Village of Marysville, Illinois, near St. Louis, recently honored the men who held the top post in the villages century-long history. Board Trustee Rod Schmidt spent 18 months researching the mayors in his quest for 16 pictures to hang in the board meeting room of Maryville Village Hall.
MARYVILLE - They sold beer, mined coal, ran businesses and watched a village grow. Maryville's 15 former mayors added both taxes and lore to the village's 104-year history.
The first mayor in 1902 was John Enz, a coal miner from Ohio who later died of lung disease at age 35. Mayor No. 10, James Donovan, who served for nine years, moved to St. Louis after the stock market crash of 1929 and became lost to historians.
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