Bio:  Sommer, William Herman (1877 - 1953)




Surnames: Sommer, Sommers, Meyer,  Dupuis, Bellin, Hoks, Olue, Malesne, Woick, Hartwig, Porath. Laabs


----Sources: Thorp Courier, 1910., Rogalski Album, Neenah, Wisconsin Directory, 1920 - 1921


William H. Sommer (4 March 1877 - 8 December 1953)


Neenah, Wisconsin Directory, 1920 - 1921; Sommers Wm H inst agt Surety Fund Life Co Midland Casualty Co. residence: R F D Winneconne




----Sources: Thorp Courier, 1910;


The cheese factories of Mat Meyer and Wm. Sommer in the town of Worden are in operation again, Thorp Courier, 1910


Wisconsin Marriage Records


BioM: Ramberg, Julia Ovida (1902)


William H. Sommers
Birthplace Manitowoc Co., Wis.
Spouse's Name Julia Ramberg
Spouse's Birthplace St. Croix, Wis.
Event Date 28 Oct 1902
Event Place Clark, Wisconsin
Father's Name Nilchlus Sommers
Mother's Name Pauline Olue
Spouse's Father's Name Charles Ramberg
Spouse's Mother's Name Trine Malesne
Race White
Spouse's Race White


1942, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States

William Herman Sommer
Serial #306
Birth: 04 Mar 1878, Meeme, Wisconsin, 64 yr. old
Home & Mailing Address: 200 1/2 Main St., Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin
Telephone: Neenah 2889
Contact: (wife) Mrs. Julia Sommer 200 1/2 Main St.
Occupation: Self Employeed, Bleecher Products, Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin

Signature of William Herman Sommer


1880 Federal Census, Colby, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Willie Somer, 2 yr. old white single male
Father's Birthplace Germany
Mother's Birthplace Germany

Household Members

William Somer Self M 34 Germany
Paulina Somer Wife F 25 Germany
Lydia Somer Daughter F 4 Wisconsin, United States
Willie Somer Son M 2 Wisconsin, United States
Otto Somer Son M 0 Wisconsin, United States


1900 Federal Census, Hoard & Green Grove township, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

William Sommer, 55 yr. old white married male
Immigration Year 1868
Father's Birthplace Germany
Mother's Birthplace Germany

Household Members

William (F.) Sommer Head M 55 (Sept 1845) Germany
Pauline Sommer Wife F 45 (Jun 1855) Germany
William H Sommer Son M 23 (Mar 1877) Wisconsin
Otto Sommer Son M 20 (Jan 1880) Wisconsin
Louisa Sommer Daughter F 17 (Jan 1883) Jan Wisconsin
Theodor Sommer Son M 14 (Feb 1886) Wisconsin
August Sommer Son M 12 (Apr 1888) Wisconsin
Selma Sommer Daughter F 10 (Mar 1890) Wisconsin
Panlina Sommer Daughter F 3 (Feb 1892) Wisconsin

1900 Federal Census, Worden & Reseburg towns, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Bio: Ramberg, Charles & Thea (1900 Census)

Julia O Ramberg, 16 yr. old white, single female
Father's Birthplace Norway
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin

Household Members

Charles Ramberg Head M 46 (July 1854) Norway, Farmer
Thea Ramberg Wife F 43 (May 1857) Wisconsin, mother of 7 living children, parents b. Norway
Oscar T Ramberg Son M 17 (Jan 1883) Wisconsin, Farm Laborer
Julia O Ramberg Daughter F 16 (May 1884) Wisconsin
Hilda J Ramberg Daughter F 13 (Aug 1886) Wisconsin, at school
Charles H Ramberg Son M 11 (July 1889) Wisconsin, at school
Edvin Ramberg Son M 9 Wisconsin, at school
Emma Ramberg Daughter F 9 (Mar 1891) Wisconsin, at school
Ole Ramberg Father M 70 (Dec 1830) Norway, Farmer, parents b. Norway
Mary Ramberg Mother F 73 (Feb 1827) Norway, mother of 4 children, 1 living, , parents b. Norway


1905 Wisconsin State Census, Colby city, Clark, Wisconsin, Page 36

Wm H Sommer, 27 yr. old, white married male
Marital Status Married

Occupation: General Merchant
Parent 1 Birthplace Germany
Parent 2 Birthplace Germany

Household Members

Wm H Sommer Head M 27y Wisconsin
Julia Sommer Wife F 21y Wisconsin
Raymond Sommer Son M 1y Wisconsin


1910 Federal Census, Worden, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

William H Sommers, 32 yr. old, white married male
Father's Birthplace Germany
Mother's Birthplace Germany

Household Members

William H Sommers Head M 32 Wisconsin
Julia O Sommers Wife F 25 (1885) Wisconsin
Raymond W Sommers Son M 5 Wisconsin
Sylvana A Sommers Son M 2 Wisconsin


1940 Federal Census, Ward 4, Neenah, Neenah City, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States

William H Sommer, 62 yr. old white married male
Last Place of Residence Same Place

Household Members

William H Sommer Head M 62 Wisconsin
Julia O Sommer Wife F 55 Wisconsin
Vernice H Hoks Daughter F 22 Wisconsin
Bernard M Hoks Son-in-law M 23 Wisconsin
Clarence Dupuis Lodger M 28 Wisconsin
Freda Bellin Lodger F 21




Obit: Sommer, William Herman  (1877 - 1953)


----Source: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States of America,  Dec 9 1953


William H. Sommer (4 March 1877 - 8 December 1953)


William Sommer Dies at Age of 75 NEENAH — William H. Sommer, 75, of 615 Church St.. died unexpectedly at 5:45 a.m. today at his home. Born March 4, 1S78, in Sheboygan County.  Mr. Sommer was a cheesemaker by trade. He was a resident of Neenah the past 26 years and a member of Martin Luther Church (shown below).


Surviving are his wife, Julia; his mother, Mrs. Pauline Sommer, Curtis, Wis.; two daughters, Mrs. Milton Porath of Suring, Wis., and Bernice Sommer at home; three sons, Ray, of Bradford, Pa., S. A. Sommer, and R. B. Somer, both of Neenah; three brothers, Otto, Neenah, Theodore, Curtis and the Rev. August Sommer.  Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Laabs, and Mrs. Paul Woick, both of Curtis; and nine grandchildren.


Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m.  Friday at the Westgor Funeral Home and at 2 o'clock at Trinity Lutheran Church by the Rev. Paul Hartwig, pastor of Martin Luther Church.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.


Martin Luther King Church, Neenah, Wisconsin



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