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BuilderID 3410

Builder Identification

Kraussdale, Pennsylvania, 1796-1812.

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 1770; son of Baltzer Krauss, Jr., brother of Andrew Krauss; he studied at Hosensack Academy of Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, and was a teacher there, 1794-1795.

    John Krauss built organs with his brother, Andrew Krauss, in Kraussdale, Pennsylvania, 1796-1812; he was also a builder of wool carding machines, a surveyor, and a farmer; John Krauss died in 1819.

    Sources:

      • Raymond J. Brunner.
      • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 68.
      • Ella Krauss Althouse, "Krauss Family Organ Builders", The Tracker 21:1 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1977), 3.

    Database Entries

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


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