A Classification of American Wealth
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   The Costers - merchants of New York  

of the original Coster brothers, John G. Coster survived Henry A. Coster by 25 years and was among New York City's five richest men in 1830, along with John Jacob Astor, Stephen Whitney, Robert Lenox and Nathaniel Prime. John G. Coster had several sons and daughters. His son John H. Coster married one of the twin daughters of Daniel Boardman, a very rich man. He once owned Washington Hall, where A.T. Stewart's famous department store later stood. Stewart reportedly bought the place from John H. Coster for


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