ILTRAILS ST.CLAIR COUNTY

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TOWN AND CITY OFFICERS

Catalogue of the Trustees and Officers of Illinoistown (now a part of City of East St. Louis) and of the Mayors, Aldermen and other officers of the City of East St. Louis from the organization of Illinoistown on April 4, 1859 till 1891, Inclusive

ILLINOISTOWN
(Incorporated 1859)

1859 - Trustess, W. J. ENFIELD, Samuel W. TOOMER, Andrew WETTIG, Henry JACKIESCH, ex-officio president, Wm. HAMILTON; clerk and assessor, J.W. KEMP; treasurer, Daniel SEXTON; police magistrate, Wm. HAMILTON; marshal, George JOHNSON; street commissioner, E.D. WALKER.  In the same year HAMILTON'S bond, as president, being rejected and Samuel W. TOOMER was appointed president.  Subsequently SEXTON resigned and Samuel W. TOOMER was appointed.  He also resigned and Henry JACKIESCH was appointed president pro tem., and S.W. TOOMER appointed treasurer.

1860 - Trustees, B.B. GEORGE, Timothy CANTY, R.C. BLAND, Richard HERMANN; ex officio president, Daniel SEXTON; clerk and assessor,  J.W.KEMP; treasurer, Henry JACKIESCH; police magistrate, Daniel SEXTON; marshal, E.D.WALKER. In the same year Mr. JACKIESCH ceased to act as treasurer and Andrew WETTIG succeeded him.  To fil lvacancies, Richard HENNESSEEY  and Frederick FYE were in the board of trustees..

TOWN OF EAST ST. LOUIS

(Charter, 1861.)

1861 - Councilmen, John MONAGHAN, Florence SULLIVAN, Frank KARL, Samuel B. WALKER;  president, Samuel W. Toomer;; policcce magistrate, John B. Bowman; marshall, John Hennessey; clerk, Samuel M. Lount; assessor, F. Hinze, collector, John Hennessey.  In that year John Monaghan resigned as councilman and Henry Jackiesch was elected to the fill the vacancy.  John Hennessey resigned as marshal and Timothy Canty succeeded him.

1862 - Councilmen, Florence Sullivan, John Monaghan, Louis A. DeLorme and John O"Connell' president, Samuel W. Toomer; police magistrate, John B. Bowman; marshall, John Hennessey; clerk, Samuel M. Lount; assessor, F. Hinze, collector, John Hennessey.  In that year John Monaghan resigned as councilman, and Henry Jackiesch was elected to fill the vacancy.  John Hennessey resigned as marshal and Timothy canty succeeded him.

1863 - Councilmen, Louis A DeLorme, John O'Connell, Hnery Jackiesch and Henry Oebike; president, Henry Jackiesch; clerk John O"Reilly; police magistrate, John B. Bowman; marshal, Timothy Canty; assessors John B. Bowman, F. Hinze and Daniel Sexton; collector, Timothy Canty.

1864 - Councilmen, Hy Oebike, John O'Connell, L.A. DeLorme and Hy. Jackiesch; president, H. Jackiesch, and the same year S.W. Toomer; clerk, John O"Reilly; police magistrate, John B. Bowman; marshall ,Timothy Canty; assessors, John B. Bowman, M. Millard and S. B. George; collector, Timothy Canty,. January 17, 1865, committee to draft a city charter; John B. Bowman, Henry Oebike, Wm. G. Kase, M. Millard.

1865 - Mayor, John R. Bowman; councilmen, First Ward, John O'Connell and Michael Murphy; Second Ward, Henry Schall and James Hazen; Third Ward, John Trendley and John B. Lovingston; city clerk, John O'Reilly, city attorney, M. Millard; city treasurer, Francis Wittram'; city marshall, Timothy Canty; city judge, Wm. G. Kase; calaboose keeper, Timothy Canty.  On June 19, this year, John O'Reilly resigned as city clerk and M. Millard was appointed to succeed him.

