Maffei in America

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Maffei in America

Postby ElisaMaf » 06 Jan 2012, 21:01

Hi Everybody!
I'd like to know some information about my relatives.
My great grandfather and his two brothers emigrated in the United States in 1902(or later). My great grandfather came back in Italy but his brothers stayed there. Their names are: Maffei innocente, that was born in Treviso bresciano in 1879; Maffei Angelo, that was born in Treviso bresciano in 1886. I think they lived in Alliance, Ohio but i'm not sure. I'd like to know if they had a family and to trace them but i need your help.
Thamks a lot.
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Re: Maffei in America

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Jan 2012, 01:54

Hello Elisa :-)

Here is a POSSIBLE 1930 US Census for Angelo and his family...
Living in Alliance, Stark, Ohio
He immigrated in 1902, his wife Florence in 1907 (according to the Census)

1930 United States Federal Census about Angelo Maffei
Name: Angelo Maffei
Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1930: Alliance, Stark, Ohio
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Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Florence Maffei
Occupation: Owner of a grocery store
Household Members:
Name Age
Angelo Maffei 45
Florence Maffei 39
Catherine Maffei 18
Edith Maffei 13
John Maffei 11

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Re: Maffei in America

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Jan 2012, 02:06

Found this US Passport Application for Angelo Maffei in Alliance OHIO, dated 1920.

States that his father John(Giovanni?) Maffei is deceased and he would like the passport to go to Italy and bring back his mother.

On the reverse side of the application (page 2 image) you will find a description of Angelo AND A PICTURE!!!

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His states that he and his father were born in Dagajna(Degagna?) Italy...
He states that he arrived in February 1902 and has resided in Pennsylvania and Ohio for 18 years.

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Re: Maffei in America

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Jan 2012, 02:09

WWII Registration Card for Angelo Maffei - Alliance, Ohio (about 1942)
Wife is Florence
Occupation is self-employed trucking

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ALSO - WWI Registration Card (about 1917-18)
Same address as above - 96 N. Mahoning Ave., Alliance, Ohio

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Re: Maffei in America

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Jan 2012, 02:21

Could this be Angelo's arrival?

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Angelo Maffei
Name: Angelo Maffei
Arrival Date: 3 Mar 1902
Birth Year: abt 1885
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Italian
Port of Departure: Hãvre
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: La Bretagne
Last residence: Degagna

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Re: Maffei in America

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Jan 2012, 02:31

There is a Family Tree for Angelo Maffei on Ancestry owned by ronaldraga :-)

Angelo Maffei died 1952
His wife Florence Canonico Maffei died in 1982
Their daughter Edith Maffei (b. 1917) married Pete Raga (b. 1912)
Edith died in 2004 and Pete in 1963. (both in Alliance, Ohio)

It appears from the family tree that they had 3 children, but no names are provided - that usually means that those individuals are living...


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Re: Maffei in America

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Jan 2012, 02:49

Elisa,

What was the name of your GGF?
I have found a manifest with INNOCENZO MAFFEI, age 26; and STEFANO MAFFEI, age 18; from Degagna...arriving in NY in 1903. However, it looks like they were going to Massachusetts, not Ohio.
They also state they are going to GIOVANNI MAFFEI (noted as "fr" - friend or father?)

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Re: Maffei in America

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Jan 2012, 02:58

POSSIBLE Death Record for Innocente Maffei in Alliance, OHIO
Informant was Angelo Maffei

Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953 for Nocente Maffei

Name: Nocente Maffei
Titles & Terms:
Event: Death
Event Date: 16 May 1921
Event Place: Alliance, Stark Co., Ohio
Residence: 1403 E. Brookeney St. 3rd Ward
Street Address:
Gender: Male
Death Age: 41y 8m 9d
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Occupation: Laborer
Birth Date: 30 Aug 1879
Birthplace: Italy
Estimated Birth Year: 1880
Burial Date: 19 May 1921
Burial Place: Alliance, Ohio
Cemetery: St. Josephs Cem.
Father: John Maffei
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother: Katie Rozzi
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse: Rosa Maffei
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Reference Number: cn 30004
Film Number: 1991685
Digital Folder Number: 4024996
Image Number: 786

