The Fred Sholmire you refer to is the son of my great grandfather Robert (Bob) Samuel Sholmire. Note that he (Robert Samuel) changed the spelling of the Sho(a)lmire name. His father was the Frederic Shoalmire I am searching for information about.
I now believe that he (Frederic) was from Germany and came to the USA with the family of his then future wife Ann Goodbread.
I am still searching for the area of Germany he is from; at which port in the USA did he arrive; the ship name; and where did he settle after arriving.