Ruth Finkeldei

Father: Friedrich Finkeldei
Mother: Elisabeth Kampschulte


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Marianne E. Leuthen

Father: Daniel J. Leuthen
Mother: Marjorie Lee Pauling


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Louis Overmann

Father: John H. Overmann
Mother: Catherine Flauaus

Family 1: Ruth Dudley



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Joseph Sommer

Father: Johann Nicholaus Sommer
Mother: Anna Maria Gruenfelder

Family 1: Anna Catharina Knerr
  1. +Fredrick Sommer

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Notes

Written by Mildred sommer Smith (January 30, 1997) .....

JOSEPH SOMMER, arrived in Washington County Illinois, Venedy Township
about
1843. He was born 9 October 1794 in Riedelberg, Zweibrucken area of
Germany, also known as the Palatinate, now called Rhein-Pfalz. He was the
son of Johann Nicolaus Sommer and Maria Anna Gruenfelder.

On 16 October 1816 Joseph was married in Kleinsteinhausen Germany to Anna
Catharina Knerr born 2 October 1796 in Kleinsteinhausen. She was the
daughter of Johann Knerr and Elisabeth Sprau. The Sprau family are well
known for their mill in Waishausen which was in the family for years.
Another point of interest was Elisabeth Sprau 5 grandfather Paul Heinrich
Sprau was in the French regiment from Zweibrucken known as Royal Deux
Ponts.
Paul Heinrich Sprau was too old to be in the Revolutionary war in America
but this famous regiment fought at Yorktown, Virginia which helped defeat
the British in 1781.

Joseph Sommer earned a living for his family as a mason, farming and
doing
other odd jobs. When the 1831 Revolution in Germany took shape Joseph
decided to sell his wife's land which she had inherited in 1822. His
home
at 35 GroBsteinhausen Strasse was sold at an auction in Kleinsteinhausen
on
17 March 1831 for 159 Gulden. He bought passage for himself, wife and
children who are.

Frederick, born 29 October 1817, Catherine born 3 March 1820, Maria
Anna born 16 February 1822, George Henry born 10 March 1825, and
Joseph born 19 April 1830.

They arrived at the port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on or about 19
August
1831 on a French ship named "Eugenia Gerard".

In Pennsylvania three more children were born, John, Michael Martin, born
fall of 1835 and Magdalena born 15 September 1837. In 1839 while a
resident
of (?) Pittsburgh, Joseph bought Government land in Venedy township,
Washington county, for $1.25 an acre. About this time they left
Pennsylvania. They may have lived briefly in the St. Louis area or close
to
St. Louis before moving on to Venedy in Washington County.

Frederick Sommer, married Anna Margaret Speckels on 5 November 1844 at
St. Liborius, St. Libory, Illinois. He died 1 September 1900 and
burial in St. Barbara's in Okawville, Illinois.
Catherine Sommer, married about 1838 to John Buser who died 25 April
1853. Her second marriage was to Matthias Berns 5 July 1855 at St.
Liborius. She died 28 February 1908 in Seneca, Kansas.
Maria Anna Sommer, married 22 Aug 1839 Peter Steinle, St. Louis. Her
second marriage 23 November 1848 in St. Louis, Mo., to Joseph
Litteken. Anna died 13 April 1913 bur Sacred Heart Cemetery Flo, Mo.
George HenrY Sommer, married Belleville, Illinois on 30 January 1849
to Mary Schilling. He died 10 January 1897, burial St. Liborius.
Joseph Sommer not in father's will 1862.
John Sommer, Living Hotel in Nashville 1860. Believed moved to Mo.
Michael Martin Sommer. married 1 May 1860 St. Liborius to Caroline
Stemple, he died 3 April 1894 in Washington Co., Illinois.
Magdalena Sommer married St. Liborius 10 November 1857. She died 25
May 1914 in Pilot Grove, Cooper County, Missouri.
JOSEPH SOMMER, died 14 Nov 1862, ANNA KNERR SOMMER, died 22 Apr 1866.

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