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Wilhelm [William] Metz View Extant Instruments View Instruments


St. Louis, Missouri, by 1848-1864.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991, rev. ed. 1997, with updated information). -

Born February 6, 1818 in Strasfürth bei Erfurt, Saxony, Germany; in St. Louis, Missouri, by 1845; retired to Collionsville, Illinois, c. 1865; succeeded by Johann G. Pfeffer, 1864; died April 17, 1896 in Collinsville, Illinois.

Staff: Christof Metz; Ferdinand Metz.


  • Local business directories of the place and period.
  • Edwardsville, Illinois, Intelligencer April 21, 1896.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 187.
  • Organ Handbook (Organ Historical Society, 1986), 19.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on September 25, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 4 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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