Samuel Kanitz (1789-1866)

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Samuel Kanitz (1789-1866)

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Mikulov (Nikolsburg), Moravia, Czech Republic
Death: February 25, 1866 (77)
Negerlegasse 1, Wien II (Leopoldstadt), at 78 years (Brand der Alten)
Place of Burial: Wien, (exhumiert aus dem Währinger Friedhof 17/24)
Immediate Family:

Son of ? Kanitz
Husband of Karoline "Cheile" Kanitz
Father of Simon Kanitz; Ignaz Kanitz and Sigmund JGMP Kanitz

Occupation: Kaufmann in Nikolsburg, Agent, Witwer
Managed by: Peter Rohel (c)
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About Samuel Kanitz (1789-1866)

Likely the Samuel Kanitz born in 1790 to Selig and Bilka, per "Index to Nikolsburg Births" (from Jewish Museum in Prague) :, Image #20.

BILKA may be Bele, wife of Selig, who died in 1844 in Nikolsburg, age 82 (b. 1762), per Index to Nikolsburg Deaths (from Jewish Museum in Prague):, Image #21.

The Index to Nikolsburg Births has several entries where the father is listed as "Samuel Kanitz" (not Samuel Löb Kanitz, whose name also appears on the page):, Image #19.

The Index to Nikolsburg Deaths has several entries where the father is listed as "Samuel Kanitz" (not Samuel Löb Kanitz, whose name also appears on the page):, Image #21.

Samuel Kanitz appears in Wer Einmal War, by Georg Gaugusch.

This Samuel Kanitz died in Vienna in 1866, per in Jewish Burials in Währing [Cemetery], Vienna 1784-1879 (an extract from death records).

  • Year 1866 Num. 151
  • Kanitz, Samuel, privatagent aus Nikolsburg in Mähren.
  • Agent, Witwer
  • Date of Birth/Age 78 in Feb. 1866 [b. ~1789]
  • Date of Death Feb. 25, 1866
  • Cemetery Währing (Wien)
  • Group 6902 Row 17 Tomb No 174

Later moved to Zentralfriedhof, Wien:

  • Last Name Kanitz, First Name Samuel
  • Place of Death exhumiert aus dem Währinger Friedhof 17/24
  • Date of Burial 1866 Feb. 27 [originally]
  • Cemetery ZF Tor 4 Group 22

Image of death record is from's Austria, Vienna, Jewish Registers of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1784-1911, Wien (alle Bezirke), Sterbebücher, Sterbebuch 1866-1870. At time of death, Samuel Kanitz 1789-1866 lived at Wien II, Negerlegasse 1 [Leopoldstadt]. The death was reported in Die Neuzeit, March 23, 1866, in "Vital Statistics from Vienna," page 141 of the publication.

  • Relation to Samuel Löb Kanitz (1798 Mikulov - 2/17/1870 Mikulov) + "Cheile" Gütel Kanitz geb. Pisk is probably "cousin" since they were roughly contemporaries in Nikolsburg and thus less likely to have been brothers.

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Samuel Kanitz (1789-1866)'s Timeline

Mikulov (Nikolsburg), Moravia, Czech Republic
October 15, 1815
Age 26
Mikulov, Břeclav District, South Moravian Region, Czech Republic

Birth location source:

Death record.

Age 33
Nikolsburg, Moravia
September 13, 1824
Age 35
Mikulov, South Moravia
February 25, 1866
Age 77
Wien II (Leopoldstadt), at 78 years
February 27, 1866
Age 77
Wien, (exhumiert aus dem Währinger Friedhof 17/24)