The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 664, City of Winamac, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JOHN SHILL, Treasurer of Pulaski County, was reared in Richland County, Ohio, and his employment through life has been principally farming. He is one of six children, all yet living, born to the marriage of LANDALINE SHILL and THERESA HUMMEL, both natives of Baden, Germany, where they were married, and where their two eldest children were born. They emigrated to the United States in about the year 1830; settled in Richland County, Ohio, where Mr. SHILL died in 1872, and where his widow is yet living. John Shill was born April 22, 1839; received his education from the common schools, and was married, April 27, 1864, to MARGARET RONDY. Their union has been fruitful in the birth of a large family of children, eight of whom are still living. These children were born and named as follows: JOHN J. (deceased), ANNA, MARTHA, ROSS, CLARA, ELIZABETH, ALEXINE, JOSEPH, JOHN, and CATHERINE (deceased). In 1864, Mr. SHILL came west to Indiana to look up a suitable location for the produce business. Medarysville, Pulaski County, suiting him, he located there, and engaged in that occupation for three years. He then turned his attention to farming and stock-raising in White Post Township, and yet owns his farm of 180 acres there. Mr. SHILL and family are members of the Roman Catholic Church, while he is a Democrat in politics. In 1878, he was elected Sheriff of the county; served two years, and in 1882 was elected to his present position."