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Johann Michael Dahm

M, b. 1693, d. April 5, 1741

Parents

Family: Anna Maria Neus (b. 1697, d. 1749)

Biography

  • Birth: Johann Michael Dahm was born in 1693 in Germany.
  • Death: He died on April 5, 1741, at age ~48.

Anna Maria Neus

F, b. 1697, d. 1749

Family: Johann Michael Dahm (b. 1693, d. April 5, 1741)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Maria Neus was born in 1697.
  • Death: She died in 1749, at age ~52.

Johann Jakob Dahm

M, b. September 29, 1659, d. July 10, 1727

Parents

Family: Maria Barbara Prexendorfer (b. 1657, d. 1699)

Master organ builder Johann Jakob Dahm built this baroque organ

Biography

  • Birth: Johann Jakob Dahm was born on September 29, 1659 in Michelstagg, Rheinland-Phalz, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Maria Barbara Prexendorfer were married in 1682.
  • Death: Johann Jakob Dahm died on July 10, 1727, at age 67.
  • Note: "Johann Jakob Dahm....a master builder of Baroque organs from Kempenich. The father (of Johann Jakob Dahm) must have had a special position in Kempenich because he held for long years a position as church advisor and "Schulzen" of Kempenich. He also succeeded in winning the local noble ruler to act as godfather to his son. The ruler of Kempenich at that time was Johann Jakob Schenk von Schmidburg ( 1600-1661) and his wife Maria Katharina Walbott von Bassenheim. Babies in that time were baptized on the day of birth or promptly thereafter and Johann was no doubt interested in solidifying his position as the representative of Johann Jakob Schenk and as such chose his benefactor's name for his son. It is supposed that the distinguished godfather pursued the development of his godchild's talents and smoothed the way for him professionally, recognizing that the boy needed more than the future provided him by the artisans of the area, and that to pursue his career as an organ builder he needed the experience, atmosphere, and the corresponding worldly and spiritual clientel, that could be provided by a larger city. That meant that the boy's apprenticeship could only take place in a large city. Where this took place is not known. It is supposed, however, that the young Johann Jakob Dahm first learned his trade as a cabinet maker, as that is the first step in learning to become an organ builder.

    However, the time of youth and learning must pass and the young master, in 1682, marries the daughter of the District Court officer in Wurzburg, Maria Barbara Prexendorfer, age 25. He was already known as an organ builder at the time of his marriage. Whether he had already graduated from his teaching and asssistants' years is not known; he may have studied with Nicklaus Will who was at the organ workshop of Jost Phillip Schleich in Retzstadt in the 1670's. Perhaps, however, Dahm got his education in Mainz, where the brother of his godmother, Johann Friedrich von Eltz lived since 1640 and the grandson of his godmother, Phillip Karl von Eltz, had lived since 1677. Either could have
    recommended their favorite to their associate, Lothar Franz Von Schonborn, who held a "Kanonikat" at the cathedral in Mainz since 1667 and Wurzburg since 1665. He could have been the man who got the promising organ builder Dahm of Wurzburg to Mainz after he became the Archbishop there. This assumption is still more likely if one takes into consideration another family connection: Dahm's godmother was related to the Schonborn family. The wife of her brother, George Anton Walbott von Bassenheim was Agatha Maria von Schonborn, and Agatha's brother was Johann Phillip von Schonborn, since 1663 the Elector of the Archhbishop of Mainz was Lothar Their other brother was Lothar Franz von Schonborn. Dahm appears in Wurzburg between 1683 and 1696 where he has six children, completeing his studies with his presumed master Nicholas Will. Records include a delivery of building materials to city authorities, the repair of the skins in the cathedral organ in 1689, and the repair of a valve on the same organ in 1691. Whether he established himself as an independent master in his time in Wurzburg is not known at this time, but we know in Mainz his last and seventh child was born in 1699 and on the 12th of MAy, 1698 he was accepted as a citizen of Mainz. In 1711 he designed and built the Weilburger organ (which has a signed nameplate) in the Schlossburger Kirche there.

