Donata / Nigro

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Donata / Nigro

Postby Nigro » 24 May 2010, 17:09

Looking for information regarding the passage for Maria (Mary) Donata and her husband, Fedele Nigro. Sometime around 1900's
Believe they were married in Bovino, Italy

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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby vj » 24 May 2010, 22:50

Hi Donna
We would be happy to help you look for a manifest.
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for reference, is this the correct 1900 census?

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/2250/1900e.jpg

Home in 1900:
Hayward Field, rents house
Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts

head Fidelo Negro 28, born Aug 1871 IT
- married 1 year, abt 1899
- immig 1896, Pa (filed 1st papers)
- granite cutter
wife Molly Negro 18, born Apr 1882 IT
- no children
- immig 1895 in US 5 yrs
brother Felice Negro 17, born Sep 1882 IT
- single
- immig 1900
- road laborer
brother Carmine Negro 19, born Aug 1880 IT
- single
- immig 1896
- road laborer
boarder Ralphael Volpa 20
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possible 1896 manifest for Fedele
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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby vj » 24 May 2010, 23:38

It appears that Maria Donata's name may have been Carmela Dinordo/Dinardo

from NEHGS

Nergro Fedelo Milford 1899 490 313 Marriage
Dinordo Carmelo Milford 1899 490 313 Marriage

Marriages Registered in the Town of Milford for the Year 1899

8 Jan 1899 Milford
recorded 3 Feb 1899

Fedelo Nergro
Milford
27 yrs old
stone cutter
born in Italy
parents:
Nicola &
Venicinno/Venianno Pulito
1st marriage

Carmelo Dinordo
18 yrs old
housework
born in Italy
parents:
Francesco &
Giovanna Amorea
1st marriage

married by:
Rev James T Canavan
R. C. Priest
Milford Mass

Note:
James T Canavan was at 17 Winter Street in 1900
He was probably a priest with St Mary of The Assumption Church
http://www.stmarysmilfordma.parishesonl ... 5&ID=20029
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also from NEHGS

Nigro Veneranda Giosina Milford 1901 510 317 Birth
note: father Fedele, mother Mary Donata

Nigro Lucia Theresa Milford 1904 544 345 Birth
note: father Fedele, mother Carmella Dinardo

the same birth records from the FamilySearch pilot site:
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... html#start

Name: Veneranda Giosina Nigro
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 22 Apr 1901
Birthplace: Milford, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Father's Name: Fedele
Mother's Name: Carmella Dinardo
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C03454-5
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 2057386
Reference Number: 116
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

Name: Lucia Theresa Nigro
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1904
Birthplace: Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts
Race: White
Father's Name: Fedele Nigro
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Mary Donata
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C05433-2
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 2057437
Reference Number: v 544 p 345
Collection: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915

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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby Nigro » 25 May 2010, 12:24

Thank you. Seems that Fedele was also married in Italy to Molly. Do you know when he married Molly? Did he come to the US with Molly? Did Molly die? He married Mary Donata (aka Carmelo Dinardo) in Milford, Mass; divorced her and married Annina Dieso (can't find any records on Annina or her brother Vincenzo).

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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby Nigro » 25 May 2010, 12:28

did you get my msg? Who is Molly Negro (maiden name); did she die after one year of marriage. Appears that Fedele was married three times.

Can you help me further?

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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby vj » 25 May 2010, 15:33

Nigro wrote:Thank you. Seems that Fedele was also married in Italy to Molly. Do you know when he married Molly? Did he come to the US with Molly? Did Molly die? He married Mary Donata (aka Carmelo Dinardo) in Milford, Mass; divorced her and married Annina Dieso (can't find any records on Annina or her brother Vincenzo).

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Hello Donna!

My best guess,
Molly was probably a nickname for Carmela
According to the 1900 census Fedele and Molly were only married one year - that would match the marriage record from Milford.
His 1899 marriage record indicated it was his first marriage.

