And Where They Rest:

By Diana E. Bullock-Runge

While conducting the research for this project and reconstructing the history of Hill, Fulper and Stangl potteries, the quest for information has led us down many a twisty path.  We have seen glimpses of the lives and deeds of the principles of these companies throughout the 164 years of manufacturing. They were real people with imagination, vision, energy and brilliant business ability who forged the future for many residents of Flemington and Trenton. Our research brought us to their final resting-place in Flemington.


Johann Martin Stangl, 1888-1972, still reigns over the hills and valleys of Hunterdon County from this spot at the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Flemington.


The Stangl family monument stands among many familiar old-time Hunterdon County surnames at Prospect Hill Cemetery.

In another section of the cemetery, we found many of the Fulper family markers.


Abram (also known as Abraham) Fulper, 1815-1881.


Jane Fulper, his wife, 1820-1899.


Infant Fulper child, Alfred B.


Infant Fulper child, "Little Harry".


This monument memorializes several members of the Fulper family, William Hill Fulper, II 1872-1928 with his sister Julia Fulper and her husband Philip Craig are indicated here.  On another side of the same monument are William Hill Fulper, 1840-1887 and his wife, Mary Higgins Fulper, who died December 1914.


Fulper Pottery's Master Potter, John Kunsman, 1864-1946.