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John F. Obermeyer (Organ Co.) View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1960; Bloomington, Minnesota, 1989; Burnsville, Minnesota, by 2015.
Classification: Builder

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October 04, 2015:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, October 2, 2019. —

Obermeyer Organ Company was founded in 1960 by John F. Obermeyer. John had moved to Minnesota from Buffalo, New York, where he had worked for the Schlicker Organ Company since returning from service in the second world war. Mr. Obermeyer began a vibrant business in the Minneapolis area, representing the Schlicker Organ Company in sales and service. He also added other brands that he serviced over the years. Brian Sullivan joined the company in 1988, primarily as a woodworker and service technician. Brian apprenticed under Mr. Obermeyer, where he learned all of the various aspects of organ building, tuning, voicing and repair. Mr. Obermeyer retired in 1992, and Mr. Sullivan purchased the company.


We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 02, 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). —

Active in Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1975, representative of Schlicker firm of Buffalo, New York; in Bloomington, Minnesota; active in 1989.

Staff: Bruce Hoff; David Settle; Brian Sullivan.


  • American Guild of Organists, Region VI: 1975 convention program, 12.
  • American Institute of Organbuilders (AIO): 1989 membership directory.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 02, 2019.

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