November 27, 1850, Chicago, Illinois.

May 30, 1909, Washington, DC.

Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC.

John’s parents were John F. Bischoff and Sophia Abel Bischoff. Blind from age two, he played the organ at the First Congregational Church in Washington, DC (1874–1909). His works include:

  1. Blood Root Valley
  2. Come Near Me
  3. Crystal Songs
  4. He Told Me So
  5. In Sight of the Crystal Sea
  6. Lord Is My Light, The
  7. Never Forget

Bischoff’s full name