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Samuel Bohler View Extant Instruments View Instruments

Distinction:

Swiss; immigrated to Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, between 1829-1833; Reading, Pennsylvania, between 1847-1850 until his death in 1896.
Classification: Builder

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Announcement that the Bohler factory had been established in 1850.: Photograph from an archival source: Reading Times, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken on 1875-07-21

September 05, 2015:

See main entry: Johann [John] Bohler

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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 July 12, 1823 in Berne, Switzerland; son of Johann Bohler, Sr., brother of Daniel, Frederick and Ludwig {Lewis} Bohler, father-in-law of Gideon Jeffries; he immigrated with his family to Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, between 1829-1833; moved with his family to Reading, Pennsylvania, by c. 1847-1850; and was with the family firm in Reading, Pennsylvania, becoming head of the firm, by 1859; he died August 1, 1896; and was succeeded by his son-in-law, Gideon Jeffries.

Staff: Elmer E. Palm.

Sources:

  • Dieffenbuch newsletter (John Speller, Editor, Tannenberg (Central Pa.) Chapter of the Organ Historical Society).
  • John Speller.

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

Database Specs:

  • 40 Organs
  • 5 Divisions
  • 8 Consoles

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