Hi Jordan, Frederick H. GOUGE, GOUCH, GOOCH, GOOUGH, GUTCH was my maternal 2 great grand uncle who married Abigail Perkins Moore, daughter of Michael MOORE Jr. and Maria SHERMAN.Are we cousins then? Happy searching, Jan in VT
Oneida County, New York Biographies From Our County and Its People, Part III: Family Sketches by Daniel E. Wager. (The Boston History Company, 1896.), p. 136
GOUGE, FREDERICK H., the architect, of 26-27 Winston Building, Utica, N.Y., was graduated from Hamilton College in 1870. His early education was acquired at a district school and the academy at Rome, N.Y. In 1871-72 he practiced civil engineering in Fulton and Herkimer counties and on the Bound Brook Railway line in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In 1873 he formed a partnership with William H. Miller, at Ithaca, N.Y., for the practice of the profession of architecture. In 1876 he removed to Utica, where he opened an office and resumed work as an architect. Mr. Gouge was born in Trenton, N.Y., May 5, 1845, son of Jacob Gouge, a farmer. The farm on which his grandfather, also named Jacob Gouge, settled at Trenton in 1796 is still retained by the family. His mother, Laura (Powers) Gouge, was a descendant of the Burlingame and Grinnell families of Connecticut. October 25, 1881, Mr. Gouge married Abbie P. Moore, of Trenton Falls, N.Y., by whom he had three children: Julia Sherman, Laura, and George Frederick. Mr. Gouge is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has been president of Western New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for two terms. Among the notable buildings designed by him are the First National Bank, Utica City National Bank, Sayre Memorial church, Park Baptist church, the St. Francis De Sales church in the city of Utica, the Cayuga County Savings Bank at Auburn, and the Colgate Gymnasium at Colgate University. Mr. Gouge is a member of the Fort Schuyler and Arcanum Clubs.