From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana page 758:

Jesse Shields resides on the southwest quarter of section 30, where his father, Richard Shields, settled in the spring of 1851.  Richard Shields was born in Lincolnshire, England, in 1796, and was there married to Harriet Brooks.  They came to the United States and settled in Richland County, Ohio, where they lived until the spring 1851, and then moved to Steuben County, Indiana, and settled in Salem Township, where Mr. Shields died in 1857, and Mrs. Shields in May, 1884, in the 75th year of her age.  Jesse Shields was born in Richland County, Ohio, in October, 1848.  He married Florence Ellen Crossley, daughter of Nathan and Elmira (Sanders) Crossley, of Fairfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana.  They have two children -- Esther and Albert.  Mr. Shields' farm contains 80 acres of valuable land and his improvements are among the best in the county.  He is an influential citizen and one of the representative farmers of Salem Township.