Looking for surnames DeFluri and Massa

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Looking for surnames DeFluri and Massa

Postby J DeFluri » 13 Oct 2012, 23:43

Ok, I'm not sure if this s the right place for this but I'm trying to find records or other information about Joe DeFluri, from Hazleton PA, and Pompilio "Frank" Massa, also from PA. They are both my great grandfathers and both came from Italy when they were young. Pompilio Massa immigrated at age 12 and was most likely born in the 1890's. The name DeFluri may be a misspelling of DiFlure but I'm not sure. My grandparents last name is spelled DeFluri and any family that would know if it was a misspelling are dead. My great aunt found our DeFluri relatives in Italy many years ago but she recently passed away before I could get much information from her. I do know that she found them in Naples, though. Her name was Josephine "Jo" DeFluri. My dad, Marcos, said that great grandpa Joe's grave is in Calvary Cemetery in Drums, PA but as I live in CA I can't go look for it.

Basically my goal is to find out where my relatives in Italy are and contact them and maybe in the next 10 years go and visit. Any Information you have would be great! Thanks!

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Re: Looking for surnames DeFluri and Massa

Postby vj » 15 Oct 2012, 01:19

Hey Jalani,
Welcome to the Forum :D !
We would be happy to help you look.
Who was Joe DeFluri's wife, children's names?
Do you have any of your family's US records? (ship manifest, census, military, etc)
Thank you, Valarie
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Re: Looking for surnames DeFluri and Massa

Postby vj » 15 Oct 2012, 01:31

there is a public family tree on ancestry.com for Pompilio 'Frank' Massa
is this your family?

Petrone Family Tree
Owner: amp427

Pompilio Frank Massa
Birth abt 1892 in Italy
Death 1955 in Hazleton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States of America

spouse
Angelina Piskel
Birth abt 1894 in Tresckow, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1949 in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, USA

children:
Private
Anthony Massa 1910 – 1964
Rose Massa 1912 – 1982
Jospehine Massa 1914 – 1981
Elizabeth Massa 1916 – 1964
Paul Massa 1918 – 1994
Mary Massa 1920 – 1988
Congetta Massa 1925 – 1941
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Re: Looking for surnames DeFluri and Massa

Postby vj » 15 Oct 2012, 02:19

MASSA Family

1902 Ship Manifest from ancestry. com
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Ship Name: Roma
Arrival Date: 10 Nov 1902
Port of arrival: New York, New York

lines 7-9
Rosaria Luglia (Luglio?) 48, abt 1854
- last residence Montesalvo
(possibly Montecalvo Irpino, Avellino, Campania)
- destination Hazleton PA
- joining husband Antonio Mascia
daughter Maria 17, abt 1885
son Pompolis 11, abt 1891

note:
line 5 Felice Zullo 23 is joining his father-in-law Antonio Mascia
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Same Manifest, Detained Page
http://imageshack.us/a/img141/3310/1902dp.jpg

line 3
Rosario Suglia (Rosaria Luglia) & 2 children
- released to husband Antonio Massa
- E Diamond Ave, Hazleton PA
- 11 Nov 2:35
- 3 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 suppers
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Re: Looking for surnames DeFluri and Massa

Postby vj » 16 Oct 2012, 00:00

MASSA Family

for reference, 1910 Massa family census with son-in-law Philip (Felice) Zulo (Zullo), from the 1902 ship manifest

1910 census
http://imageshack.us/a/img842/1386/1910i.jpg

Home in 1910:
Hazle Twp, Luzerne, Pennsylvania

head Tony Massa 50, abt 1860 IT
- married 30 yrs, abt 1880
- immig 1893 Al (alien)
- track layer, colliery
wife Rosia Massa 50, abt 1860 IT
- 9 children born, 3 children living
- immig 1900(?), should be 1902
- track layer, LVRR (Lehigh Valley Railroad)
son Frank Massa 20, abt 1890 IT
- married 0 yrs, abt 1910
- immig 1891(?), should be 1902
daughter-in-law Lena Massa 17, abt 1893 PA

head Phillip Zulo 29, abt 1881 IT
- Tony (Antonio) Massa's son-in-law
- married 8 yrs, abt 1902
- immig 1892(?), should be 1902
- laborer, coal mine
wife Theresa Zulo 27, abt 1883 IT
- Tony (Antonio) Massa's daughter
- 3 children born, 2 living
- immig 1900(?)
son Dominick Zulo 2, abt 1908 PA
daughter Rosie Zulo 6/12, abt 1909 PA
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Maria Teresa Massa's 1905 ship manifest
- daughter of Antonio Massa and Rosaria Luglia/o
- travelling with husband Felice Zullo's brother Nicola

