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Pennsylvania State Senate

Jacob Sommer


Session Position District Party
1805-1806 N/A Constitutional Republican
1807-1808 N/A Constitutional Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia


1758 - 1827

SOMMER, Jacob: Born February 14, 1758 in Philadelphia; son of Johannes and Anna Eva Sommer; Died February, 1827 at the age of 69 and is buried at the cemetery of St. Michael's and Zion German Lutheran Church in Philadelphia. The Sommer family emigrated from Germany in 1752 and Jacob's father purchased property in the Manor of Moreland in 1761. During the American Revolution, Ensign Jacob Sommers of the Pennsylvania militia was taken prisoner on May 1, 1778 and was held prisoner on Long Island for four years. He later won a 4-year term in the PA State Senate, serving from 1805-1809. The marital life of Jacob Sommer is unknown; his will mentioned only one child, Dr. John Sommer of Philadelphia.