CESAR SHELLER, meat market, Mound City. Among the more active, upright and highly respected citizens of Mound City, who have carved out their success in life by their own indomitable energy, is Mr. Cesar Sheller, the subject of this sketch, a native of Germany, born November 11, 1856. He is the only one of his father's family now residing in the United States. He came to this country in the fall of 1873, and the summer of the following year came West and settled in Cairo. In 1880, by his honesty, industry, close economy, and geniality, he was enabled to open his meat market in Mound City, which at the present time is doing a large and increasing business. He keeps constantly on hand a full supply of fresh and salt meats. After coming to this country, Mr. Sheller spent several years in looking over the country, having met many of the substantial business men of this city, he was induced to cast his fortunes among them, and is well worthy of the high esteem in which he is held by the community at large.
Extracted 02 Nov 2014 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V - Biographical Sketches, page 278.