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Washington County, Idaho Pioneer Honor Roll

In 1940 and 1943, a survey of everyone who had lived in Washington County, Idaho continuously for 50 years or more, was made by the Weiser American. These pioneer residents were especially honored at the Fall Festival held in the fall of both years. So far as is known, the list compiled by the survey is complete and perhaps the only record of its kind in existence.

Biography of Emile Sommer

Emile Sommer, son of Samuel and Fannie Brown Sommer, born in Shierhoffen, Alsace, France, October 10, 1853, came to America and to Fort Valley, Ga., at the age of fourteen, joining his elder brother, Aaron, with whom he became associated in the mercantile business. Four years later Aaron died, and shortly thereafter Emile was joined …

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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 …

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