Person:Hendrik Meijer (54)

m. 24 May 1879
  1. Hendrik Meijer1883 - 1964
m. 11 Nov 1912
  1. Johanna MeijerAbt 1917 -
  2. Frederik Gerhard Hendrik Meijer1919 - 2011
Facts and Events
Name Hendrik Meijer
Gender Male
Birth? 28 Dec 1883 Hengelo, Overijssel, Netherlands
Immigration[3] 1907
Marriage 11 Nov 1912 Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United Statesto Gezina Mantel
Occupation[4] 1918 Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United StatesBarber
Other[4] 12 SEP 1918 Montcalm, Michigan, United StatesWWI Draft Registration
Census[3] 1920 Eureka Place, Montcalm, Michigan, United States
Census[2] 1940 Eureka Place, Montcalm, Michigan, United States
Other[5] 1942 Eureka, Montcalm, Michigan, United StatesWWII Draft Registration
Death[1] 31 May 1964 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
Burial[1] Fair Plains Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
  1. 1.0 1.1 Hendrik Meijer, in Find A Grave.
  2. Montcalm, Michigan, United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1940.

    "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 04 Oct 2013), Frederik G H Meyer in entry for Hendrik Meyer, 1940.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Montcalm, Michigan, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1920.

    "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 04 Oct 2013), Henry Myres, 1920.

  4. 4.0 4.1 United States. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1509), FHL microfilm 1682685, Primary quality.
  5. United States. World War II Draft Registration Cards, Primary quality.

    Affiliate ARC Identifier: 623283
    GS Film number: 1670160
    Digital Folder Number: 004673173
    Image Number: 00208

    Meijer was founded as Meijer's in Greenville, Michigan by Hendrik Meijer, a Dutch immigrant. Meijer was a local barber who entered the grocery business during the Great Depression. His first employees included his 14-year-old son, Frederik Meijer, who later became chairman of the company. The current co-chairmen, brothers Hank and Doug Meijer, are Hendrik's grandsons. After studying trends in the grocery industry, Meijer was among the first stores to offer self-service shopping and shopping carts. He also offered staple items, such as vinegar, at bargain prices.[8]