- Richard W. Pencek
Gostelowe, Jonathan (1745?–03 February 1795), joiner and cabinetmaker, was born in Passyunk, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, the son of George Gostelowe, a farmer who immigrated from Sweden, and Lydia (full name unknown), who was from England. Although some sources give his birth year as 1744, his obituary lists 1745. Gostelowe began to work in Philadelphia at a time when he had to compete against approximately thirty master joiners and cabinetmakers. He may have apprenticed with ...