1885: The Wrann Family Is Back In NYC


The same day I discovered my Great Great Grandfather’s listing in the 1884 Buffalo, NY directory I found him listed in the New York City directory for the following year – 1885.

The entry indicates his job is “packer” – as in Cigar Packer and the family is now living at 137 Pitt St.

Following is the entry in the 1885 New York City Directory.

1885 NYC Directory - Gustav Wrann

I imagine it must have been difficult moving from Buffalo to NYC with a newborn son in tow!

Below you’ll find a navigable Google Map of 137 Pitt St. in NYC.


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