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Jacob Sommer

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
Feb 1827 (aged 68–69)
Burial
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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Jacob Sommer (14 February 1758 – February 1827) was an officer in the American Revolution, a Pennsylvania State Senator, and an Associate Judge who lived in Moreland Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood of Somerton in northeast Philadelphia was named for him.

Jacob Sommer was the son of Johannes (John) and Anna Eva Sommer. The Sommer family emigrated from Freistett, Baden, Germany, arriving in Philadelphia in 1752. John Sommer, Jacob's father, purchased property in the Manor of Moreland in 1761 where he was later recorded as a town supervisor in 1773 and a tax collector in 1775.

During the American Revolution, toward the end of the Philadelphia campaign, the Battle of Crooked Billet occurred in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, about six miles distant from a village in Moreland called Smithfield. The battle occurred on May 1, 1778, the same date that Ensign Jacob Sommers of the Pennsylvania militia was taken prisoner at his home Ensign Jacob Sommer was held prisoner on Long Island for four years until his release in 1782.
Jacob Sommer (14 February 1758 – February 1827) was an officer in the American Revolution, a Pennsylvania State Senator, and an Associate Judge who lived in Moreland Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood of Somerton in northeast Philadelphia was named for him.

Jacob Sommer was the son of Johannes (John) and Anna Eva Sommer. The Sommer family emigrated from Freistett, Baden, Germany, arriving in Philadelphia in 1752. John Sommer, Jacob's father, purchased property in the Manor of Moreland in 1761 where he was later recorded as a town supervisor in 1773 and a tax collector in 1775.

During the American Revolution, toward the end of the Philadelphia campaign, the Battle of Crooked Billet occurred in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, about six miles distant from a village in Moreland called Smithfield. The battle occurred on May 1, 1778, the same date that Ensign Jacob Sommers of the Pennsylvania militia was taken prisoner at his home Ensign Jacob Sommer was held prisoner on Long Island for four years until his release in 1782.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/233888978/jacob-sommer: accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Sommer (14 Feb 1758–Feb 1827), Find a Grave Memorial ID 233888978, citing Saint Michael's German Lutheran Churchyard and Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by MGB (contributor 47055317).