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BuilderID 4151

Builder Identification

B. 1872, France; Salem, Ohio, 1890; Chicago, 1897-1908; 1908-09 in Battle Creek, MI; Milwaukee, WI, 1909; Slinger, Wisconsin, 1922-26; d. 1949

Additional Notes

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

    Jerome B. Meyer was born 26 January, 1872 in Ammerschwihr, Alsace-Lorraine, France; he was the husband of Anna Mary ('Mamie W.') Meyer, brother of Frank A. Meyer, and father of Jesse R. and Charles T. Meyer, Sr.

    Meyer immigrated to the United States in 1888, at age 16. He started with Phillip Wirsching of Salem, Ohio, that year, as a pipemaker. He was with Carl Barckhoff Organ Co. of Salem, Ohio, from 1890; then with Lyon & Healy of Chicago, Illinois, 1897-1908, as foreman of pipemakers. He briefly operated his own firm in the Battle Creek, Michigan area; then was a partner with Henry Reinisch 1908-1909 in Battle Creek. He then operated his own pipe making shop in the Wangerin-Weickhardt factory of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1909, followed by a time with the Schaefer Organ Co. of Schleisingerville {now Slinger}, Wisconsin, 1922-1926, where he became a director. Meyer died 17 September, 1949, at age 77, and was succeeded by his son.

    Sources:

    • Diapason, September 1925, 40.
    • Diapason, August 1943, 16.
    • Diapason, October 1949, 8.
    • Family Records.
    • Organ Handbook, (OHS Press 1984), 29.
    • Organ Handbook, (OHS Press 1986), 16.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • Tracker, 23:2, 18.

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