The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Incarnate Word Lutheran Church
Rochester, New York


OHS Database ID 52163.

Status and Condition

The organ is in an unaltered state from its installation as described on this page.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition December 7, 2013.

Technical Details

One manual. 7 ranks.


  • Organ relocated without any change. Identified by T. Daniel Hancock, based on personal knowledge of the organ. -- Originally installed (gallery) in Muddy Creek Lutheran Church near North Lancaster, Pennsylvannia. Organ was relocated to the basement of a new church building for use in connection with the Sunday School in 1939 by Justus Becker, who provided a new manual keyboard, removed parts of the casework to retrofit a "corner" installation, and replaced the Bohler 2' Fifteenth with an 8' string. The organ was purchased and restored by Raymond Brunner, who reconstructed missing casework parts, constructed a replica keyboard based on another extant Bohler example, and removed the 8' string in order to install a period 2' Fifteenth built by Peter Schenkel which is idiomatic to the original instrument. Brunner installed the organ in the Sanctuary (front right) of the Incarnate Word Lutheran Church; there is a large Holtkamp organ in the gallery. (Database Manager. December 7, 2013)

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Organ Case and Key Desk. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2017-04-04
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Len Levasseur 2017-04-04

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