1866 - Mayor, John B. Bowman; councilmen, First Ward, M. Murphy and John O'Connell; Second Ward, Henry Schall and James Hazen; Third Ward, John B. Lovingston and John Trendley; city clerk, Wm. O"Neill, appointed December 10, 1866; city treasureeer, Francis Wittram; city marshall, Tim Canty; city judge, Wm. G. Kase caboose keeper, Tim Canty, city attorney, M. Millard.  Metropolitan police system attempted to be enforced against the mayor's and council's wishes in February 1867

1867 - Mayor, John B. Lovingston, (amendment to city charter made term one year); councilmen First Ward, Michael Murphy and John O'Connell; Second Ward, Jas. Hazen and Henry Schall; third Ward, Patrick McCormack and John Trendley, city clerk, Wm. O'Neil; city treasurer, Francis Wittram; city marshal, Tim Canty and H,. Swigart; city attorney, M. Millard; city judge, Wm. G. Kase, Metropolitan police system contested.

1868 - Mayor, John B. Bowman; councilmen, First Ward, John O'Connell and Michael Murphy; Second Ward, Henry Schall and Garrett Stack; third Ward, Patrick McCormack and John Trendley; city clerk, Wm. O"neil; city treasurer, Francis Wittram; city marshal, Tim Canty; city judge Wm. G. Kase; city attorney, L. H. Hite.  Marekt house or city hill contracted for with Niemes & Mathews on Oct. 18, 1868 for $14,450.  Metropolitan police system contested.

1869 - Mayor, Vital Jarrot; (1869 charter and mayor's term made two years again); councilmen, Michael Murphy, P.W. Vaughan, Geo. W. Davis, Garrett Stack, John Doyle and Patrick McCormack; city clerk, Wm. O'Neil; city treasurer, Benedict Franz, succeed Mr. Wittram, July 8, 1869; city attorney, L.H. Hite, city marshall, Tim canty; city judge, Joseph D. Manners; calaboose keeper, R. Hennessy. Metropolitan police system contested.

1870 - Mayor, Vital Jarrot; councilmen, P.W. Vaughan, Michael Murphy, Geo. W. Davis, Garrett Stack, John doyle and P. McCormack; city attorney, L.H. Hite; city clerk, Wm. O'Neil; city treasurer, Benedict Franz; city marshal, Tim canty, city judge J.D. Manners. September 27, mayor Jarrot, resigned, but subsequently withdrew his resignation.  Metropolitan police system  contested.

1871 - Mayor, Dennis Ryan; councilmen, First Ward, John B. Bowman and P.W. Vaughan; Second Ward, George W. Davis and John McMullan; Third Ward, John Doyle and Richard Gilchrist; Fourth Ward, John V. Tefft and John Scullon; city clerk Wm. O"Neil; city treasurer, Benedict Franz; city attorney, Luke H. Hite; city marshal, Mike Walsh, chief of police, Benj. Godin; city judge Joseph D. Manners; calaboose keeper, Richard Hennessey; city engineer, Daniel McGowan; assessor, P. M. Sullivan; collector, John M. Sullivan.  Metropolitan police system declard unconstitutional, and force disbanded.

1872 - Acting mayor, John B. Bowman; (Mayor Ryan died this year) councilmen, First Ward, John B.Bowman and P.W. Vaughan; Second Ward, John McMullon and John Benner; t Third Ward, John Doyle and Richard Gilchrist; fourth Ward, John V.Tefft and John Scullen; city clerk, Wm. O"Neill, city treasure, Benedict Franz; city auditor, James W. Kirk; city marshal, Mike Walsh; city attorney, Luke H. Hite; chief of police, John W. Renshaw; colletor, John M. Sullivan; assessor, P.M. Sullivan; calaboose keeper, Richard Hennessey; city engineer, T. M. Long; city judge, Joseph D. Manners.

1873 - Mayor John B. Bowman; counilme, First Ward ,Anson Gustia and Cornelius Buckley; Second Ward, John Benner and John Niemes; Third Ward, John Doyle and Joseph Ryan; Fourth Ward, John V. ? and John Scullon; city clerk, Wm. O"Neil; city treasurer, Benedict Franz, city auditor, James W. Kirk; city marshal, Mike Walsh, city attorney, Luke H. Hite; chief of police, John W. Renshaw; collector, John M. Sullivan; asessor, P. M. Sullivan, calaboose keeper, Richard Hennessey; market master, Daniel Sexton; city engineer, T. M. Long; city judge Joseph D Manners.

