Fulda outside
St. Boniface Catholic Church
Fulda, Indiana

Fulda nave

Fulda pipes

Organ by Edmund Giesecke
of Evansville, Indiana

Maunals: 58 keys
Pedals: 25 keys


Open Diapason 8'
Melodia 8'
Dulciana 8'
Principal 4'
Fifteenth 2'

Geigen Principal 8'
Stop'd Diapason 8'
Salicional 8'
Flute D'Amour 4'

Bourdon 16'

Bellows Signal
Coupler Sw. to Gr.
Coupler Sw. to Ped.
Coupler Gt. to Ped.
Swell expression pedal (right corner)
Two mechanical combination pedals:
  -The one on the right brings on all Great stops. 
  -The one on the left removes Great principals 8', 4', 2', leaving the Melodia and Dulciana on.

Fulda console

Fulda Great Stops

Fulda Swell Stops

The oak console organ was purchased. It has 10 ranks, and 535 pipes and the cost was $950.00.
Three bells were cast for the church by J.G. Stuchstede & Brothers, of Saint Louis Mo.
        (From church's website  http://members.aye.net/~lcs/tom/saintb/saintboniface.html)

*Edmund Gieseke came to this country from the university town of Goettingen, Germany, accompanying his father, who was carrying out an order of a St. Louis church to erect an organ the Gieseckes had built in their Goettinger shops.  Young Giesecke decided to stay in America and after a short say in St. Louis he came to Evansville almost 60 years ago and engaged in organ building here.  Many churches throughout the Tri-state district installed organs built by Mr. Giesecke, who followed the trade that had been in the Giesecke family in Germany for many generations until 10 years ago when failing eyesight caused him to retire.  Total blindness came to the veteran organ builder three years ago.  He died at his home at 320 Read St. at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday of influenza.
        (From Edmund Gieseke's Obiturary in the Evansville Press, December 26, 1928)

Fulda, Indiana, is the home of St. Boniface Catholic Church, established in 1847 by an immigrant Croatian missionary, Father Joseph Kundek. The first St. Boniface Church was a log building. In 1860 construction for the present St. Boniface Church was started, but construction was halted during the Civil War. The church has a stone foundation seven feet thick. A limestone slab above the main door reads "ST. BONIFACE KIRCHE, 1865." The church has beautiful wooden alters, and original stenciling on the ceiling. The pillars in the church are made of tree trunks, that are covered with plaster. The stones in the original baked stone floor in the sanctuary were cleaned and refurbished. St. Boniface Catholic Church was placed on the National register of Historical Places on October 30, 1980. Located on highway 545 in Fulda. 
        (from the website http://www.legendaryplaces.org/pointsofinterest/stboniface.cfm)

Performers at Fulda, Nov. 2014
Evansville AGO Historic Organ Concert, November 2014
Sound Clips:
Nun Danket (Now Thank We All Our God), played by Nolan Snyder
Hail Holy Queen, played by Taylor Blalock
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee, led by Neal Biggers

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