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The New Bremen Glass Manufactury
Johann Amelung
John Amelung
American, 1785 - 1795
John Frederick Amelung
Biography: Johann Friedrich Amelung (1741-1798) was born in Hettlingen, Germany. He anglicized his name to John Frederick Amelung when he immigrated to the United States. Amelung became the foremost producer of American glass in the eighteenth century. He operated the New Bremen Glass Manufactury in New Bremen, Maryland (near present-day Frederick, Maryland), from 1785-1795.