Francesco Manno/Mano & Gaetana DiGiovanna

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Francesco Manno/Mano & Gaetana DiGiovanna

Postby Melona75 » 06 Sep 2010, 17:47

Researching my Sicilian roots but having hard time with my Grandmother's paternal side. Here's what I have..
Francesco Manno & Gaetana DiGiovanna married in New Orleans March 25,1894. They had 5 kids born in New Orleans and by the time my grandmothers father was born the last name was spelled Mano. So I don't know why the change from Manno to Mano happened. Was it error? Either way Mano stuck.
I'm trying to locate when Francesco and gaetana entered the US. I'm told she was a child and came to New Orleans but I don't have her DOB or any other details on her except she had 2 brothers, 1 in Tampa (John or Joe) other in Chicago(John or Joe).
Francesco came through New Orleans too but I have no details other than that. I do know he was a bit older than his wife Gaetana and died when the children were young. He died in Bolton,Miss.
ANY and All help would be so great!
Also we know they came from Sicily but are just assuming Contessa Entellina like the other half of the family BUT could be wrong.

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Re: Francesco Manno/Mano & Gaetana DiGiovanna

Postby pink67 » 06 Sep 2010, 20:16

Hi Melona75,

Is this 1900 census correct for your ancestors?

1900 United States Federal Census
about Frank Mans
Name: Frank Mans
[Frank Mano]
Home in 1900: Beat 2, Hinds, Mississippi
Age: 32
Birth Date: Apr 1868
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1880
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Annie Mans
Marriage Year: 1894
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 6
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Mans 32 head, born in Italy on April 1868,
Annie Mans 24 wife, born in Italy on January 1876, immigr. year 1892
Annie Mans 5 daughter, born in LA
Joe Mans 3 son. born in LA

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Re: Francesco Manno/Mano & Gaetana DiGiovanna

Postby Melona75 » 06 Sep 2010, 20:44

Laura-
WOW! You nailed it! All the names and dates match. Obviously the last name as Mans is wrong but this info is for my family! Gaetana was called Annie.
Hopefully with this info I can track back the family line before they came to US.
If you have any research suggestions please let me know.
And thanks again-Melona

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Re: Francesco Manno/Mano & Gaetana DiGiovanna

Postby pink67 » 06 Sep 2010, 20:45

You're welcome Melona!

Their children:

1895 2 14
MANO , GAETANA
Mother: DIGEOVANA, GAETANA
Father: MANO , FRANK
Parish :Orleans
Page: 10 Volume: 104

1896 8 11
MANNO , GIUSEPPE
Mother: DIGIOVANNA, GAITANA
Father: MANNO , FRANCESCO
Parish: Orleans
Page: 800 Volume: 107

1899 10 3
MANNO , CATERINA
Mother: DIGIAVANNI, GAETANA
Father: MANNO , FRANCESCO
Parish: Orleans
Page: 374 Volume: 122

1901 11 3
MANO , ANTONINO
Mother: DIGIOVANNA, GAETANA
Father: MANO , FRANCESCO
Parish: Orleans
Page: 956 Volume: 122

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Re: Francesco Manno/Mano & Gaetana DiGiovanna

Postby pink67 » 06 Sep 2010, 21:19

Francesco came through New Orleans too but I have no details other than that.


Hae you noticed that he stated that he arrived in the U.S. on 1880? I believe it can be the correct year more or less.... He was a shoemaker (occupation from 1900 census)... thanks to member Valarie :D (vj) I'm posting for you this newspaper article:

April 23, 1882

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Re: Francesco Manno/Mano & Gaetana DiGiovanna

Postby pink67 » 06 Sep 2010, 21:27

From Ancestry.com:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Annie Mans
Name: Annie Mans
[Annie Mano]
Home in 1920: Tampa Ward 5, Hillsborough, Florida
Age: 44
Estimated birth year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1898
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Annie Mans 44 head, married (?) immigr. year 1898,
Annie Katie Mans 19 daughter, born in LA
Tony Mans 18 son, bron in LA
Rosia Mans 16 daughter, born in Miss.
Francis Mans 13 daughter, born in Miss.

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Re: Francesco Manno/Mano & Gaetana DiGiovanna

Postby pink67 » 06 Sep 2010, 21:34

Looks like that on 1917 they were already in Florida:

Florida Deaths, 1877-1939

Name Joe Mano
Titles & Terms (Original)
Titles & Terms (Standardized)
Death Date 10 Jan 1917
Death Place Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida
Gender Male
Race (Original) White
Race (Expanded) White
Death Age 20y
Estimated Birth Year 1897
Birth Date
Birthplace La
Marital Status Single
Spouse's Name
Spouse's Titles & Terms (Original)
Spouse's Titles & Terms (Standardized)
Father's Name Frank Mano
Father's Titles & Terms (Original)
Father's Titles & Terms (Standardized)
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Name Tine Di Giovanni
Mother's Titles & Terms (Original)
Mother's Titles & Terms (Standardized)
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Occupation Cigar Maker
Street Address
Place of Residence
Cemetery Catholic Cem
Burial Place
Burial Date 11 Jan 1917
Funeral Home
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Additional Relatives
Film Number 2116887
Reference Number cn442

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Re: Francesco Manno/Mano & Gaetana DiGiovanna

Postby Melona75 » 07 Sep 2010, 00:47

Lots of great info! I am FLOORED to see the newspaper article from 1886. My grandmother was speechless.
I'm doing all the research for her. She hasn't ever had many details on her fathers family history.

Still trying to find the records of immigration for
Gaetana DiGiovanna and Francesco Mano/Manno
Even with dates from census not finding any matches.
Thx for all your help Laura


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