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Grace United Methodist Church

Jamestown, Missouri
1 manual, 7 ranks; Year complete: 1978

In 1901, the German Methodist Church members of Jamestown, Missouri, with the help of numerous interested friends in the community, took a big step in purchasing a pipe organ from the Hinners-Albertsen Organ Company of Pekin, Illinois, at a cost of around $650.00 This was during the ministry of the Reverend F. J. Sternberg. The Moniteau County Herald of July 5, 1901, reports the news of the original dedication service held on June 30, 1901. On this occasion, Professor J. L. Hinners, the builder himself, "manipulated the organ, filling the room with its delightful music, while the choir rendered some very pleasing and beautiful selections." The Reverend Addicks of St. Louis performed the ceremony of dedication.

From its installation until 1938 or 1939, young people of the congregation furnished the "power" for the organ by pumping. Then, while Reverend Cox was pastor, a motor was installed for about $100.00. Through the years, the organ has been well cared for by the members of the church. However, problems developed which made playing the organ very difficult for effective worship services.

In 1978, Mr. Michael Quimby of Warrensburg, Missouri, a pipe organ craftsman, renovated the historic organ so that it is again in excellent condition.

Grace UMC Jamestown MO 1954

Stanley and Charlotte (Pettigrew) Sapp wedding April 18, 1954. Photo courtesty of Charlotte Sapp and family.


Organ Specification
MANUAL (Unenclosed) Compass CC-c4, 61 notes
Open Diapason Treble 8'  
Open Diapason Bass 8' 61
Octave Treble 4' 61
Octave Bass 4'  


MANUAL (Enclosed)
Bourdon Treble 16' 49
Bourdon Bass TC 16'  
Lieblich Gedeckt Treble 8' 61
Lieblich Gedeckt Bass 8'  
Gamba Treble 8' 49
Gamba Bass TC 8'  
Flute Treble 4' 61
Flute Bass 4'  


PEDAL ORGAN Compass CCC-TD, 27 notes
Bourdon 16 13


Manual to Pedal
Manual Octave Coupler


Quimby Pipe Organs Inc.
P O Box 434
Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

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