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Westfield, Massachusetts, by 1870; Springfield, Massachusetts, 1893/94; d. 1898.
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). -

Born 1847 in Connecticut; son of John Wesley Steer(e), brother of Frank J. Steere; active in Westfield, Massachusetts, by 1870; with J. W. Steere & Son(s) of Springfield, Massachusetts; succeeded his father; briefly partner with George Turner in Steere & Turner, 1893/1894; died 1898.

Patent #455,365; July 7, 1891; combination.


  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 241.
  • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 413.
  • Organ Handbook: (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1985), 23. [Published in connection with the OHS annual convention.]
  • Stephen L. Pinel, "Organbuilders and Their Families: in the Population Schedules of the Federal and State Census Surveys", The Tracker 32:1, 23.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on November 19, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 2 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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