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Saxony, Germany; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1749; Lititz, Pennsylvania, 1765-1804
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 (Richmond, Va.: Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

Born March 21, 1728 in Berthelsdorf, Saxony, Germany; father of Johann D. Tannenberg, stepfather of John Hall; in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, May 17, 1749; joiner [furniture craftsman]; with John Clemm, 1757; warden of Nazareth Moravian community, 1762; active in Lititz, Pennsylvania, August 16, 1765; died in fall from organ in York, Pennsylvania, May 18, 1804.


  • William Armstrong, Organs for America: The Life and Work of David Tannenberg, (Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1967).
  • Orpha Ochse, The History of the Organ in the United States (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1975), 51.

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Database Specs:

  • 61 Organs
  • 2 Divisions
  • 1 Consoles

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