1843-07-10Family arrived in New Orleans on board the Queen Victoria
1843-07-29Filed Declaration of Intention to become an American citizen
1843-10-23Purchases 160 acres of land from Robert Patton
1848-06-03Jacob granted US citizenship
1850-01-01US Census Record
1851-03-03Jacob marries Anna Smitz
1851-05-06Jacob purchased Lot 92 / Block 8 from Gotfred & F. Hattenback – $450
1851-10-20Hall Wilkerson killed in farmyard skirmish
1851-10-22John and sons committed to Platte County Jail
1851-11-19Received charge of murder
1851-11-28Johann signed promissory note for $1000 to Bird, Doniphan, & Rees for Legal defense services
1851-12-01Grand jury summoned before Judge William B. Almond of the 12th Circuit
1851-12-02Grand jury returns Bill of Indictment for murder in the first degree
1851-12-03“Not guilty” plea entered
1851-12-10Jacob Floersch sells Lot 92 / Block 8 to Peter Floersch – $150
1851-12-19Venue change to 5th Circuit Clay County
1852-02-19Jury named for John Florsch
1852-02-23Johann mortgaged farm to Alexander Doniphan & James Baldwin – $600
1852-02-24Jury finds Johann Florsch guilty of 2nd degree murder
1852-02-25Motion for new trial denied
1852-03-08Johann Florsch arrives at state prison in Jefferson City
1852-03-12Floersch boys escape from Liberty Jail
1852-03-13Floersch boys returned to Liberty Jail
1852-06-14Jury named; Tooms found innocent, Floersch boys ask for their defense witness
1852-08-19Floersch boys returned to Platte County Jail
1852-11-11Jacob & Philip Floersch plead guilty to lesser charges.  Mathias released.
1853-06-07Peter Floersch purchased Lot 183/Block 16 from Elijah & Margaret Cody – $400
1853-07-28Jacob & Philip Floersch granted pardon & release
1854-08-24Michael Floersch arrives in Rock Creek Valley, KS
1855-01-13Johann Florsch dies in prison
1855-06-15Elizabeth Floersch sells Platte County Farm to John Pitt – $600
1859-09-29Peter Floersch mortgaged Lot 92 / Block 8 in Weston, MO to Joseph Kurtz – $50
1861-04-01Civil War ends
1861-11-11Battle of Bee Creek fought on land formerly owned by Johann Florsch
1866-11-30Peter Floersch sells Lots 92 and 183 in Weston to Mr. Rumpel
1851-10-22Brought before Justice of the peace to determine probable cause
1851-11-14Platte County Sheriff delivers custody of prisoners to Clay County
1851-11-18Notified that a special term of court would be held
1851-12-01Grand jury hearing at Platte City to determine if they should be tried
1851-12-02Grand jury returns bill of indictment
1851-12-13Asks for bail & change of venue
1851-12-19Venue changed to Clay County
1852-02-19Jury named.  John Floersch requests his trial be severed from others
1852-02-24Jury finds John Floersch guilty of 2nd degree murder
1852-02-25John Floersch files motion for new trial – overruled by court
1852-03-18John Floersch arrives at state penitentiary in Jefferson City Missouri
1852-03-12Floersch boys escape from jail in Liberty Missouri
1852-13-13Floersch boys escape from jail in Liberty Missouri
1852-06-14Jury named under Judge Dunn
1852-06-15Tooms found innocent.  Witnesses for State file appearance bonds
1852-06-15Floersch boys state they cannot go safely to trial without their witnesses and asks court for reasons they are not appearing even though they were subpoenaed
1852-08-19Prisoners returned to Platte jail for safe keeping
1852-11-11Floersch’s plead guilty to lesser verdicts.  Matthias Floersch set free. 
1852-11-18Philip and Jacob arrive at state penitentiary in Jefferson City, MO.
1853-07-28Philip and Jacob released
1853-01-13John Floersch dies in prison
1865-05-26Civil War ends

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