According to the Paxton Annals of Platte County, Missouri, Hall Wilkerson is known to have voted in favor of the Jackson Resolutions, a strongly worded pro-slavery statement by the Missouri state legislature in 1849 -See Annals of Platte County, Missouri, by William McClung Paxton, p. 142 Early in the year 1849 there began a series of discussions in the Missouri Legislature concerning the slavery question, or rather the power of Congress over slavery in the territories. On the 15th of January Hon. C. F. Jackson, senator from Howard, afterward Governor of the State, introduced into the…

Bridge Over Bee Creek

A new State road having been opened on a straight course from Platte City to Weston, H.L. Wilkerson is appointed commissioner to construct a bridge over Bee Creek. June, 1849 H.L. Wilkerson agrees to build the bridge across Bee Creek on the direct road from Platte City to Weston for $2,200. August, 1849. -Annals of Platte County Missouri, William McClung Paxton, p. 118. May 9, 1850 Upper Bee Creek bridge reported finished. p. 126

Estate of Henry Deitz: Assumpsit Case

On May 17, 1847, a hearing was held at the prompting of the Dietz Estate, seeking claims against Johann for services and provisions apparently provide at time the Floersch's were settling into Weston. Following items were itemized: December 1843 8 days of labor on house at $1.25 per day - $10.00Pax3 days worth attending family by Mrs. Dietz - $15.003 days grazing cattle & hogs, plus killing hogs - $3.00 February 1844 2 1/2 days by Jacob Dietz in & about a lawsuit by Paxton v. Floerschpostage on letter $0.38Postage on letter $0.19Surveying land with TL…

Johann Purchases 160 Acres From Robert Patton

Record from Platte County Recorder of deeds - for 800 pieces of money, likely German currency (Hamburg mark banco) would have to have been be converted to approximately US$278 (or $10,222 in 2015 dollars, see Historical currency converter).  October 23, 1843 Johann Floersch purchased 160 acres of land in Weston from Robert and Lucinda Patton for 800 "pieces of money" (presumably German currency), valued at 93 3/4 cents (does this possibly mean the 800 The German Confederation was established in 1815. However, the Confederation did not have a uniform currency. The Confederation was made up of…

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.)