Biographical data


Stier, David Andreas


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)


Born: 1683, Helmstadt, Bavaria, Germany. Died: May 8, 1731, Java.



A resident of Batavia, as early as 1714; in 1718 City-Administrator, in 1720 sergeant of the Civic Guard, from 1724-26 Sheriff; from 1729 till his death delegate over the natives, besides for help and assistance in mining on Mt Parran. He had some knowledge of plants and Greek, and might have been a student for some years. His appointment in 1729 was certainly due to his friendship with the then Governor General Durven, a man of dubious character. Stier finally lived on Pondokpoetjoeng estate. In 1729 and 1730 (August) he paid a visit to the mining on Mt Parran (?), the latter time proceeding to the S. coast, at Wijnkoops Bay.



Seba mentions that Andreas or Andre Stier, a friend of his, sent plants from the D.E.I. to him (cf. Thesaurus 1, 1734, p. 39).


biographical data:

de Haan, Priangan, 1, 1910, Personalia p. 37-40.