The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1269

Builder Identification

German born, in US (Philadelphia, New York and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) 1733-1762

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, revised edition, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Born Johann Gottlob Klemm on 13 May 1690 in Dresden, Germany; he was the father of William Clemm. Klem studied theology in Freiberg and Leipzig; he was an organ and harpsichord builder, c. 1710. He was with a religious commune, 1726-c. 1730. He immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 18 Sep. 1733; he was in New York City, New York, c. 1745; then in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 25 Nov. 1757. John Clem died 5 May 1762.


    • John Ogasapian, Organ Building in New York City 1700-1900 (Braintree, MA: The Organ Literature Foundation 1977), 3.
    • Tracker, 31:2:19.

Database Entries

There are 2 entries in the database that describe organs by John Clemm [Johann Gottlob Klemm].

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