November 27, 1850, Chicago, Illinois.

May 30, 1909, Washington, DC.

Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC.

John was the son of John F. Bis­choff and So­phia Abel, and husband of El­sie Bond.

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