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 PFEIL, livery, Arenzville, was born in Morgan County, Ill., near Arenzville Nov. 23, 1859, and is a son of John C., and Amanda (Hamaker) Pfeil, both of whom are still living. John C. Pfeil is a native of Germany, and learned the tailor's trade, but, after coming to America, followed peddling for some time, then engaged in farming, which he has pursued for many years; his wife is a native of this country; they are the parents of nine children. Edward received his education in Morgan County, Ill., and engaged in farming there. In company with William S. Houston he carries on a livery stable, doing a good trade. Mr. Pfeil is a member of Concord Lodge, I. O. O. F., in Concord, Morgan County, Ill.; he is a Democrat.
(page 320, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)