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BuilderID 325

Builder Identification

Basic, Virginia, 1916-unknown; Columbus, Ohio, unknown-1961.

Additional Notes

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

    Born 1918;* son of Carl Barckhoff Sr.

    *The interment card for Paul at the Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio, gives his birthdate as 11 May, 1918. An essay by Vernon Brown (see below) states his birth certificate is dated 1916. -Ed.


    • The Tracker: 22:4, 5.


  • From the OHS Database Builders Listing editor, December 31, 2016. -

    Paul Barckhoff was born in 1916 in Basic, Virginia. He was the youngest child of Carl Barckhoff Sr. His mother was Carl's third wife, Lena (née Graber) Barckhoff. He was the brother of Carl Barckhoff Jr., and Felix Barckhoff [II] (their grandfather was also Felix), and half-brother of H. C. (Henry Carl) Barckhoff (b. 1884). H. C. had one sister, Sara (b. 1883) and one brother, Frederick Carl (b. 1890).1

    Paul Barckhoff died 29 July, 1961, and is buried near his mother, and his brother, Felix, in Union Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.2


    1. Vernon Brown, Carl Barckhoff and the Barckhoff Church Organ Company, (unpublished essay in the OHS Archives, not dated).
    2. These sources via Central Ohio Grave Search,, accessed 31 December, 2016:
      • Clark, Lauren, 2013-2016 gravestone reading and photographs, Union Cemetery-Old Cemetery,
      • Union Cemetery Interment Cards, transferred to microfilm 06 May 1971, Columbus Public Library.

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