The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2172

Builder Identification

Germany until 1867; Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1867–1871; Columbus, Ohio, 1871?; Erie, Pennsylvania, 1871?–1884.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders,, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

    Born 8 May 1822 in K√∂niglich Park near Botnang, Germany; father-in-law of David Allmendinger; with Walcker firm of Ludwigsburg, Germany, until 1854; with Gr√ľneberg & Son of Stettin, Germany, 1854-1867, superintendent; established G. F. Gaerttner & Son of Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1867; sold firm to David Allmendinger, 1871; briefly in Columbus, Ohio; with Derrick & Felgemaker of Erie, Pennsylvania; died 3 Apr. 1884 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

    Staff: David Allmendinger; William Schuelke.


    • Local directories of the period.
    • Family Records of Ida L. Allmendinger.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • Tracker: 36:3:14.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Gottlieb Friedrich (& Sons) Gaerttner.

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