Erie, Pennsylvania, 1924.
See main entry: Tellers-SommerhoffWe received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). —
Apprentice with Tellers [? A. B. Felgemaker?, *see editorial note below] firm of Erie, Pennsylvania; partner with Heinrich (Henry) Tellers; and Ignatius Tellers in Tellers-Sommerhoff firm of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1906; operated W. A. Sommerhoff & Co. of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1924; partner with John Liebel until 1939; died 22 May 1939 in Erie, Pennsylvania.
*Sommerhoff and the Tellers brothers, Henry and Ignatius, were all employeed at A.B. Felgemaker prior to forming Tellers-Sommerhoff, which was succeeded by Tellers-Kent in 1918. Tellers-Kent closed in 1933, members of the Tellers family continued doing service work, but the Tellers Organ Co. was not formed until 1945. —Ed.
Patents granted to William A. Sommerhoff: