Pipe Organ Database

a project of the organ historical society

Wm. Schuelke Organ Co. (Opus S-28, 1884)

Exhibited in the 1990 OHS convention

Location:

Emmanuel Lutheran Church (Wisconsin Synod)
W1568 Evergreen Lane
Montello (Mecan Township), WI 53949 US
Organ ID: 6100

Update This Entry

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 good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on October 26, 2021.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 6 ranks. 303 pipes. 1 manuals. 6 stops.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 1
  • Stops: 6
  • Position: Keydesk attached, manuals set into case.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs.
  • Combination Action: No combination action.
  • Swell Control Type: No enclosed divisions.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on May 07, 2018:

The Schuelke organ was purchased in 1884, "for $440. Not all of the slop labels are original, so some of the names on the stoplist above are conjecture, based on another Schuelke, Op. 33, 1884, formerly in Victoria, Texas. 1-12 of the Principal 8' are of stopped wood; 13-19 are in the facade; G20 is inscribed "#3/44/ WS/G/Op Dia." The bottom octave of the Gamba 8' is grooved from the Gedact 8'; C13 is inscribed "#3/55/WS/C/Gamba." Some basses of the Octav 4' are in the facade; A#11 is inscribed "#3/59/WS/A#/Pr." C1 of the Octav 2' is inscribed "#3/72/WS/CC/15." All of the metal pipework is spotted and slotted. An inappropriate swell enclosure, added many years ago in front of the facade, has recently been removed." -- from 1990 OHS Handbook

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on October 26, 2021.

Database Manager on January 27, 2010:

Updated through online information from John Nolte. -- In Fall of 2009, Nolte Organ Building of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, completely re-leathered the double rise bellows and feeders. The original bottom board of the bellows was split and damaged beyond repair and was replaced with a plywood bottom board. The two top covers were also replaced. A check valve was added to the blower inlet so the organ can be hand pumped. All stopped wood pipes were repaired and had stoppers re-leathered. The Pedal chest was repaired by sealing leaks, re-gasketing bungs, replacing leather nuts and felt washers.

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

Database Manager on December 07, 2009:

Updated through online information from Topher Doerr. -- I heard a lecture last night which was in part about this instrument and saw the organ opened up with some of its parts removed, as it is receiving some repair work from the Nolte Organ Company of Milwaukee--the lecture was by Mr. Nolte.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

The builder did not use opus numbers to identify his work, but the catalog number S-28 was assigned to this instrument by Elizabeth Towne Schmitt and may be used for reference.

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

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1990

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
1990 OHS Handbook: Open In New Tab Originally published July 1990
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Paul R. Marchesano on October 26, 2021.
  • Wie Schon Leuchtet Der Morgenstern - Piece by Max Reger. Performed by Peter Press. Produced by The Organ Historical Society in 1990 with the title: Historic Organs of Milwaukee: Twenty-five Historic Pipe Organs, Madison to Milwaukee

Instrument Images:

Organ at rear of room: Photograph from an archival source: 1990 OHS Handbook, William T. Van Pelt, submitted by Paul R. Marchesano. Taken approx. 1990

This instrument has been viewed 661 times.