Teramo

Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
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Re: Teramo

Postby jennabet » 13 Apr 2015, 14:42

I do. I responded to some of your questions in the other thread.

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Re: Teramo

Postby Nonnie » 21 Apr 2015, 18:12

I have been looking for my grandfather Guiseppe Fortunato Franceschini born 1889 or 89 and have been unsuccessful on many sites....in documents he states born in Teramo, Santaramo, Ventimillio.....have documents US census living in Chicago Ill...with a woman who claims to be his wife Amelia (Frances)..maiden name unknown...what I need to find out is where he was actually born, when he immigrated to US..he left my grandmother Vienna Franceschini with 5 children in Schenectady NY ..1923....Vienna was born in Italy and have most documents for her...God bless.....but, finding my grandfather has been a mission only to see if there are relatives from his relationship with Amelia...Guiseppe was a tailor ...and Amelia a dressmaker.....can't even find obituaries in US newspapers for either one of them...sounds complicated and it is....anyway you can help will be appreciated....Guiseepe supposedly passed on in 1962 in Chicago, ill.
Thank you....so much

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Re: Teramo

Postby jennabet » 21 Apr 2015, 20:21

Wilmington, Delaware has a large population of Italians that originated in Teramo, Abruzzo. Among them is the family Fortunato -- very successful home builders, I might add. You might try getting in touch with some of these people. Perhaps they might have some information about your grand-father and/or other relatives. If searching in Wilmington, the name Arcaro is also connected to the Fortunato's.

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Re: Teramo

Postby Tessa78 » 21 Apr 2015, 21:39

Do you have this WWII REgistration Card?

Name is listed as Joseph F. Francesc
Resides in Chicago with wife Amelia
DOB 15 August 1889 - Place of birth Ventimillio (Ventimiglia, Liguria Region, Province of Imperia)

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1861144


And this POSSIBLE 1930 US Census in Chicago?

Listed as Joseph Frances. He is a tailor.
Looks like they have been married for 8 years (he lists age at marriage and she lists age at marriage as 22) They are listed as age 42 and 30 respectively on the census.
There are no children listed.
Joseph indicates that his father was born in France, which agrees with the place of Birth as Ventimiglia, which is 4 miles from the French-Italian border.

Name: Joseph Frances
Birth Year: abt 1888
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: Magnolia Ave
Ward of City: 48th
Block: 251
House Number in Cities or Towns: 4622
Dwelling Number: 26
Family Number: 100
Home Owned or Rented: Rented
Home Value: 35
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: No
Age at First Marriage: 34
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: France
Mother's Birthplace: Italy

Language Spoken: French
Immigration Year: 1916
Naturalization: Naturalized
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Tailer
Industry: Clothing
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Employment: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Frances 42
Amelia Frances 30
http://interactive.ancestry.com/6224/45 ... turnRecord

In the 1940 Census... same address as WWII Registration Card

Name: Joseph Frances
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Ainslie Street
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Citizenship: Naturalized
Sheet Number: 4A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 99
Occupation: Ladies' Tailor
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 3000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 50
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Frances 53
Emelia Frances 41

POSSIBLE arrival of Joseph Franceschini in March 1915.
LINE 11

Indicates his nationality as Italian...
Indicates his last place of residence as Paris, France
Nearest relative -"home ... Paris"
Going to "father-in-law Giuseppe Scarano in Ballston Pa (Spa?)
http://interactive.ancestry.com/7488/NY ... turnRecord

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