Hello, i am trying to find out about my Grandmother's brother who emigrated from Italy to New York after 1919 (I have got a photograph of him as soldier in Italy at that time). His name was Vincenzo VECCHIO and was born in Bisceglie (Bari), probably in 1897. I think to have found out his registration form at his arrival in NY in November 20, 1920, when he was 23 yrs old, unmarried (Ellis Island Data Base). I know that he married later and had at least 7 children (6 female and 1 male, as per an old family picture; I know just 3 names of them: Carmela, Maria and Marino). Probably he died in 1983.
How can I find out more informatio about him and his family in the USA? Thank you in advance for your help and kind regards.
Here is a possible 1930 Census for Vincenzo and his family... Wife is Filomena, and children include Carmela and Marino Date of immigration for Vincent/Vincenzo is listed as 1920 He is employed as an Iceman, and the family lives at 71 E. 115th St. in New York City.
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1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Vincent Vecchio [Varand Vecchio] Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1898 Birthplace: Italy Race: White Home in 1930: Manhattan, New York, New York View Map Marital Status: Married Immigration Year: 1920 Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Felomena Vecchio Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Occupation: Iceman Household Members: Name Age Vincent Vecchio 32 Felomena Vecchio 25 Carmela Vecchio 6 Theresa Vecchio 5 Jenny Vecchio 4 Marino Vecchio 3
Here is the November 1920 Ship manifest for reference purposes... On page 2 he states that he is going to his cousin Tommaso DiPinto in Worcester, Massachusetts...
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Vincenzo Vecchio Arrival Date: 19 Nov 1920 Birth Year: abt 1897 Birth Location: Italy Birth Location Other: bisciglis (Bisceglie) Age: 23 Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race- /Nationality: Italian Port of Departure: Havre Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: La Touraine
This record lists his arrival as Nov 1920 on La Touraine His marriage to Filomena on 22 May 1922 in Worcester, Massachusetts States that he has been a resident of New York County since May 1925. Children listed with birthdays: Carmela - 1924 Teresa - 1925 (these first two born in Watervliet, NY) Giovanella - 1926 Marino - 1927 Isabella - 1928 (these last three born in New York City)
Hello Tessa 78, You've got it!!! Thank you very much , your research has been very helpful to me! Do you think it would be possible to find out other info about the family story after 1930 (i.e. younger children's names and birthdates)? Kind regards, Patrizia
Do you think it would be possible to find out other info about the family story after 1930 (i.e. younger children's names and birthdates
You would have to search newspapers records (obituaries, birth announcements, marriage announcements) in the area they lived. EDIT: I found this possible death record for Vincent/Vincenzo. The birthdate is the same as the one provided on the Petition for Citizenship... First Name: Vincent Middle Name: Last Name: Vecchio Name Suffix: Birth Date: 11 September 1897 Social Security Number: xxx-xx-xxxx Place of Issuance: New York Last Residence: Bronx, New York Zip Code of Last Residence: 10458 Death Date: December 1971 Estimated Age at Death: 74
OR - you can wait for the 1940 US Census, which will be released (but not yet digitally indexed) in April of this year!
Hello Tessa, Thank you very very much for your help and suggestions to my research ! I can now give a name and a piece of their story to relatives I knew just by face on some old pictures. I think I can wait for the 1940 US Census to find out news about the last two doughters (one of them called Maria). If you have useful links/news for my research, please be so kind to contact me again. Ciao! Pat
Try www.newspaperarchives.com. You can search there for free on a limited basis. Also genealogybank.com has newspaper articles. They have free trial period. Both have been very helpful in finding information on family in the US.
Thank you Michelle! I'll check those links you suggested me. In the meantime I tried to find out further info checking the 1940 U.S. Census Record, that is now available on line, but unfortuately I couldn't manage it... Can you or Thessa be so kind to help me one more time? I'd be very grateful to you xxx Pat
Hello! I tried several times to find Vincenzo Vecchio and his family on the 1940 U.S. Census Records, through the 1930 U.S. Census data, but there was no way to find them. Maybe they didn't live in NY any more? In that case, how can I search them, as it's not possible by name yet. Another question is how can I find the last name of Filomena before she married? Thanks Patrizia
patriziaantonietta wrote:Hello! I tried several times to find Vincenzo Vecchio and his family on the 1940 U.S. Census Records, through the 1930 U.S. Census data, but there was no way to find them. Maybe they didn't live in NY any more? In that case, how can I search them, as it's not possible by name yet. Another question is how can I find the last name of Filomena before she married? Thanks Patrizia
1940 census: 1940 United States Federal Census about Vincent Vecchio Name: Vincent Vecchio Age: 42 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Italy Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1940: New York, New York, New York View Map Street: Thompson House Number: 168 Farm: No Inferred Residence in 1935: New York, New York, New York Residence in 1935: Same Place, New York, New York Citizenship: Alien Sheet Number: 1A Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 11 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Vincent Vecchio 42 Filomena Vecchio 35 Carmela Vecchio 16 Theresa Vecchio 15 Jenneie Vecchio 14 Mariad Vecchio 12 (Marino) Isabelle Vecchio 11 Victoria Vecchio 8 Lena Vecchio 7 Mary Inf Vecchio 9/12 suanj