Daniel Lewis was a fisherman in Red Hook in 1842. He is one of five people in The Brooklyn Directory for that year whose address is given as the area of Red Hook rather than a street name.. There were more people living in Red Hook. These five were just the few who were living off the street grid and were noted. A good portion of Red hook, particularly near the waterline was marshland spotted with individual buildings but not systematically developed.
The other four people listed were Barney Fox , Thos. Hester and Rourk, all laborers - and Joseph Staples, boatman.