Biographical Sketch of
Henry E. Rahn
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
HENRY E. RAHN, grain dealer, Arenzville; was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, July 13, 1850. (For parents, see sketch of his brother, John Rahn, which appears elsewhere in this work.) Mr. Rahn attended school in this county, and also in Morgan County, Ill., for some time, and began the business of life as a farmer; afterward learned the blacksmith's trade in Arenzville, where he followed that trade for several years. He then learned the painter's trade at Galesburg, Ill., and since 1869 has followed that trade, at intervals. He is at present engaged in dealing in grain; he is a School Director, having been elected for a term of three years; he is a Democrat. In Arenzville, July 18, 1871, he married Lillian M. Wallich; born in Knoxville, Knox Co., Ill., March 22, 1851; daugther of Matthias and Elizabeth Wallich. By this union they have been blessed with five children: Frederick E., Wineford E., Ruel R., Elra A. and Ora E. Mr. Rahn is a member of Lodge No. 28, A. O. U. W., in Arenzville; his wife is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
(page 320-321, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)