The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2495

Builder Identification

New York City, New York, 1963; Princeton, New Jersey, 1965; Columbus, Ohio, from c. 1988 to al least 1991.

Additional Notes

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

    Active in New York City, New York, 1963; in Princeton, New Jersey, 1965; in Columbus, Ohio, from c. 1988; active in Columbus as an organ builder, 1991.


    • The Diapason September 1963, 37.
    • Michael Friesen.
    • Organ Handbook: 1965 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society).
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

  • Note from the Organ Database Builders editor, Stephen Hall, August 15, 2017. —

    Paul W. Gunzelmann graduated from Sewanhaka High School in Floral Park, New York and Princeton College, Princeton, New Jersey (class of 1958). At Princeton, he majored in German with a bridge in music. While at Princeton, he was director of the Handbell Choir for three years and was also an organist at the Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, New .Jersey. After college he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and studied in Germany.


    He spent most of his life as an organ builder, he was president of Gunzelmann Organ Builders in Columbus, Ohio. Most recently, he was organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Chillicothe, Ohio. Paul W. Gunzelmann died February 2, 2013, in Chillicothe, Ohio.


    • "Paul W. Gunzelmann" obituary, Princeton Alumni Weekly July 10, 2013,

Database Entries

There are 4 entries in the database that describe organs by Paul W. Gunzelmann.

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