|A typical Sailing Ship in the 1800's|
Once in St. Louis, the family would have stayed through the winter before taking a Missouri River barge, west to Lexington, Missouri. Peter Westerhaus would then stay in Lexington, while his mother and his sisters would join his brother, Caspar Westerhaus, in Freedom, a German community 25 miles southeast of Lexington.
|Missouri River at Lexington, Missouri|
|Caspar Westerhaus' and Anna Uphaus' Marriage License|
|Peter Uphaus' and Anna Catherina Westerhaus' Marriage License|