The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 4136

Builder Identification

St. Louis, Missouri, by 1848–1864.

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, rev. ed. 1997, with updated information). —

    Born February 6, 1818 in Strasfürth bei Erfurt, Saxony, Germany; in St. Louis, Missouri, by 1845; retired to Collionsville, Illinois, c. 1865; succeeded by Johann G. Pfeffer, 1864; died April 17, 1896 in Collinsville, Illinois.

    Staff: Christof Metz; Ferdinand Metz.


    • Local business directories of the period.
    • Edwardsville, Illinois, Intelligencer April 21, 1896.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 187.
    • Organ Handbook (Organ Historical Society, 1986), 19.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

Database Entries

There are 4 entries in the database that describe organs by Wilhelm [William] Metz.

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