Friday, October 17, 2008

A Friend In Need

J.B. Woestman, Councilman from the Eleventh Ward, is also accused of bribery. He gave bond for $2,000, with Chris. Vonder Ahe as security.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, April 1, 1876

Woestman, besides being a crooked politician, was also the president of the Grand Avenue Base Ball Club. Von der Ahe, of course, served on the board of directors of the club.

Woestman was one of several St. Louis alderman to be caught up in a bribery scheme in 1876.

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