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BuilderID 2793

Builder Identification

Cincinnati, Ohio, 1835.

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). —

    With Mathias Schwab firm of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1835.

    "In 1838 Schwab and one of his assistants, a "Messr. Himmel," journeyed down the river to St. Louis, Missouri, to install a two-manual pipe organ at the Catholic Cathedral."

    "This ... information was gathered by Robert I. Thomas of St. Louis and is here abridged. Mr. Thomas did his research at the Mis­souri Historical Society Library and his sources were Missouri Republican of September 20, 1838, Catholic Heritage of St. Louis (Schulte, 1934), and Valley of the Mississippi, Illustrated, 1841. ­" —Ed.


    • Kenneth Wayne Hart, "Cincinnati Organ Builders of the Nineteenth Century" The Tracker 20:4: (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1976), 5.

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