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BuilderID 569

Builder Identification

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1880–1960.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Born June 26, 1874 in Germany; immigrated in 1880 to Milwaukee, Wisconsin; with William Schuelke firm of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1889-1901; with Philipp Odenbrett firm in Milwaukee; operated his own firm until c. 1960; died c. 1963; succeeded by Henry R. Weiland.

    Sources:

    • Letter to David H. Fox.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
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Database Entries

There are 5 entries in the database that describe organs by Charles (Karl) Besch.


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