MANHEIM - PENNSYLVANIA

Manheim

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Population 4700

Credited as its founder, Henry William Stiegel was among 270 German Palatines who disembarked from the ship “Nancy” at Philadelphia on August 30, 1750 from his native Cologne on the Rhine. Leaving Philadelphia in 1752.

Manheim was laid out by Stiegel in 1762 on a land tract in Rapho Township, Pennsylvania, though it wasn't incorporated until 1838. He set out to build an industrial empire and founded the Manheim Glassworks. After financial failure, he was forced to sell the development in 1775. After several failed attempts at resurrecting the Manheim Glassworks, it closed in 1780.

The first railroad train came into Manheim on January 1, 1862, with the completion of the first division of the Columbia and Reading Railroad.

 

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