cmonzella wrote:I am searching for the manifest of the Anchor Line ship "Bolivia" that sailed from Palermo to New Orleans, LA, arriving on Nov. 30, 1895. Does anyone know where I can find it? Some New Orleans arrivals are found on Ancestry.com
Also, is there a website where I can locate the names of ships arriving in Palermo from Ellis Island, NY during the year 1906, and their manifests? There are no records available, that I am aware of, for return trips to Italy.
If you provide names and approx. ages, we can try to locate that manifest for you
According to naturalization documents filed later, my grandfather, Vincenzo Manzella, was aboard the SS Bolivia when it arrived in New Orleans on Nov. 30, 1895. He was about 33 years old. I think he left his family in Sicily but I would like to see the manifest to be sure that was the case.
In 1904 (correct, not 1906), my grandmother Dominica Cantavespre Manzella, about 39, and her three children, Maria Teresa (14 years old), Natale (9 years old) and Guiuseppe ((6 years old) sailed from Ellis Island to Palermo. I do have the exact dates nor the name of the ship.
Hi, I found just a Vincenzo Manzella 33 old, Domenica Cantavespri 19 old wife, Teresa Manzella 3 old daughter coming from Bisacquino, they arrived on 4 nov 1895 in USA: New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1945 about Domenica Cautavespri Name: Domenica Cautavespri [Domenica Cantavespri] Arrival Date: 4 Nov 1895 Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana Birth Date: abt 1876 Age: 19 Gender: Female Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy Ship Name: Elysia Last Residence: Birocguino
cmonzella wrote:According to naturalization documents filed later, my grandfather, Vincenzo Manzella, was aboard the SS Bolivia when it arrived in New Orleans on Nov. 30, 1895. He was about 33 years old. I think he left his family in Sicily but I would like to see the manifest to be sure that was the case.
As you can see from the manifest posted by suanj ! - unfortunately, there is little information on the earlier manifests... family member in place left, destination, etc. appear on later voyages. But you have the last residence
Thanks for your information and document. That's impressive. However, it muddies the waters for me because of the date. I'm really confused now. I scrolled to the first page of the document you posted but could not make out the writing for the ship's name. I know you said the ship was Elysia but the first page of that document doesn't appear to me to be Elysia. I am so grateful for your help, though.
I apologize for not responding sooner but I have been unable to get on this website for a few days.
hi the ship's maniest posted and the infos are on ancestry.com that transcribed it... sometimes the ship's name are not on the top, especially on old ship's manifest... however ancestry.com stating Elysia ship, so I have no doubt abt the ship's name.... suanj
Im so happy to find anything on my maiden name, Cantavespre. There are very few of us left and I keep hitting a brick wall trying to find out more information regarding my ancestry. Are you at all related to any Cantavespres that settled in Alabama (Birmingham)?
3bbduxmjb wrote:Im so happy to find anything on my maiden name, Cantavespre. There are very few of us left and I keep hitting a brick wall trying to find out more information regarding my ancestry. Are you at all related to any Cantavespres that settled in Alabama (Birmingham)?
Maybe we can be of help here at the forum? Can you give us some details of your ancestors?? Could this Sam Cantavespre be an ancestor? Name: Sam Cantavesper [Sam Cantavespre] [Sam Cantavespre] [Sann Cantavespe] Age: 48 Birth Year: abt 1872 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1920: Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama Street: 19th Street House Number: 1411 Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1890 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Francis L Cantavesper Father's Birthplace: Italy (indicates Palermo) Mother's Birthplace: Italy Native Tongue: Italian Able to Speak English: Yes Occupation: Bottom Maker Industry: Open Hearth Employment Field: Wage or Salary Home Owned or Rented: Own Home Free or Mortgaged: Mortgaged Naturalization Status: Papers Submitted Able to Read: No Able to Write: No Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Sam Cantavesper 48 Francis L Cantavesper 38 Joe Cantavesper 21 Jake Cantavesper 19 Tony Cantavesper 14 Lilly Cantavesper 12 Charlie Cantavesper 9
HERE is the Declaration of Intent to Naturalize for the above Sam/Salvatore Cantavespre... He lists his place of birth as BISAQUINO, (Palermo) Italy. He arrived at Port of New Orleans in 1890. His wife Frances (Francesca) arrived in New Orleans in 1896. She is also from Bisaquino. They were married in New Orleans in 1897. First two children (Joe and Jake) were born in New Orleans, all the others were born in Alabama. Left side of image... click once to enlarge and again to magnify Baptism record of the above Sam/Salvatore Cantavespre Baptism of Salvatore Cantavespre in April 1870 in Bisaquino Church of San Giovanni Battista #125 Baptism on 21 April of a child born yesterday (20th) to Giuseppe (Josepho in Latin) Cantavespre, and Angela Campisi, married couple. To this child was imposed the name of Salvatore. Godparents were Salvatore Pilliteri, and Vita Capomano, married couple.