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Stanger, Thomas Wriggins, 1811-1892



  • Existence: 1811 (date of birth) - 1892 (date of death) - 1892


Thomas Wriggins Stanger was a member of the Stanger family, a German American glassmaking family that immigrated to Philadelphia in the colonial era. He was the cousin of Frederick Stanger, who, with his father-in-law Randall Marshall, operated successful glass factories in New Jersey. After Frederick Stanger's death, Thomas Wriggins Stanger married his cousin's widow, Elizabeth Marshall Stanger around 1835. This marriage probably strengthened the bond between the Stanger and Marshall families, and Thomas Wriggins Stanger became an integral figure in the Marshall and Stanger glasshouse in Brooklyn, New Jersey.

Thomas Wriggins Stanger may have been a founder of the Isabella Glass Works (also called the New Brooklyn Glass Works), which began operations in the 1840s or early 1850s. He remained associated with the operation of this factory for many years.

Stanger died in 1892.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Stanger Family Collection

Identifier: MS-0228
Scope and Contents This small collection consists of materials created by various members of the Stanger family, a German American glassmaking family. Best represented in the collection are Thomas Stanger and Thomas Wriggins Stanger, two different glassmakers in the family who were active in the mid-19th century. Thomas Stanger's correspondence to his brother, John M. Stanger, conveys details about the challenges of making "egg minerals" (bottles that are rounded on the bottom), poor working...
Dates: 1845-1858