Otto Sommer

Otto Sommer, a representative agriculturist of Mosel, his native township, owns and cultivates a farm of ninety-two and a half acres on section 10, which annually yields him a good income. He was born on the 30th of November, 1876, a son of Gustav and Fredericka Sommer, both of whom were natives of Germany, crossing the Atlantic to the United States with their respective parents. The father of our subject came to this country in 1856 as a youth of sixteen, while the mother was brought here as a little maiden of seven years in 1851. They were married in this county and established their home on the farm which is now in possession of their son Otto.

Gustav Sommer passed away in Mosel township in 1903 when sixty-three years of age, but is still survived by his wife, who resides on the old homestead with our subject. More extended mention of the family is made on another page of this work in connection with the sketch of Julius Sommer.

Otto Sommer was educated in the district schools and has always remained on the farm where his birth occurred, early becoming familiar with the duties and labors of the agriculturist as he assisted his father in the operation of the home place. In 1900 he started out as an agriculturist on his own account and has since been busily engaged in the cultivation of ninety-two and a half acres of land, the well tilled fields annually yielding golden harvests in return for the care and labor which he bestows upon them.

On the 9th of December, 1900, Mr. Sommer was united in marriage to Miss Anna Vogel, who was born on a farm in Centerville township, Manitowoc county, her parents being Richard and Pauline (Lutze) Vogel. Our subject and his wife have one child, Esther. During his lifelong residence in Sheboygan county Mr. Sommer has gained many warm friends, who hold him in high regard because of his true worth and sterling characteristics.


Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL