Hermann Oelrichs (1850-1906)

Hermann Oelrichs, of New York & Newport; agent at Norddeutsche Lloyd Shipping

Associated Houses



Mary Mason Jones Mansion

1 East 57th Street, Manhattan

According to Horace Laffaye's book, Polo in the United States: A History (2011), Oelrichs  introduced the game of Polo into the U.S. He was "the man who brought the first mallets, polo balls and shirts into the United States". 
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 11/10/2018 and last updated on 18/08/2023.