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Help deciphering manifest script

Postby rshowalt » 13 Nov 2009, 03:02

Angelina DiTullio is my wife's great grandmother. She arrived in Philadelphia in Nov. 1909 aboard the Verona. The ship manifest is attached. She is listed on line 12 and her two children, Flavio and Josephine are lines 13 and 14.

Her husband, Luigi, was already in Philadelphia--I have not yet located his arrival documentation. His WWII draft card lists his birthplace as "Aprutino", which I suspect is Loreto Aprutino in Abruzzo. My letter request for birth and marriage information was sent in September, but I have not yet received any response.

Angelina's social secuity number application lists her father as "Pasquale-Cermgnani" and her mother as "Dolorado-Della Guardia" I am having difficulty deciphering the parent names/locations in column 11 of the ship manifest, but they do not appear to match the info on the SS-5. I am certain that this is her, because the second page of the manifest lists their destination as her husband/children's father, Luigi DiTullio in Philadelphia.

Last question - I have not located naturalization papers for Flavio or Josephine. What is the origin/purpose/significance of the 1927 dates stamped next to their names?

As always, thank you for all of the assistance and insight!

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Re: Help deciphering manifest script

Postby rshowalt » 13 Nov 2009, 03:04

Here's a better scan of the parents' names

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Postby Tessa78 » 13 Nov 2009, 03:21

Your images are not posting. Staff here usually suggests you use imageshack or photobucket to upload your image and then post the link for viewing.

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Postby rshowalt » 13 Nov 2009, 12:28

Here's my first attempt at using photobucket. Hopefully, the images will work.

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Postby rshowalt » 13 Nov 2009, 12:31

Here is one more attempt with the full scan.
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Postby pink67 » 13 Nov 2009, 13:34

rshowalt wrote:Here's my first attempt at using photobucket. Hopefully, the images will work.

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The first image:

Mother Addolorata in Scerni (Chieti Province - Abruzzo region)

the second image:

Cermignana Angelina (but maybe the correct spell is Cermignani)


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Re: Help deciphering manifest script

Postby pink67 » 13 Nov 2009, 13:40

rshowalt wrote:Her husband, Luigi, was already in Philadelphia--I have not yet located his arrival documentation


Possible 1906 arrival manifest for Luigi?

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0007


Di Tullio Luigi, Male, 27, married, shoemaker, from Scerni (lst residence), going to Phildelphia to join his brother Beniamino (729 Federal street)

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Postby rshowalt » 13 Nov 2009, 14:18

I'm sure that is Luigi's arrival record. I had 1906 as his immigration date from census records and he was residing on Federal Street when Angelina arrived. I do not have any information about Luigi's family and did not know that he had a brother.

Does Angelina's father look like Vincenzo?

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Postby pink67 » 13 Nov 2009, 14:31

I believe that on Angelina's arrival manifest the only relative listed is her mother Addolorata... Vincenzo is the line under, is the relative of another person...
Regarding Luigi's borther from Ancestry.com here is the naturalization paper:

Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974 (World Archives Project) about Beniamino Di Tullio
Name: Beniamino Di Tullio
State: Pennsylvania
Court Type: District Court
Court Location: Eastern District, Pennsylvania
Naturalization Record Type: Petition for Naturalization
Naturalization Record Number: 91316
Roll Description: (Roll 332) Petition Nos. 91266-91750
Archive: National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Collection Title: Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1795-1930
Archive Series: M1522
Archive Roll: 332

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[img=http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/9394/ditulliobeniaminopetiti.th.jpg]

possible first arrival:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0732

Possible 1930 census?

1930 United States Federal Census
about Beniaminio Ditullio
Name: Beniaminio Ditullio
Home in 1930: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Father
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Amerigo Palumbo 27
Yolando Palumbo 23
Josephine Palumbo 21
Carolina Palumbo 78
Marinelli Erminio 34
Nicola Tenaglia 39
Charles Dnardi 71
Giuseppe Casciato 52
Leige Colauzi 40
Donato Venturo 40
Domenico Santurbano 43
Carmen Tanga 21
Beniaminio Ditullio 53
Armando Ditullio17
Dominico Marcello 26
Benedetto Loicono 50
Nunzio Piecerelli 60
Oristo Dalonzo 40

[img=http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/3720/ditulliobeniamino1930.th.jpg]

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Edit to add:

Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945
about Beniamino Ditullio
Name: Beniamino Ditullio
Arrival Date: 6 May 1921
Age: 49 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1872
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Taormina
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friend's Name: Luigi
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Scerni, Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: T840_142

a 1921 arrival manfiest for Beniamino joining his brother Luigi in Phila... place of birth listed is Scerni...

page 1:
[img=http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/8810/ditulliobeniamino1921pa.th.jpg]
page 2:
[img=http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8810/ditulliobeniamino1921pa.th.jpg]

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Re: Help deciphering manifest script

Postby pink67 » 13 Nov 2009, 17:34

On the 1930 census manifest Beniamino Di Tullio was living with his son Armando....

