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One of my Great Aunt's married a George W. MUCH (formerly MUCH of MUTCH< town in Germany). Ada JACK, was the sister of Ella Grace JACK, and other JACK'S. Ada, was George's wife.

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George W. MUCH, 1880 fed census, taken in DC

Washington DC

The 1880 fed census, gives some info re: MUCH. 

The 1880 fed census, taken in Washington DC, includes a brother and his wife Ada E. JACK-MUCH, Ada's sister, married a George W. BALLENGER, also in Washington DC- George married Ella Grace JACK-BALLENGER.

1880 United States Federal Census
about George W. Much Name: George W. Much Home in 1880: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia Age: 30 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Ada E. Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's birthplace: Pennsylvania Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Shipwright Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Cannot read/write:

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Ada JACK-MUCH, 1880 fed census, taken in Washington DC

District of Columbia

George's wife Ada JACK-MUCH, in 1880, Washington DC.

1880 United States Federal Census
about Ada E. Much Name: Ada E. Much Home in 1880: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia Age: 26 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854 Birthplace: Washington, D.C. Relation to Head of Household: Wife Spouse's Name: George W. Father's birthplace: District of Columbia Mother's birthplace: Virginia Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Keeping House Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Female Cannot read/write:

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George William MUCH

PA, District of Columbia

George William Much Birth: abt 1825
PA Death: bef 1901
District of Columbia

 

 

 

 

    Parents   George W Much 1833 –     Ellen UNKNOWN 1827 –   Show Siblings Add Sibling Spouse & Children   Ada Elizabeth Jack 1854 – 1925 

1850  abt Birth  Birth

 

PA

 

3 historical records

  1860   Age: 10  Residence

 

Marietta, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

 

1 historical record

  1860   Age: 10  Residence

 

Philadelphia Ward 1 Division 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

1 historical record

  1870   Age: 20  Residence

 

Philadelphia Ward 2 District 5, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

1 historical record

  1876   Age: 26  Marriage to Ada Elizabeth Jack

 

District of Columbia

 

  1880   Age: 30  Residence

 

Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States

 

1 historical record

  1880   Age: 30  Residence

 

Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States

 

1 historical record

  1890  Jun Age: 40  Residence

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

 

1 historical record

  1900   Age: 50  Residence

 

Washington, Washington, District of Columbia

 

1 historical record

  1900   Age: 50  Residence

 

Washington, Washington, District of Columbia

 

1 historical record

 

 

District of Columbia

 

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Description: Naval vessel

 

George William MUCH, bio from Internet & site address.

PA, DC

From the INTERNET http://www.history.navy.mil/library/manuscript/much_georg- .htm Added by Lora_Handiboe on 5 Dec 2007

 

http://www.history.navy.mil/library/manuscript/much_george.htm

 

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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060

 

Captain George W. Much, USN


A Collection Relating to His Career as a Naval Constructor.

Photograph of Captain Much in uniform.

 

Overview

Biographical Note
Scope and Contents
Restrictions on Use
Index Terms
Administrative Information


Overview of the Collection:

Repository: Navy Department Library
Creator: George W. Much
Title: George W. Much Collection
Dates: 1863-1930 (inclusive)
Dates: 1863-1892 (bulk)
Quantity: 1 folder
Abstract: This collection is composed of 39 letters relating to the 19th century career of Naval Constructor Captain George W. Much, USN. The collection also includes a photograph of Captain Much, his 1839 apprentice agreement, and a pair of Navy documents from 1930 summarizing his Navy service.


Biographical Note:

George W. Much was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 22 June 1825. Apprenticed to Naval Constructor John Lenthall, at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia in May 1840, he served until twenty-one years of age. He subsequently served in various capacities as Shipwright and Quarterman, and was appointed Master Carpenter, 7 May 1863. Appointed Assistant Naval Constructor, 18 May 1866, and ordered to Boston Navy Yard; detached from there, 21 July 1869, and ordered to Navy Yard, Philadelphia. Commissioned Naval Constructor, 18 April 1871; detached from Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 3 May 1871, and ordered to Navy Yard, Washington; detached, 25 June 1873, and ordered to Navy Yard, Mare Island, California; detached 1 July 1879, and ordered to Yokohoma, Japan; from thence to Shanghai, China, 27 September 1879; detached and ordered to return to Mare Island, 9 April 1881, after completing the rebuilding of the US steamers, Monocacy and Ashuelot, and repairs to other vessels of the Asiatic Squadron; detached from Navy Yard, Mare Island, 10 May 1885, and ordered to report at the Navy Department to confer with the Secretary of the Navy; 15 June 1885, detached from that duty and placed on waiting orders; 24 September 1885, ordered to special duty, Morgan Iron Works, New York. Retired 22 June 1887, with the relative rank of Captain.
[Source of information: Hamersly, Lewis Randolph. The Records of Living Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1894.].


Scope and Contents: The collection begins with the 1839 document naming Much as an apprentice shipbuilder. Of the 39 letters in this collection, 21 letters from 1863 - 1879 relate largely to his change of duty stations. This group includes a March 1879 letter from Mare Island commending his work on USS Alaska. Included is a commendation from Secretary of Navy Richard W. Thompson for his work on Alaska.

