The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 3407

Builder Identification

Palm, Pennsylvania, early 1850s-1905.

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 1838; son of George Krauss; with the family firm of Palm, Pennsylvania; died March 18, 1929 in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

    Edwin was the fourth generation of organbuilders in the Krauss family, his great-grandfather, Baltzer built the first organ in the 1770s with the help of his sons, John and Andrew. Andrew was Edwin's grandfather. —Ed.


    • Raymond J. Brunner.
    • The Diapason May 1929, 19.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 68.

Database Entries

There is one entry in the database that describes an organ by Edwin B. Krauss.

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