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Re: Maffei in America

Postby ElisaMaf » 08 Jan 2012, 15:06

Thank you very much for this information! :)
Now I try to answer your questions. The name of my great grandfather is Stefano, his brothers' name are Innocente(or Innocenzo) and Angelo and their father name is Giovanni(John). I think what you found is all right.
One day I found in a website the name of Roberta Maffei that lives in Alliance, Ohio, could she be one of the daughter of some of my relatives?
How can i know who are the children of my relatives and if they are still alive? I'd really like to know them.
Thanks again! :)
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Re: Maffei in America

Postby Biff83 » 08 Jan 2012, 17:53

Based on Tessa's research finds, I believe that John Maffei, Angelo's son in the 1930 census, married Fernanda Enrica Baroni. Below is Fernanda's obituary from 2010; it lists three people who would have been Angelo's grandchildren.

The Alliance Ohio Review

May 12, 2010

"Fernanda Enrica Maffei died on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at the age of 89 years and 11 months of acute pancreatitis. She was born June 17, 1920, in Tenno, Italy, the oldest child of Zefferino Leo Baroni and Ida Celestina Furletti. She immigrated to the United States on the ship Presidente Wilson, through Ellis Island in the early 1920s. In June of 1941, she married John Lawrence Maffei in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Alliance, Ohio, of which she is still an active member. This was the second wedding to be held in that new church. To this marriage, three children were born, Cheryl Florence, David John and Marcia Ida.

She lived most of her life in Alliance. She was a homemaker, housewife and creative seamstress. After her children were raised, she went to work for Babcock and Wilcox Research in the dietary department, but most of her work days were spent at Copeland Oaks, a retirement community in Sebring, Ohio. She was one of its first employees. She enjoyed her job immensely and ended her 25-year career in a supervisory position, retiring in 1991. Fern was well loved by co-workers and residents alike.

Fern's love of travel took her to many places in the United States. She also enjoyed foreign travel, visiting Israel, Iceland, Italy and other faraway places. She appreciated the outdoors, taking many walks and hikes in different parks and nature settings. She was an avid reader and Scrabble player.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Eldridge, and husband, Franklin, of Lincoln, Neb.; her son, David, and wife, Shirley, of Minerva, Ohio; and her daughter, Marcia Maffei, and partner, Peter Eberhardt, of Eugene, Ore.; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her sister, Daria Baroni Giovanelli of Louisville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Delfo Baroni.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 14, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Fr. Donald L. Feicht as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alliance Visiting Nurse and Hospice, 885 S. Sawburg Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601, or Bel Air Senior Living Community, 2350 Cherry Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601.

Arrangements are by Sharer-Stirling-Skivolocke Funeral Home, 1000 S. Union Ave., Alliance, Ohio 44601. This obituary may be viewed and condolences may be sent to the family online at http://www.sharerfuneralhome.com.


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Re: Maffei in America

Postby ElisaMaf » 08 Jan 2012, 20:17

Thank you Biff!
I'm making some researches to see if they have a profile on a social network..
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Re: Maffei in America

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Jan 2012, 22:59

Great find, Biff!!! :-)

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Re: Maffei in America

Postby Biff83 » 08 Jan 2012, 23:04

Tessa78 wrote:Great find, Biff!!! :-)

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Thanks. Wouldn't have found it without your previous research though.

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Re: Maffei in America

Postby ElisaMaf » 09 Jan 2012, 22:00

Tessa78 wrote:There is a Family Tree for Angelo Maffei on Ancestry owned by ronaldraga :-)

Angelo Maffei died 1952
His wife Florence Canonico Maffei died in 1982
Their daughter Edith Maffei (b. 1917) married Pete Raga (b. 1912)
Edith died in 2004 and Pete in 1963. (both in Alliance, Ohio)

It appears from the family tree that they had 3 children, but no names are provided - that usually means that those individuals are living...


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Hi Tessa!
One of their 3 children could be Ronald Raga that owned the family tree?? I tried to find him but i can't.. thanks!
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Re: Maffei in America

Postby Tessa78 » 10 Jan 2012, 00:18

Elisa, I have sent you a private message (PM) -
You can pick it up by clicking on "new messages" next to the User Control at the top of the page... :-)

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