Jurors Named for Jacob, Philip, Mathias Floersch and William Tooms

On June 14, 1852, jurors were assigned to the case. These are identified as: John MemfeeSolomon WeltonWilliam B. ClarkHoward EverettJohn HowardWilliam YoungmanIsaac FramptonWilliam Smith (aka Hiram?)John C. HawkinsSamuel StevensonGeorge StacyJohn C. Mosby Judge assigned to the trial: George W. Dunn

Floersch Boys Escape from Liberty Jail

Liberty jail was only open for 23 years - it was eventually closed due to the conditions being declared "inhuman". The jail was not designed with the prisoners in mind - rather security for the jailer of primary concern, who stayed in the ground level deck, while the prisoners were secured below. The only access to the cell was through a trap-door in the floor by ladder to the lower level. Several men were contained in very close quarters at one time. Conditions would have been cold, damp, and bitter in the winter. Johann spent several…