10.cannon.st

by Kevin Walsh

56 comments

Hayley July 29, 2012 - 11:48 pm

Was 10 Cannon Street across the street from the school? I have ancestors that lived there- any info would be appreciated

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Brianna Johnson May 19, 2020 - 1:35 pm

I was wondering if you ever found 10 Cannon street? I just found out that my 3rd great grandfather lived there in 1894. Thank you

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Peter Gallett July 16, 2014 - 10:34 pm

I have read that there was (maybe still is) a school on Cannon Street. My father was born at number 79-81 Cannon Street in Jan. of 1902. The upper numbers of Cannon Street were tenanted by Austrian Jews, down to the lower numbers, around the teens and below, which were Irish. I went over to find Cannon Street about 15 years ago, and found a housing project in its place. I did find one street sign designating “Cannon” still standing, in the vicinity of some kind of dump or rock works. I regret I didn’t take a picture. Best of luck.

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Vivian Kahn March 28, 2016 - 7:00 pm

Just came across your post from 2014. My grandfather lived at 79-81 Cannon Street from July 1903, when arrived from Hungary, until 1906, when my grandmother arrived.

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R. Maxa August 24, 2020 - 1:40 pm

There was a Roman Catholic Church at 34 Cannon St. according to my wife’s grandmothers marriage certificate. They were married in 1908.

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KayCee June 30, 2019 - 12:47 am

We were neighbors! 82 1/2 Cannon Street here! My great-grandfather – my paternal grandmother’s father. This genealogy quest so favors the male surnames I hadnt even considered my grandmothers side of things! I think they were poor because he had two siblings and what appears to be a single mother. Thank you Peter for your description in saving me the trip from South Jersey.

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t August 11, 2014 - 12:14 pm

I just found a 1900 Census that my great great grandfather lived at 94 Cannon St. New York. I find your information interesting that the upper numbers were tenanted by Austrian Jews. He came from Austria. I am not familiar with New York and this is the second time I have come across an address that no longer exists. The other was at 292 Stanton St. I believe was also in Manhattan. I am very interested in learning much more but it has been difficult.

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Barbara Doron October 5, 2014 - 1:13 pm

i was born at 61 Cannon St. in 1943 and lived there for 10 years. When I was 10, Cannon St. north of the Williamsburg Bridge was demolished to make way for low cost housing projects. South of the bridge was PS110 an elementary school which still exists, I think.

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Karen Fieg July 12, 2018 - 3:12 pm

Hello, my genealogy research indicates that my 3rd great grandmother lived at 94 Cannon Street in 1843.

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Renee Hyman April 19, 2020 - 9:17 pm

This is for “T”
My mother lived at 292 Stanton Street when she was a little girl – born 1914. In 2000, I went to NY to find the house – it is now a housing project

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Gary Weidy May 25, 2020 - 7:41 am

I’ve figured out that my grandmother was possibly born at 94 Cannon in 1885. There’s no birth record that I can find, but her sister’s record from 1883 shows this Cannon Street address. They were on Willett Street in 1889 based on the birth record of another sister. Her parents had emigrated from Hungary in 1882. From what I can tell, the center of the Hungarian Jewish community was a few blocks further north at Houston .

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Arlene Advocat May 12, 2021 - 8:39 am

My mother was born at 55 Cannon St in 1909. They were the Taustein family from Galicia. (If you have any connection please contact me at a.f.advocat@juno.com.

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Stephanie July 6, 2015 - 9:47 am

Hi. I just found this discussion while researching several–actually many– of my family member who lived at 53 Cannon Street from about 1902 to after 1920. They were Austrian Jews (actually from the Province of Galicia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, but currently part of Ukraine). At any given time, at least 3 sets of my family members were living there! I am working with a cousin on a family reunion and would love to find out more info about Cannon Street and am hoping to track down some archival photo if possible.
Thanks, neighbors!
Stephanie

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John Quinn December 2, 2019 - 11:07 pm

Hi, I saw your post from July 6, 2015, regarding Cannon Street. My grandparents on my father’s side lived at 1 Cannon St. from around 1902 until around 1907 (Quinn’s). My mother’s parents both came from Galicia and lived at 109 Madison St. and later on Henry St. At least those are the locations of which I am aware. My grandmother was a Kwasnicki and my grandfather a Kozicke (Kosicki). I just found it curious regarding the relationships in the old lower east neighborhoods. My Ancestry DNA results also indicate that I am 1% European Jewish. I haven’t located any old photo’s yet, though I’m still trying to locate some of Cannon St. Good luck on your family search.
Sincerely,
John

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Katie Lee Ellison December 24, 2020 - 3:18 am

Hi Stephanie, My great grandfather Nathan Eisenberg from Uzghorrod/the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, lived at 54 Cannon Street in 1892! I’m not sure for how long but I wonder if our families were literally living right next to each other? Please do reach out if you see this! I’d love to trade notes and have a lot of research done already.

