August [F.] Prante View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Louisville, Kentucky, by 1866; St. Meinrad, Indiana, 1874-c. 1889; Owensboro, Kentucky, c. 1889-1891; Louisville, 1892.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed., by David H. Fox (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1997). -

Sources disagree on year of his birth. Son of Joseph C. Prante, brother of Joseph E. Prante, father of Anthony M., August P., Joseph G. and Nicholas A. Prante.

With his father's firm in Louisville, Kentucky, by 1866; established his own firm, briefly named Louisville Organ Manufactory, in Louisville, Kentucky, by 1867; in St. Meinrad, Indiana, 1874-c. 1889; in Owensboro, Kentucky, c. 1889-1891; in Louisville, Kentucky, 1892, firm named August Prante & Son(s), 1895; died in carriage accident in Louisville, Kentucky. Succeeded by his sons.


  • Michael Friesen, "The Prante Organbuilding Family ", The Tracker, 37:2 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1993), 16.

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