Here the 1929 arrival manifest for Ermanno Di Tullio, Beniamino's son. He was joining his father on 817 Catherine street - Philadelphia:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Ermanno De Tullio
Name: Ermanno De Tullio
Arrival Date: 20 Jun 1929
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1913
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Saturnia
Search Ship Database: View the Saturnia in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: Italy
Line: 24
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_4518
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: scerni
Page Number: 162

page 1:
[img=http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/9033/ditullioermanno1929arri.th.jpg]
page 2:
[img=http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/4610/ditullioermanno1929page.th.jpg]

and from the (free) site:
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home

possible march 1945 marriage for Ermanno Di Tullio with Evangelista ?

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Re: Help deciphering manifest script

Postby rshowalt » 14 Nov 2009, 13:04

I can't thank you enough for your assistance. I had no information regarding this connection.

In Beniamino's second arrival (1921), he indicates that his final destination is his brother Luigi at 725 ???? St., Philadelphia. I am uncertain of the street name--possibly Earp Street?, but this appears to match the address that Luigi provided on his WWI Draft Registration Card (below). The street name on the WWI form is also difficult to read, but appears to be about the same length as the street name on the ship manifest and the house number is also 725.

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Does it make sense that a 20 yr old tailor (Beniamino) would be in Philadelphia in 1906 when Luigi arrived, then leave and return to Scerni, get married, have 4 childern, then return to the US?

I located census records for another Luigi DiTullio living in West Chester, PA with his wife Angelina in the 1910 census. Their ages do not quite match my family. Their children do not match (note that Angelina arrived with two children--names, ages and gender are different).

I guess the next step is to write to Scerni to request birth and marriage information for Luigi, Beniamino and Angelina.

Final question, it appears to me on that the manifest above for Angelina the father's name is within the bracket for her and her two children even though it is on a different line. The next name down appears to relate to a different bracketed family. Do you disagree?

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Postby pink67 » 14 Nov 2009, 14:07

rshowalt wrote:Final question, it appears to me on that the manifest above for Angelina the father's name is within the bracket for her and her two children even though it is on a different line. The next name down appears to relate to a different bracketed family. Do you disagree?


Yes, I disagree because the handwritten is:
Father Vincenzo - Atessa

it's the father of the woman listed at line 15, D'Onofrio Marutta? she was coming from Atessa... and was leaving her father Vincenzo in Atessa.
Usually there was only one relative listed...
I would think that maybe Angelina's father was already dead at that time, so she stated her mother's name... but this is just my opinion :D

Regarding the street in Philadelphia I agree with you... it seems 725 Earp street....

And thank you... I'm happy to help here!

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Postby pink67 » 14 Nov 2009, 14:31

Pink67 wrote:Possible 1906 arrival manifest for Luigi?

www.ellisisland.org/EI...;line=0007


Di Tullio Luigi, Male, 27, married, shoemaker, from Scerni (lst residence), going to Phildelphia to join his brother Beniamino (729 Federal street)

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Maybe this 1907 arrival manifest could be helpful for your research....
(just in the case you don't have it)

Panfilo Cermignani, age 24, married, carpenter, form Scerni to Philadelphia to join his brother in law Di Tullio Luigi living on 729 Federal Street....

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0016

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Postby pink67 » 14 Nov 2009, 14:51

rshowalt wrote:I located census records for another Luigi DiTullio living in West Chester, PA with his wife Angelina in the 1910 census. Their ages do not quite match my family. Their children do not match (note that Angelina arrived with two children--names, ages and gender are different).



just to help you to determine the right family, these are the1920 and 1930 census for the same family you found in the 1910:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Louis De Tuloio
Name: Louis De Tuloio
[Louis Dejulius]
Home in 1920: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania
Age: 44 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Angeline
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1914
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 379
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Louis De Tuloio 44
Angeline De Tuloio 42
Dena De Tuloio 12
Luta De Tuloio 11
Louise De Tuloio 8
Edith De Tuloio 6
Vincent De Tuloio 3

image:
[img=http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/265/ditullioluigi1920.th.jpg]


1930 United States Federal Census
about Lewis Detullio
Name: Lewis Detullio
Home in 1930: West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania
View Map
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Angelina
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Lewis Detullio 54
Angelina Detullio 53
Dena Detullio 22
Lida Detullio 20
Louise Detullio 18
Edith Detullio 16
Vincent Detullio 13
Alva Detullio 8

all child born in PA... :?

[img=http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/2113/ditullio1930census.th.jpg]

are them your relatives?

rshowalt wrote:Angelina DiTullio is my wife's great grandmother. She arrived in Philadelphia in Nov. 1909 aboard the Verona. The ship manifest is attached. She is listed on line 12 and her two children, Flavio and Josephine are lines 13 and 14.


The two child were female, the first one seems Floria? and the second Giuseppina.... was it a mistake?

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Re: Help deciphering manifest script

Postby pink67 » 14 Nov 2009, 15:25

Does it make sense that a 20 yr old tailor (Beniamino) would be in Philadelphia in 1906 when Luigi arrived, then leave and return to Scerni, get married, have 4 childern, then return to the US?


Possible first arrival for Beniamino??
May 1, 1896:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0732

Beniamino Di Tullio, age 24, taylor, from Cerni (sure it's Scerni)....

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

I found a 1904 Philadelphia marriage record for a Beniamino Di Tullio, he married Giuseppina Sacchetti:

[img=http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/4504/4140419164.th.jpg]

Maybe they came back to Italy togheter and after Beniamino decided to return?

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