Bio of Frank J. SHIERTS (b.1864), Wright Co., MN

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This Bio is from the HISTORY OF WRIGHT COUNTY, Volumes I and II,
Published in 1915 by Franklin Curtiss - Wedge.
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Frank J Shierts, farmer, Monticello township, was born in Wabasha 
county, Minnesota, February 19, 1864, son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Rolen) Shierts, natives respectively of Bohemia and Germany, who 
came to America in 1854, located in Glasgow township, Wabasha county, 
this state, and there farmed until 1900, when they retired. They 
have lived to celebrate the Golden anniversary of their marriage, 
and are among the most respected people in their neighborhood. In 
their family there were eight children: Frank J.; Mary (deceased); 
Annie, wife of Henry Tushaus, of Wabasha county; Kate, wife of 
Theodore Peters, of Wabasha county; John and Joseph, of Wabasha 
county; Peter, of Helena, Mont.; and George, a postal clerk with 
headquarters at St. Paul. Frank J. remained with his parents until 
his marriage. Then he purchased 120 acres in Glasgow township, 
Wabasha county. In 1900 he purchased 120 acres in Monticello 
township, this county. He now owns 200 acres in sections 21 and 
28, Monticello township. He has made many improvements and carries 
on general farming on a successful scale. He also does considerable 
threshing. He is a Republican in politics, is now town supervisor 
and has served for some years as clerk of the school board of his
district. He is secretary of the Greenwood Telephone Company. 
Fraternally he is affiliated with the Catholic Order of Foresters 
and with the St. Joseph Society. The family faith is that of the 
Catholic church. Mr. Shierts was married October 1, 1885, to 
Catherine Ziemetz, daughter of Nicholas and Margaret (Webber) 
Ziemetz, both natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Shierts have had 
seven children: Nicholas F., now assessor of Monticello township; 
Joseph (deceased); Elizabeth, wife of Octave Dechaine, of Otsego 
township, this county; and William, Thomas, Mary and Joseph, at 
home.  Nicholas Ziemetz came to America as a young man and after 
living for a while in Illinois, came to Minnesota in 1867 and located 
in Wabasha county, where he engaged in farming.  He died in September, 
1907, his wife having died in February of the same year.  In the 
Ziemetz family there were eleven children: Mary, wife of William 
Meyer, of Wabasha county; John, of Salt Lake City; Thomas, of Wabasha 
county; Elizabeth (deceased); Charles (deceased); Elizabeth (deceased); 
Emma, of Wabasha county; George (deceased); Lucy, now Sister M. Boniface, 
of the Sisters of St. Joseph in the Seminary at St. Paul; and Margaret, 
wife of Joseph C. Schmidt, of Wabasha county.