The 18 letters from 1881 - 1892 include letters relating to his change of duty stations and commendations from Shanghai, 1881, for his work on USS Ashuelot, USS Monocacy, and USS Palos. Also included are letters related to his membership on various boards of appraisal.


The photograph of Captain Much in uniform is similar to the oil painting located in the Naval Historical Center’s Navy Art Collection Branch as of 1 Sept 2005. (NHF# 1966-078-03).

An undated one-page Bureau of Navigation document accompanied by a one-page endorsement from 1930 provides a synopsis of his service, and a two page Navy letter from 1930 summarizes his service.


Restrictions on Use:

Manuscripts are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copyrighted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a limited number of pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval Historical Center Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST] 5070.1C.).


Index Terms:

Much, George W.
United States. Navy. - History - 19th century - Sources
Ships - maintenance and repair
USS Alaska
USS Ashuelot
USS Monocacy
USS Palos


Administrative Information:

Preferred Citation
Cite as: Historical Manuscripts, Navy Department Library, Naval Historical Center, Washington, DC, Captain George W. Much Collection.

Processing Information:
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Evie A. Englander in November 2005.

 

 

08 March 2006

 

Additional information about this story Description From the internet about George W. MUCH, sometimes called Much or MUTCH www.familysearch.org look under George W. Much of MUCH b. PA Date added from internet 11/2007 Location http://www.history.navy.mil/library/manuscript/much_george.htm Attached to Other trees this object is saved to

George William MUCH, dec'd prior to 1900? see included census.

PA, District of Columbia

According to the census 1900, taken in Washington DC, Ada, George's wife, was a widow by 1900.  therefore, of course, George died prior to that census 1900.

1900 United States Federal Census
about Ada Much Name: Ada Much Home in 1900: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 46 Birth Date: Jan 1854 Birthplace: Dist of Col
[District of Columbia]  Race: White Ethnicity: American Relationship to head-of-house: Head Father's Birthplace: Maryland Mother's Birthplace: Dist of Col Mother: number of living children: 8 Mother: How many children: 8 Marital Status: Widowed Residence : Washington D.C. City, Washington, District of Columbia Occupation: View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: NameAge Ada Much 46 George W Much 18 Ethel V Much 14 Ada R Much 13 James H Much 10 Eleonar Much 7 Mamie Much 5   View
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I'm still checking for George's date of death, however, here on the 1900 fed census, taken in DC, he has apparently already died. Ada, is listed as widowed.

Captain George W. MUCH, Naval Captain.

PA,Japan,China,Washington DC

Overview of the Collection:

Repository:
Navy Department Library
Creator: George W. Much
Title: George W. Much Collection
Dates: 1863-1930 (inclusive)
Dates: 1863-1892 (bulk)
Quantity: 1 folder
Abstract: This collection is composed of 39 letters relating to the 19th century career of Naval Constructor Captain George W. Much, USN. The collection also includes a photograph of Captain Much, his 1839 apprentice agreement, and a pair of Navy documents from 1930 summarizing his Navy service.


Biographical Note:

George W. Much was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 22 June 1825. Apprenticed to Naval Constructor John Lenthall, at the Navy Yard in Philadelphia in May 1840, he served until twenty-one years of age. He subsequently served in various capacities as Shipwright and Quarterman, and was appointed Master Carpenter, 7 May 1863. Appointed Assistant Naval Constructor, 18 May 1866, and ordered to Boston Navy Yard; detached from there, 21 July 1869, and ordered to Navy Yard, Philadelphia. Commissioned Naval Constructor, 18 April 1871; detached from Navy Yard, Philadelphia, 3 May 1871, and ordered to Navy Yard, Washington; detached, 25 June 1873, and ordered to Navy Yard, Mare Island, California; detached 1 July 1879, and ordered to Yokohoma, Japan; from thence to Shanghai, China, 27 September 1879; detached and ordered to return to Mare Island, 9 April 1881, after completing the rebuilding of the US steamers, Monocacy and Ashuelot, and repairs to other vessels of the Asiatic Squadron; detached from Navy Yard, Mare Island, 10 May 1885, and ordered to report at the Navy Department to confer with the Secretary of the Navy; 15 June 1885, detached from that duty and placed on waiting orders; 24 September 1885, ordered to special duty, Morgan Iron Works, New York. Retired 22 June 1887, with the relative rank of Captain.
[Source of information: Hamersly, Lewis Randolph. The Records of Living Officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1894.].


Scope and Contents: The collection begins with the 1839 document naming Much as an apprentice shipbuilder. Of the 39 letters in this collection, 21 letters from 1863 - 1879 relate largely to his change of duty stations. This group includes a March 1879 letter from Mare Island commending his work on USS Alaska. Included is a commendation from Secretary of Navy Richard W. Thompson for his work on Alaska.

The 18 letters from 1881 - 1892 include letters relating to his change of duty stations and commendations from Shanghai, 1881, for his work on USS Ashuelot, USS Monocacy, and USS Palos. Also included are letters related to his membership on various boards of appraisal.


