1879 History of Menard & Mason Counties
Chicago
Published by: O.L. Baskin & Co., Historical Publishers
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Mason County

County Clerks
Page 434

Joseph A. Phelps was the first County Clerk elected, April 5, 1841, and was removed by the County Commissioners' Court in September. George W. Fielding was appointed County Clerk in September, 1841, and served until August, 1842. J. A. Phelps was again elected the third time, and served until 1847. In 1847, Adolph Krebaum was elected, and served two years. In 1849, Adolph Krebaum was again elected, under the Constitution of 1848, and served four years. In 1853, I. N. Onstott was elected, and served until his death, November 7, 1856. November 7, 1856. Adolph Krebaum was appointed County Clerk by Judge Rockwell, to serve until December, when he was elected for the balance of the term. 1857, Adolph Krebaum was again elected, and served four years as County Clerk. 1861, Adolph Krebaum was again elected, for the fifth time, and served four years more. 1865, William W. Stout was elected and served until his death, September 4, 1869; Samuel Elliott was appointed by Judge Warner to fill out the vacancy. 1869, Isaac Newton Mitchell was elected Clerk, and served four years. 1873, William M. Ganson was elected Clerk, and served four years. 1877, William M. Ganson was again elected Clerk, without opposition; still in office.

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