Another name for Benjamin was Benjamin Shoemaker.3
Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3 The 1910 census recorded at 644 Eighth Street: Thompson Diehl, tool checker steel worker, 54, living with wife Mary L, 56; and father-in-law Benjamin Shoemaker, widowed, 84. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Thompson and Mary were marriied for 20 years and she had birthed 4 children, 3 alive in 1910.
Benjamin married Elizabeth Sell. (Elizabeth Sell was born about 1829 in , , PA 4.)
1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2NF-V7T Mary Ann Louisa Schumacher, 05 Jan 1852.
2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 76001. Mary A. Diehl. Father Benjamin Schumacher. Mother Elizabeth Sell.
3 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Allentown Ward 8, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1363; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0150; FHL microfilm: 1375376.
4 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1130; Page: 158; Image: 163; Family History Library Film: 805130.