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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.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Amelung Excavation Records

Identifier: MS-0001
Scope and Contents These records comprise documents produced between 1962 and 1966, during excavation at the John Frederick Amelung glasshouse site in Maryland. They also include as well as more recent material, such as reports on the excavation and photographs of the excavation selected for exhibition. The records are arranged into five series: (1) Records of the Amelung Excavation, 1962-1966(2) Background Reseach Materials, Circa 1962-1963(3) Ivor Noël Hume's...
Dates: 1962-1976