Benjamin Sholder1

M, (25 March 1844 - 5 April 1919)
     Benjamin Sholder was born on 25 March 1844 at farm of Christian (Scholderer) 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. He 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.

Children of Benjamin Sholder and Emma L. Goldy

Last Edited=4 Feb 2020


  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), 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.:, unknown publish date).