Christian Sholder1,2

M, (31 January 1835 - 10 November 1929)
     Christian Sholder was born on 31 January 1835 at Centre County, Pennsylvania.3,2,4,5 He was the son of Christian August Scholderer and Anna Margareta Lutscher.2 Christian Sholder married, at age 23, Leah Sechrist, age 21, daughter of Michael Sechrist, on Thursday, 28 October 1858 at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.6,2,5 Christian Sholder died on 10 November 1929 at age 94 years, 9 months and 9 days.7,4 He was buried on 13 November 1929 in the Wildwood Cemetery, located in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.4
     He became a widower at the age of 65 with the death of Leah on 12 October 1900.7,4 Christian Sholder appears in family photograph on 24 August 1912 Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. This was taken as a part of a family reunion in which this photograph appeared in the Sunday Grit on 1 September 1912.
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Children of Christian Sholder and Leah Sechrist

Citations

  1. [S639] C. Shoulder household, 1860 U.S. Census (Population Schedule) Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, Old Lycoming Township, New Berry post office, page 621 stamped, page 155 written, dwelling 1025, lines 19 through 21. Digital image of the microfilm publication series: M653; roll: 1137 from the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C. (Images online; Ann Arbor, Michigan: ProQuest Information and Learning Company) http://www.heritagequestonline.com/, subscription database, accessed 11 March 2006. The entry on line 19 shows his name as C. Shoulder.
  2. [S14] John F Meginness, History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (Baltimore, Maryland: prepared by Lycoming Historical Society; Gateway Press, Inc., 1990 reprint of 1892 original), p. 1135.
  3. [S639] C. Shoulder household, 1860 U.S. Census (Population Schedule) Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, Old Lycoming Township, page 621 stamped, page 155 written, dwelling 1025, lines 19 through 21. Online http://www.heritagequestonline.com/, accessed 11 March 2006. The entry on line 19 shows the age of Christian Sholder as 24, making his year of birth circa 1836, being born in Pennsylvania.
  4. [S214] Christian and Leah (Sechrist) Sholder tombstone, Lot #520 C. West, Wildwood Cemetery, 1151 Cemetery Street, Williamsport, Pennsylvania; photographed by Kevin Sholder, in March 2002. An upright memorial tombstone made of granite and in excellent shape. It states surname Sholder, then Christian Sholder Jr. 1835 - 1929 and Leah, his wife 1837 - 1900.
  5. [S38] Letter written to Ida, his daughter on 15 March 1916, on Christian Sholder and Son, letterhead. Original papers in the possession of Margaret Horn Bennett. (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).
  6. [S639] C. Shoulder household, 1860 U.S. Census (Population Schedule) Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, Old Lycoming Township, page 621 stamped, page 155 written, dwelling 1025, lines 19 through 21. Online http://www.heritagequestonline.com/, accessed 11 March 2006.
  7. [S30] Bethel (Bottle Run) Presbyterian records dated 1901 - 1945 on micro film kept in the Northen Central Bank in Williamsport safety deposit box by the Bethel Presbyterian Session. Contact person Gail Leidecker, RD 5, Williamsport, PA (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date).