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John B. Kohler View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Germany, before 1888; Chicago, Illinois, c. 1895-1927
Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor

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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 July 16, 1874 in Berlin, Germany; immigrated to the United States, c. 1888; with J. C. Deagan firm of Chicago, Illinois, 15 years; partner with Otto H. Liebich in Kohler-Liebich firm, organ percussions, of Chicago, Illinois, 1910-1927, superintendent; died August 14, 1927 in Chicago, Illinois.


  • The Diapason, March 1927, 4.
  • The Diapason, September 1927, 8.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 0 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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