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Tax Assessment

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Title

Tax Assessment

Subject

Shenandoah County (Va)
Rosenberger, Paul (1799-1875)
Murray, Benjamin F. (1827-1888)
Distilling industry-Virginia-Shenandoah County
Agriculture-Virginia-Shenandoah County
Watson, Joseph Jr. (1834-1873)

Description

Tax assessment in the amount of $30 issued for a distillery operated by Paul "Rosenburg" of Shenandoah County.

The assessment was performed by Joseph Watson, Commissioner of the Revenue for Shenandoah County and sent to Benjamin F. Murray, Deputy Sheriff, for collection.

Paul Rosenburg (actual Rosenberger) was a farmer living in the northwest portion of Shenandoah County near what is now St. Stephens Lutheran Church. Paul was a farmer who owned 2000 dollars in real estate and 600 in personal property when he was recorded in the 1860 census. He and his wife Catherine had four children.

This assessment would have allowed Rosenberger to operate a distillery from November 1861-May 1862. At the time, distilling farm produce into alcohol was a popular and profitable enterprise for many county farmers.

Creator

Joseph Watson Jr., Commissioner of the Revenue for Shenandoah County.

Source

Distillery Tax, 1861, Shenandoah County, General Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

1861

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

Identifier

21-0728-001

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Forms (Documents)

Citation

Joseph Watson Jr., Commissioner of the Revenue for Shenandoah County. , “Tax Assessment,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed December 8, 2021, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/15181.