Pipe Organ Database

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Charles (Karl) Besch View Extant Instruments View Instruments


Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1880-1960.
Classification: Builder

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October 30, 2004:

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

Born June 26, 1874 in Germany; immigrated in 1880 to Milwaukee, Wisconsin; with William Schuelke firm of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1889-1901; with Philipp Odenbrett firm in Milwaukee; operated his own firm until c. 1960; died c. 1963; succeeded by Henry R. Weiland.


  • Letter to David H. Fox.
  • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 29, 2019.

Database Specs:

  • 5 Organs
  • 0 Divisions
  • 0 Consoles

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