The OHS Pipe Organ Database

St. Wenceslaus R. C.
Wineshiek County
Spillville, Iowa 52168

OHS Database ID 1221.

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This organ received OHS Citation number 196.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)

Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

One manual. 11 stops. 13 ranks.


  • Status Note: There 1993 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • To be restored by Dobson 1995-96. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

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  • Information from Dobson Pipe Organbuilders
    Spillville, Iowa
    St Wenceslaus Catholic Church
    J.G. Pfeffer (1876) Restored by Dobson Pipe Organbuilders, Ltd. (1996)
     This is the famous Pfeffer Organ of St. Wenceslaus Church, the instrument played in the summer of 1893 by   Antonin Dvorak.
    16' Bourdon 1-54 stopped wood 
    8' Principal 1-6 open wood, 7-22 zinc (fa├žade), rest common metal 
    8' Floete 1-6 grooved to Principal, 7-54 open wood
    8' Gamba 1-12 stopped wood, 13-54 open, common metal 
    4' Octave 1-5 zinc, 6-54 common metal 
    4' Floete 1-12 stopped wood, 13-54 open wood 
    3' Quinte 1-54 common metal 
    2' Octave 1-54 common metal 
    III Mixtur actually II-III, common metal 
    1-12: 1-1/3' + 1' 
    13-24: 2' + 1-1/3' + 1' 
    25-54: 4' + 2-2/3' + 2'   
    Pedal 16' Sub Bass 1-25 stopped wood 
    8' Violoncello 1-25 open wood, inverted mouth  
    Pedal Coppel 
    Calacant [sic; bellows signal]
     [Received from Richard C Greene 2013-10-29.]
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