    Nobody took over the workshop after Jakob's death. Both surviving sons pursued scientific careers. Johann Jacob, born in Wurzberg in 1693, became a Jesuit in 1712 and read as a Doctor of Philosophy in Mainz as well as Bamberg. He died in 1763. Johan Michael, born in Wurzberg in 1689, became a well-know jurist, a Doctor of Laws and also a professor in the University of Mainz where he also served some years in the office of Dean. In a strange twist of fate, his daughter married someone involved in the organ business, the son of Johann Phillip Nauheimer, who was known not only as a master organ builder, but a Cathedral organist in the Cathedral of Mainz. While the extent of his life's work is not totally known, Johan Jakob Dahm of Kempenich, organ builder of the Middle Rhine, did considerable work and had a lasting effect on the numerous masters of the following generation; men like Johann Konrad Burgy in his masterpiece, the organ in Oberorsel and the Cathedral organ of Limburg whose echo register owes much to Dahm. "

Maria Barbara Prexendorfer

F, b. 1657, d. 1699

Family: Johann Jakob Dahm (b. September 29, 1659, d. July 10, 1727)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Barbara Prexendorfer was born in 1657.
  • Marriage: She and Johann Jakob Dahm were married in 1682.
  • Death: Maria Barbara Prexendorfer died in 1699, at age ~42.

Johann Dahm

M, b. 1627, d. 1696

Family: Lucia Haups (b. 1630, d. 1689)

Biography

  • Birth: Johann Dahm was born in 1627.
  • Death: He died in 1696, at age ~69.

Lucia Haups

F, b. 1630, d. 1689

Parents

Family: Johann Dahm (b. 1627, d. 1696)

Biography

  • Birth: Lucia Haups was born in 1630.
  • Death: She died in 1689, at age ~59.

Johan Adam Heiffs

M, b. circa 1640

Family: Margaretha Thones (b. July 14, 1639, d. July 28, 1707)

Biography

  • Birth: Johan Adam Heiffs was born circa 1640.
  • Marriage: He and Margaretha Thones were married on November 8, 1665 in Poltersdorf, Cochem-Zell, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

Margaretha Thones

F, b. July 14, 1639, d. July 28, 1707

Family: Johan Adam Heiffs (b. circa 1640)

Biography

  • Birth: Margaretha Thones was born on July 14, 1639 in Ellenz, Cochem-Zell, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Johan Adam Heiffs were married on November 8, 1665 in Poltersdorf, Cochem-Zell, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
  • Death: Margaretha Thones died on July 28, 1707, at age 68, in Poltersdorf, Cochem-Zell, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

Peter Bell

M, b. November 3, 1687

Family: Apolonia Zimmerman (b. circa 1696, d. 1742)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Bell was born on November 3, 1687 in Sepssart, Rhineland, Prussia.

Apolonia Zimmerman

F, b. circa 1696, d. 1742

Family: Peter Bell (b. November 3, 1687)

Biography

  • Birth: Apolonia Zimmerman was born circa 1696 in Sepssart, Rhineland, Prussia.
  • Death: She died in 1742.

Antonio Anton Andres

M, b. August 31, 1760

Family: Maria Barbara Wolf (b. July 24, 1757)

Biography

  • Birth: Antonio Anton Andres was born on August 31, 1760 in Hausten, Mayen-Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

Maria Barbara Wolf

F, b. July 24, 1757

Family: Antonio Anton Andres (b. August 31, 1760)

Biography

  • Birth: Maria Barbara Wolf was born on July 24, 1757.

Peter Joseph Tempel

M, b. May 25, 1790, d. July 27, 1818

Parents

Family: Catherina Thelen (b. 1793, d. March 18, 1813)

Biography

  • Birth: Peter Joseph Tempel was born on May 25, 1790 in Adenau, Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Catherina Thelen were married on February 20, 1810 in Jammeshofen, Kaltenborn, Germany.
  • Death: Peter Joseph Tempel died on July 27, 1818, at age 28, in Jammeshofen, Kaltenborn, Germany.

