- Laurence Libin
German extended family of luthiers and wind instrument makers, active in Markneukirchen and elsewhere from the 18th century into the 20th. Notable among others were the violin makers Christian Gottlob Schetelig (1767–1821) and his son of the same name (1791–1862); Ernst Schetelig (1864–1943), who is noted for having made violas d’amore and played them professionally; and Henry (Heinrich) Scheteling, who came from Markneukirchen to New York in 1886 and set up as a violin restorer in Brooklyn in 1897. The woodwind maker Heinrich Julius Schetelig (b Markneukirchen, 25 March 1849; d ?Berlin, c1925), illegitimate son of Christiane Wilhelmine Schädlich, trained with Robert Schuster from 1865. About 1875 he came to Berlin, soon taking over the workshop of Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wernicke (f l c1849–75); later he seems to have shared premises with the brass instrument maker Ernst Paulus or his son Edmund. From ...