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 YECK, druggist, Arenzville; is a native of Arenzville, born Oct. 29, 1859, and son of Charles E. and Nancy J. (Beard) Yeck. Charles E. Yeck, who was a merchant, was born in Pennsylvania, and died Aug. 7, 1880; his wife, who is a native of Virginia, is still living; they have five children. The subject of this sketch received his education principally at Quincy, and also attended school for some time at Beardstown, this county. He began the business of life as a druggist and hardware merchant in Arenzville, where he has since carried on business, doing a good trade. He is a Democrat.
(page 323, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)