SS Mendoza Naples to New York (Rocca)

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SS Mendoza Naples to New York (Rocca)

Postby JessicaCall26 » 25 Feb 2010, 03:03

Hello I am looking for information about my Great Great Grandfather's immigration to America.

His name was Vincenzo Rocca Born in 1891 in Scigliano, Cosenza, Italy. I have heard he traveled on the SS Mendoza when he was 19.

Does anyone know where I could view the passenger records from the Mendoza?

Thanks,

Jessica

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Re: SS Mendoza Naples to New York (Rocca)

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Feb 2010, 04:09

I suspect he traveled at age 17 arriving in 1910 on the ss Mendoza at NYC. Go to www.ellisisland.org and look him up. He is passenger #5. His place of last residence in Italy was Petrona. Look up the manifest for his other parfticulars. =Peter=
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Re: SS Mendoza Naples to New York (Rocca)

Postby suanj » 25 Feb 2010, 05:43

JessicaCall26 wrote:Hello I am looking for information about my Great Great Grandfather's immigration to America.

His name was Vincenzo Rocca Born in 1891 in Scigliano, Cosenza, Italy. I have heard he traveled on the SS Mendoza when he was 19.

Does anyone know where I could view the passenger records from the Mendoza?

Thanks,

Jessica

Hi Jessica,
I cannot find the trip of your Vincenzo, but if this record is of your ancestor..

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Vingago Rocca
Name: Vingago Rocca
County: Crow Wing
State: Minnesota
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 13 Jun 1891
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1675390
DraftBoard: 0
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Occupation:

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this Vincenzo Rocca is born in Scigliano... but by genealogic tree on ancestry.com the birthplace is Traversa...
Birth: 13 Jun 1891 - Traversa, Italy
Death: 12 Apr 1980 - Deerwood, Crow Wing, Minnesota, United States of America
Parents: Frank Rocca, Antionette Lamsnna
Spouse: Michelina Talerico

it is your Vincenzo? he was born in Scigliano or in Traversa?
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Re: SS Mendoza Naples to New York (Rocca)

Postby Tessa78 » 25 Feb 2010, 16:49

Here is a manifest for Vincenzo Rocca arriving Feb 1910 from Naples on the SS Venezia. He is a 19 year old shoemaker, leaving his father Francesco in Petrona, Italy, and going to his uncle Filipo Rocca in Auburn, NY.

He is on actual line 5, handwritten line 4.

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Re: SS Mendoza Naples to New York (Rocca)

Postby Biff83 » 25 Feb 2010, 17:23

Here's a 1910 Mendoza ship manifest for a Vincenzo Rocco, age 19, born Scigliano going to Minnesota.

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Postby suanj » 25 Feb 2010, 17:42

great find Biff, this is the right record!
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Postby JessicaCall26 » 25 Feb 2010, 20:06

Wow!! Thank you so very much for finding this record for me. I really appreciate your kindness! This is so great.

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Re: SS Mendoza Naples to New York (Rocca)

Postby Biff83 » 25 Feb 2010, 23:31

Jessica,

We are glad to have helped. If you need any additional help or advice, please let us know.

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