Bio of Frank J. SHIERTS (b.1864), Wright Co., MN ========================================================================= USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free information on the Internet, material may be freely used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied material, AND permission is obtained from the contributor of the file. These electronic pages may NOT be reproduced in any format for profit or presentation by other organizations. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material for non-commercial purposes, MUST obtain the written consent of the contributor, OR the legal representative of the submitter, and contact the listed USGenWeb archivist with proof of this consent. If you have found this file through a source other than the MNArchives Table Of Contents you can find other Minnesota related Archives at: http://www.usgwarchives.net/mn/mnfiles.htm Please note the county and type of file at the top of this page to find the submitter information or other files for this county. Made available to The USGenWeb Archives by: Diane Hanson ========================================================================= This Bio is from the HISTORY OF WRIGHT COUNTY, Volumes I and II, Published in 1915 by Franklin Curtiss - Wedge. Surname Index for The HISTORY OF WRIGHT COUNTY can be found at: http://www.usgwarchives.net/mn/wright/wright.html Under HISTORY. NOTE: This file was scanned and changed to text so there may be some typos. 489 HISTORY OF WRIGHT COUNTY 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.