Catherina Thelen

F, b. 1793, d. March 18, 1813

Parents

Family: Peter Joseph Tempel (b. May 25, 1790, d. July 27, 1818)

Biography

  • Birth: Catherina Thelen was born in 1793 in Zuid Holland, Netherlands.
  • Marriage: She and Peter Joseph Tempel were married on February 20, 1810 in Jammeshofen, Kaltenborn, Germany.
  • Death: Catherina Thelen died on March 18, 1813, at age ~20, in Jammeshofen, Kaltenborn, Germany.

John Joseph Tempel

M, b. 1764, d. July 27, 1818

Family: Marie Catherine Muller (b. 1768)

Biography

  • Birth: John Joseph Tempel was born in 1764 in Adenau, Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
  • Death: He died on July 27, 1818, at age ~54, in Jammeshofen, Kaltenborn, Germany.

Marie Catherine Muller

F, b. 1768

Family: John Joseph Tempel (b. 1764, d. July 27, 1818)

Biography

  • Birth: Marie Catherine Muller was born in 1768 in Adenau, Ahrweiler, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

Johann Peter Thelen

M, b. February 17, 1837, d. January 24, 1736

Family: Anna Catharina Klos (b. 1769)

Biography

  • Birth: Johann Peter Thelen was born on February 17, 1837 in Jammeshofen, Kaltenborn, Germany.
  • Death: He died on January 24, 1736, at age ~0, in Noswendel, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

Anna Catharina Klos

F, b. 1769

Family: Johann Peter Thelen (b. February 17, 1837, d. January 24, 1736)

Biography

  • Birth: Anna Catharina Klos was born in 1769 in Jammeshofen, Kaltenborn, Germany.

Hildegard Klapperich

F, b. March 3, 1902, d. June 14, 1974

Parents

Family: Hugo Huberty (b. July 18, 1903, d. December 3, 1965)

Biography

  • Birth: Hildegard Klapperich was born on March 3, 1902.
  • Death: She died on June 14, 1974, at age 72.

Hugo Huberty

M, b. July 18, 1903, d. December 3, 1965

Family: Hildegard Klapperich (b. March 3, 1902, d. June 14, 1974)

Biography

  • Birth: Hugo Huberty was born on July 18, 1903.
  • Death: He died on December 3, 1965, at age 62, in Chilton, Calumet Co, Wisconsin.

Elfrida G Klapperich

F, b. 1907

Parents

Biography

  • Birth: Elfrida G Klapperich was born in 1907.

Florence Klapperich

F

Parents

Nicholas Bernard Mueller

M, b. September 8, 1825, d. July 8, 1908

Parents

Family: Gertrude Mertes (b. April 5, 1832, d. March 15, 1916)

Biography

  • Birth: Nicholas Bernard Mueller was born on September 8, 1825 in Daun, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
  • Marriage: He and Gertrude Mertes were married in 1855.
  • Death: Nicholas Bernard Mueller died on July 8, 1908, at age 82, in Saukville, Ozaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Gertrude Mertes

F, b. April 5, 1832, d. March 15, 1916

Parents

Family: Nicholas Bernard Mueller (b. September 8, 1825, d. July 8, 1908)

Biography

  • Birth: Gertrude Mertes was born on April 5, 1832 in Mehren, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.
  • Marriage: She and Nicholas Bernard Mueller were married in 1855.
  • Death: Gertrude Mertes died on March 15, 1916, at age 83, in Saukville, Ozaukee Co, Wisconsin.

Laurentius Mueller

M, b. 1688, d. 1764

Family: Catharina Hoelzer (b. 1719)

Biography

  • Birth: Laurentius Mueller was born in 1688.
  • Death: He died in 1764, at age ~76.