis team in connection with the Liberty Loan Campaign.
In St. Louis, on.the 30th of October, 1907, Mr. Meyer was married to Miss Norburn Berry, a daughter of Samuel and Ella R. Berry, the latter still living. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer have three children: Elizabeth; Norburn Berry; and George F. The religious faith of the parents is that of the Episcopal church and in his political views Mr. Meyer maintains an independent course. He is president of the Associated Cooperage Industries of America, which indicates his high business standing and the fact that he is regarded as an authority upon anything relating to the business. That he is appreciative of the social amenities of life is manifest in his connection with the Algonquin Golf Club, the Sunset Hill Country Club and the St. Louis Club.