Quakertown, Pennsylvania, 1861-1914.
From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders,, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). -
Son of Christian Durner; brother of J. Christian Durner, father of Charles E. Durner; he apprenticed with his father, Christian, at age 14 in Germany. He emigrated to United States in January, 1859, landing in New York; he established his firm in Zion Hill (Quakertown area), Pennsylvania, in 1861; he relocated the firm to Quakertown, Pennsylvania in 1861; he was a maker of reed and pipe organs; he was succeeded by his son, Charles E. Durner.