The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Historic Peace Church
Trindle Rd. at St. John's Church Road
Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania 17011

OHS Database ID 1067.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 59, 2003-06-21.

Status and Condition

The organ has been restored to a previous state.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 27, 2008.

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 6 stops. 6 ranks.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in vertical rows on flat jambs. No enclosed divisions. No combination action.


  • Status Note: There 1996 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Altered by Samuel Bohler 1887 and moved into St. John's Lutheran across the street. This bldg. damaged by storm in 1954. Organ returned to Peace Church. Restored by Noack 1974. Single feeder bellows and double-fold wedge reservoir. 23 pipes of 4' Principal in fa?ade. C to d' of Dulciana from Gedackt. Stoplist in chest order. [Op. 1-4 may not have been organs.] (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through on-line information from John Robinson. -- The keydesk is covered by a plain wooden lid that is hinged at the back. When raising the lid, one must lift a narrow music rack forward, push the lid behind it, and let the music rack hold the lid up. The music rack is attached to the organ with a sort of hook that pivots in a groove but is not permanently attached. The organ is regularly maintained and used for public events, weddings, and musical presentations, as well as worship services, although it is now a government-owned historic site. In 2007 the organ was celebrated for its 200 years of service. Thomas Dressler was recitalist. The organ is played most Sundays in the summer by visiting area organists. (Database Manager. June 28, 2008)

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  • Brunner, Raymond J.. That Ingenious Business. (Birdsboro, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania German Society, 1990), 161 [0]

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Keydesk and Pipe Facade. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01
Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01
Church Interior, Pulpit, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01
Church Interior, Balcony, and Organ Case. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01
Builder's Nameplate. Photograph by William T. Van Pelt 2002-05-01

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