The Shocking Truth: Wilkerson Shot and Wounded Old Man Floersh!

Petition for Pardon, Weston, MO July 20, 1853 To his excellency Gov Price We your petitioners would respectfully solicit your excellency to extend your pardoning power to Philip and Jacob Floersh who are now confined in the penitentiary for the murder of Hall L. Wilkerson in October 1851. At the time the act was committed the boys were young and under the entire control of their father and we who live in the vicinity of the parties from the testimony as detailed Know that there were many palliating circumstances of excuse so far as the boys…

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