My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

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My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby pinny443 » 15 Sep 2009, 16:31

i've only ellis island's information is possible any information?

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby vj » 15 Sep 2009, 16:41

Hello!
Yes, there are other ports of arrival on ancestry. com (subscription site)
We can help you look
What was Antonio Contu's date of birth, estimated emigration year, where was he going, did he travel with anyone?
Any detail may help :wink:
Thank you, Valarie

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby pinny443 » 15 Sep 2009, 16:56

name and last name :Antonio Contu
departure from Trieste to new york in 1923(he was 28 years-old) with the ship "Wilson" was a fireman in this ship and work for Mesta Machine
i've his life insurance(metropolitan life insurance company)

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby vj » 15 Sep 2009, 17:02

Possible record Antonio Contu, born abt 1894

07 Jan 1924
Employee of the ship Presidente Wilson
1924 ship manifest

Deserted ship:
1924 list of deserting seamen
29 yrs old (born abt 1894)
signed on to crew at Trieste on 20 Dec 1923

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby pinny443 » 15 Sep 2009, 17:12

yeees thank you i have the first document but not the last...
thanks if you have any informations i would like if i've relatives

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby vj » 15 Sep 2009, 17:22

Mesta Machine was based in Homestead and West Homestead, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
http://images.library.pitt.edu/cgi-bin/ ... page=index

I checked Allegheny County Pennsylvania for anyone named Contu in the 1930 US census - I couldn't find anyone.
What was Antonio's father's name? Maybe we can find a son?

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby pinny443 » 15 Sep 2009, 17:34

the daughter is my grandmother and we live in italy because antonio contu can't came back in usa because of bad health
it's possible with number of his life insurance take any information?

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby vj » 15 Sep 2009, 17:37

pinny443 wrote:it's possible with number of his life insurance take any information?


You may be able to find out information from the insurance company
http://www.metlife.com/

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby pinny443 » 15 Sep 2009, 17:40

if you have any informations send me another message
thank you
you are very kind
ciao ciao

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby pinny443 » 15 Sep 2009, 17:44

thank you but i don't speak english very well and i hate these call-center it's too difficult speak

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby vj » 15 Sep 2009, 17:56

Hello!
Your English is terrific, talking to call centers can be an awful experience :wink: .
Perhaps you could try the option: "Have A Rep Contact You"
(it's on the right side drop down menu)
& only give them your email?

I wish I could think of something else to help.

The US census only goes thru 1930.

Antonio should have registered for the 1942 Military Draft - called "old man's registration", but I can't find him (do you have his birth date)

I looked for him in this nice website for Pittsburgh & Homestead without success
http://www.evendon.net/PGHLookups/HomePage.shtml
Click on Directories or Yearbooks, etc to get to the search
(the search function takes a little getting used to)

Valarie

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby pinny443 » 15 Sep 2009, 18:01

date of birth 22-1-1895

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby pinny443 » 15 Sep 2009, 18:05

name of the mom is Deplano(surname) Daniela... in the life insurance become Doplam Danida

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby vj » 15 Sep 2009, 18:09

pinny443 wrote:date of birth 22-1-1895


I checked the 1942 WWII Cards on ancestry. com

There were only 1212 men with the birthdate 22 Jan 1895
No one with a Surname beginning with a 'C' looked like your Antonio.
I believe he probably registered, but used a different name?

Here is a free site with the cards organized by state, then by name
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... 7819#start
"United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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Re: My g-grandfather Antonio Contu from Trieste's ship

Postby vj » 15 Sep 2009, 18:10

pinny443 wrote:name of the mom is Deplano(surname) Daniela... in the life insurance become Doplam Danida


I'll see if we can find anything with this name
Valarie


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