CAMPBELL COUNTY TAVERN LICENSES


 From Campbell County History News January 1998

Gosney's Saloon, Grants Lick  - photo did not appear in newsletter
Used with permission from Northern Kentucky Views
 
 

The following information on tavern owners was copied from a license register maintained at the Alexandria Courthouse from November 4, 1878 till January 2, 1894. The list appears to be incomplete with no listings for the years 1881 and 1891 and limited entries in some other years. Entries starting in 1884 list the Tavern location in the remarks column. The license fee was $50 in 1878, $100 starting in July 1884, and $150 beginning in 1887. The fee from 1892 through 1894 was $50 for some and $150 for others with no explanation for the price difference given.

The license holder was given a certificate that read: (NAME) This day appeared in open Court, and made application for a LICENSE TO KEEP A TAVERN, with the privilege of retailing Spirituous, Vinous and Malt liquors in (LOCATION) and he having executed bond, which was approved by the Court, and taken the oath prescribed by law, and having paid the tax due the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the Court therefore ordered that a License be granted him to keep a Tavern as aforesaid for the ensuing twelve months, with the privilege of retailing Spirituous Liquors, subject to the restrictions imposed by the Statutes of Kentucky. Therefore the License is hereby issued, but is not transferable, and will expire on the (DAY) of (MONTH), (YEAR).

The certificate then has a place to list the Tavern Rates charged for:
- Breakfast, Dinner and Supper, each (BLANK TIME PERIOD).
- Lodging per night.
- Common Whisky per drink.
- All other Whisky, per drink.
- All Brandy, Rum, Gin and Wine per drink.
- Grain, per gallon or feed.
- Horse, per night, with hay and grain.
- Pasturage, per day.

The list gives the owner’s name, year(s) that person was issued a permit, tavern location when shown and individuals who received a $50 permit instead of the $150 permit between 1892 and 1894.

OWNER                                               YEAR ISSUSED                   TAVERN LOCATION  

Henry Asplan

1879-80-83-84-86-87-88

Alexandria

 

Frederick Barth

1879-80-83-84

9 Mile

 

F Barth and sons

1885

Alexandria

 

Adam Bendell

1879-80

 

 

Stephen Blau

1879

 

 

Edwin Bray

1893

Braysville

$50

J N Chalk

1893

12 Mile Pike

$50

Dominic Deitrich

1893

6 Mile House

 

Alois Eshau (Eshan?)

1885-86-87

Alexandria

 

Catherine Farrenholtz(?)

1893

Cold Spring

 

Wm Farhuoltz

1880

 

Says Pd in Npt

B B Gosney

1893

Grants Lick

 

Ben P Gosney

1879-80-83

 

 

Robert Gosney

1893

Claryville

 

George Groh

1890

Alexandria

 

Jacob Martz

1892

8 Mile

 

Jacob Martz

1893

Ross

 

August Meister

1883-84-85

Alexandria

 

John Miller

1893

Pond Creek

 

John Reitman

1893

4 Mile Pike

 

Stephen Schinschang

1878

 

 

Jno S Sheaushaug (Scheanshang?)

0883-84-85

Grants Lick

 

Guy Smith

1893

Melbourne

 

M Tritschler

1893

Alexandria

 

Mathias Tritschler

1879

 

 

A W Uthe

1893

4 Mile

 

Wm Uthe

1879

 

 

Peter Wagoner

1893

4 Mile

$50

Ferdinand Winterhalter

1879-80

 

 

Susan Winterhalter

(1889 listed as “C.H.” License)

Also listed and scratched out in 1893

1883-84-85-89-90

Alexandria

 

A G Wolborn

1893

12 Mile

 

A G Wolborn

1894

Gubser Mill

$50

Harry Yost

1893

Licking Pike

 

Balser Zieglar

1882-93

10 Mile Road

$50

Barth Ziegler

1878-79-80

 

 

 

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