21 February 2011

Frederick Wilhelm Schierbaum (1845-1919)

Frederick W. Schierbaum is my paternal great, great grandfather. 

Frederick was born on April 24, 1845 in Germany and died on 15 April 1919 of myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) at the age of 74 years, 11 months, 21 days .  He is buried at the Monroe Street Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio.

According to the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Fredrick immigrated to the United States in 1869.  He became a naturalized citizen of the United States on March 31, 1886 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. 

Frederick worked as a painter and fresco artist.  He is listed in the Artists in Ohio, 1787-1900, A Biographical Dictionary (The Kent State University Press) as a fresco artist who worked in Cleveland between 1879 and 1894.