Biographical Sketch of
William F. Arenz
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
WILLIAM F. ARENZ, druggist, Arenzville; was born in Arenzville, Jan. 3, 1860; son of Peter and Mary L. (Baerholdt) Arenz; parents of two children; he, deceased; she, still living. (A full sketch of Peter Arenz, subject's father, will be found in the historical portion of this work.) The subject of this sketch received his primary education at Arenzville, afterward finishing at Jacksonville, Ill., and engaged in the drug business in Arenzville, where he has since followed that business. He is a Democrat.
(page 313, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)