The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3353

Builder Identification

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1837-1863.

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). —

    Born c. 1806 in New York; father of J. C., Theodore, and Henry W. Knauff, Jr.; active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1837–1863; partner with Henry, Jr., 1864.


    • Stephen L. Pinel, "Organbuilders and Their Families: in the Population Schedules of the Federal and State Census Surveys", The Tracker 32:1 (Organ Historical Society, 1987), 22.

  • From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, November 1, 2019. —

    Born April 1809 • Albany, New York
    Died November 1, 1897 • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


    • Jeffrey B Fowler, DMA
      Archivist, Philadelphia Chapter of the AGO.

Database Entries

There are 12 entries in the database that describe organs by Henry Knauff, Sr.

We are always interested in adding to our information about builders and correcting any errors that our Database may contain. If you can provide us with corrections or additions to the information presented here, please click the Update button and use the online form to send us details.

Your cooperation and support are greatly appreciated.


OHS Logo

This page was opened in a secondary window or tab. To return to the list of builders, simply close this tab.

At present we have no photographs that should be displayed on this page, though we may well have photographs under a related entry with a different form of the name. We would very much like to have photographs of all builders, nameplates, and other appropriate images in our database. If you can assist us with this project, please send a message to Our photo editor will be happy to assist you.