I'm looking at the manifest from 1904 for the Princess Irene sailing from Naples. The manifest is from the Ellis Island site. My Gr. Grandfather Giacomino Trotta was traveling to the US to Antonio Forlenza. The manifest shows that Antonio was Giacomino's Brother in law. This is correct because Giacomino's wife Carmella Forlenza had a brother Antonio. There are two other passengers listed just below Giacomino's name. Gelsomino Caloia and his wife Annina. Both entries show they are going to visit their brother in law Antonio Forlenza. My confusion is how are Gelsomino and Annina related to Giacomino? Thanks in advance for your help. Joe
Imagine the scene, you got on a ship with your wife, BUT you don't know anybody in America and you are told this might be a problem. Someone you know from the same town is going to his brother in law. As a favor (or maybe even money changed hands) he agrees to say you are all going to the same place/person. Since no one speaks English, the clerk just makes ditto marks on the manifest. Possible??