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Johann Philip Bachman View Extant Instruments View Instruments

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Lititz, Pennsylvania, 1793-1821
Classification: Builder

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March 08, 2016:

From the OHS PC Database Builders Listing editor. -

Johann Philip Bachman was born 22 April 1762 in Kreuzberg, Thuringia, Germany. He was the father of Ernst J. Bachman. He apprenticed with David Tannenberg> of Lititz, Pennsylvania, February 17, 1793; and married Tannenberg's daughter in 1793. After Tanneberg's passing, Bachman had his own firm from 1800 until 1821, thereafter business declined and he shifted to piano and cabinetwork. He died November 15, 1837. His son, Ernest, also trained in the Tanneberg shop and worked with his father, but left in 1827 to teach School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

Source:

  • Joseph Mortimer Levering, A History of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1741-1892 (Times publishing Company, 1903 - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania), Footnote p.364.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.

October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

Born April 22, 1762 in Kreuzberg, Thuringia, Germany; father of Ernst J. Bachman; apprenticed with David Tannenberg of Lititz, Pennsylvania, February 17, 1793; married Tannenberg's daughter in 1793.

Source:

  • Raymond J. Brunner, ‘-That Ingenious Business--: Pennsylvania German Organbuilders (Birdsboro, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania German Society 1990), 100.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 62.
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We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

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  • 0 Consoles

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