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Need help to find relatives

Postby Fred48 » 22 Nov 2009, 15:29

I am doing research on my wife's family who immigrated to the US from Italy. The problem is I can not find them anywhere in the Ellis Island database. I am looking for two families 1)Andreaccio who immigrated in 1898 and 2)Postest who immigrated in 1912.

I have found both families in the US Censues but I have tried different combainations using the Ellis Island web site. The problem I have is no one knows were they came from in Italy. I found the dates of immigration from the census so I hope they are correct.

Does anyone have any ideas where to start next.

Thanks!!

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Re: Need help to find relatives

Postby vj » 22 Nov 2009, 15:36

Andreaccio

Fred48 wrote:I am doing research on my wife's family who immigrated to the US from Italy. The problem is I can not find them anywhere in the Ellis Island database. I am looking for two families 1)Andreaccio who immigrated in 1898 and ...


Hello!
For everyone's reference on your manifest search for Andreaccio,
here are some previously found records that may help
Valarie

http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... 14279.html
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Potesta

Fred48 wrote:... and 2) Postest who immigrated in 1912 ...


Question, is James Andreacchio wife Lucy's maiden name Potesta?
From this census (on your other post)?
Do you have her parent's US records?
Thank you

possible 1930 census

Home in 1930:
46 Walles Ave, rents $24
Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey

head Jame Andreassen 27, abt 1903 NJ (parents born in IT)
- married age 18, abt 1921
- occupation: RR
wife Lucy Andreassen 26, abt 1904 NJ
son Joseph Andreassen 8, abt 1922 NJ
daughter Sofia Andreassen 5, abt 1925 NJ

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Postby Fred48 » 22 Nov 2009, 16:05

Yes, Lucy is a Potesta and the wife of James Andreaccio. I have the 1920 and 1930 census for her parents. That is were it mention they immigrated in 1912/1913.

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Postby vj » 22 Nov 2009, 16:14

Thanks!

Potesta

Is this the correct 1920 census?

1920 census

Home in 1920:
56 Wallis Avenue, owns
Jersey City Ward 10, Hudson, New Jersey

head Joseph Potesta 46, abt 1874 in South America
- immig 1913, Al
wife Vinenza Potesta 48, abt 1872 IT
- immig 1912, Al
son Lawrence Potesta 26, abt 1894 IT
- immig 1912, Na 1919
son Nicholas Potesta 18, abt 1902 IT
- immig 1912, Al
daughter Lucy Potesta 16, abt 1904 IT
- immig 1912, Al
daughter Susie Potesta 13, abt 1907 IT
- immig 1912, Al
son Nick Potesta 7, abt 1913 NY
cousin (male) Anela Tadio 28, abt 1892 IT
- immig 1912, Al

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Postby pink67 » 22 Nov 2009, 16:14

Maybe the real lastname was Andreacchio (Andreaccio doesn't exist) mainly present in the Calabria region in Italy...

http://www.gens.labo.net/it/cognomi/genera.html

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Postby vj » 22 Nov 2009, 16:19

Hi Laura :D !!

Potesta`

Here's a clue, brother Lorenzo/Lawrence's WWI Card
1917 WWI Draft Registration Card

best guess: Cannalonga, province of Salerno, Campania

Valarie

edit: corrected name

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Postby Fred48 » 22 Nov 2009, 16:21

Peter,
Yes, they are the people I am seaching for. As you can see it mention the Potesta ifamily except for father mmigarted in 1912.

Laura,
I am not sure how to use the site you posted.

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Postby pink67 » 22 Nov 2009, 16:21

Possible arrival manifest for Antonio Andreacchio??

June 24, 1897:

Antonio Andreacchio, age 36 (approx. birth year 1861), married, from Simbario (Calabria Province) to New York (or Chicago?) to join his brother...

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

I knoe age is a bit off but it was very common for the immigrants to make them younger once in the New World :D

Laura

edit to add:

http://www.gens.labo.net/

digit Andreacchio in "cognome" and you'll see were the lastname is present in Italy

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Postby Fred48 » 22 Nov 2009, 16:36

Laura,

Yes, that is the Lawrence in the Potesta family. His date matches with his SS Death Index birth date. So, now I have where he was born but not sure of the spelling. It looks like Cannalonga which is a part of Salerno.

Thaks for this information, I do not understand why it did not show up when I did a search for Lawrence on draft cards. Anyone, now I have something to go on.

Next, Andreaccio .

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Postby vj » 22 Nov 2009, 16:48

Potesta`

Possibly father Giuseppe Potesta's manifest - born in South America

1908 manifest
page 2

27 Nov 1908 SS Lombardia, New York
line 27

Giuseppe Potesta 34 (abt 1874)
- married
- last residence Salerno Novi Velia
- in Novi Velia wife Vincenza Passero
- destination NY Coney Island
- in US before, 1904-1907 Conn
- joining no one
- address in NY 2827 W 13th
- born in South America

note: Novi Velia is only 3-4 km south of Cannalonga
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Potesta`/Passaro(ero)

possible 1912 manifest
page 2

1 Mar 1912, SS Cedric, Naples to New York
lines 26-30

MA Vincenza Passard 42, abt 1870
- last residence Novi Velia
- leaving no one in Italy
- destination NY Yonkers
- joining husband Giuseppe Potesta
- born in Cannalonga
daughter Rosa Potulo 13, abt 1899
- possible naturalization notation
son Aniello Potulo 10, abt 1902
- possible naturalization notation
daughter Lucia Potulo 7, abt 1905
daughter Assunta Potulo 3, abt 1909

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Postby Fred48 » 23 Nov 2009, 01:01

I would like to thank VJ and Laura for this information on Potesta. Do you find the information in the Ellis Island web site? This is wonderful information that I can pass on to my wife. It looks like the children names and different from both mother and father. This is the second time I notice the mother's name is different. Could this be her maiden name? The dates are close to the information I have. I can not thank you enough for providing this data.

Were you able to retrieve the information from the Ellis web site some were else. I tried to find a site that would like the ships arriving at Ellis Island by date but I could not.

I know you have helped me with the Potesta. Is there any information you could provide on Andreaacio?

Again, many thanks!!!!
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Postby vj » 23 Nov 2009, 15:47

Fred48 wrote:... This is the second time I notice the mother's name is different. Could this be her maiden name? ...
... Were you able to retrieve the information from the Ellis web site some were else ...


Hello!
Yes you're correct, Passaro/ero is Vincenza's maiden name.
In Italy women keep their maiden name.
The manifests were found on ancestry. com
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Postby Tessa78 » 23 Nov 2009, 16:34

Hi Fred,

You can access Ellis Island records by ship, then by date. However, I haven't been able to access by date first, then by ship.

If you click on link under Passenger Search for "search by ship" you will get an alphabet. After choosing the first letter of the ship name you will have a list of ships. Click on the ship and a list of years comes up. When you choose a year you will be given a list of dates of arrival and ports of departure. Helps to narrow things down a bit when you have a ship's name. Just an option to keep in reserve...

Good luck.

T.

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Postby Fred48 » 24 Nov 2009, 12:45

Tessa78,

Thanks for the suggestion!!

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