The State vs Philip Floersh and Others

Liberty Tribune, November 12, 1852 The State vs. Philip Floersh and others - This case was finally disposed of in the Circuit Court on yesterday. Philip Floersh plead guilty of murder in the second degree, and the Circuit Attorney accepted the plea, and the Court assessed his punishment to imprisonment in the penitentiary of the State for the term of twenty-four years, being the same punishment inflicted by a verdict of a jury of this county, at the last term of the Court upon John Floersh. It appeared in evidence upon the first trial that John…

Circuit Court Commences for Trial of the Floersh’s for Killing of Hall Wilkerson

Liberty Tribune, November 11, 1852 Circuit Court commences in this city (a called term) on Monday next for the trail of the Floersh's for the killing of Hall L. Wilkerson. Other business, also, will be taken up in consequence of the adjournment of the regular term in August, produced by the illness of Judge Dunn.

Trial of Floersh’s for Murder Called

Liberty Tribune June 18, 1852 The trial of the Floersh's for the murder of Hall L. Wilkerson, of Platte was called on Tuesday last, at the instance of the Attorneys for defendants, was deferred to August. Toombs, the American, who was implicated in the same bloody transaction, was acquitted.

3 Floersh’s Escape From Liberty Jail

Liberty Tribune Newspaper, March 26, 1852 We omitted to state last week that the 3 Floersh's (sic), charged with the murder of Wilkinson, made their escape on the night of the 12th by undermining the foundation of the jail. They were arrested next day, and lodged in jail. They traveled all night and were arrested in a mile and a half of town.