Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

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Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

Postby nmaritch » 22 Mar 2011, 02:31

Hello,

I would like to enlist your help to find an immigration record for my great great grandfather. His name was Salvatore Ruffalo. He was born in Marano Principato, Cosenza, Italy on June 3 1882. He arrived in the US approximately 1901, and died in Racine, WI in 1961. He married Theresa Infusino in 1905.

He spent the last 60 years of his life living in Wisconsin. I am having a hard time finding his immigration record. His Naturalization Card says that he arrived in April of 1902. His name on the Naturalization Card is listed as Sam Ruffalo... he was often called by this name.

Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
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Re: Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

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Re: Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Mar 2011, 15:18

Possible?

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Salvatore Ruffolo
Name: Salvatore Ruffolo
Arrival Date: 2 Apr 1900
Birth Year: abt 1885
Age: 15
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Auguste Victoria

Line 21. Traveling with Giovanni, aged 12.

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Re: Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Mar 2011, 16:04

Possible Racine death index:

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Re: Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Mar 2011, 16:18

World War II Wounded - a relative?

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Re: Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Mar 2011, 20:55

On the manifest that Carmine has posted for you above, Salvatore is going to his father Benedetto in Chicago...

Might want to try finding the family using Benedetto and Giovanni as well as Salvatore/Sam.

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Re: Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Mar 2011, 21:01

Possible manifest for Benedetto Ruffalo, 31, arriving NY 1894 on Kaiser Wilhelm II
Traveling with Gabriel Ruffalo, 16
Destination - Chicago

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Re: Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Mar 2011, 21:19

Possible 1905 Wisconsin Census for Sam Ruffalo, 19, living in Kenosha.
He is a roomer, along with Bernard Ruffalo, 35 - they live with Louis Ruffalo, 32, who is designated as "Head" of the houshold. All are from Italy...

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Re: Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Mar 2011, 21:24

This may be the Census record for Giovanni/John in 1930. Father Benny/Benedetto, 65, is living with John and family...

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Benny Ruffolo
Home in 1930: Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin
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Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Relation to Head of House: Father

Race: White
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Household Members:
Name Age
John Ruffolo 42
Mary Ruffolo 28
Edward Ruffolo 7
Irene Ruffolo 6
Benny Ruffolo 65
Nancy Fozio 26

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Re: Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Mar 2011, 21:35

Have you also seen this Naturalization Card for Salvatore Ruffalo of Kenosha?

Are you positive about the birthdate you provide above - June, 1882?

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Re: Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

Postby nmaritch » 23 Mar 2011, 23:48

Thank you everyone for your help.

Yes I am positive that this is birthday. I originally got the date from his gravestone, and found proof in the State Archives of Cosenza. In the state Archive it lists his mother as Pasquale Ruffolo and his mother as Caterina Mandarino. Using this information I discovered in the State Archives, two brothers: Luigi (1876) and Gabriel (1871). The last name in the state archive was RUFFOLO. There are still Ruffolo's in Kenosha, but I don't know them. Salvatore and his wife had 17 children. One of which was the Frank Ruffalo listed in the wounded report. I suspected that the 1905 Wisconsin census might be him, but I wasn't sure how to confirm it.

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Re: Immigration Record for Salvatore Ruffalo

Postby suanj » 29 Mar 2011, 14:43

Hi, maybe this is your ancestor:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Sam Ruffalo
Name: Sam Ruffalo
County: Waushara
State: Wisconsin
Birth Date: 3 Jun 1882
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1675081
DraftBoard: 0

United States Census, 1930 for Sam Ruffalo
Name: Sam Ruffalo
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Deerfield, Waushara, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Age: 47
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: Italy
Estimated Birth Year: 1883
Immigration Year: 1901
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Enumeration District Number: 6
Family Number: 6
Sheet Number and Letter: 1A
Line Number: 21
NARA Publication: T626, roll 2618
Film Number: 2342352
Digital Folder Number: 4547586
Image Number: 00642
Household Gender Age
Sam Ruffalo M 47
Spouse Therese Ruffalo F 43
Child Jim Ruffalo M 21
Child Sammie Ruffalo M 19
Child Camilla Ruffalo F 17
Child Susie Ruffalo F 16
Child Louise Ruffalo M 15
Child Mary Ruffalo F 13
Child Frankie Ruffalo M 12
Child Willie Ruffalo M 10
Child Irene Ruffalo F 9
Child Rose Ruffalo F 7
Child Josephine Ruffalo F 5
Child Mamie Ruffalo F 1


1920 United States Federal Census
about Sam Rulfalo
Name: Sam Rulfalo
[Sem Rulfalo]
Home in 1920: Deerfield, Waushara, Wisconsin
Age: 36
[34]
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
[abt 1886]
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Franessa Rulfalo
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of immigration: 1902
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Sam Rulfalo 36
[34]
Franessa Rulfalo 32 (Teresa?)
Charlie Rulfalo 11
James Rulfalo 10
George Rulfalo 9
Sam Rulfalo 8
Carmell Rulfalo 7
Sahie Rulfalo 6
Louis Rulfalo 5
Mary Rulfalo 3
Frank Rulfalo 2
[2 2/12]
William Rulfalo 0
[5/12]

1910 United States Federal Census

about Salna Ruffolo
Name: Salna Ruffolo
[Salvo Ruffolo]
[Salua Ruffols]
Age in 1910: 25
Estimated Birth Year: 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Tacy Ruffolo
Home in 1910: Mount Pleasant, Racine, Wisconsin
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of immigration: 1904
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Salna Ruffolo 25
Tacy Ruffolo 23
Charley Ruffolo 4
Adolf Ruffolo 2
George Ruffolo 4/12
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some birth child maybe decesead infants

Name: Gasparo Ruffolo
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 08 Sep 1907
Birthplace: Racine, Racine, Wisconsin

Death Date:
Name Note:
Race: White
Father's Name: Salavodre Ruffolo
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Tresa Turfusino
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00325-0
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1305150
Reference Number: cn 01096 p344


Name: Camilla Ruffela
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 05 Jul 1906
Birthplace: Racine, Racine, Wisconsin
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race: White
Father's Name: Salvator Ruffela
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Theresia Infusina
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00325-0
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1305150
Reference Number: 02580 p92

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