David Allmendinger (1848-1916) emigrated from Germany to Ann Arbor in 1851 at the age of three. He was trained as a cabinet-maker and later learned the craft of organ manufacture. In 1872, he started his own business, the Allmendinger Organ Company, which later became the Ann Arbor Organ Company.

David was the father of Herman D. Allmendinger (1873-1945) and Helene Allmendinger (1878-1973).

The Ann Arbor Organ Works factory still stands today on the corner of First Street at Washington Street.

Allmendinger Park is named after him.