The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2151

Builder Identification

Moline, Illinois, 1883–1886, 1888–1920. Oakland, California, 1887.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). —

    Born 1 June 1854, Vestergotland, Sweden. Entered U. S. at New York 29 June 1876. With Moline Cabinet Organ Co., Moline, Illinois, 1883; joined Bergstrom Pipe Organ Co.* of Oakland, California, 1887; with Moline Pipe Organ Co. beginning June, 1888, for 32 years. Died 30 January 1941.

    *There is no Bergstrom Pipe Organ Co. in the Database Builders Listing. There is a John Bergstrom firm which became John Bergstrom & Sons located in San Francisco during this time period. –Ed.

    Sources:

    • Fritiof M. Fryxell, The Story of John Fryxell (Augustana Historical Society, Rock Island, Illinois, 1990).
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Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by John Fryxell.


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