“Frank Joseph Sommer, 75, of Carey’s Run, died at his home at 7:15 AM today after an illness of the last four months of complications. Mr. Sommer suffered a back injury in October and the last injury is thought to have hastened his death.”
“Born on Carey’s Run on July 13, 1860, Mr. Sommer had lived there all his life. He was a son of George and Mary Sommer, pioneer residents of that vicinity. He died in the old Sommer homestead, 300 feet from the home in which he was born. He was a farmer and was widely known in the county and city. Mr. Sommer was a member of St. Mary’s church.”
“He was married to Miss Ella E Carr, who survived. He also leaves these children: Leo C., Bernard C., Raymond, Joseph, Claude, Martin, Edward, Mrs. Edith Huffman of Portsmouth, Mrs. Agnes Bihl of Wheelersburg and Thomas of Dayton. One son, Herbert, died in 1908.”
“He also is survived by three brothers and one sister: George, Adam and Miss Mary Sommer of Portsmouth and Henry of Harmon, Illinois. Five brothers, Bernard, Leo, Herman, Charles and Aloysius, preceded him in death.”
“Funeral services will be held Saturday at 8:30 AM at St. Mary’s church with burial in Greenlawn under the direction of Lynn. The body is at the residence.”1Frank Sommer Taken By Death. (1936, February 12). Portsmouth Times, p. 10.