The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
1927 North 4th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53212

OHS Database ID 6325.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 115, 1990-07-26.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition 2013-07-26.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical action with pneumatic assist [Barker levers or some similar device]. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 25 stops. 28 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 27 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console. The mechanical action console is detached from the main case.

Drawknobs in horizontal row above top manual. Flat straight pedalboard.


  • The builder did not use opus numbers to identify his work, but the catalog number S-34 was assigned to this instrument by Elizabeth Towne Schmitt and may be used for reference. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Status Note: There 2004. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Ventil chests (kegellade), pneumatic levers on both manual key actions, detached console. Swell on one side of the rear gallery and Great on the other. Historic Organs Recital 6 Sep 1988. The only changes to the organ are the electric blower and an added tremulant. (OHS PC Database. 2004-10-30)
  • Updated through online information from John Paradowski. (Database Manager. 2013-07-26)

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Church Exterior. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Church Interior and Altar. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Gallery and Organ Cases. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Console. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Pedalboard and Swell Pedal. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Swell Drawknobs (1-5). Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Swell Drawknobs (5-9). Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Pedal Drawknobs (1-5) and disconnected Tremolo. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Great Drawknobs (1-6). Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Great Drawknobs (7-11). Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Manuals and Presets. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Left Drawknobs. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03
Right Drawknobs. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed 2013-11-03

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  • Typed stoplist from David Bohn

  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    St. Francis of Assisi R. C.
    1927 North 4th Street 
    Wm. Schuelke Organ, 1885
    Manual I (58 notes, cone-valve chests, mechanical action with Barker lever) 
    16' Bourdon
     8' Principal
     8' Melodia (bottom octave common with Gedact)
     8' Gedact 8' Gamba (bottom octave open wood)
     8' Gemshorn
     4' Octav
     4' Flauto d'Amour (open wood)
     2-2/3' Quinte
     2' Octav
     4 fach Mixtur (15-19-22-26, breaking to 8-12-15-19 at middle c, and further
           breaks at treble f# and high c)
     8' Trompet (from middle c with schiffschen shallots) Manual coppel
    Manual II (same as manual I, enclosed)
     8' Principal (bottom two stopped wood)
     8' Liebl. Gedact
     8' Salicional (bottom octave from Gedact) 8' Viola d'Amour (bell gamba, bottom octave from Gedact)
     4' Fugara
     4' Winerfloete (harmonic wood)
     2' Piccolo
     8' Clarionet (bottom octave bassoon construction)
    Pedal (27 notes, cone-valve chests, mechanical action-- ALL PIPES WOOD!) 
    16' Principalbass 
    16' Subbass
     8' Octavbass
     8' Violoncello
     4' Octav 
    I Man to Pedal 
    II Man to Pedal
    Spellings are as they appear on the console.
    The only documented changes to the organ have been the addition of electric blowing, the addition of 
    a tremolo (now disconnected), and the alteration of the composition of the six combination pistons 
    (can be restored in an hour or so).
    [Posted to OHS Members List October 23, 2008 by David Bohn]
  • Typed stoplist from David Bohn Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.