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Herman J. Tellers View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Born Germany, 1839; to United States, 1881; New Orleans, Louisiana, 1884; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1888-1891.
Classification: Employee or Independent Contractor

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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 June 1839 in Langbroich, Germany; father of Heinrich (Henry) Tellers and Ignatius Tellers.

Tellers emigrated to the United States in 1881; active in New Orleans, Louisiana, 1884, as a carpenter; with William Schuelke of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1888-1891; with Felgemaker firm of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1892-1903; died March 8, 1903 in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Sources:

  • One or more local directories of the places and period.
  • Martin Kares, The German Element in American Organbuilding, 1700-1900 (dissertation, Marburg 1990).
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on October 04, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 1 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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