Between July 1857 and March 1858, a St. Louis Justice of the Peace performed forty-three marriage ceremonies. They were recorded in his small book, including the signature of the witnesses. However, only two of the marriages were recorded at the Recorder of Deeds office.
Frederick Flach died shortly after the last entry dated 6 March 1858. In 1850, he lived in Ward 6 with Catherine, probably his wife, and five children. Frederick worked as a clerk, and was born about 1800 in Germany. The 1857 City Directory listed Frederick as a Justice of the Peace in the 2nd Ward with an office at 17 Carondelet, residing on Fulton. His daughter, Ida Flach, married Gustav Orth in 1865. This family preserved the records over time.
Ella S. Michael, a historical researcher, discovered the book at the Sequim-Dungeness Museum in Sequim, Washington. The book was too faded to photograph so Ms. Michael copied the records by hand.
Maryhelen Wilson provided this information first published in the 1989 St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, volume 22, number 3, pages 65–68.
|Abel, Martin||Rein, Louise||28 Nov 1857||Both of St. Louis - Bride is widow of Joseph||Moehle, Friedrich Ellersick, Heinrich|
|Bleih, Johann George||Albrecht, Catharine||3 Oct 1857||Both of St. Louis||Heimenz, Jacob P. Vollmer, Christoph|
|Boettiger, Augustus||Meiners, Sophia||7 Sep 1857||Both of St. Louis - Witness Haupe Surname unclear||Haupe, Heinrich Heinzius, Augustus|
|Breger, Anton||Zumsteg, Fridoline||10 Aug 1857||Both of St. Louis County - Groom's surname unclear - witness Rothenbuecher is Rothenbücher||Rothenbuecher, Philip Weissenberger, Baptist|
|Brooker, Charles||Martel, Philomene||8 Oct 1857||Both of St. Louis||Martel, Melina Lynch, Caroline Fogg, Irene|
|Bubeck, Johann Friedrich||Mueller, Linda||22 Aug 1857||Both of St. Louis - Bride is Linda Müller, widow of Carl August Müller||Hehr, Gottlieb Battermann, Gustav|
|Cassel, Julius||Wasmus, Maria||31 Oct 1857||Carl Wasmus married Maria Heimuller 28 Feb 1853. - Bride is widow of Carl. - Both of St. Louis||Wasmus, Louis Kreichel, Georg|
|Dietz, Michael||Noll, Elisabeth||14 Oct 1857||Bride of St. Louis - Groom of Macoupin Co., Illinois.||Hauptmann, Herman Henry Noll, Jacob|
|Doerle, Herman||Nagele, Barbara||8 Oct 1857||Both of St. Louis||Klingler, Sebastian Keppler, Lorenz|
|Dohm, George||Ring, Maria||1 Feb 1858||Groom from Macoupin Co., Illinois. Bride from St. Louis||Heuser, Martin Bucklingmeier, Johann George|
|Eyers, James||Watson, Anna||10 Sep 1857||Both of St. Louis County||Jefferson, William Curry, John|
|Friedrich, Jacob||Obert, Catharine||30 Jan 1858||Both of St. Louis - Bride is widow of Ludwig. Witness Fautz possibly Feutz||Friedrich, Wilhelm Fautz, Jacob|
|Gaul, Herman||Kotz, Katherine||10 Jul 1857||Both of St. Louis - Groom possibly Gund, bride possibly Koty||Fischbein, Reinhart Henn, Gerhard|
|Gaul, Herman||Koty, Katherine||10 Jul 1857||Both of St. Louis - Groom possibly Gund, bride possibly Kotz||Fischbein, Reinhart Henn, Gerhard|
|Gund, Herman||Kotz, Katherine||10 Jul 1857||Both of St. Louis - Groom possibly Gaul, bride possibly Koty||Fischbein, Reinhart Henn, Gerhard|
|Gund, Herman||Koty, Katherine||10 Jul 1857||Both of St. Louis - Groom possibly Gaul, bride possibly Kotz||Fischbein, Reinhart Henn, Gerhard|
|Halm, Joseph||Staehlin, Magdalena||10 Nov 1857||Both of St. Louis - Groom possibly Holm||Staehlin, Christian Staehlin, Friedrich|
|Hauppeltshofer, Andreas||Freihalter, Catharine||11 Sep 1857||Both of St. Louis - witness Buerck is Bürck||Herkner, Christian Buerck, Christian|
|Heaston, James H.||Wangless, Mary||6 Mar 1858||Both of St. Louis County||Feldmann, John M. Haight, William|
|Heinrich, Carl||Stephani, Margaretha||14 Nov 1857||Both of St. Louis - This is in city records - witness Schuettner is Schüttner||Schuettner, Nicholaus Schaefer, Conrad|
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