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Alexander Schlottman View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Berks County, Pennsylvania, ca. 1800.
Classification: Builder

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November 13, 2019:

From Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, November 10, 2019. —

Excerpt from Eugene McCracken, "Pennsylvania, the Keystone State", The Tracker 4:2:

At about the same time [late 1700s] another German organ builder, Alexander Schlottmann, was visiting in Philadelphia and overheard news of Tannenberg's forthcoming organ for a church in New Holland, Pennsylvania, He hired out to that gentleman, and later built organs by himself near Reading.

Source:

  • Eugene M. McCracken, "Pennsylvania, the Keystone State", The Tracker 4:2 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1960), 3.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 13, 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). —

Born 1757 in Hesse, Germany; immigrated to the United States, c. 1776; in Oley Furnace, Berks County, Pennsylvania; active in 1805.

Sources:

  • Raymond J. Brunner.
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 71.
  • Eugene M. McCracken, "Pennsylvania, the Keystone State", The Tracker 4:2 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1960), 3.
  • Barbara J. Owen and Thomas Cunningham, "New Revised Builders List" [continued], The Tracker: 9:3 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1965), 14.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 12, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 2 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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