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 Town of Arenzville
The first lots were surveyed by J. A. Arenz in 1839, and he also made a survey of the town, to be called Arenzville, in 1852, which plot was filed and recorded, August 3, 1852. In 1857, the executors of F. Arenz, made an addition to said town, and finally Thomas V. Finney prepared a plot of Arenzville and additions, which was recorded October 20, 1876, in Vol. 31, page 364, and adopted by the town trustees as to the limits of said town, on May 22, 1878, and organizing the town under the State laws. The first organization of the town of Arenzville occurred July 9, 1853, when the first election for town trustees was held. Of te board elected, Francis Arenz was the President; Dr. Julius Philippi, Clerk; Herman Engelbach, Treasurer; John Goebel, Supervisor; Charles Heinz, Town Constable.
A set of ordinances were adopted.
The present officers of the town of Arenzville, are: William L. McCarty, President; L. J. Wallich, Clerk; R. J. Cire, Treasurer. Town Trustees: Joseph Amtzen, Christopher French, Daniel F. Fischer, Frederick Bode, and J. W. Swope; W. B. Smith, Supervisor; Henry Schaefer and James Wood, Justices of the Peace in the Arenzville Precinct; and Christopher French and Joseph Richards, Constables.
The funded debt of the town amounts to $4,000. Saloon license is fixed at $200, and beer license at $40 per annum.