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Stenger and Stanger

Laura Bozzay (View posts)
Posted: 2 Mar 2004 6:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
The Stenger (changed to Stanger in Colonial America) were some of the earliest glass makers in America. If you have any ties to them here or in Europe please let me know. I have a lot of info on this family and am willing to share.

Re: Stenger and Stanger

Posted: 9 May 2004 4:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hans Adam Stenger was married to my 7th great grand aunt, Anna Catherina Reppert. They married 22 Nov 1689.
Vicki Reppert Tagg

Re: Stenger and Stanger

Laura Bozzay (View posts)
Posted: 9 May 2004 12:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have quite a few Stenger listings in my gedcom.
The Stenger family were German glassmakers. In the late 1500s and early 1600s some of the family moved to the Alsace-Lorraine-Moselle area of France and helped establish several glass factories in that area.

When the Stenger family arrived in Colonial America the name became Stanger. There are both Stanger and Stenger glassmaking families in the US who spell the name differently but if you go back far enough are actually related.

Do you have the genealogy of your family? If so, where are they located and where did they come from? Also time period would be helpful as these families had the same names running through multiple generations. I have two sets in different generations, I'd have to look but I think in different cenuries too an Adam Walter married to Anne Stenger.

Thanks for posting your note.

Laura

Re: Stenger and Stanger

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 11:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
My husbands' family has the stangers during two separate generations. The first "american born" generation lived in Gloucester County NJ. I have Peter Stenger/Stanger married on August 3, 1779 to Elizabeth Madara (1763-1804)
The next instance occurs closer in date with Harry Levi Stanger (Glassblower of Glassboro; son of Hiram Stanger also Glassblower) married to Albina Simpkins in 1870's and their daughter Mary Magdalene Stanger marries Joseph Madara on June 23 1920.
If this is connected to any of your data, please reply.

Best, Ann

Re: Stenger and Stanger

Posted: 13 Feb 2009 11:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
My husbands' family has the stangers during two separate generations. The first "american born" generation lived in Gloucester County NJ. I have Peter Stenger/Stanger married on August 3, 1779 to Elizabeth Madara (1763-1804)
The next instance occurs closer in date with Harry Levi Stanger (Glassblower of Glassboro; son of Hiram Stanger also Glassblower) married to Albina Simpkins in 1870's and their daughter Mary Magdalene Stanger marries Joseph Madara on June 23 1920.
If this is connected to any of your data, please reply.

Best, Ann

Re: Stenger and Stanger

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 10:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, Ann,

Do you know if your Stanger family descend from the Stangers who were connected to Greensborough Glass in NJ or to Wistar in colonial America? Let me know. If so I have some large files that I will try to get to you off list.

Laura

Re: Stenger and Stanger

Posted: 14 Feb 2009 11:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Laura, thanks for your reply.
We have the descendants of the Wistarburg Glass line. They are the Stangers that are founders of Glassboro NJ. I would like to be able to connect Peter Stenger/Stanger to the original group of 7 brothers that came from Germany. The first set of German Glass workers was Solomon, Daniel, Francis, Peter & Philip then Adam and Christian. So the "South Jersey" tradition of glassblowing.
I dont have dates for Peter, but from "American Blown Glass" I do have the date of their arrivals in Gloucester County as 1780-1781. Peter Stenger marries Elizabeth Madara (b.1763-d.1804)of Gloucester County in 1779. So, could this be Peter that came from Germany?
I am also hitting a dead end at the other end of the family:
Hiram Stanger (1834 - d.19-Dec-1907) His father is David Stanger b. 3-Jan-1805 Glassboro Gloucester County NJ and mother is Jane Beckett b 28-Dec-1812 Fries Mill Gloucester County NJ. Who is David's father?? If David is born in 1805, could he be son of first immigrated Stangers, or grandson of that first tier? How old were they when they came here? Wasn't Solomon quite old?
Hiram marries Sarah W. Turner on 24-dec-1857 and has 8 children, including Henry Stanger who marries Albina Simpkins, my husband's great grandmother.
Any information that helps answer these questions will help. If you need anything from me, please ask!
Best, Ann

Re: Stenger and Stanger

Posted: 15 Feb 2009 2:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have documents that show the layout of the Stanger glassworks in Greensboro, I have an extensive database on various Stengers that are of the glassmaking Stenger line. However, I don't have everyone and may or may not be able to connect in with your line. What I would like to do is to send you some files off line since they are too big to attache here and some of my material is not something I want to post. Please email me directly at rbozzay@earthlink.net.
Perhaps if we work together we can piece some of this together.