1874 - Mayor, John B. Bowman; councilmen, First Wrd, Patrick W. Vaughn and Anson G?; Seconnd Ward, John Benner and John Niemes; Third Ward, John Doyle and Joseph Ryan; fourth Ward, John V. Tefft and John Scullon; city clerk, Wm.. O"Neill; city treasurer, Benedict Franz, ciity auditor, James W. Kirk; city marshal, Michael Walsh; city attorney, Luke H. Hite; chief of police, John W. Renshaw; collector, John M. Sullivan, asessor, P.M. Sullivan; market master, Daniel Sexton; city judge Joseph D. Manners; city engineer, H. Koch; public librarian L.D. Caulk; judge court of record, Daniel McGowan,; clerk of court, Thos. Hanifan.

1875 - Mayor, Samuel S. Hake; councilmen, First Ward, P.W. Vaughan and Maurice Joyce; Second Ward, John Be3nner and John Niemes; Third Ward, John Doyle and Nicholas Colgan; Fourth Ward, John V. Tefft and Christian Rohm; city clerk, Wm. O"Neill; city treasurer, Benedict Franz; city auditor, James W. Kirk; city marshal, Mike Walsh; city  attorney, charles Conlon; corporation counsel, John B. Bowman; chief of police, John W. Renshaw; collector, John M. Sullivan; assessor T. J. Canty, Jr.; market master, Daniel Secton; city judge, Joseph D. Manners; city engineer, H. Koch; public librarian, R. Lee Marrowman; judge court of record, D. McGowan; clerk of court, TT. Hanifan.

1876 - Mayor, Samuel S. Hake; councilmen, First Ward, Maurice Joycc and E. W. Wider; Second Ward, John Nieman and John Benner; Third Ward, Nicholas Colgan and John Doyle; Fourth Ward, Christian Rohm and John V. Tefft; city clerk, Wm. O"Neill; city treasurer, Benedict Franz, city auditor, James W. Kirk,; city marshal, John W. Renshaw, corporation counsel, John B. Bowman; chieft of police, Mike Walsh; market master, Daniel Sexton; city judge, Joseph B. Messick; city engineer, H. Koch; public librarian, James W. Kirk; judge court of record, Daniel McGowan; clerk of court, Thos. Hanifan.

1877 - Mayor, John B.Bowman; councilmen, First Ward, E. W. Wider and Maurice Joyce; Second Ward, John Benner and John J. McLean; Third Ward, John Doyle and Henry Sackman; fourth Ward, John V. Tefft and Jas. J.Rafter.  In this year Tefft resigned and Levi Baugh was elected to succeed him.  city clerk, first, V.H. Wettig; second, M.F.Tissler and third, Benedict Franz; city treasurer, J. M. Sullivan, chief of police, MikeWalsh; city judge J. B. Messick; city engineer, H. Koch, public librarian J. W. Kirk; judge court of record, Daniel McGowan; clerk of court, Thos. Hanifan.

1878 - CHARTER    Mayor, John B. Bowman; councilmen, First Ward, Maurice Joyce and Anson Gustin; Second Ward, John J. McLean and Henry Rowe; third Ward, Henry Sackmann and L. Lohrer; Courth Ward, Jas. J. Rafter and Levin Baugh.
Subsequently in this year, in the charter council, E. W. Wider acted in Anson Gustin's place; Thos. Hanifan in Rowe's place, Louis Boismenue in L. Baugh's place.  City clerk M. F.Tissler, city treasurer, first ,H. Jackiesch, Second ,F. Hinze; chief of police, first ,Chas. M. Carpenter, second, W. B. Walsh, third J. W. Renshaw; city attorneys, Jesse M. Freels andd others; judge court of record, Daniel McGowan; clerk of court, Thos. Hanifan.
General Law  -   Mayor, John B. Bowman; councilmen, First Ward, Anson Gustin and V.B. Whitney, Second Ward, Henry Roewe and P. J.  Crotty; Third Ward, L. Lohrer and John Doyle, Fourth Ward, Levin Baugh and M. M. Stephens; city clerk, Benedict Franz; city treasurer, J. M. Sullivan; city marshal, M. J. Walsh; city attorney, W. H. Bennett.

