Johann Werner (organ builder)

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Johann Werner († around after 1660 ) was an organ builder from Elbing in Prussia.


Johann Werner was possibly a son of the organ builder Peter Werner from Leipzig and a brother of the organ builder Andreas Werner . It was first mentioned around 1630. He built organs in some churches in Polish Prussia and in the Duchy of Prussia , none of which have survived today.

List of works (selection)

  • Elbing , St. Marien, 1641–43, 31 registers
  • Balga , church, positive , 1642
  • Elbing, Heilig-Geist-Kirche, 1645
  • Bartenstein , Stadtkirche , 1649/1653, 36 registers, preserved until 1945
  • Marienfelde near Königsberg, church, 1652
  • Lichtenhagen near Elbing, church, around 1660, later in Pomehrendorf, church


  • Werner Renkewitz, Jan Janca : History of organ building art in East and West Prussia from 1333 to 1944. Volume 1. Weidlich, Würzburg 1984. P. 122f.

Individual evidence

  1. Sabine Beckmann, Klaus Garber (ed.): Cultural history of Prussia, royal Polish share in the early modern period (= early modern period 103). Max Niemeyer Verlag, Tübingen 2005, ISBN 978-3-484-36603-9 . P. 667
  2. Gottfried Döring: attempt at a history and description of the main Protestant church at St. Marien in Elbing. Elbing 1864. p. 62
  3. St. Johannes