JOSEPH E. STEINMEIER - For more than thirty years connected with the bronze industry and for almost a quarter
of a century head of a very successful business of this type, bearing his own name, Mr. Steinmeier's bronze works
are located at Nos. 213-221 East One Hundred and Forty fourth Street, The Bronx. He was born in New York City,
September 7, 1875, a son of Ernest and Emma Steinmeier, who both died about 1880, his father having been connected
up to the time of his death with the New York Custom House.
Joseph E. Steinmeier was educated in the public schools of New York City, and after leaving school was employed
for a number of years by the Manhattan Brass Company and the Henry Bonnard Bronze Company. During these years he
acquired a thorough knowledge of the bronze business in all its branches, and in 1903, he established his own business.
From small beginnings the business has grown steadily, until now its customers are to be found throughout New York
State, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, enjoying a very high reputation throughout the trade. In 1920, it was incorporated
as the J. E. Steinmeier Bronze Works, and since then its founder has been president and general manager. The plant,
covering considerable space and being one of the important industrial establishments of The Bronx, produces architectural
bronze work, bank fixtures, grilles, mausoleum supplies, memorial tablets and similar products.
In spite of the heavy demands made upon his time and energy by his continuously growing business responsibilities,
Mr. Steinmeier is active in fraternal circles, being a member of Bronx Lodge, No. 871, Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks, of which he is also a trustee. He is also a member of The Bronx Friends of Erin, the Rotary Club,
and The Bronx Board of Trade.
Mr. Steinmeier married, in New York City, June 14, 1905, Lillian Wengenroth, daughter of William and Anna Wengenroth.
Mr. and Mrs. Steinmeier have no children and make their home at No. 135 West One Hundred and Eighty third Street,
The Bronx and its people
A History 1609-1927
Board of Editors: James L. Wells,
Louis F. Haffen
Josiah A. Briggs.
Historian: Benedict Fitspatrick
Publisher: The Lewis Historical Publishing Co., Inc.
New York 1927
Bronx County, NY
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