Pipe Organ Database

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M. P. Möller (1933)

Originally M. P. Möller (Opus 188, 1890)

Location:

Zion Lutheran Church
East Germantown, IN US
Organ ID: 31189

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 872 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 18 stops. 22 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 18
  • Registers: 22
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 30
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Has Coupler Reversible Toe Piston(s)
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 26, 2017:

Updated by Timothy E. Conyers, who has heard or played the organ.

The instrument had some restoration work done in 2000 and was featured in a piano & organ patriotic concert on July 4, 2000, to a packed sanctuary.
This organ was part of the OHS 2007 convention tour of central Indiana.
In 2014, the pipe chamber room was renovated. All pipes and parts were removed, cleaned and repaired by Michael Rathke of Spiceland, Indiana, and then reinstalled.

NOTE: The town is known locally as both Pershing and East Germantown. The name was changed to Pershing due to the political climate prior to and during World War I and World War II. The town is now officially listed as East Germantown and is the name found on State maps. This has caused confusion to non-residents of the county. Records of the church are under both names. The instrument is listed on this database under both town names for understandable reasons but with slightly different information.

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

Database Manager on May 24, 2014:

Updated through online information from T. Daniel Hancock.

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

Database Manager on May 08, 2014:

Updated through online information from Connor Annable.

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

Database Manager on March 24, 2014:

Updated through online information from John Igoe. -- The Diapason, March 2014 describes complete restoration of the instrument by M.P.Rathke

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

Database Manager on November 22, 2007:

Identified through information in the 2007 Organ Atlas. Relocated from St. Paul German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Richmond, Indiana.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist (Source: The Diapason, March 2014)
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From 2007 convention program
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Organ Case: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2006-06-17

Swell Shoe: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2006-06-17

Left Drawknobs: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2006-06-17

Right Drawknobs: Photograph by William T. Van Pelt. Taken on 2006-06-17