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Origins in Quakenbrück and Hamburg 1654–1821

  • Richard Roberts


The founder of J. Henry Schröder & Co., the firm from which Schroders has developed, was Johann Heinrich Schröder, who arrived in London from his native city of Hamburg aged seventeen early in 1802, in the midst of the Napoleonic Wars. He was a member of a prominent and prosperous north German merchant family and it is with his ancestors and relatives, and their business activities, that the story of Schroders begins.1


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