Henry William Stiegel
|Henry William Stiegel|
|Born||Heinrich Wilhelm Stiegel
May 13, 1729
|Died||January 10, 1785
|Other names||'Baron' Stiegel|
|Years active||1752 - 1774|
Stiegel was the eldest of six children born to John Frederick and Dorothea Elizabeth Stiegel.
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 built.
- Bigelow, Barbara (12 December 2012). "Henry William Stiegel". Immigrant Entrepreneurship: German-American Business Biographies, 1720 to the Present. German Historical Institute. Retrieved 22 April 2014.
- George L. Heiges, Henry William Stiegel and His Associates: A Story of Early American Industry, 1948, 227 pages.
- F. W. Hunter, "Baron Stiegel and American Glass," in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 12 (Dec., 1913), pp. 258–261.
- 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.
- Baron Stiegel by M.H. Stine is a historical tale about Henry William Stiegel's life struggles and accomplishments.
- Article on Stiegel from the Manheim Historical Society
- Pennsylvania Colonial Iron Production at Elizabeth Furnace: An Archaeological and Historical Analysis