Caroline M. Sholder1,2

F, (25 March 1852 - 9 April 1920)
     Caroline M. Sholder was born on 25 March 1852 at farm of Christian (Scholderer) Sholder, Lycoming Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.3 She was the daughter of Christian August Scholderer and Anna Margareta Lutscher.4,1 Caroline M. Sholder married, at age 26, Clinton Miller Calkins, age 22, son of William Henry Calkins, on Tuesday, 4 June 1878 at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, by the Reverend John Donahue.5,1,6 Caroline M. Sholder died on 9 April 1920 at age 68 years and 15 days.
     Caroline M. Sholder was also known as Carolina Shoulder.6 Caroline M. Sholder was also known as Carrie M.5 She 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 Caroline M. Sholder and Clinton Miller Calkins

Last Edited=20 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. [S135] Clinton M. Calkins and Carrie [Caroline] M. Sholders [Sholder] marriage, 4 June 1878, Michael Earl Kriner, 90 Fink Drive Extension, Montoursville, Pennsylvania. Kevin first saw this document in September of 1992, then owned by Lois Grace (Calkins) Huggins (1914 – 1999) granddaughter of Clinton and Caroline (Sholder) Calkins, Williamsport, Pennsylvania when he was able to make a copy. As of 2003 this was owned by Ronald Floyd Calkins (1929 - 2016), 528 Ruben Kehrer Road, Muncy, PA 17756-8043. As of 2009 this was owned by Michael Earl and Donna Rae (Mecum) Kriner, 90 Fink Drive Extension, Montoursville, PA 17754; (570) 435-3379. This was passed to Michael Earl Kriner from his uncle Ronald Floyd Calkins whom received them from his sister, Lois Grace (Calkins) Huggins, from her father, Floyd Douglas Calkins, from his mother, Caroline M. (Sholder) Calkins the daughter of Christian August Scholderer & Anna Margareta Lutscher. Sometime between 1992 and 2005 this was laminated in plastic, as stated by Michael. In March of 2009 full size electronic scans were made of the documents by Kevin L. Sholder.

    This certificate states the following: That Clinton M. Calkins of Williamsport [Pennsylvania] and Carrie [Caroline] M. Sholders [Sholder] of Williamsport were by me united in the bonds of marriage at Williamsport according to the ordinance of God and the Laws of the State of Pennsylvania on the Fourth day of June A.D. 1878. It also shows Witness Present was E. M. [last name illegible] and is signed John Donahue, Minister of the Gospel, shows name as Carrie M. Sholders.
  3. [S40] Ronald Floyd Calkins, "Family Group Sheets (Ronald Floyd Calkins and Esther Derr)," supplied 17 June 1995 ([address for private use,] Williamsport, Pennsylvania; USA).
  4. [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.
  5. [S135] Certificate, Clinton M. Calkins and Carrie [Caroline] M. Sholders [Sholder] marriage of 4 June 1878.
  6. [S1854] [—?—] Mutehart, "Descendants of Joesph Pinsonneault." Supplied circa 2006 ([address for private use,] Illinois; USA).