Steiner – woodwind instrument makersadmin
Johann Georg STEINER had his workshop in Rottenburg am Neckar in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. He lived from 1783 to 1862. It seems that Johann Georg was one of two brothers who worked making woodwind instruments. His brother’s name was Johann Ignaz STEINER (who perhaps left to settle and work out of the city of Ulm). Johann Georg married Katharina Holzherr and had several children. One was Carl STEINER (1817-1897) who would follow in his father’s footsteps with the instrument-making business.
Rottenburg am Neckar, on the Neckar River, was home to quite a few woodwind instrument makers in the nineteenth century. Among them were Anton VOLLMER (1810-1870) Franz Michael RANK (1811-1870?), and Jakob (1789-1845) and Wendelin (1768-1837) SCHÜHLE (SCHIELE), who were perhaps brothers, and Johann Nepomuk SCHÜHLE (SCHIELE) (1806-1877). They made clarinets, bassoons, piccoli and flutes. It is possible to view some of the instruments made by these makers at Musical Instrument Collection at the University of Tuebingen in Germany (in German).