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Kraussdale, Pennsylvania, 1796-1812.
Classification: Builder

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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 1770; son of Baltzer Krauss, Jr., brother of Andrew Krauss; he studied at Hosensack Academy of Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, and was a teacher there, 1794-1795.

John Krauss built organs with his brother, Andrew Krauss, in Kraussdale, Pennsylvania, 1796-1812; he was also a builder of wool carding machines, a surveyor, and a farmer; John Krauss died in 1819.


    • Raymond J. Brunner.
    • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 68.
    • Ella Krauss Althouse, "Krauss Family Organ Builders", The Tracker 21:1 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1977), 3.

    We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 30, 2019.

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  • 1 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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