The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, Nebraska 68434

OHS Database ID 62539.

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Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The organ is in good condition and in regular use.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition August 21, 2019.

Technical Details

Slider chests. EP sliders. Electric key action. Pneumatic stop action.

Three manuals. 4 divisions. 36 stops. 30 registers. 47 ranks. Manual compass is 61 notes. Pedal compass is 32 notes.

Non-traditional style console. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals, standard AGO placement. Combination Action: 'Hold and Set' pneumatic/mechanical system. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons. Combination action toe studs. Coupler reversible toe studs.


  • Updated by Ben Meyer, who has heard or played the organ.

    (Thurlow Weed. August 21, 2019)

Online Documents

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Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by Ben Meyer 2019-05-21
Ruckpositiv. Photograph by Ben Meyer 2019-05-21
Keydesk. Photograph by Ben Meyer 2015-07-06
Organ Case and Facade. Photograph by Ben Meyer 2018-10-18

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  • . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason January 1969
          Seward, Nebraska
          St. John Lutheran Church
          Schlicker   1968   3/39
          GREAT                         SWELL
      16' Quintadena     pf          8' Rohrfloete     61
       8' Principal      61          8' Salicional     61
       8' Spillfloete    61          8' Voix Celeste   pf
       4' Octave         61          4' Principal      pf
       4' Gedecktfloete  pf          4' Koppelfloete   61
       2' Octave         61      2 2/3' Nasat          61
    IV-V  Mixture       292          2' Waldfloete     61
       8' Trompete       61      1 3/5' Terz           49
                                    IV  Mixture       244
          PEDAL                     16' Dulzian        pf
                                     8' Schalmei       61
      16' Principal      12
      16' Subbass        32             RUCKPOSITIV
       8' Octave         32
       8' Metalgedeckt   32          8' Holzgedeckt    61
       4' Choralbass     32          4' Rohrfloete     61
     III  Mixture        96          2' Principal      61
      16' Fagott         32          2' Nachthorn      pf
       8' Trompete       12      1 1/3' Klein Nasat    61
       4' Clarion        12          1' Siffloete      pf
                                III-IV  Scharf        232
      pf  prepared-for               8' Krummhorn      61
             [Received from Jeff Scofield May 6, 2018]
  • Click Here . Source: Stoplist copied from The Diapason January 1969 Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.