History of Arenzville, IL
By Judge J. A. Arenz, Chapter XIV, History of Cass County, Illinois, edited by William Henry Perrin, Chicago, O.L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, 1882.
The Business of the Town
There are in the town of Arenzville eighty dwelling houses, with about five hundred inhabitants. The town is in a flourishing condition, and the following mentioned branches of businesses are there:
Estate of Herman Engelbach--General store of merchandise, lumber yard and flouring mill, with five runs of stones and a capacity of eighty bbls. of flour per day; also an elevator.
Hysinger & Graham--General store of merchandise, clothing, boots and shoes. Sale, last year, about $30,000.
J. L. Dyer--General store of merchandise.
Rigler & Shoopman--Grocery store.
L. Adams--Grocery store.
Cire & Cire--Books, stationery and notions.
Swope & Yeck--Drugs and hardware.
William L. McCarty & William F. Arenz--Drugs and hardware.
Mrs. C. H. Dahman--Millinery and ladies' furnishing goods.
Mrs. S. E. Cutler--Millinery and ladies' furnishing goods.
Michael Koerner--Brewery and saloon.
Charles Rewitz--Shoe and boot maker.
Henry Schaefer--Shoe and bootmaker.
Charles Rewitz, Jr.--Barber.
W. W. Dickerson--Barber.
Christopher French--Blacksmith and agricultural implements.
John Rogge--Blacksmith and agricultural implements.
B. F. Weeks--Tinner.
E. Heinz--Harness maker and saddler.
H. F. Meyer--Wagon maker.
Frederick Nordsick--Wagon maker.
Henry Joeckel--Wagon maker.
G. F. Gerbing--Butcher.
Daniel Fischer--Carpenter and builder.
C. W. Kuechler--Carpenter and builder, and paper hanger and painter.
L. J. Wallich--Furniture and undertaker.
M. B. Shewsbery--Painter.
J. W. Norton--Painter.
H. E. Rahn--Painter.
Frederick Bode--Brick yard.
Joseph Baujan--Brick yard.
Adam Herbert--Mason and bricklayer.
Val. Herbert--Mason and bricklayer.
Joseph Herbert--Mason and bricklayer.
Adam Herbert--Summer garden.
William Kraft--Cooper shop.
J. M. Swope--Physician.
W. B. Rigler--Physician.
John Rahn--County assessor treasurer.
E. Heinz--Boarding house.
F. Eastman--Dealer in grain.
Hagener Bros.--Dealer in grain.
A. J. Saylor--Shipper of stock.
Theo. Launer--Shipper of stock.
L. J. Wallich--Notary Public.
C. H. Condit--Notary Public.
There is also a branch of the Peoples' Bank at Arenzville: C. H. Condit, Cashier, and A. J. Saylor, Vice President.