George W. Umbach

Birth
Germany
Death 16 Aug 1893 (aged 57–58)
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 34659672 · View Source
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Mr. George Umbach, who died of Bright's disease at his country home on Wednesday, was buried yesterday from his city residence, 251 S. Bond Street. His funeral Cortege consisted of 96 carriages, fully 400 persons going with the remains to Trinity German Lutheran Cemetery on Mt. Carmel Road. Mr.Umback was President of The American Towing Company. Services were conducted by Rev. Marcus Bachman, in German and F.A. Conrade, in English. Mr. Umbach had been married three times. He is survived by his last wife, the former Miss Annie Sommers, whom he wed on May 1, 1888, at the parsonage of the First German Evangelical Church, by the Rev. F. A. Conradi. Seven children also survive him. The Sun, Baltimore, 8/21/1893

Mr. George W. Umbach, an enterprising and highly esteemed citizen, died yesterday morning at his country residence, four miles from the city on Fifth Avenue, Baltimore County, from Bright's Disease, of which he had been ill for four months. He was born in Hesse-Cassel, Germany and came to Baltimore in 1852. At that time, he was in his 58th year. He entered the stevedoring business. When the North German Lloyd Line of steamships was started between Baltimore an dBremen, he and the late Michael Dausch formed a partnership in 1867 and did all the work for that line.

He also owned and operated nine tugboats of the American Towing and Lightering Company, the Baltimore Wrecking Company, the Empire Brewery on South Wolfe Street, which was sold to the Globe Brewery, and the wholesale and retail liquor business at the corner of Conway and Hanover Streets.

He was part owner in the large schooners Sagamore, Mount Hope, the Josephine, E.R. Hunt and the Madeline Cooney.

From its inception, he had been the treasurer of the Imperial Building and Loan Association. He also owned valuable real estate in Baltimore City and County.

He was a Knight Templar, Odd-Fellow and belonged to the Harugari and Stevedores' Beneficial Association.

Mr. Umbach was married three times. His last wife who was the daughter of Michael Sommers, Anna, whom he married on March 1, 1888, survives him. Seven children also are living. Funeral Director F.M. Denny had charge of the arrangements.
Baltimore Sun, 8/17/1893


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 34659672
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George W. Umbach (1835–16 Aug 1893), Find a Grave Memorial no. 34659672, citing Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by dianne p. (contributor 47008989) .