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Isaac A. Sommer was born near Dalton, Ohio, the son of Abraham and Elizabeth Sommer, on 17 January 1851. He attended the Wadsworth school for a total of four years, serving as a schoolteacher 1869-1884 when not in school. In the spring of 1884 he worked for the Mennonite Publishing Company at Elkhart, Indiana. In the fall of the same year he was appointed editor of the Christlicher Bundesbote, the official organ of the General Conference Mennonite Church, serving until 1911. He also edited the Kinderbote, beginning in 1887, and The Mennonite 1905-1911. He was ordained to the ministry in 1887 in his home congregation at Berne, Indiana, but he never held a pastorate. He died 19 April 1924.


Author(s) Harold S Bender
Date Published 1959


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Bender, Harold S. "Sommer, Isaac A. (1851-1924)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 24 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sommer,_Isaac_A._(1851-1924)&oldid=77979.

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Bender, Harold S. (1959). Sommer, Isaac A. (1851-1924). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 24 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Sommer,_Isaac_A._(1851-1924)&oldid=77979.




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