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Moses Menger Umbach

Male 1860 - 1920  (59 years)


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  • Name Moses Menger Umbach 
    Born 8 Sep 1860  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Interesting life story 
    Name Moses Menger 
    Occupation 1881  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Teacher 
    Religion 1881  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Evangelical Association 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-125975 
    Died 1 Apr 1920  Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Rose Hill Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I125975  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Rev. Joseph F. Umbach,   b. 1 Nov 1829, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1911, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth "Lisetta" Menger,   b. 25 Jul 1834, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1906  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1851  , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F22284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Sep 1860 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1881 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Evangelical Association - 1881 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Apr 1920 - Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rose Hill Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Moses Menger Umbach
    Moses Menger Umbach
    This photo appeared in the 1920 edition of La Gaviota, the annual yearbook published by the students of Corpus Christi High School, accompanying a memorial tribute.

  • Notes 
    • Obituary of Former New Hamburg Resident

      The following obituary was received by Mrs. John Kaercher, relating the death of her brother in Corpus Christi, Texas. Some time ago:

      "M. Menger, the city superintendent of the city schools, died Thursday afternoon at the Spohn sanitarium after a six weeks illness.

      Mr. Menger, who had taught in the Corpus Christi city schools twenty-nine schools, was born in New Hamburg, Canada. He was a graduate of the Toronto University. He left Canada at the age of 20 years and after a short time spent in New York he came to Texas and located at Austin, teaching for a while in Bickler academy and later at Flatonia and Halletsville after which he came to Corpus Christi, where he taught as principal of the high school. He succeeded W. D. Notley as superintendent on January of this year.

      Mr. Menger was first married to Miss Nancy Overton of Halletsville, who died in 1900. His second wife was Mrs. Cora L. Allen of Hartford, Connecticut. She died in 1916. Two sons of the first marriage, Overton and Garnett, survive. The former is in Liverpool with merchant marine and the latter resides in Corpus Christi.

      As an instructor and as a man Mr. Menger was loved and admired by his pupils as few ever are. In the senior class it is said there are several pupils whose fathers and mothers were educated by him and several of the present members of the school board received their education under his guidance and direction.

      It is also said that Mr. Menger established the first physical culture and chemical laboratory used in the Corpus Christi high school. He was recognized as one of the best mathematicians in the State of Texas and he built up that department of the high school to where it was second to none in the State.

      The following tribute, taken from one of the annuals of the high school dedicated to him, shows the esteem in which he was held by his pupils "To the one who always stands firmly for what is right, true and good and who is ever an example of noble manhood: to our beloved Mr. Menger.

      The citizenship in general will mourn the passing of this worthy man whose life work was so unselfishly given to the training of the young men and young women of this city and section.

      Mr. Menger was a member of the Woodmen of the World, Woodmen Circle, Praetorians and Ancient Order of United Workmen.

      -Corpus Christi 'Caller.'

      New Hamburg Independent, November 12, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S250] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1871, Page 33.

    2. [S251] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1881, New Hamburg 1881 Page 48.

    3. [S2173] Find A Grave, Park, R., America, N., County, N., Christi, C., & Park, R. (1860). Moses Menger (1860-1920) - Find A Grave Memorial. Findagrave.com. Retrieved 11 March 2018, from https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/139425780.

    4. [S13] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - Wellington District Marriage Register Part 1 1840-1852, Marriages By Rev’d Solomon Weaver, Evangelical Association of North America, For 1851 #205.
      Joseph Umbach, 22, to Elisabeth Menger, 18 Witnesses: John Umbach Fand Conrad Umbach.