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Mogens Abraham Sommer 1829 - 1901

September 15, 2009

copenhagenMogens Abraham Sommer (Schomer) 1829 - 1901 was a Danish teacher who converted to homeopathy and christianity and became a religious radical.

In the mid 1850s, Mogens travelled to Copenhagen to meet Soren Kierkegaard, and shortly thereafter, Mogens resigned his position as a teacher and began to preach. In 1858, Mogens was ordained, and in 1860, Mogens travelled to Sweden, Germany and America before returning to Denmark to become an emigration agent and an independant revivalist.

By this time, Mogens had become a lay homeopath and evangelist, journeying again to America, he severed his connection with the Danish Mission Convent he had founded. Mogens travelled around Nebraska and Illinois, practicing homeopathy and visiting Danish settlements and preaching. Mogens had been a harsh critic of the Danish government, founded an emigration agency in Copenhagen in the 1860s. He personally led many groups to settle in America.

Mogens was born in Halderslev to a Jewish family (Schomer), and he received a basic education and started work in the local Cathedral School, where he converted to Christianity and became a religious radical and socialist.

Mogens had a son in 1865 who he named Mogens Soren Aabye Kierkegaard Sommers.

Mogens wrote Samtaler i præstens huus over Dr. S. Kierkegaards Øieblikke u,

Of interest:

Samuel Hahnemann treated a man called Sommer, who was a Secretary of Woods and Forests, in Kothen in 1823.

Ernst A Sommer was an American homeopath in 1925.

Gustav Justus Moritz Sommer was a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy in 1867.

Henry Otto Sommer 1875 - graduated from the Southern Homeopathic Medical College in Baltimore in 1897, he obtained his MD in Baden in 1900, and did post graduate studies in London, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Stutgart and Zurich. Henry Otto Sommer was a member of the American Institute of Homeopathy. Henry Otto Sommer submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications.

Sebastien Sommer was a subscriber to the New York County Medical Society in 1868.