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Family
Marriage: Children:
  1. Maria Catherine Sommer: Birth: 2 JUN 1744.

  2. John Peter Sommer: Birth: 27 JUL 1747.

  3. Elisabeth Sommer: Birth: 25 FEB 1749.

  4. Johan William Sommer: Birth: 16 OCT 1751.

  5. Eva Sommer: Birth: 6 OCT 1754. Death: JUN 1815

  6. Magdalena Sommer: Birth: 18 APR 1758.

  7. Jacob Sommer: Birth: 15 JUL 1761. Death: 1761

  8. John Sommer: Birth: 15 JUL 1761. Death: 1761

  9. Nickolas Sommer: Birth: 21 JUL 1763. Death: 12 MAR 1833

  10. Johannes \ John Sommer: Birth: 21 JUL 1763.

  11. Andrew Sommer: Birth: 9 FEB 1765.


Sources
1. Title:   Cady, Henry, Schoharie Co., New York Families (Salem, Mass. : Higginson Book Co., 1998)
2. Title:   Vosburg Collection, NY State Church Records (NYG&BS)
3. Title:   Summers, William Clark, The Sommer-Sommers-Somers.... That Missed the Boat, Ancestors & Descendants of Rev. Peter Nicholas Sommer (Priv. Pub., 1979)
4. Title:   Find A Grave, internet

Notes
a. Continued:   Amanda Collins <snowflurries309@gmail.com> August 30, 2014 to Barbara.Trees4u Hi Barbara I came across your email from your family tree pages on Ancestry while searching for Peter Nicholas Sommers. Not sure if you would like any new information on another line to the family. He would be my 6th great grandfather thru his son Johannes Sommers. From: Vosburg, NY State Church Records, NYGBS. Reel #11. Page xxviii (28) On monument is inscribed: Rev. Peter Nicholas Sommer a native of Hamburg, Germany First Pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Schoharie Settled in the year 1742 and after a ministry of 44 years in said Church. Died at Sharon, Schoharie County October 27, 1789 Aged 86 years Maria, wife of Rev. Peter Nicholas Sommer Her mortal remains rest here in the same grave with her husband.
b. Note:   Rev Peter Nicholas Sommer Birth: Jan. 15, 1709 Hamburg, Germany Death: Oct. 27, 1795 Schoharie Schoharie County New York, USA FIRST LUTHERAN PASTOR IN NEW YORK STATE Peter Nicholas Sommer was born in Hamburg, Germany, January 15, 1709, the son of Claus Albert Sommer and Barbara Greve Sommer. He was a theological student at the Unviersity of Jena. He served as a catechist in the orphan asylum of Hamburg from 1737-1741 and received a call to become the Pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in the Palatine settlement of Schoharie, NY, introducing his first sermon on May 29, 1743. He married Maria Kayser, daughter of Johannes Kayser on May 16,1751 and they were blessed with a large family of 10 children, including two sets of twins. I am the descendant of his son, Johannes, a twin to Nicholas. In 1768, when he was 59 years old, he lost his sight. Records indicate that his eyesight had been restored in 1789. He was awakened on a Sunday morning and was able to see. When he held the service that day, he astounded his congregation by kneeling down at the pulpit and thanking God for his restored sight. He retired in 1789 at the age of 80 after 46 years as pastor. During his pastorage, he baptized 2,005, confirmed 624, married 414 couples and buried at least 214 people. He also baptized 84 Native American Indians, infants and adults. He passed away on October 27, 1795 at age 86, leaving between $6,000-7,000 to St. John's Lutheran's Church. The monument at the grave of Rev. Sommer and his wife, Maria are located in the Lutheran Cemetery adjacent to the 1742 parsonage. Karen Sommers LaMountain, direct descendant, 9TH GENERATION Burial: Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery Schoharie Schoharie County New York, USA


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