The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 557

Builder Identification

New York City, New York, 1830 to after 1861.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. -

    Active in New York City, New York, 1830-1839; with Henry Erben firm of New York City, c.1850 to after 1861.


    • Hutchinson-s Musical Directory, 1861.
    • Barbara Owen.
    • Stephen Pinel.

    There is an unattributed note attached to this entry:

    Churchman* 11:27 (11 Sep 1841) indicated he was in business for himself in 1841, having been with Erben for nine years.

    *The Churchman was a journal concerned with the American Episcopal Church. It began publication in 1831 as a weekly periodical. It absorbed several other church-related publications during the late 1800s. The name was changed to The Churchman's Human Quest in 1995. -Ed.


    • Definition from the glossary on the Episcopal Church website ( where it is attributed to: An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church edited by Donald S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum (New York:Church Publishing, 2000).

  • See also: Henry Erben

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by William F. Berry.

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