We'll be happy to look for Annina

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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby vj » 25 May 2010, 15:51

for reference, Fedele and Annina's 1910 census

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/686/1910e.jpg

Home in 1910:
13 Genoa Ave, owns house with mortgage
Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts

head Fedele Niro 39, abt 1871 IT
- married 3 yrs, abt 1907
- stone cutter, granite
wife Annia (Anina) Niro 27, abt 1883 IT
- immig 1907
- 3 children(?)
daughter Josephine Niro 10, abt 1900 MA
daughter Louia (Lucia) Niro 7, abt 1903 MA
daughter Nicolina Niro 6/12, abt 1909 MA

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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby johnnyonthespot » 25 May 2010, 15:53

Molly/Carmela may have died in childbirth. The timing would be about right and maternal death was a huge problem back then, even in the relatively "civilized" United States:

The historical level of maternal deaths is probably around 1 in 100 births. Mortality rates reached very high levels in maternity institutions in the 1800s, sometimes climbing to 40 percent of birthgiving women. At the beginning of the 1900s, maternal death rates were around 1 in 100 for live births

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maternal_death
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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby Nigro » 25 May 2010, 16:11

I am confused. Molly Negro is not the same person as Carmela Dinardo - correct? So when Fedele came to Milford, he married Carmela Dinardo (aka Mary Donata)??? Did Fedele have a brother Michele? My father told me about a Michele. Fedele's grandparents were Angelo Nigro and Maria Michela Russo. Do you have birth dates for Angelo and Maria?

Thank you.

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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby vj » 25 May 2010, 16:11

for reference from NEHGS

Nigro Fedele Milford 1908 580 349 Marriage
Diesa Anna Milford 1908 580 349 Marriage

Marriages Registered in the Town of Milford for the Year 1908

Number 5
1 Feb 1908 in Monson Mass

Fedele Nigro
36 years old
second marriage, D (divorced)
residence: Milford
born in Italy
parents:
Nicola Nigro
Veneranda Polito

Anna Diesa
25 years old
first marriage
residence: Monson (Hampden) MA
born in Italy
parents:
Giuseppe Diesa
DaPorte Rocheta (Rocheta DaPorte?)

Married by C L Peck
Monson
Justice of the Peace
recorded 4 Feb

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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby vj » 25 May 2010, 16:13

Nigro wrote:...Molly Negro is not the same person as Carmela Dinardo - correct?...


Donna,
I think Molly and Carmela are the same person :D
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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby Nigro » 25 May 2010, 16:23

Yes, Annina Dieso is my grandmother. Fedele was divorced from Mary Donata -- he raised two daughters from this marriage. Mary Donata moved to Vermont -- not sure if she ever remarried.

Annina Dieso and her brother, Vincenzo and parents are nowhere to be found in any ship records. So I do not know how and when they came to the US.

I know that Fedele had a sister Savina who married Frank Filosa. But not sure how many more siblings he had...we know of Felice and Carmelo and Michele (not sure if Michele married....I think he went back to Italy and died there.

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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby vj » 25 May 2010, 16:56

Donna
Thank you for the update :D

One of the reason's Annina and her brother Vincenzo may be so hard to find is their surname
It's difficult to figure out the original spelling
For example
Nigro Umberto Milford 1915 630 433 Birth
On Umberto Nigro's birth record Annina's surname is spelled D'Esa

It appears that Fedele may have had a brother Michele
On the FamilySearch Pilot site: http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... html#start
If you do a record search for
Surname: Nigro
Place: Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
You should find quite a few records for your family including a Michele
(The databases for MA aren't complete yet)
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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby Nigro » 25 May 2010, 17:00

thank you. can you give me more information on Angelo Nigro and Maria Michela Russo? Russo is a surname that I am familiar with...somehow they are cousins of Annina Dieso. Do you know if Annina had more brothers/

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Re: Donata / Nigro

Postby vj » 25 May 2010, 17:05

Nigro wrote:... can you give me more information on Angelo Nigro and Maria Michela Russo? ...


Did they come to the US?

Donna wrote:... Do you know if Annina had more brothers? ...


As soon as we figure out the correct surname spelling, if they came to the US we should be able to find them

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