Help with a ship manifest - origin of passenger

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Help with a ship manifest - origin of passenger

Postby rjrdomer » 04 Jan 2011, 21:09

I am seeking any information regarding an ancestor, my g-g grandfather, mainly where he came from in Italy. His name is Biagio (Biogio in boat record) Perricone.

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He landed in New York on May 2, 1896 when he was 16 aboard the Braunschweig which left Naples. The particular ship manifest I found does not have a town of origin for him or any of the passengers, as far as I can tell.

He resided in Brooklyn, NY from 1901 onward. He married Maria Cusenza in May 1901, and had 3 kids: Maria (Mary), Joseph, and John. He died in 1913 of a heart attack in Brooklyn, NY.

His parents on the death certificate were listed as Giuseppe Perricone and Maria Rotolo.

I'd like to learn where in Italy he came from. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to find out since the boat record does not say?

I've posted this before but just doing a repost to see if anyone else has some insight. I tried finding about Rosa Perricone above him, who may be a sister but it led nowhere. Chances are her maiden name was Perricone but went under her husband's name in the United States. Thanks.

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Re: Help with a ship manifest - origin of passenger

Postby Tessa78 » 04 Jan 2011, 22:33

Hi Rob :-)

Place of birth not on marriage record for Biagio and Maria Cusenza?

From www.italiangen.org
Marriage in Brooklyn...

Cuenzo Maria May 6 1901 Kings 2879
Perricone Biagio May 6 1901 Kings 2879

Can request record from this site...
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vi ... iage.shtml

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Re: Help with a ship manifest - origin of passenger

Postby rjrdomer » 05 Jan 2011, 02:16

Yes I have a copy. It just says Italy. Same goes for his death certificate.

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Postby Tessa78 » 05 Jan 2011, 03:56

Did Biagio have any siblings? Maybe we can find town of origin that way.

Who were witnesses on the marriage record? Any relatives?

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Re: Help with a ship manifest - origin of passenger

Postby rjrdomer » 05 Jan 2011, 12:38

T-

Not sure if he had any siblings.

On their marriage certificate from Brooklyn, New York:

6 May 1901
Groom: Biagio Perricone
Residence: 322 Gates Avenue
Age: 21
Birthplace: Italy
Father: Giuseppe Perricone
Mother: Maria Rotolo
# of marriage: 1st

Bride: Maria Cusenza
Residence: 232 Boerum Street
Age: 18
Birthplace: Italy
Father: Giovanni Cusenza
Mother: Antonina Lamanna
# of marriage: 1st

Witnesses: Biagio Cattano
Longo Giovanni (likely last name first as it looks like he was the only one who actually wrote his own name on the form and thus was likely the only one literate)

I can't seem to locate anyone int he 1900 census, although I know they should have been there, especially Biagio. They are easily found in the 1910 census. It says that Maria came over in 1900. I found 2 Maria Cosenza's that match her timing from Santa Margherita...one in 1900 but she was a few years older, and one in November 1899. I assume the Nov 1899 is her.

Let me know if you think we can go anywhere with this.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 05 Jan 2011, 12:54

Could this be his WWII draft card?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 05 Jan 2011, 13:06

Same person (signatures look similar to me...), WWI Draft Card, living in Ogden, Utah??

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 05 Jan 2011, 13:21

Should really try to tie down the correct birthdate. Any chance this is Biagio?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 05 Jan 2011, 13:27

Oops! I just re-read and see that he died in 1913.

Never mind. :)
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Postby rjrdomer » 05 Jan 2011, 13:34

Yes, he died in 1913. I have the death certificate and he's in a family plot. Curious that there is another Biagio Perricone near the same age. His last residence is the same zip code where my family is from as well in Brooklyn.

Further information. Doubt it will help but I know my Biagio had 3 kids. One was Maria, my g-grandmother. The next was Joseph who died in California in 1989 under the name Joe Perry. He had 1 son named Benjamin but he died childless in 1984. Another son of Biagio's, John, died as a boy in 1920.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 05 Jan 2011, 13:36

Looking at the 1896 manifest, does it imply that Rosa Perricone was Giuseppe Morello's wife? That might be a lead...

Do you know if Giuseppe Perricone and wife Maria Rotolo also came to the US? I see some naturalization records for Giuseppe born 1861 and living in NY which might be applicable.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 05 Jan 2011, 14:06

Giuseppe and Rosa (Perricone) Morello 1900 census?

1900 United States Federal Census about Joseph Morello
Name: Joseph Morello
Home in 1900: Brooklyn Ward 16, Kings, New York
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Age: 32
Birth Date: Apr 1868
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1896
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Rosa Morello
Marriage Year: 1895
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 5
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Morello 32
Rosa Morello 26
Antonia Morello 1


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Postby johnnyonthespot » 05 Jan 2011, 14:33

I have found other censuses (1910, 1920, 1930) for Giuseppe/Joseph Morello and wife Rosa/Rose in Brooklyn. If this is the correct family, then it appears both Giuseppe and Rosa naturalized, possibly in 1904. If this is the correct family, the naturalization documents may provide some lead as to Rosa's place of birth or at least Giuseppe's.

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The 1900 census (previous post) lists a daughter, Antonia, born 1898. The 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses all show a son, Tony/Anthony of the same age.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 05 Jan 2011, 14:37

The address on this naturalization index card is the same as on the 1900 census...

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Re: Help with a ship manifest - origin of passenger

Postby Tessa78 » 05 Jan 2011, 15:07

johnnyonthespot wrote:Looking at the 1896 manifest, does it imply that Rosa Perricone was Giuseppe Morello's wife? That might be a lead...

Do you know if Giuseppe Perricone and wife Maria Rotolo also came to the US? I see some naturalization records for Giuseppe born 1861 and living in NY which might be applicable.


Good observation, Carmine :-)

So you think maybe Rose Perricone, 22, is sister of Biagio, 16?
And wife of Giuseppe Morello?

That would definitely give another clue... Nice Census, too1

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