Pipe Organ Database

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M. P. Möller (Opus 188, 1896)

Location:

Zion's Lutheran Church
1151 S. Germantown Rd.
Pershing, IN 47370 US
Organ ID: 120

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Lutheran Churches
  • The organ has been restored to a previous state.
  • The organ's condition is good, in regular use.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Slider
  • 16 ranks. 872 pipes. 3 divisions. 2 manuals. 20 stops. 23 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Slider chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 2
  • Divisions: 3
  • Stops: 20
  • Registers: 23
  • Position: Keydesk attached.
  • Key Action: Mechanical connection from key to chest (tracker, sticker or mix).
  • Stop Action: Mechanical connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack.
  • Stop Controls: Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs.
  • Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals.
  • Pedalboard Type: Flat straight pedalboard.
  • Has Hitchdown Couplers
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 26, 2017:

Updated by Timothy E. Conyers, who has heard or played the organ.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on September 27, 2012:

Updated through online information from Timothy E. Conyers. -- The following article appeared in the: WESTERN WAYNE NEWS August 29, 2012 Page 16, column 3 Volume 21, No. 51 Published at Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana.

ZION'S YEARS NUMBER 190 Zion's Lutheran congregation at East Germantown will be celebrating its 190th year on Sunday, November 4. Former pastors and members are invited to return for the 10:30 worship and the fellowship dinner at 12:30 followed by a 2 p.m. program called "Celebrating the Years." Chair persons have been named for the task forces... [omitted here for privacy of the individuals named.] The Bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod is expected to attend. Zion's is the longest established congregation in Indiana, having been formed in 1822. The organ room renovation has been completed, so the installation of the historic tracker pipe organ is expected to begin before the first of September. All pieces and parts of the organ have been repaired and cleaned over the past three months by Mike Rathke of Spiceland and his crew. ...
Some of the 1900 stenciling around the ceiling of the organ room was preserved, and photographs were taken of all stenciling in that area. The room was originally used as a Sunday School room and has a rectangular stained-glass window of the same colors and design as the Gothic style window in the north entry. When the organ was purchased in 1933, the ceiling of the room was removed to make room for the tall organ. Major reconstruction of the brick wall with a steel I-beam barely made room for the organ installation back then."


Notes: The town is known locally as both Pershing and East Germantown. The name change was due to the political climate of World War I. The article refers to both names.
This organ had some restoration work done in 2000 and was featured in a piano & organ patriotic concert on July 4, 2000, to a packed sanctuary. This organ was part of the OHS 2007 convention tour of central Indiana.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Status Note: There 1996.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on October 30, 2004:

Relocated from St. Paul's Lutheran, Richmond, IN [in 1902?].

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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