Bachmann (Bachman), Alexander 'Alex' 2.jan.1832-6.jun.1913 Germany Bayern, Heydenheim - USA Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Norristown
pianist, organist, 1850 his family emigrated to the USA, studied music privately, 1863-1900 organist, professor of music, teacher piano and theory in Philadelphia, organist of Spruce Street Baptist Church and 1893 of St Luke's Lutheran Church, 11.jun.1891 he gave a grand vocal and instrumental concert assisted by his pupils at Mercantile Hall, 1901-1913 residing at 2316 North 21st Street where he also ran his Northwestern Musical Institute teaching piano, violin, organ, singing, choir training and theory, with his daughter Jennie as assistant and Clara as teacher mandolin and guitar, he died after 3 months at the State Hospital for the Insane in Norristown, 12.jun.1908 he made his will in which he ordered the erection of a monument in his lot at Westminster Cemetery in memory of his daughter Emma, 13.aug.1910 in a codicil he left his piano to his daughter Jennie, in all he left a fortune in real estate and company investments, at time of death he owned 9 homes/buildings in Philadelphia ; son of William Bachman ; 6.aug.1872 at St John's Evangelical Lutheran church in Philadelphia he married Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Seigrist (Philadelphia may.1852-27.mar.1915 Philadelphia) ; all their daughters became music teachers Emma (Philadelphia jan.1873), Jennie Lind (Philadelphia feb.1876-) and Clara Louise (Philadelphia apr.1879-)

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[] Red, white and blue of 61. Soprano and choir. 1861 (beginning civil war)
words G. Gumpert
dedicated to Miss Maggie P. Mayer
pub Lee & Walker, Philadelphia
pub Oliver Ditson, Boston

[] Winona polka. Piano
Respectfully dedicated to his esteemed friend John A. Wolbert Esq.
pub Sep. Winner & Co., Philadelphia 1864

[] Lincoln's funeral march. 1865
arranged for band by Philadelphia bandmaster William D. Bastert, published by Harry Coleman, Philadelphia 1893
brass instrument maker and publisher Harry Coleman (Ireland, Dublin 1847-7mar1895 Philadelphia)

[] Rest in heaven
pub Lee & Walker, Philadelphia 1856/1872

[] Te Deum laudamus (We praise Thee, O God). Mixed vocal quartet or choir and piano
Respectfully dedicated to Rev. Benjamin Watson D.D., rector of the Church of the Atonement, Philadelphia
pub F. A. North & Co., Philadelphia 1874

[] I know that my redeemer liveth. Morning anthem
arranged and set to the "Marvelous Work" in B flat from Handel's "Creation"
performed by the choir of St Luke's and Alexander Bachmann organ, Easter Day 2apr1893

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