Re: Stenger and Stanger

Posted: 13 Jul 2009 6:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Stenger
Greetings, Laura and Ann
I am attempting to find out what happened to the family of Jean Jacques Stenger (Johann Jacob) and his wife Catherine Marquerite and their 8 children who arrived in the US in 1768 from Alsace. I have baptismal records and Jean Jacques and Catherine's marriage records from the area near Wingen-Sur-Moder, France. The Stenger descendants in Wingen believe that this is the family that set up their own glass factories near Glassboro in New Jersey. Jean Jacques left behind brothers in Wingen who were also glassmakers and they created their own glass factory (now associated with Lalique glass). Can either of you tell me what happened to their children? Sophie Ursula (b Oct 2, 1762 in Wingen) Georg Frantz (b 1760 in Wingen); John Peter (b. May 28 1753 baptised in Wimmenau) Johann Daniel (b July 7 1747 at Weinburg); Johann Christian (b Oct 24, 1740 at Wimmenau); Johann Adam (b March 14, 1738 at LaPetite Pierre); Johnann Solomon (b March 25 1743 baptisted March 28, 1743 at Wimmenau)
I would be happy to share copies of the marriage/baptism records of Jean Jacque and their children. ANY information you would be willing to share on this family would be greatly appreciated. You can reach me by email at: deb.adamkowski@gmail.com
Thank you for any assistance or guidance you are willing to provide
Deb Adamkowski

Re: Stenger and Stanger

Posted: 14 Jul 2009 3:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi, Deb, Here is what I found out:
I have several good books on the history of glass and the people who made the glass. One book I highly recommend to you to try and find is The Glass Gaffers of New Jersey by Adeline Pepper. There are several sections in it that talk about the Stenger family who became Stanger in Colonial America. She indicates this family came from Dornhagin in 1768. She references 21 different members of this family over the years. What I am giving you here is a very abbreviated view of what this book has to offer you.

In a prior post we talked about Glassboro, NJ. It appears that they all worked in glass and that Sophia married a glassmaker. There is a Daniel Forcer indicated as related to Stanger glassmakers by marriage… this might be who Sophia married.

They attended the same Emanuel Lutheran church as other glass families in Freasburg or Friesburg. They came to the US as indentured servants to Caspar Wistar who issued a reward for the young Jacob who had run away in 1770. Don’t know if he was returned or not.

Solomon was listed as a glassblower in 1774 at Stiegel’s Manheim works. He was married to Guin Blumer. She was pregnant at this time but had not moved with him. Not sure why, could be there were more women she trusted and wanted around at the time of delivery. They had at least 4 children since only the sons are mentioned in the glass books. .

Philip married Mary Swope and they had 7 sons no idea if they also had daughters.

Some of them moved to other glass areas including Malago, Port Elizabeth, Marshallville, and New Brooklyn. It appears that they dropped the Johann from in front of their names as it would be too confusing in America to keep them straight… so look for info by their middle or call names.

Another Jabob Stenger, younger than the one married to Catherine Meyer was likely a grandson. We also come across Lewis and George who are also likely grandsons or great grandsons of the original group. They were involved with Harmony Glassworks in Temperanceville also called Lewisville. We also see a Frederick and a Thomas who are related to Lewis. Thomas evidently ended up in Pittsburgh.

There was a Solomon H Stenger who owned furnaces in Glassboro and was blowing glass in 1846 at age 49 he is either a son or nephew of the original Solomon given the dates. Three other Stengers are with him, Simon W., Richard H., and Joseph O. Likely brothers or cousins or sons of Solomon.

Christian Stanger appears to have become an innkeeper in Port Elizabeth. Jacob, Frederick, Francis, Philip, and a Solomon are documented at Union Glass Works in Port Elizabeth in the early 1800s. Also, Christian from the second generation of Stangers went to Malaga.

A Frederick Stanger married Ann Marshall of another glass family in 1812 in Marshallville. Later the Stangers moved to Brooklyn, New Jersey (not New York). Frederick died young due from illness. But it looks like his first wife Ann died in childbirth and then he married her cousin Elizabeth Marshall. Frederick died at age 45 in 1831 and is buried in the old Episcopal graveyard in Glassboro. He was the son of Philip we think.
Later we see the name Julius Stanger in association with the Old Brooklyn glass works… probably 2nd or 3rd generation now.

In 1904 Emil and Tony Stanger are documented as helping make the largest bottle every made and exhibited at the St. Louis Worlds Fair in Missouri. They are better known for paperweight manufacturing. They are found in Whitall Tatum.

1790 has Adam, John, and Margaret in Northhampton, PA, Conrad in Berks, PA.
In 1800 we see Conrad in Franklin County PA and Solomon in Washington DC.
1810 has Jacob in Montgomery, VA. 1820 has John and John, Jr. in Wythe, VA.

Needless to say these folks moved around a lot and eluded several census documentations.

Laura
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