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BuilderID 3375

Builder Identification

B. 1819 in Germany; in Wheeling, WV, 1837; with Mathias Schwab, Cincinnati, 1839; acquired firm as Koehnken & Co. 1860; partner with Gallus Grimm in Koehnken & Grimm 1875-96; retired 1896, d.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North America Organ Builders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -- Born 14 Aug. 1819 in Altenbulstedt, Saxony, Germany; cabinetmaker; immigrated to Wheeling, WV, 1837; with Mathias Schwab firm of Cincinnati, OH, 1839; acquired firm as Koehnken & Co. with Gallus Grimm and Frederick T. Denghausen, 1860; partner with Gallus Grimm in Koehnken & Grimm of Cincinnati, OH, 1875-1896; retired 1896, succeeded by Gallus Grimm; died 23 Feb. 1897 in Cincinnati, OH. Byron J. Board, grandson of Koehnken was supposed to have had his grandfather's account books.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Johann Heinrich (Köhnken) Koehnken.

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