Saturday, January 1, 1859
Freedom Seekers Mentioned By Name
Joe (age 21)
Slaveholders Mentioned By Name
On New Year's Day 1859, a 21-year-old enslaved man named Joe escaped from the property of slaveholder John Quesenberry, roughly 12 miles northwest of St. Louis along the St. Charles Rock Road. Quesenberry advertised a $50 reward for Joe's recapture.
Runaway Arrest Ad
Notes on Sources
St. Louis Missouri Republican, January 9, 1859 (HMO)