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Distinction:

Cincinnati, Ohio, 1831–1860.
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; rev. ed., 1997, with updated information). —

Born 1808 near Freiburg, Breisgau, Baden, Germany; Established firm in Cincinnati, Ohio, 1831; succeeded by Koehnken & Co., 1860; died [c.1863] age 55.

Staff: Gallus Grimm; mssr. Himmell; Johann H. Koehnken, John F. Scheinhoff.

Sources:

  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 184.
  • Kenneth Wayne Hart, "Cincinnati Organ Builders of the Nineteenth Century" part 2, The Tracker 20:4 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1976), 5.
  • Kenneth Wayne Hart, "Cincinnati Organ Builders of the Nineteenth Century" part 3, The Tracker 21:1 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1977), 4.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 15, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 28 Organs
  • 4 Divisions
  • 4 Consoles

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