Robert Patton Purchase 160 Acres (Johann Later Purchase) MAY 23 1843

Earlier Township map showing Robert Patton having purchased the 160 acre 1/4 Section of Section 21 on May 23, 1843, just 5 months before John Floersch purchased it on Oct 23, 1843, from Robert Patton. Shown adjacent to this property is land purchased by Hall L. Wilkerson on 23 May, 1843. Hall Wilkerson was the man for whose death John Floersch and sons Jacob and Phillip were indicted and incarcerated.(See the "Trial Documents" for details.)

Land Register – Germany

Property registers afford a very specific artifact reflecting the conditions in place when Johann and family decided to emigrate from Germany to the United States in 1843. Political and social Conditions in Germany in Early 19th Century History marks the French Revolution as a period of major social and political change. The effects reverberated throughout Europe, including Germany. The most colorful revolutionary episode in Germany in the late 1700's, the attempt to establish a republic in Mainz, after Custine's occupation of Mainz in 1792, was a short lived 'farce' conducted by a small number of 'Jacobins'…