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Marvin Frackt August 15, 2015 - 11:58 am

My grandmother lived at 57 Cannon Street with her family. They came from Lithuania.

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Guy Haskell December 24, 2015 - 6:05 pm

My Aunt and Uncle and their kids are listed at 334 Cannon St.in the 1925 census and one son was born there in 1928. Joseph and Ray Shumsky (or schumsky) were from Galicia.

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David Berger April 14, 2016 - 1:04 pm

My father’s family lived at 56 Cannon Street in the early 1900’s. My grandfather and grandmother came from Austria, a town called radymishla (phonetic).

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Anonymous August 29, 2019 - 5:51 pm

My mother was born at 56 Cannon St in 1907

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Jenny March 28, 2017 - 7:23 am

Just came across this, my Great Grandfather lived at 125 Cannon Street in 1917. He was an Austrian Jew from Galacia, last name Kogel.

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Linda September 18, 2017 - 6:19 pm

Various members of the Stein family (wife, children, inlaws, cousins?) of Jacob L. Stein are listed at 68 Cannon Street in the 1910, 15 and 20 Censuses. Jacob immigrated from L’viv, Galicia (then part of Austria) in 1893.

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Joan September 28, 2017 - 3:41 pm

81 Cannon St. Grandfather lived at that address in 1890. Born in America of Irish/English parents.

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phil frost March 14, 2018 - 12:08 pm

I was born and raised at 92 cannon street.We moved in 1954. The buildings were demolished and replaced by city housing.I remember the street reasonably well–including the Education Alliance across the street and many other shops.

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Raylene January 4, 2020 - 7:26 pm

My grandparents ,the Badner’s, lived at 92 Cannon also.but back in 1928-29. Also Austrian Jews from Lezajsk I believe.

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DTorcicollo July 3, 2018 - 1:57 am

I am researching ancestry for my husband and found a NYC 1880 census noting residence on Cannon St. My husband’s great great grandparents lived there. Their last name was Cuchna – they were from Bohemia.

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Ted Applebaum February 17, 2019 - 3:21 pm

My great aunt Pearl “Pauline” Applebaum Stempel, her husband Herman Stempel, and 10 children lived at 33 Cannon St. in 1905 [according to the New York State Census]. Pearl was born in Strzyzow, Galicia (now Poland) in 1869, and Herman was born in Przemysl, Galicia (now Poland) also in 1869.

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Carmelo Tabone March 26, 2019 - 8:11 am

I lived on Cannon St. North of Williamsburg Bridge from 1947 till we moved in 1952 when I was 6….Remember the air shaft was the only light from the outdoors and the creaky wooden stairs it by naked small electric bulb dangling from hall ceiling ..It was a world of gray. Everything in my memory is dark and very quiet…Fire escape added refrigeration in winter to a small ice box. we were the only Gentile family on the block and my first babysitter was Mrs. Weiss’ daughter…maybe Betty?…
Hot in the summer, cold in the winter, battled the roaches and mice and occasional rat. First TV I saw was the Howdy Doody Show in an apartment across from us in the next building, kid’s name was Neil, maybe a year or two older than me.
I recall the day my mother told me on the stairs to be VERY quiet when passing an old woman trudging up the stairs newly moved into building who bore scars and numbers on her arm from a concentration camp.
I have had many dreams during my life of that apartment.

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L Holzschlag May 22, 2019 - 9:32 pm

I had relatives living at 84 and 76 Cannon Street. They were Holzschlags from Rozdol, outside L’viv (Lemberg), which was in Galicia. Apparently, there were many immigrants from this area settling on Cannon St.

