Biography of John Shields
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John Shields, a native of the Emerald Isle, was born in June, 1812. Came to America in 1850. After visiting Ohio and Illinois he arrived at Mendota, Minnesota. He lived on his farm five years then resided on General Sibley's farm thirteen years. Purchasing two hundred acres he moved to it in 1879, and built the residence in which he now lives. In 1850 he married Bridget Broderick, a native of Ireland. Michael, B., John, Margaret, Mary A., Thomas, Henry, and Francis are their children.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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