1879 - (Charter) Mayor, Maurice Joyce; councilmen, First Wrd, E. W. Wider and John Prottsman; Second Ward, Thos. Lanifan and John J. McLean; Third Ward, Henry Sackmann and P.H. O"Brian; Fourth Ward, Jas. J.Rafter and Louis ??, city clerk M. F. Tissier, second, Jas.SShannon; city treasurer, John O. Butler; chief of police, J. W. Renshaw; city attorneys, J. M. Freels and everal others; judge court of record, Chas. T.Ware, clerk of court, Thos. Hanifan.  General Law -  Mayor, Thos. Winstanley; councilmen, First Ward, Anson Gustin and Maurice Bunyan; SecondWard, Henry Rowe and P. J. Crotty; Third Ward, L. Lohrer and John Doyle; Fourth Ward, M. M. Stephens and Levi Baugh; city clerk, Benedict Franz; city treasurer, J. M. Sullivan; city attorney, W. H. Bennet; city marshal, M. J. Walsh.  During this year the incorporation of city under general law was declared by supreme court invalid.

1880 - Mayor, Maurice Joyce, councilmen, First Ward, John Prottsman and E. W. Wider; Second Ward, John J. McLean and Thomas Hanifan; Third Ward, Henry Sackman and P. H. O"Brian; Fourth Ward, Jas. J. Rafter and Levi Baugh; city clerk, James Shannon; city treasurer, George W. Dausch; city attorneys, Jesse M. Freels, A. Flannigen and others; chief of police, J. W. Renshaw; judge court of record, Chas. T. Ware; clerk of court, Thos. Hanifan.

1881 - Mayor, John L. McLean; councilman, First Ward, E. W. Wider and Thos. T.Walsh; Second Ward, Thomas Hanifan and Michael Healey; Third Ward, Henry Sackman and P. H. O"Brien; Fourth Ward, Levi Baugh and Jas. J. Rafter; city clerk, James Shannon; city treasurer, George W. Dausch,; city attorneys, several; chieft of polie, J. W. Renshaw; judge court of record , Chas. T. Ware; clerk of court, Thos. Hanifan.

1882 - Mayor, John J. McLean; councilmen, First Ward, Thos. T. Walsh and George Greer; Second Ward, Thomas Hanifan and Michael Healey; Third Ward, Henry Sackmann and P. H. O'Brien, Fourth Ward, Levi Baugh and Jas. J. Rafter; city clerk, James Shannon; city treasurer, George W. Dausch; city attorneys, several, chieft of police, Patrick Kerrigan; judge court of record, Chas. T.Ware; clerk of court, Thos. Hanifan.

1883 - Mayor, O. R. Winton; councilmen, First Ward, George Greer and P. M. Sullivan; Second Ward, Thomas Hanifan and Wm. Shea; Third Ward, P. H. O'Brien and Robert Cunningham; Fourth Ward, Levi Baugh and Frank Keating; city clerk, Dennis J. canty; assistant clerk, T.A. Canty; city treasurer, John M. Sullivan; chief of police, John Holloran; city attorneys, Geo. F. O'Melveney and others; chief court of record, Wm. P. Launtz; clerk of court, Thomas Hanifan.

1884 - Mayor, O. R. Winton; councilmen, First Wrd, P. M. Sullivan and Wm. H. Hill; Second Ward, Wm. Shea and John Niemes; Third Ward, Robert Cunningham and Henry Sackman; Fourth Ward, M. M. Stephens and Frank Keating; city clerk, first, D. J. Canty; second T. A. Canty; city treasurer, Wm. P. Launtz; chief of police, John Holloran; city attorneys, Geo. F. O'Melveney and others; judge court of record, Wm. P. Launtz; clerk of court, Thos. Hanifan.

1885 - Mayor, Maurice Joyce, councilmen, First Ward, Wm. H. Hill and C.A. Haines; Second Ward, Wm. Shea and John Niemes; Third Ward, Henry Sackmann and Robert Cunningham; fourth Ward, M. M. Stephens and Garrett Stack; city clerk, T.A. Canty; city treasurer, Wm.P. Launtz, chieft of police, John Holloran; city attorneys, Geo. F. O'Melveney and others; judge court of record, Wm. P. Launtz; clerk of court, Thos. Hanifan.

1886 - Mayor, Maurice Joyce; councilmen, FirstWard. C.A. Haines and W. W. Russell; Second Ward, Wm.Shea and Louis Menges, Jr. ; third Ward, Robert Cunningham and Martin Egan; Courth Ward, Garrett Stack and Mark Bird; city clerk, T. A. Canty; city treasurer, Alex Flannigan; chief of police, John Holloran; city attorneys, Geo. F. O'Melveney and others, judge court of record, Wm.P. Launtz; clerk of court, Thos. Hanifan.