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NJ Pallitto August 26, 2019 - 1:05 pm

I just came across your post! My Mom was born in 60 Cannon Street in 1915 and we have tried to find it to no avail. Now I know why. Thanks for shedding light on that

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Anonymous September 1, 2019 - 6:07 pm

I lived at 54 cannon street. There was a shul next door. My mother used to park her carriage across the street in “the carriage house,” a place where you stored your carriage because there was no room. We lived (mom, dad, 3 children) on the ground floor. Went to PS110. My kindergarten’s teacher’s name was Mrs. Grinnon. They gave us bags with toothbrushes and Ipana toothpaste as goodies on the first day of school. No room for friends inside of tenement apt—we played outside and in the Henry St Settlement house across the street on the corner. My grandma lived on Lewis Street. I still have her pedal Singer sewing machine!

Diana Mollach

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Anonymous December 10, 2019 - 9:09 am

My great grandfather lived at 62 Cannon Street. The emigrated from Austria and he was a Hebrew teacher. He died in 1928 and had 6 children. He moved to NY from Austria and eventually brought his children over. after his wife died. His middle son was my grandfather.

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Bette December 15, 2019 - 6:44 pm

My grandparents lived at 77 Cannon Street on the 6th Floor. Grandma was from Galicia and grandpa from Kiev, They had to move in the mid 50’s to Gouveneur Projects; now I know why…the housing project which obscures the street name. I walked their dog on the tar roof rather than going down 6 flights of stairs. What a strange playground for a 5 year old, surrounded on all 4 sides by a 3 ft parapet. I have always felt drawn to the houses near the Tenement Museum. Cannon Street was that childhood memory. Thanks to everyone who posted…

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Peter January 1, 2020 - 1:46 pm

My paternal grandmother’s family – Pasternak – lived at 101 Cannon Street in the early 1920s. My great uncle worked at B. Katzman Plumbing, 27 Cannon Street. The family was from Kamionka, Galicia, Austria (now in the Ukraine).

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Kathleen McQuillan-Hofmann February 8, 2020 - 4:11 pm

I’m researching a family named Popkin. They are living at 71 Cannon on the 1940 census. Henry, (head of household), age 45, his wife Minnie, age 40 and their children, Rachel, 17, Nathan, 14, Annie, 12, Sam, 11, Louis, 9, Harry 6, Abe, 4, and Morris (later listed as Irving, 2 months. Their son Abe and his descendants are who I am tracing.

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Judy Gifford March 29, 2020 - 2:08 am

Hi all, My Scottish (both from Wishaw, Glasgow) paternal grandparents lived at 81 Cannon St in Nov 1894 – it’s on their marriage certificate (ah, both were living there at the time it seems :))

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Mark March 31, 2020 - 1:18 am

My great grandfather and his family at 25, 51, and 121 Cannon Street from the period of 1900 to around 1912. My great grandmother was Austrian Jewish from Western Ukraine. My grandfather told me that the family had to move because of the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge.

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John Kryger April 15, 2020 - 3:00 pm

My wife’s father and brothers lived at 128 Cannon St. in the early 1900s, Hungarian Jews , the Heitner family

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Cheryl Phillips October 25, 2020 - 6:19 pm

My great-aunt Celia Welber married a man named Issac Karp in 1908 and they lived at 128 Cannon St. They were Hungarian Jews.

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Abby Rosenblum April 16, 2020 - 4:38 pm

My grandparents lived at 92 Cannon Street and had come from Russia. They had six children.. Minnie and Abraham Cohen .

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Mary Jean April 20, 2020 - 10:00 pm

Weighing in on Cannon Street. My 2X great grandparents and their family lived at 7 Cannon Street in the early 1900s. Irish immigrants. Love the history of all these families.

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s.brown December 20, 2020 - 9:06 pm

Did you ever hear of a Cannon Street Baptist Church? We are trying to find it in NY! Thanks

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Pearl May 1, 2020 - 5:01 pm

There was A rabbi Baruch Greenfield who was the Rabbi at 52 Cannon Street in the 20’s or 30’s. If anyone has any info please share.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boruch_Greenfeld

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Larry Schleyer May 18, 2020 - 4:21 pm

My father’s family lived on Cannon St. My parents were Joseph and Bella Schleyer. They had 7 children , Morris, Jack, Louis, Hyman, Bessie, Pauline and Ruth. I wish I knew more. I wish someone knew them.

