Sommers, Charles G, Dd
Sommers, Charles G., D.D.
a Baptist clergyman and author, was born in London in 1793. His parents removed to America in 1802, and in his early manhood he was employed as the confidential clerk and travelling agent of John Jacob Astor. Having prepared himself for the sacred office, he commenced his labors as preacher at the old almshouse in City Hall Park, New York city. His first regular settlement was with the First Baptist Church of Troy, where he remained several years, and in 1823 received an invitation to become the pastor of the South Baptist Church, New York city. In 1856 he retired to private life. He died in New York, December 19, 1868. Dr. Sommers, at different periods of his life, was called to fill prominent positions in several religious organizations. (J.C.S.)