- Laurence Libin
German Mennonite family of clock and keyboard instrument makers. The family was founded by Johann Kintzing (1681–1769) who had three sons and two daughters. Two sons, Christian and Peter, are mentioned below. The daughters respectively married the clockmakers Herman Achenbach (1730–92) and Johann Schmidt (1734–95). Achenbach worked with Christian Kintzing from 1753 and established a branch of the family workshop with Schmidt in 1777. Two grandsons of Christian, Carl (1781–1840) and Christian (1778–1861), continued as horologists and musical clock makers until the workshop closed, in 1838. The brothers Johann Christian Weyl (1758–1827) and Johann Wilhelm Weyl (1768–1813) collaborated with the Kinzingworkshop in producing musical mechanisms. As ‘Gebrüder Weyl’ they founded an organ workshop in Neuwied in 1807.
Christian Kintzing (1707–1804) and his brother Peter (1709–43), the latter sometimes cited as an organ builder, supposedly moved from Rengsdorf to Neuwied about ...