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Arenz Family papers

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC36

Scope and Contents

Consists of legal documents, material related to proposed Beardstown and Sangamon Canal, and copy of original plat of Beardstown, Illinois.


  • Created: 1832-1853


Biographical / Historical

Brothers John A. Arenz (1810-1898) and Francis A. Arenz (1800-1856), were German immigrants who lived in Beardstown, Illinois, and founded Arenzville, Illinois. John Arenz served as mayor of Beardstown. Francis Arenz was a merchant and served in the Illinois House of Representatives, 1844-1846.


1 folder (1 folder: .05 linear feet (.042 linear feet)) : 16 items

Language of Materials