(1831–1914) Rudolph Wurlitzer emigrates from Germany to Cincinnati, Ohio in 1853. Coming from a long line of instrument makers, he soon recognizes that with his family connections, he can provide instruments at a lower price and of higher quality than those being offered in America. The business develops, and his sons (Howard Eugene, Rudolph Henry, and Farny Reginald) join the effort. (It is his son Farny Wurlitzer who will head the North Tonawanda Wurlitzer plant for many decades). He dies in 1914 in Cincinnati.
- Palkovic, Mark. Wurlitzer of Cincinnati. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2015.
- "Wurlitzer Family". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2015. Web. 27 Nov. 2015 <http://www.britannica.com/topic/Wurlitzer-family>.
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