Charles Shoemaker, Jr
The son of Charles Sr. and Maria (Kepner) Shoemaker of Shoemakersville, Berks County, Charles Jr. was born at Shoemakersville, June 19, 1779. He married Elizabeth Kershner, of Philadelphia Township (now Perry Township), November 22, 1801. The family owned an inn.
From October, 1791, to 1800, Charles Shoemaker, Jr., served as Representative from Berks County, and again in 1809 and 1811. He was elected Senator in 1812. He served in the War of 1812 as Quarter Master of the Brigade of Pennsylvania Troops commanded by Brigadier-General John Adams. He died November 8, 1822, while serving as Associate Judge of Berks County.