The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Joseph R.C. Church
Freeport, Illinois 60132

OHS Database ID 7641.

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 November 24, 2017.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Electric key action. Electric stop action.

Two manuals.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. Traditional style console with roll top. The console is in a fixed position, center.

Tilting/rocking tablets above top manual. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Adjustable combination pistons. AGO Standard (concave radiating) pedalboard. Crescendo Pedal. Reversible full organ/tutti toe stud. Combination action thumb pistons.


  • The builder did not use opus numbers to identify his work, but the catalog number S-168 was assigned to this instrument by Elizabeth Towne Schmitt and may be used for reference. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Rebuilt & electrified by Freeport Organ Co. Most Schuelke pipework & chests used, behind Schuelke case. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated by Dave Credicott, who has heard or played the organ. (Steven E. Lawson. November 24, 2017)

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Organ in Rear Gallery. Photograph by Dave Credicott 2016-09-26

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  • Original document from Dave Credicott.. Source: Stoplist taken from the console
    Freeport, Illinois
    St. Joseph R.C. Church
    1904 Organ by Wm. Schuelke Organ Co.
    8'      Open Diapason
    8'      Melodia (Enc'l)
    8'      Dulciana (Enc'l)
    8'      Unda Maris (Enc'l)
    4'      Octave
    4'      Flute D'Amour (Enc'l)
    2'      Fifteenth
    III     Mixture
    8'      Clarinet (Enc'l)
    	Great to Great Sub
            Great Unison Off
            Great to Great Super
            Swell to Great Sub
            Swell to Great Super
    16'     Bourdon
    8'      Geigen Pincipal
    8'      Gedeckt
    8'      Gamba
    8'      Celeste
    8'      Aeoline
    4'      Harmonic Flute
    2 2/3'  Nasard
    2'      Piccolo
    III     Dolce Mixture
    8'      Trumpet
    4'      Hautbois
            Swell to Swell Sub
            Swell Unison Off
            Swell to Swell Super
    16'     Open Diapason
    16'     Bourdon
    16'     Gedeckt
    10 2/3' Quinte
    8'      Diapason
    8'      Bourdon
    5 1/3'  Twelfth
    4'      Octave
    4'      Bourdon
            Great to Pedal Unison
            Great to Pedal Super
            Swell to Pedal Unison
            Swell to Pedal Super
  • Click Here Original document from Dave Credicott.. Source: Stoplist taken from the console Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.