The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1279

Builder Identification

Cincinnati, Ohio, by 1853.

Additional Notes

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

    Born in Germany, 1823; in Cincinnati, Ohio, by 1853; organbuilder, serviceman; employee of Mathias [Schwab*]; (deathdate 13 Apr 1896?).

    *Fox only gives the name Mathias. Mathias Schwab was a German immigrant who operated an organbuilding firm in Cincinnati 1831–1860 and seems to be the most likely candidate for the person to whom Fox was referring. –Ed.
    Sources:
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 186.
    • Tracker, 12:2:2.
    • Tracker, 20:3:11.
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Database Entries

There is one entry in the database that describes an organ by John Closs.


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