The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 6416

Builder Identification

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1924–1942.

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). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. -

    Succeeded Wangerin-Weickhardt firm; established by Adolph Wangerin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, January 7, 1924; space in factory leased to Bartola Musical Instrument Co. {Barton Organs}; closed 1942.

    Staff: Otto Eberle; Halbert W. Hoard; (John A. Mehrl?); Carl Reidler; Ralph Wangerin; Philipp Wirsching.


    • The Diapason: February, 1924, 2.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 662.
    • Letter of Charles T. Meyer.
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
    • The Tracker: 34:2 (Richmond, Va. Organ Historical Society, 1990), 23.

Database Entries

There are 123 entries in the database that describe organs by Wangerin Organ Co.

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Donald VerKuilen

Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Rodney J. Weed