What major cities in north NJ did Italians settle in?

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What major cities in north NJ did Italians settle in?

Postby DeFilippis78 » 03 Mar 2010, 00:21

Im specifically looking for the major cities of Northern Jersey that immigrants flocked too in the 1890s. Besides the obvious Jersey City and Hoboken, were there other cities up in that area that were popular? Maybe Union City, Weehawken, North Bergen? Anyone know about this?

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Postby misbris » 03 Mar 2010, 00:55

Newark, Belleville, Nutley Passaic, Elizabeth. Union City was called Union Hill.

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Postby DeFilippis78 » 03 Mar 2010, 01:03

Union City was also called West Hoboken. My grandfather was born there and it wasnt called Union City yet. Then part of Weehawken also became Union City too. Its confusing because my great grandparents are buried in Weehawken cemetery but its technically in Union City. Being Im looking for info in the 1890s it gets confusing with all the name changes.

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Re: What major cities in north NJ did Italians settle in?

Postby jgenduso » 03 Mar 2010, 02:24

My grandparent and most of great aunts and uncles settled in...
Mostly Hudson County like West Hoboken, Union City, West New York, some in Bergen County like Lodi.

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Postby PeterTimber » 03 Mar 2010, 04:34

Many communities on both sides of the Hudson River (N.J. and N.Y.) attracted RR immigrant workers and as they progressed northward they settled where they worked along the banks of the Hudson River or close to cheap available land. Many intiially settled inthe post civil war areas close to NYC and Hoboken, Weehawken etc etc. . To this day one can trace this passage northward along the "tracks". As the many millions poured into NYC the line of progression blanketed the area giving impetus to a wider dispersion.

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Postby MauroMags » 03 Mar 2010, 17:35

During the 1890s, Paterson would also be a destination for Italian Immigrants

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Postby JohnArmellino » 03 Mar 2010, 21:12

Joseph Genduso wrote:

My grandparent and most of great aunts and uncles settled in...
Mostly Hudson County like West Hoboken, Union City, West New York, some in Bergen County like Lodi.


Was Bob Genduso, who owned an insurance agency in WNY in the 1950s thru the 1970s, a relative of yours? He was a good friend of my father.
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Postby DeFilippis78 » 03 Mar 2010, 21:52

Thanks everyone for your responses! I appreciate it!

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Postby jgenduso » 04 Mar 2010, 05:53

Hi John A,

That's probably my Uncle Bob. He lived in Englewood Cliffs and believe he had a business in WNY. My GF had a Jewelry store in West New York up until 1960 when he retired. My Dad, Joseph, Genduso, lived on in an apt. on Blvd East, my mom on 48th St in Union City, until I was born and moved to NY after that. My Uncle Bob lived on 6503 Broadway in WNY when my parents got married in 1957.

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