HENRY WILLIAM STIEGEL Biography - Craftmen, artisans and people from other Occupations


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  Name: Henry William Stiegel                                                       
  Born: 13 May 1729                                                                 
  Died: 10 January 1785                                                             
  Henry William Stiegel (May 13, 1729 - January 10, 1785) was a                     
  German-American glassmaker and ironmaster. After arriving in Philadelphia in     
  1750 on a ship known as the Nancy, Stiegel moved to what is now Lancaster County, 
  Pennsylvania. An active lay Lutheran and associate of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, 
  he donated the land on which the Lutheran church in Manheim, Pennsylvania is now 
  I Lift My Lamp by Anna Balmer Myers is a historical novel about the early         
  settlement of Lancaster County that features Henry William Stiegel and his       
  glassworks in Manheim, a Mennonite Eby family, and the Ephrata Cloister.