Years in print:
This is the only German newspaper west of New York that may be called a thorough commercial Journal. It was established by Mr. Robert Widman in 1857. It commenced in the very midst of great pecuniary pressure, but has met with the most sanguine success. It has doubled its size and has a large circulation. It is a weekly sheet under the editorial charge of Robert Widman, Dr. Koch, and Joseph Bauer.
(From Edwards' Great West and A Complete History of St. Louis by Richard Edwards and Dr. M. Hopewell, 1860).