|J.H. SHOLTS, of Oregon, was born at Sun Prairie, September 15, 1873, of German parentage, Jacob and Christine (Stine) Sholts. They came to the United States in 1859 and settled in Sun Prairie, Dane county, where their children, except the oldest, (Mrs. Custer, of Dunn township) were born and reared and where they remained until their death.
The children were all educated in Sun Prairie, and the subject of this sketch started out for himself when he was twenty-two years of age.
He has always followed the occupation of farming and has lived in Dane, except two years spent in Dakota. He owns a good farm of one hundred and twenty acres of improved land, which is devoted to stock-raising and general farming. He has lived on the place a year, has built a new house and made other improvements.
Mr. Sholts is not a member, but attends and supports the Presbyterian Church; he is a Democrat in politics.
He married, March 17, 1900, Miss Ethel Devine, daughter of Alonzo Devine, of Oregon township; Mr. Devine and his wife were among the early settlers of Dane and have both passed away. Mrs. Sholts was born in Oregon township, as were three children, Gladys, Robbie and Earl.
1906 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 807.