Kidron, Ohio, 1873 to c. 1880; Orrville, Ohio, from c. 1880.
Schantz firms The Schantz firm has remained in the same area of Ohio since its founding in 1879, and it is still a privately held company, owned and managed by members of the Schantz family. In its 130 plus year history, it has had three company names:
Note from the Organ Database Builders editor Stephen Hall, June 4, 2017. -
The Founder Abraham Tschanz was the founder of the Schantz Organ firm. He was the father of Victor, Edison F., and Oliver A. Schanz. Schantz established a reed organ business in Kidron, Ohio, in 1873; he relocated to Orrville, Ohio a few years later. He dropped the initial T from the company name early on, but retained the spelling of his own surname until 1899. The firm began building pipe organs as well as reed organs. Succeeded by A. J. Schantz, Sons & Co. 1892. The senior Schantz retired in 1913; he died 1921.We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on February 11, 2019.
Schantz Family The names of members of the Schantz family who were or are currently working for the family firm are listed below. This is an indentured list with each generation being indented further to the right.
Abraham John Tschantz (Founder) - 1849-1921 (note: the initial â€˜T- was dropped by the family about 1899)