Request for Help: Rafaele and Gelsomina MIRRA Marriage

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Request for Help: Rafaele and Gelsomina MIRRA Marriage

Postby jmirra3 » 07 May 2009, 23:07

Hello I am looking for information on my great great grandparents Rafael (abt. 1860-?) and Gelsomina Mirra(abt.1867-). I found them on 1910, 1920 and 1930 census. On the census it says they are from Southern Italy and came to the US around 1894. I have searched ancestry and ellis island web sites, but cannot find any record of them immigrating to the united states, marriage or death information.

They lived in Philadelphia PA and had children: Florence, Columbia, Angelina, Josephine, Anthony, Fannie and Jennie. I also found 2 deceased children Raffaele and Angelina from the family search.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Jim Mirra

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Re: Request for Help: Rafaele and Gelsomina MIRRA Marriage

Postby pink67 » 08 May 2009, 13:44

Hi Jim;

here is the 1897 arrival manifest for Gelsomina Amato, she was travelling with her daughters Letizia (age 11), Filomena (age 7), and Colombia (age 4). They were joining her husband/father Raffaele Mirra in Philadelphia and were coming from Campagna, Salerno Province - Campania region :!:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Campagna

From Ancestry.com:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Amato Gelsorime
Name: Amato Gelsorime
Arrival Date: 30 Jul 1897
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
Age: 33
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: Patria
Search Ship Database: View the Patria in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 24
Microfilm Serial: 15
Microfilm Roll: T715_3
Page Number: 132

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Laura :D

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Re: Request for Help: Rafaele and Gelsomina MIRRA Marriage

Postby pink67 » 08 May 2009, 14:04

From the site you mentioned:
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home

on this page you can find the marriages details for Raffaele and Gelsomina's child:

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Hope this helps

Laura

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Re: Request for Help: Rafaele and Gelsomina MIRRA Marriage

Postby jmirra3 » 08 May 2009, 17:28

Laura, Thank you so much for this. It is fantastic.

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Re: Request for Help: Rafaele and Gelsomina MIRRA Marriage

Postby pink67 » 09 May 2009, 11:01

Jim,

on the site: http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home

you can find another death certificate:

Toney Miero (father Raffaele Mirro)
died on 1906, August, he was 1 year and 8 months old...
His mother is listed on the certrificate as Ermenia Damato... :wink:

Laura


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