Mayor Benjamin Shoemaker

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Mayor Benjamin Shoemaker

Also Known As: "Schumacher", "Shoemaker"
Birthdate: (62)
Death: June 25, 1767 (62)
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Isaac Shoemaker and Sarah Shoemaker
Husband of Sarah Shoemaker
Father of Samuel Shoemaker; Sarah Penington; Hanna Shoemaker and Beulah Shoemaker
Brother of Henry Shoemaker

Occupation: Mayor of Philadelphia (1752-1753, 1760-1761)
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About Mayor Benjamin Shoemaker

Benjamin Shoemaker (3 August 1704 in Germantown, Philadelphia – c.1767 in Philadelphia) was a colonial Pennsylvania Quaker, merchant, and politician. He served as mayor of Philadelphia in 1743, 1752, and 1760, and as city treasurer from 1751 to 1767. He also served on the Pennsylvania Provincial Council from 1745 to 1767.[1]

His son Samuel Shoemaker (1725–1800) served two terms as mayor (1769–1771).

His father, Isaac Schumacher (1669–1732),[2] was born in Heidelberg, Germany and settled in the Province of Pennsylvania.

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Mayor Benjamin Shoemaker's Timeline

August 3, 1704
Age 20
Age 24
June 25, 1767
Age 62
Philadelphia, PA, USA