1887 - Mayor, M. M. Stephens, councilmen, First Ward, W. W. Russell and David C. Marsh, Second Ward, Louis Menges, Jr. and Dr. C..F. Strecker; third Ward, Martin Egan and Robert Cunningham; Fourth Ward, Mark Bird and John V. Tefft; city clerk, John Meyer; city treasurer, John W. Renshaw; city attorney, E. R. Davis; special counsel, F.G. Cockrell; city auditor, James W. Kirk; city engineer, Chas. L. Weber; street inspectors, Sam Lanninghan and Mike Hurley; oil inspector, D. L. Marsh; city judge, B.H. Canby; clerk of court, Thos. May, Jr. ;city marshal, Mike Walsh, Superintendent fire alarm, Burt Sager.

1888 - Mayor, M. M. Stephens, councilmen, First Ward, David C. Marsh and Henry W. Hempe, Second Ward, Dr. C.F. Strecker and G. H .Kemper;; Third Ward, Robert Cunningham and Henry Sackman; Fourth Ward, John V. Tefft and Wm. E. Hender; city clerk, Ed C. Schuetz; city treasurer, Martin Martell; city attorney, E.R. Davis; special counsel, F.G. Cockrell; city auditor and comptroller, Jas. W. Kirk; city engineer, Chas. L. Weber; street inspectors, Sam Lannighan and Mike Hurley; oil inspector, D. L. Marsh; city judge, B.H. Canby; clerk of court, Thos. May, Jr., city marshal, Mike Walsh; lieutenant, Jas. L. Rodgers; superintendent fire alarm, Burt Sager.

On August 28, 1888, the city voted to organize under the general city corporation law of the state; the wards were increased to 7 and the number of aldermen to 14.  The first election under the new law took place in April, 1889, when the mayor, all of the aldermen - 14 - the city clerk, treasurer and attorney were elected by the electors, as follows:

1889 - Mayor, M. M. Stephens, councilmen, First Ward, Robert Cunningham and Henry Sackmann; Second Ward, David C. Marsh and Henry Hempe; Third Ward, Henry Roewe and Robert Thomas, Fourth Ward, Dr. C.F. Strecker and G. H. Kemper; Fifth Ward, John Higgins and John Benner; Sixth Ward, John V. Tefft and William E. Hender; Seventh Ward, Thomas H. White and Christian Rohm; city comptroller, James W. Kirk, city clerk, Edward C. Schuetz, city treasurer, Martin Martell; city attorney, E.R. Davis; special counsel, F.G. Cockrell; city engineer, Chas. L. Weber; street inspectors, Thomas Murphy and M. Schlattweiler; sidewalk inspector, J. L. Strider; city judge, B.H. Canby; court clerk, Thomas May; chief of police, M. Walsh; lieutenant of police, J. L. Rodgers; sergeant of police, Jeff. Langley; police clerk, Dennis Guihan; fire marshall, M. Walsh, supt. fire alarm, Burt Sager; city hall janitor, M. Priester.

1890 - NOT AVAILABLE

1891-92 - Mayor, M. M. Stephens, councilmen, First Ward, Robert Cunningham and Henry Sackmann;  Second Ward, David C. Marsh and Henry W. Hempe; Third Ward, W. J. Eddinger and Louis Knauss; Fourth Ward, G. H. Kemper and C. Hauss; Fifth Ward, J. Higgins and W. H. Grupe; Sixth Ward, T. J. Ganey and T. J. Daniel; Seventh Ward, T. H. White and Levi Baugh; city comptroller, James W. Kirk; city clerk, E. C. Schuetz; city treasurer, Phillip Wolf; city attorney, charles B. Carroll; special counsel, F. G.Cockrell; city engineer, Chas. L. Weber;' street inspectors, T. Murphy and M. Schlattweiler; sidewalk inspector, J. L. Strider; oil inspector, D. L. Marsh; city judge, B. H. Canby;clerk of court, Thos. May, Jr.; city marshal and supt. of police, Mike Walsh; sergeants of police, John McGrath and G. W. Bowler; police clerk and turnkey, Dennis Guihan; supt. fire alarm, I. B.Sager; city hall janitor, M. Preister.

 

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