The photograph of Captain Much in uniform is similar to the oil painting located in the Naval Historical Center’s Navy Art Collection Branch as of 1 Sept 2005. (NHF# 1966-078-03).

An undated one-page Bureau of Navigation document accompanied by a one-page endorsement from 1930 provides a synopsis of his service, and a two page Navy letter from 1930 summarizes his service.


Restrictions on Use:

Manuscripts are unavailable for loan and must be consulted in the library. Photocopying of manuscripts is generally prohibited, though the use of digital cameras by researchers to reproduce non-copyrighted materials is permitted. Permission to photocopy a limited number of pages may be granted by the reference staff, contingent upon the physical state of items. All photocopying of materials shall be done by the reference staff, or under their close supervision. The use of personal scanners by non-library staff personnel must be approved by the reference staff on a document-by-document basis (Reference: Naval Historical Center Instruction [NAVHISTCENTINST] 5070.1C.).


Index Terms:

Much, George W.
United States. Navy. - History - 19th century - Sources
Ships - maintenance and repair
USS Alaska
USS Ashuelot
USS Monocacy
USS Palos

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Worldwide Masonic Directory, 1860 about George W. Much Surname: Much PostID: 9640 Given: George W. Occupation: shipwright Lodge: Integrity Address: 1104 S. Front St. City: Philadelphia State: PA Country: U.S.A.

George W. MUCH, more info?

Philadelphia, PA

1860 United States Federal Census
about George W Much Name: George W Much Age in 1860: 27 Birth Year: abt 1833 Birthplace: Philadelphia Home in 1860: Philadelphia Ward 1 Division 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gender: Male Post Office: Philadelphia Value of real estate: View Image Household Members: NameAge George W Much 27 Ellen Much 33 Joseph Much 14 Adam Much 11 George Much 9 James Much 6 Jeremiah Much 2   View
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Ella MUCH, from the census.

Philadelphia, PA

1860 United States Federal Census
about Ellen Much Name: Ellen Much Age in 1860: 33 Birth Year: abt 1827 Birthplace: Philadelphia Home in 1860: Philadelphia Ward 1 Division 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gender: Female Post Office: Philadelphia Value of real estate: View Image Household Members: NameAge George W Much 27 Ellen Much 33 Joseph Much 14 Adam Much 11 George Much 9 James Much 6 Jeremiah Much 2   View
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1900 fed census, taken in DC, lists an Ethel V. MUCH, living with a GreatGrandfth of mine-LARMAN?

District of Columbia, PA

During the 1900 fed census, taken in Washington DC, an Ethel V. MUCH, is living the the Allen Ellsworth LARMAN, Sr., family is Washington DC.

Still don't know for sure why anyway, some info from 1920 fed census, this may be the same MUCH'S.

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about Mary E Much Name: Mary E Much Home in 1920: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 13 years  Estimated Birth Year: abt 1907 Birthplace: District of Columbia Relation to Head-of-house: Daughter Father's Name: George Father's Birth Place: District of Columbia Mother's Name: Emma V Mother's Birth Place: Virginia Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Female Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 940 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: NameAge George Much 36 Emma V Much 37 Mary E Much 13 George W Much 12   View
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about Emma V Much Name: Emma V Much Home in 1920: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 37 years  Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883 Birthplace: Virginia Relation to Head-of-house: Wife Spouse's name: George Father's Birth Place: Virginia Mother's Birth Place: Virginia Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Female Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 940 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: NameAge George Much 36 Emma V Much 37 Mary E Much 13 George W Much 1920 United States Federal Census
about George Much Name: George Much Home in 1920: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 36 years  Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884 Birthplace: District of Columbia Relation to Head-of-house: Head Spouse's name: Emma V Father's Birth Place: Pennsylvania Mother's Birth Place: District of Columbia Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Rent Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 940 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: NameAge George Much 36 Emma V Much 37 Mary E Much 13 George W Much

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1920 United States Federal Census
about George W Much Name: George W Much Home in 1920: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia Age: 12 years  Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908 Birthplace: Virginia Relation to Head-of-house: Son Father's Name: George Father's Birth Place: District of Columbia Mother's Name: Emma V Mother's Birth Place: Virginia Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Male Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 940 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: NameAge George Much 36 Emma V Much 37 Mary E Much 13 George W Much 12   View
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George W. MUCH, more info

Washington DC

U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861-1910
about George W Much Name: George W Much Publication: M1274 Pension Approval: Disapproved File number: 24794 Certification Number: 15099 Fiche Number: 4112 Archive: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Collection: U.S. Navy Pensions Index   Save This Record

Death of Captain George W. MUCH.

Washington DC

Officers of the Continental and U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, 1775-1900
about George W Much Name: George W Much Rank Information: Assistant Naval Constructor, Naval Constructor, Retired List Service Dates: 17 May 1866, 15 Apr 1871 Military Branch: US Navy Officers (1798-1900) Death Date: 17 Aug 1894

George William MUCH

Washington DC

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about George William Much Name: George William Much City: Washington County: Washington State: District of Columbia Birth Date: 14 Apr 1882 Race: White Roll: 1556833 DraftBoard: 4 Age:

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