Bio: Sommers, Herman Leo 

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Sommers, Straub 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 5 Mar. 1928 

Herman L. Sommers was born in Two Rivers, December 29, 1892. The following year he came to Marshfield with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sommers, who purchased a farm just across the north city limits on the McMillan Road. It is now owned and operated by the son, and has been his home continuously since arriving here. 

After completing the course of study in the McMillan rural school, he applied himself to farming, and is now classed as one of the progressive dairymen who have contributed to the agricultural standing of this section. When the McMillan Community Club was organized ten years ago he was elected a director and has served in that capacity since, as well as vice president for a time prior to 1927, when he was chosen president. He is also a member of the American Society of Equity, and has served as a member of the school board in his district. In 1902 he enlisted in Company A of the local militia, where he served in each of the various offices, from corporal to captain, obtaining his commission as captain in 1913, and an honorable discharge in 1916. 

He was married June 4, 1913, at Colby to Miss Inabelle Straub of that community. She died November 30, 1926, leaving him with four children: Verna, Kermit, Edna and Loraine. The latter passed away February 4 of this year. 

Fraternally, he is affiliated with the Order of Owls. Politically, he is a Republican. His hobby is reading. 



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