Member Biography

Conrad Schilp Shimer 

Sessions Office Position District Party
1850       9 Democrat
1851       9 Democrat
1852       9 Democrat

COUNTIES: Lehigh, Northampton  


10/31/1797 - 04/30/1866

General Conrad Schilp Shimer (D9) Lehigh and Northampton Counties 1850-1852

Early Life:

General Conrad Schilp Shimer, born October 31, 1797, Schonersville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; son of Samuel and Elisabeth Schilp Shimer; Major General, Pennsylvania Militia; engaged, farming; married, Catherine Quier; children, Samuel C. Shimer, Asher D. Shimer, Camilla Mary Shimer Brodhead; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1850-1852; federal elector; treasurer, director, Bethlehem Railroad Company, 1862; died, April 30, 1866 (aged 68), residence, near Bethlehem, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; interment, Schoenersville Cemetery, Schoenersville, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania Politics: 

Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 9th district, Lehigh and Northampton Counties, 1850-1852.


Son, Samuel C. Shimer, Pennsylvania State Senate, 18th district, Northampton County, 1875-1876.

Samuel C. Shimer  - Pennsylvania Senate Library (


Cox, Harold. "Senate Members S"Wilkes University Election Statistics ProjectWilkes University.

GEN Conrad Schilp Shimer (1797-1866) - Find a Grave Memorial