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BuilderID 1269

Builder Identification

German born, 1690; Dresden, before 1733; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1733; New York City, c. 1745; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) 1733-1762.

Additional Notes

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

    Born Johann Gottlob Klemm on May 13, 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, September 18, 1733; he was in New York City, New York, c. 1745; then in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1757. John Clem died May 5, 1762.


    • John Ogasapian, Organ Building in New York City 1700-1900 (Braintree, MA: The Organ Literature Foundation 1977), 3.
    • The Tracker, 31:2 (Spring 1987), 19.

Database Entries

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

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