Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1865-1877.
From the OHS PC Database, Builders Listing editor, September 3, 2015. -
"Organ builder Felix Barckhoff, brought the family to the United States in 1865; and in that same year the first Barckhoff organ was built in this country. The firm, established in Philadelphia, was for a time during the 1870s known as Felix Barckhoff and Sons - the sons being Carl [Sr] and Lorenz."
Source: Anita Campbell, "A Pipe Dream comes true - Organ Celebration Concert in Calumet Aug. 5 ", Keweenaw Now Blog, http://keweenawnow.blogspot.com/2009/08/pipe-dream-comes-true-organ-celebration.html; Accessed September 3, 2015.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Carl continued managing the organ building company after his father's death under various names: Barckhoff Brothers, Barckhoff Church Organ Co., and Barckhoff Organ Co. See main entry: Carl BarckhoffWe received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -
Born in Wiedenbrück, Westphalia, Germany; father of Carl and Lorenz Barckhoff; immigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1865, and established Felix Barckhoff & Sons; died 1877; succeeded by Carl Barckhoff.