Obit: Sommer, Pauline Louise #2 (1855 - 1954)

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Surnames: Sommer, Woik, Grafe, Olm, Gales, Heschke, Laabs

----Source: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 01/07/1954

Sommer, Pauline Louise (19 June 1855 - 1 Jan. 1954)

Mrs. Pauline Louise Sommer died Friday, January 1, 1954, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Woik, in the town of Green Grove, Wisconsin at the age of 98 years, old age complications being the cause of her death. Funeral services were held at St. Paul’s Lutheran church, Towns Colby and Green Grove, Tuesday, Rev. W. C. Grafe officiating, and internment was made in the parish cemetery.

Pauline Louise Olm was born in Germany on June 19, 1855, and came to the United States with her parents at the age of one year and settled in Sheboygan. She married William Sommer at Howard’s Grove on February 19, 1874. In 1880, they moved to Green Grove, and, by hard and diligent work, built a fine farm out of the wood land.

Grandma Sommer made her home on the present Vernon Sommer home until she reached the age of 81 years. Then she went to make her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Woik with whom she resided until the time of her death. She had been in bed for the past three years. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, one son, William, Jr., and three daughters, Louise Gales, Selma Heschke and Hilda Sommer.

Surviving children are Lydia Laabs of Owen, Otto Sommer of Neenah, Theodore Sommer of Owen, Rev. A. G. Sommer of Detroit, Mich., and Pauline Woik of Owen. Also surviving are 24 grand children, 46 great grand children and 10 great, great grand children.

Mrs. Sommer will be remembered by older people of the community as a good Christian of an industrial and congenial disposition.



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