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
PETER ARENZ, harness maker, Arenzville; was born in Arenzville, Oct. 5, 1862, and is a brother of William Arenz, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this work. His education was received chiefly in Arenzville; he also attended the Jacksonville Business College for some time. He began learning the harness maker's trade in Arenzville with Edward Heinz and has since followed that occupation there.
(page 313, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)