Biographical Sketch of
History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by William Henry Perrin
Published by O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882.
Reprinted in 1968 in its in entirety as part of the
Sesquicentennial History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by Virgil M. Dowdall
EDWARD HEINZ, saloon and harness shop, Arenzville; was born in Gladenbach, Germany, Feb. 23, 1827; son of Jacob and Louisa (Beyer) Heinz. Jacob Heinz, a native of Germany, followed the cooper's trade, and was traveling agent for a wholesale wine house in Frankfort, Germany; he also ran an oil and grist mill, and at one time owned an iron mine; he came here in 1839; his wife died in 1831; they had four children. Edward attended the Giessen University, in Germany, for about four years, and began life as a cooper in this town, afterward working on a farm for Dr. George Engelbach, then for Mr. Skinner, and then for Mr. Thompson. He served during the Mexican war as bugler, in Capt. Mear's Cavalry, 1st Ill. Reg., under command of Col. John J. Hardin. During the late war he served in the 14th Ill. Reg., under Col. John M. Palmer. He also served five years (from 1849 to 1854) in the regular army. Mr. Heinz has been twice married; first, Aug. 1, 1852, to Caroline Walt, who died, leaving four children: Amelia, Louisa, Albert and Charles. His present wife, Mary Doolin, whom he married in May 1877, has borne him three children: Dolores, Leopold and Maggie. Mr. Heinz is a Democrat, and a member of the Liberty Lodge No. 28, A. O. U. W., in Arenzville; his wivers were both Catholics; he is a member of the German Lutheran Church.
(page 318, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)