Regina Winklein Sommer
mother Lena, father John
Wuertzberg is between Frankfurt and Nurenberg
Married Philip Sommer- Born in Germany on May 12, 1807
June 16, arrived in NYC on barque “Defender” with Phil Sommer
April 16, Daughter Eliza born in Albany
(according to the death certificate of Regina, she spend one year of her 47 years in the US not in NYC. This would have been her first year in the U.S. because her daughter Eliza was born in Albany.)
Philip Sommer in US Census
between 30-40 years old
a woman between 20- 30 years old
with 1 girl and one boy under the age of 5
(in this census only the name of the head of household is recorded)
Son Louie born
U.S. Census in NYC
Sommers, Philip 40 M Cabinette Maker
Mary 40 F
Eliza 12 F
Louis 7 M
William 4 M
also at same address were
Frederica Kushmann 20, F
Christian Blakeley 17 M cabinette maker
daughter Anna born
Eliza’s husband George Moller dies
November, William married to Theresa Leicht
March 26, son Louis and Carrie Flammer married
October 7, granddaughter Susan Regina Sommer born
June 22, her granddaughter stillborn first child female of Louie and Carrie
August 10, her granddaughter Susan Regina Sommer died
Husband Philip Sommer died 242 West 33 Street (between 6th & 7th)
directory Philip and Louie were listed here 390 8th Ave.”eatingh”
corner of 30th Street.
William lived here in 1872.
Did Philip and his son Louis run eating house which was a restaurant?
In the New York City Directory, Regina Sommer, widow, living at 242 West 33rd Street.
Daughter Anna married to Johann Schmidt October,30, 1879.
Regina dies at 1658 Lexington Ave. the home of her youngest daughter, Anna Sommer Schmidt.
Regina was buried Dec.1.
(4 years later Adele Shmidt 3 year old, dies at the same address and is buried with Regina.
The Schmidt, Moeller and Kruger family are buried in the same plot and lived at the same address.)
To see a list of who is buried at this site with Regina, click on the “Historical Addresses” tab on this website. Then click “Cemeteries”. They click “New York” and finally click “Lutheran Cemetery. Scroll down the page to find a listing of this particular plot.
After being widowed and raising her children Eliza Sommer Moeller, married Charles Kruger.
The US NYC 1850 census of the Sommer family mentioned here has William as the head of the household. It should be Philip, not William. Mary is the wife but this must be Regina as the family is the same in other census data and the children are those of Philip and Regina.Small correction.
Thank you, Arden, for catching this mistake. I really appreciate your support. Best wishes, Gretchen