Muench remained involved with the Liberty Park Hotel into the
first part of 1888. He then took on a bar at 601 Kaighn Avenue,
where he remained through early 1891. His son, August E. appears
in the city directories for the first time in 1890, living with
his father and working as a plumber. The 1890-1891 Directory
states that August Muench was selling cigars, and not liquor,
when the directory was compiled. Either Adolph Muench or his son
was involved with a Charles J. Keating in a business, the
Standard Blind Awning Co at 1115 Federal Street was in Camden by
the time the 1886 City Directory was published.
1891-1892 Directory shows that August Muench and his son had
both left South Camden and moved to What was then Stockton,
present-day East Camden. August Muench was operating a lager
beer saloon on Federal
Street near 19th Street, while his son
had set up a plumbing business known as A.E. Muench &
Company at the corner of 20th & Federal Streets. Later city
directories reveal this address to be 1984-1986 Federal
The younger Muench would remain on Federal
Street until at least 1904.
1893 August Muench had relocated again, to Riverside, in
Burlington County, New Jersey, where he opened up yet another
hotel. Tragedy struck in June of 1894 when son Albert died on
June 19th, in Stockton, probably at or near his older brother's
1900 Census shows that August Muench had remarried. He was
living in Riverside with new wife Christine, children William,
10; Christina, 8; and Frederick 6. He continued in the bar
business through at least 1909. During the decade of the 1900s,
he appeared in the Trenton Times on at least four occasions.
Times June 26, 1903 August Muench awards a contract to George
Arndt to build a new Hotel.
Times January 29, 1904 mentions him in with a new hotel at
Times October 4, 1906 August Muench, August Stecher, and William
Mathias visited Bridgeton NJ.
Times May 4, 1909 August Muench his liquor license was renewed.
1920 Census indicates August Muench had retired. "Augustin"
and Christine Muench are living with their daughter and her
husband William Mueller. William Mueller is working at the watch
factory in Riverside, while Christine works at a hosiery mill,
probably the one in Palmyra. By the time the 1930
Census was taken August Muench had passed away. His widow was
still living with their daughter. The younger Christine had
remarried to Carroll Getzinger. The couple then lived at 2137
45th Street in Pennsauken NJ.