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Ship Name: Citta Di Milano
Arrival Date: 16 Mar 1905
Port of departure: Napoli
Port of arrival: New York, New York

lines 24-25
Maria Ceresa (Teresa) Massa 22, abt 1883
- married
- destination Pittsburgh
- joining husband Felice Zullo at 648 Larimer Ave, Pittsburgh
- last residence Montecalvo
brother-in-law Nicola Zullo 20, abt 1885
- single
- destination Pittsburgh
- joining brother Felice Zullo at 648 Larimer Ave, Pittsburgh
- last residence Montecalvo
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Re: Looking for surnames DeFluri and Massa

Postby vj » 16 Oct 2012, 01:15

DeFluri/DiFluri Family
Joseph (Giuseppe) DeFluri/DiFluri/D Fluri/Fluri

Jalani, is this your family's 1940 census?
http://imageshack.us/a/img26/5472/1940xi.jpg

Home in 1940:
879 Alter Street, owns $3500
Hazleton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania

head Joseph Fluri 56, abt 1884 IT
- naturalized citizen
- proprietor, lumber yard
(wife) Jennie Fluri 36, abt 1904 PA
(son) Anthony Fluri 15, abt 1925 PA
(daughter) Josephine Fluri 14, abt 1926 PA
(son) Gennaro Fluri 13, abt 1927 PA
(son) Mavro (Mauro) Fluri 11, abt 1929 PA
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1942 WWII Draft Registraion Card
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Joseph Difluri
879 Alter Street, Hazleton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 26 Sep 1883 Birth Place: Saint Nazaro, Italy
(San Nazzaro, a comune (municipality) in the province of Benevento in the Campania region, about 60 km northeast of Naples)
Owns own business at 882 Alter Street
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1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
http://imageshack.us/a/img209/6430/1918m.jpg

(signed) Joseph Fluri
879 Alter Street, Hazleton, Luzern, PA
born 26 Oct 1883
naturalized citizen
self-employed contractor
(1st wife) Dora Fluri at same address
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from Fold3 (subscription)

6 Aug 1906 Petition for Naturalization
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reverse side
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Publication Number: M1626
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930
Publisher: NARA
National Archives Catalog ID: 580015
National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1901 - 1990
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Short Description: NARA M1626. Naturalization records for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930, also include U.S. Circuit Court records for 1901-1906.
Roll: 04
Court: Circuit Court and District Court, 1901-1906
Year: 1906
Date: 1906-08-06
Immigrant Full Name: Giuseppe Di Fluri
Document Type: Petition
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: John Fierro
Witness 2 Full Name: [BLANK]
Year Immigrated: 1883
Ship Name: [BLANK]
Spouse Full Name: [BLANK]

notes:
signed Giuseppe DiFluri
born 26 Oct 1883
emigrated thru New York on/abt 15 Mar 1883(?)

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from Find A Grave

Burial:
Most Precious Blood Cemetery
Hazleton
Luzerne County
Pennsylvania, USA

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... =74981951&
Joseph D Fluri
1883 - 1943

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... =74982115&
Dora Fluri
1898 - 1922
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Re: Looking for surnames DeFluri and Massa

Postby vj » 16 Oct 2012, 02:09

DeFluri/DiFluri Family
Joseph (Giuseppe) DeFluri/DiFluri/D Fluri/Fluri

It appears that Joseph married sisters Jennie and Antonia (Dora) Delisant/Dalisanti

from FamilySearch
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1908 (1st) Marriage
http://imageshack.us/a/img16/5705/1908z.jpg

event: Marriage
event date: 29 May 1908
event place: Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

name: Jos Fluri
born in Italy
26 Oct 1883
residing in Hazleton
laborer
not married before

spouse: Antonia Dalisanti
born in Lattimer Mines
20 Jun 1892
residing in Lattimer Mines
not married before
consent given, spouse's father: Nazario Dalisanti

reference number:
film number: 2260850
digital folder number: 004833181
image number: 00645
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1923 (2nd) Marriage
http://imageshack.us/a/img12/1880/1923s.jpg

event: Marriage
event date: 23 Jul 1923
event place: Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

name: Joseph D Fluri
occupation: contractor
residence: 879 Alter Street, Hazleton
birthplace: Italy
age: 29 (39)
estimated birth year: 1894 (1884)
Was married, date of death of former wife: 23 Dec 1921
father: Genaro, deceased, born in Italy
mother: Rose Camarana, deceased, born in Italy

spouse: Jennie Delisant
residence 884 Mine Street, Hazleton
bithplace: Lattimer Mines, PA
spouse's age: 20
spouse's estimated birth year: 1903
spouse's father: Nazaro, deceased, born in Italy
spouse's mother: Anella De Blase, residence Hazleton, born in Italy

reference number:
film number: 2260991
digital folder number: 004833559
image number: 00305
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Re: Looking for surnames DeFluri and Massa

Postby nzullo » 03 Dec 2013, 16:57

Hello,

I saw your post regarding the DeFluri and Massa families. My great grandparents were Philip (Felice) Zullo and Teresa (Massa)Zullo of Hazleton. Teresa's parents were Antonio and Rose (Suglia) Massa. We might be related.

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