Amelung, John Frederick, 1741 or 1742-1798
- Existence: 1741 or 1742 (date of birth) - 1798 (date of death) - 1798
John Frederick Amelung was born in 1741 or 1742 in Bremen, Germany, and immigrated to the United States in the 1780s. A glassmaker, he established the New Bremen Glass Manufactory in Maryland upon his arrival. The company went bankrupt in the 1790s, but while it was operating it produced a variety of glass products, including window glass, bottles, and tableware. Amelung died in 1798.