History of the Metzler organ building family, 1855-2006

     
   
  1855 Jakob Metzler, born 10th August in Schwarzenberg / Vorarlberg, Austria  
  1890 Jakob Metzler founds his own company in Jenaz (GR)
(1st generation)

Jakob Metzler

  1894 Oscar Metzler, born 5th January in Jenaz (GR)
(Jakob Metzler’s son - 2nd generation)

Oscar Metzler photographed in 1981

  1896 Albert Metzler, born 18th May in Jenaz (GR) (Jakob Metzler’s son - 2nd generation)  
  1898 Jakob Metzler moves his firm to Felsberg (GR)

Jakob Metzler photographed in 1926

  1904 Building of the first pneumatic organ in S-chanf (GR),
still in use today.

  1924 The firm “J. Metzler & Söhne” is founded

  1925 Oskar Metzler, born 22nd August in Felsberg, son of Oscar and Bethli Metzler (3rd generation). Jakob Metzler dies in September.

Oskar Metzler, my father,
photographed on 26th September 2006.

  1927

Hansueli Metzler, born 27th February, son of Oscar and Bethli Metzler (3rd generation). Firm name is changed to “Metzler & Co”

 
  1931 Setting-up of the subsidiary in Dietikon  
  1933

Transfer of the head office to Dietikon

 
  1934

Construction of the company building in the Zürcherstrasse in Dietikon

 
  1943 Oskar and Hansueli Metzler join the company; workshop extension  
  1949

Firm name is changed to “Metzler & Söhne”

Metzler family photo,
 from left to right Oscar, Bethli, Marlies, Hansueli & Oscar;
c. 1955

  1954

Closure of the Felsberg workshop

 
  1959 Christoph Metzler born 4th July in Zurich, son of Oskar and Elli Metzler  
  1960

Andreas Metzler, born 26th April in Baden, son of Hansueli & Ursula Metzler

 
  1963

Mathias Metzler, born 2nd July in Baden, son of Hansueli & Ursula Metzler

 
  1968

Founding of the subsidiary company “Orgelbau Felsberg AG”

 
  1971 Sale of “Orgelbau Felsberg AG” to Richard Freytag  
  1975 Oscar Metzler senior steps down from the company, founding of Metzler Orgelbau AG  
  1983 Albert Metzler dies 16th September in Felsberg  
  1986 Oscar Metzler dies 24th April in Dietikon  
     
  1995 Christoph Metzler founds his own organ building company:
DIE FLIEGENDEN REGISTER

     
  History of the Metzler organ building family
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Name-plate on the Metzler organ S-chanf (GR) 1904