The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 2696

Builder Identification

B. 1800 in Germany; to U. S. ca. 1850; New York City ca. 1857-1879.

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 12 January 1800 in Hayingen, Germany; trained with his uncle, Joseph Martin, and succeeded Martin; established firms in Balingen and Ulm; immigrated to United States ca. 1850; active in New York City ca. 1857-1879; active in Brooklyn, New York, c. 1860s-1870s.


    • Martin Kares, The German Element in American Organbuilding, 1700-1900 (dissertation, Marburg 1990)
    • Barbara J. Owen and Thomas Cunningham, "New Revised Builders List", The Tracker: 9:2 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1965), 10.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Francis [Franz Sales] Hechinger.

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