According to the book, Heimatkries Tetschen-Bodenbach, Städte und Gemeinden[1],there were 33 Hofs and 106 houses in 1713.  The statistics for the city in that year are as follows:


é    106 Houses

é    76 Häusler

é    33 Hofs

o     2 with 30+ acres of farmland

o     8 with between 5-15 acres of farmland

o     21 with between 15-30 acres of farmland

é    27 Landganger m. Glas - Glass works that included factories owned by:

o     Georg Zahn

o     Daniel Bräuer

o     Georg Wagner

o     Georg Palme - +1716 in Calais

o     Christian Hegenbarth

o     Georg Kittel

o     E. Helzel

o     Palme-Tautch

é    12 Führmanner

é    10 Glasschneider

é    3 Window painters

é    1 Glashändler

é    1 Glasverleger

é    1 Bleigiesser

é    1 Gastwirt

é    1 Mill


By 1744, glass made in Steinschönau was being exported across Europe to such places as Moscow, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, and Holland.  But success resulted in a slow growth.  In 1750, there were 120 houses and 80 Häuslers.  The boom occurred after the mid-part of the 1700s.


In 1170, 190 houses existed in the City, and by 1782 the issue of addressing the needs of the poor of the City resulted in the establishment of the poor institute.  In 1787, Steinschönau had 222 houses and its glass industry was already breaking into classes:  Glass Houses, Glass workers, and Fuhrleute.  The glass houses of the 1780s were:

é    Hölzel & Palme

é    Gebr. Zahn

é    Anton Palme & Co.

é    Franz Anton Hölzel & Co.

é    Franz Vogel & Co.

é    Zinke & Storch & Co.

é    Johann Georg Palme & Co.


[1]   Herr, Alfred, ed. Heimatkries Tetschen-Bodenbach, Städte und Gemeinden, Heimatverband Kries Tetschen-Bodenbach e. V., Nördlingen, 1977.  Steinschönau information is found on pages 199-224.  Also, special thanks to Heinrich Lerch from Fulda for help with a rather complex sentence that was beyond my ability to translate.