Museum the New Llano Colony

Joe Rosenburg

Birth: He was born around 1872 in Russia. He'd immigrated to the U.S. in 1905 and had been naturalized by 1930.  

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Description: His native language was Jewish.  

Pre-Colony History: In 1910 he was living in New York City with his wife Rebecka and six children -- Hyman, Louis, Gussie, Rachael, Katie and Harry Rosenburg. He was working as a ladies dresser.  

Home in Colony: In 1930 he was listed as a boarder with the Albert Shepard family. 

Job in Colony: In June 1928 the orchard crew, including Bergold, Mardfin, Gregson, Atworth, Hough and Rosenberg, were looking after the orchards and picking plums. New trees had been planted, though budding and grafting was to be done later, and crops had been planted between the trees and a new vineyard had been started.

Later that month, Roe and Bergold turned their teams over to Tom Davidson, the farm manager, who was making good use of them in the farm fields.

In June 1928 Tom and Alex Davidson, Hough, Waters, McClurg, Daugherty, Rosenburg, Mardfin, Weislander and Harold Kemp were working hard in the gardens to make up for time lost to rainy days.

In December 1931 Mrs. Webb (wife of E.G. Webb) engineered a generous shipment of good winter clothing which would be altered as needed by Jolly Rosenberg, the colony tailor.

In 1936 he ran the tailor shop located in the upstairs at the Apartments de Llano (the new hotel). The shop was well equipped for the heavier work of repairing and working over men's wear and women's coats and suits, and smiling Joe, tailor by instinct and long training, was cheerfully ready from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to put colonists' apparel in good order. 

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Sources: US Census: 1910, 1930; "Llano Colonist": June 9, 1928, June 30, 1928, December 5, 1931, October 3, 1936  


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