In a Sept. 4, 2019 post on Facebook's Pipe Organ Builder's Group, Richard Swanson related, "In September of 2014, Messiah Lutheran Church, Midland, MI decided to gift their 1975 Berghaus tracker organ to King of Kings Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth, MI. The organ was removed by R.T. Swanson, Inc. and transported to storage places in Frankenmuth. The architecture of the new sanctuary at King of Kings made it impossible to accommodate the Berghaus as configured. Case height was the main impediment. R. T. Swanson incorporated 2 pipe ranks, static reservoir and blower from the Berghaus into a new 9 rank electric action pipe organ for King of Kings. The remains of the Berghaus remained in storage in Frankenmuth until 2018 when King of Kings gifted the Berghaus to Wigton Pipe Organs of Dryden, MI for use as the basis of an organ proposal for St. Augustine's House, Oxford, MI. Dave Wigton has done a masterful job of rescuing this Berghaus from death row! Father Jude made the pipe shades for the pedal and is currently doing the shades for the Great."We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 16, 2019.
This entry describes an original installation of a new pipe organ.
Identified by Rev'd John Richard Hendricks, citing information from this publication: Oxford MI St Augustine's House (Lutheran retreat center). . Additionally, Rev'd John Richard Hendricks listed this web site as a source of information: http://www.staugustineshouse.org/2018/12/27/a-new-organ/.