Biographical Sketch of Edward H. Sommer

Sommer, Edward H.; umbrella mfr.; born, Cleveland, Jan. 18, 1878; son of John and Christina Deist Sommer; educated, public schools (Hicks) and Spencerian Business College; married, Cleveland, Nov. 28, 1907, Elsie M. Seidel; issue, two children, Edward John and Marjorie Elsie; conducting a business of fifty-one years standing, started in 1862, by John Sommer; retired in 1902; at 2926 Lorain Ave., business outgrew quarters, so moved to 1870 W. 25th St.; has the largest retail umbrella and cane store in Ohio; pres. and mgr. Edward H. Somner Co.; steward of St. Paul’s German M. E. Church; member Chamber of Industry.

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