Benjamin Sholder1

M, (25 March 1844 - 5 April 1919)
     Benjamin Sholder was born on 25 March 1844 at Farm of Christian Sholder, Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Christian August Scholderer and Anna Margareta Lutscher.2,1 Benjamin Sholder married, at age 34, Emma L. Goldy, age 18, daughter of James Henry Goldy and Francis Cupp, on Thursday, 2 May 1878.1 Benjamin Sholder died on 5 April 1919 at age 75 years and 11 days.3 He was buried in the Wildwood Cemetery, located in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.
     Benjamin's surname has also been spelled as Schoulder.

Benjamin Sholder was listed as living in the household of Christian August Scholderer in the Seventh Census for the United States of America, enumerated on 19 September 1850 Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, age 6 born in Pennsylvania.4

Benjamin Sholder was enumerated on 30 July 1860 as a resident in the household of Christian August Scholderer in the Eighth Census for the United States of America, in the State of Pennsylvania, Lycoming County, Old Lycoming Township age 16 born in Pennsylvania.5

The "History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania" was published in 1892. John F. Meginness, editor helped to preserve the biographies for the families living in the area at that time. On page 1135 we find a short sketch for Benjamin describing his family at that time:

     BENJAMIN SHOLDER, fourth son of Christian Sholder, Sr., was born on the homestead farm in Old Lycoming township, March 25, 1844. He resided at home until 1876, when he formed a partnership with F. L. Goldy, and they purchased their present truck farm, and have since been engaged in that business. He was married, May 2, 1878, to Emma, daughter of James Goldy, who has borne him two children: Clarence, and Ethel. Mr. Sholder is an active Democrat, and though never holding any public office, he has always taken great interest in the success of his party. He has been a delegate to the county conventions many times. He is a member of Lycoming Presbyterian church, of Newberry, and is an adherent of the Farmers Alliance.1 He and Emma L. Goldy appeared on the census of 7 June 1900 at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Benjamin Sholder and Emma L. Goldy appeared on the census of 21 April 1910 at Old Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Benjamin 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.
Last Edited=2 Nov 2013

Children of Benjamin Sholder and Emma L. Goldy

Citations

  1. [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.
  2. [S639] Chris Shoulder household, 1860 U.S. Census (Population Schedule) Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, Old Lycoming Township, New Berry post office, page 620 stamped, page 154 written, dwelling 1018, lines 19 through 27. 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 22 October 2004.
  3. [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).
  4. [S526] Christian Sholder household, 1850 U.S. Census (Population Schedule) Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, Lycoming Township, page 270 stamped, page 535 written, dwelling 1204, lines 19 through 30. Digital image of the microfilm publication series: M432; roll: 795 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 23 October 2004. This entry shows Christian Sholder age 43, Margaret Sholder age 42, Elizabeth Sholder age 17, Christian Sholder age 15, Samuel Sholder age 13, Emanuel Sholder age 11, Charlotte Sholder age 9, Benjamin Sholder age 6, Daniel Sholder age 4, John Sholder age 1, Christina M. Sholder age 76, Catharina B. Lutcher age 80.
  5. [S639] Chris Shoulder household, 1860 U.S. Census (Population Schedule) Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, Old Lycoming Township, page 620 stamped, page 154 written, dwelling 1018, lines 19 through 27. Online http://www.heritagequestonline.com/, accessed 22 October 2004. This entry shows Chris Shoulder age 51, Marget Shoulder age 50, Samuel Shoulder age 21, Benjamin Shoulder age 16, Daniel Shoulder age 15, John Shoulder age 12, Caroline Shoulder age 8, John Ross age 4_ [41], Cathie B. Sulcher age 90.