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Michael Rosen June 11, 2020 - 6:47 am

My father and his family lived at 78 Cannon St. In the 1915 census, their name (Rosen) was spelled wrong (Rosner). I don’t think my grandmother spoke very good English, which was probably why the
mistake was made.

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Judy Floam June 21, 2020 - 2:10 pm

My father, Harry Schwartz, grew up on the Lower East Side. He told us there was a joke: “what’s the safest street to live on?” and the answer was “Columbia Street, because there’s a Cannon on one side and a Sheriff on the other”.

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Ira Leviton June 22, 2020 - 6:14 am

@Judy Floam, my mother, who lived at 56 Cannon Street for a while around 1930, told me about the same joke!

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Joe Hirschfield June 21, 2020 - 5:28 pm

My grandfather, from Galicia (Austro-Hungary) lived at 29 Cannon Street in 1906. He and his wife were there only a year before moving to Brooklyn. I suspect the crowded conditions in the lower east side of Manhattammade it undesirable to raise a family there.

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barbara bernstein July 12, 2020 - 5:19 am

My mother lived on Cannon Street…I don’t know the number of the building…Does anyone know of the Einhorn’s, that was my mom’s family, and the Milgrim’s? My grandfather was from Galicia, in Poland, and my grandmother was from Hungary…they moved to Cannon Street, around 1920. My mother was Toby Einhorn, and her brother was Fred…he was called Chinky., and his best friend was Davie Milgrim…

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MRMontella January 1, 2021 - 3:01 pm

My husband’s grandmother Bertha Rottenberg lived at 78 Cannon street in 1905 when she married Max Newman, a tailor and immigrant from Debica, Poland, who lived at 94 Bremen St, Brooklyn. Their officiant was named Steinhaus. Does anyone have any information about them?

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Rebecca Adams Savage January 31, 2021 - 10:44 pm

I just found a photo of my grandmother, Elinore Citron, on the terrace of 60 Cannon Street. They year was likely some time in the late 20’s to mid 30’s. It was really interesting to read everyone’s connection to the street. I also found a photo of the street here: https://digitalcollections.nyhistory.org/islandora/object/islandora%3A67337

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Alison Joseph February 7, 2021 - 6:32 pm

My grandfather was born of polish Jewish parents- lived at 115 cannon street in his early years. He was born in 1925 and I found a 1940 census record from this address. Wonder what the present day location of cannon street is now?

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Michele Graber March 20, 2021 - 1:15 pm

My grandfather, along with his siblings and parents lived at 65 Cannon Street in 1899 for a few years. They then lived on nearby Goerck Street in 1903. They also lived on Columbia and Delancy and then to 55 Cannon in 1910. They moved around a lot in that little section of the Lower East Side. Finally moved to Brooklyn by 1915. Like many others who commented above, they were also Jews from Galicia, Austria. Last name was Graber from Rzeszow and environs.

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Donna Schatz May 14, 2021 - 11:24 am

Hi. Just came across my father’s address book which led me to this group. He has an entry for Bea Rheinstein at 115 Cannon St. I’d say this would be from the 1930s
or 40s. Thought she might ring a bell with someone. Now I know about Cannon St. Fascinating.

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Faye Brenner June 17, 2021 - 5:40 pm

I just found the 1915 census listing my great grandfather, Hyman Bronfenbrenner, and his whole family, including my grandfather, Abraham, living at 111 Cannon Street. I am trying to find a photo of what that area might have looked like and exactly where it was in N.Y. When I google it it comes up as Staten Island, and I know they were in Manhattan.

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KM August 8, 2021 - 9:38 pm

Apparently my Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother lived at 61 Cannon (along with their 7 kids) in 1917 according to his WWI Draft Card. There wasn’t an apartment number. Normally I like to try to find a photo of a building I can add to a members spot on my family tree. If possible I’ll even dig up the tax photo from 1940, 1980 and a pic of the location as of today (because I’m really OCD like that. If anyone knows where to get a pic please let me know. Or if there’s more history about the spot.

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Anonymous October 26, 2021 - 2:52 am

I just found out my great grandfather and my great great grandfather lived with their family at 62 Cannon St. They list their nationality as Austrian, but also say they are hungarian. Orginally from Galacia , they migrated south the northern Romania (Just found this out). Very fascinating.

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