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Cosmos Keller - was born near Elsah, Jersey County, Illinois, Sept. 27, 1859.
Received his early education in the common schools of his county, finishing his education at Jone's Commercial College, St. Louis, Mo.
After filling several township offices he was elected Sheriff of Jersey County, Ill., in the fall of 1890, and served four years. Elected County Treasurer in the falll of 1894 and served four years.
Was re-elected Sheriff of Jersey County in the fall of 1898, and is the present incumbent. Mr. Keller has always made a good and efficient officer, and the people appreciate his worth by repeatedly electing him to office.
Source: [History of Jerseyville, Illinois 1822 to 1901, by Rev. Marshall M. Cooper, Jerseyville Republican Print. 1901]