Vito D'Alessandro Naturalization record

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Vito D'Alessandro Naturalization record

Postby rp76226 » 16 Jun 2016, 00:50

Vito D'Alessandro arrived at Ellis Island (or possibly Castle Garden) on March 31 1906 from Mola (mispelled as Molo on the Ellis island record) Bari, Italy at age 30. I don't think that he was born in Mola, because I could not find his birth record looking at years 1874 -1878. He later married Rosa Mandrachia (unknown marriage date) and lived in Pennsylvania. Rosa was born about 1886 and per the 1920 census arrived here in 1900, but per my search, I think it was really 1902. They had two children Mary in 1911 and Charles in 1913. Per the 1920 census, he was naturalized in 1910, but I have not found any record of it in Ancestry.com nor FamilySearch.org.
My friend is trying to help his daughter get Italian citizenship. He believes that he needs to prove that Vito was naturalized before 1913 (I don't know the rules). Would appreciate any help.

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Re: Vito D'Alessandro Naturalization record

Postby Tessa78 » 16 Jun 2016, 01:41

Found this birth for Vito D'Alessandro in 1875 in Mola...
Could this be your Vito??

Vito Lonardo D'Alessandro
Italia, Bari, Stato Civile (Archivio di Stato)
Name Vito Lonardo D'Alessandro
Event Type Birth
Event Date 03 Jun 1875
Event Place Mola, Bari, Italy
Gender Male
Father's Name Vitantonio D'Alessandro
Mother's Name Crescenza Valentini
Certificate Number 213

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Postby rp76226 » 16 Jun 2016, 02:32

I found the actual record thanks to your help. It has a note written on it under the name and record number that I cannot translate. It may help with the identification to know what it says. Can you or someone translate it? Here is the link:

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Postby Tessa78 » 16 Jun 2016, 03:37

rp76226 wrote:I found the actual record thanks to your help. It has a note written on it under the name and record number that I cannot translate. It may help with the identification to know what it says. Can you or someone translate it? Here is the link:

https://postimg.org/image/b7kor8gtj/


Can you provide the actual link to the record online?

This image is difficult to enlarge without great distortion.

I CAN tell you that the notation is a marriage... and the bride's first name appears to be Rosaria...
The surname could be Mandrachia(???) but it is too hard to read.
A guess at the date is 6 September 1908 (or 1902 or 1905) in Mola... possibly record #81?

NOTE: There is another notation at the end of the record - it is a death notation dated 21 September 1961 in Mola (record #122)

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Postby rp76226 » 16 Jun 2016, 04:08

I got that record from Ancestry. I cannot give out that link which would give access to my entire Tree. I did find a September 6, 1902 marriage, record # 81 for Vito Leonardo D"Aleesandro, but not the wife we were looking for. See link - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=2043445

Any death record should have been in the US.

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Postby Tessa78 » 16 Jun 2016, 04:30

So this does not appear to be your Vito :(

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Postby rp76226 » 16 Jun 2016, 04:55

Correct. I think the problem is that my friend knows the town where he emigrated from, but that is not necessarily the town he was born in. He just does not know. He knows the marriage took place in Italy and that is confirmed by his immigration record in 1906 as being married. Just cannot find the marriage record to Rosa or Rosaria Mandrachia. However, the real piece of information he needs is the naturalization record. It would seem unusual that he really did get that only 4 years after arriving in the US (as indicated in the 1920 census)

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Postby suanj » 16 Jun 2016, 07:27

rp76226 wrote:Vito D'Alessandro arrived at Ellis Island (or possibly Castle Garden) on March 31 1906 from Mola (mispelled as Molo on the Ellis island record) Bari, Italy at age 30. I don't think that he was born in Mola, because I could not find his birth record looking at years 1874 -1878. He later married Rosa Mandrachia (unknown marriage date) and lived in Pennsylvania. Rosa was born about 1886 and per the 1920 census arrived here in 1900, but per my search, I think it was really 1902. They had two children Mary in 1911 and Charles in 1913. Per the 1920 census, he was naturalized in 1910, but I have not found any record of it in Ancestry.com nor FamilySearch.org.
My friend is trying to help his daughter get Italian citizenship. He believes that he needs to prove that Vito was naturalized before 1913 (I don't know the rules). Would appreciate any help.

Ron

Hi,
Vito and Rosaria married on 6 eb 1910 in Brooklyn, New York, NY:

Mandrochia Rosa Feb 6 1910 1585 (1910) Kings 1613352 D'Alessandria, Nito
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Postby suanj » 16 Jun 2016, 07:28

the family in 1920 census:


Vito Dalessandro

United States Census, 1920

Name Vito Dalessandro
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Brooklyn Assembly District 16, Kings, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 44
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1876
Birthplace Italy
Immigration Year 1900
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 13



Household

Role

Gender

Age

Birthplace

Vito Dalessandro Head M 44 Italy
Rose Dalessandro Wife F 34 Italy
Mary Dalessandro Daughter F 9 New York
Chas Dalessandro Son M 7 New York
Joe Campo Roomer M 28 Italy
Dominick Campo Roomer M 24 Italy
Freda Campo Roomer F 21 Italy

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Postby suanj » 16 Jun 2016, 10:20

I believe that this record is abt right family also if Rosaria first name is mispelled and the surname is anglicized:


Vito Alexander

United States Census, 1930

Name Vito Alexander
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Brooklyn (Districts 1251-1500), Kings, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 55
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1875
Birthplace Italy
Immigration Year 1905
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 10

Household

Role

Gender

Age

Birthplace

Vito Alexander Head M 55 Italy
Francie Alexander Wife F 52 Italy
Charles Alexander Son M 17 New York
Mary Alexander Daughter F 19 New York
George Harner Boarder M 53 New York

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Re: Vito D'Alessandro Naturalization record

Postby suanj » 16 Jun 2016, 10:33

Maybe the mystery can be solved...
If you read the marriage record that I found, the surname is D'Alessandria, I believe right spelling, changed in D'Alessandro( sometimes Alexander also) in USA... I believe that Vito and Rosaria coming from same place: Menfi in Agrigento province....
No Mola.... the record abt the Vito d'Alessandro is no of your ancestor... it is my opinion obviously:
here the right arrival:
First Name : Vito
Last Name : D' Alessandro (really D'Alessandria or Dalessandria)
Nationality : Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence : Menfi
Date of Arrival : July 9th, 1900
Age at Arrival : 28Y
Gender : Male
Marital Status : Single
Ship of Travel : Sempione
Port of Departure : Palermo
Manifest Line Number : 0012

http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB ... e=manifest
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Re: Vito D'Alessandro Naturalization record

Postby suanj » 16 Jun 2016, 10:39

Vito DALESSANDRIA born in Menfi on 5 Feb 1872 #68, son of Calogero ( son of late Vito), 26 old, farmer and of Maria Campo ( daughter of Giuseppe) 23 old

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=2043548
I believe that this Birth is of your ancestor, matching also the first name of his children following the naming traditiuon of Italy: Mary/Maria, Charles/Calogero
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Postby suanj » 16 Jun 2016, 10:42

The surname of romers, CAMPO, on 1920 census let me think that they was cousins of your Vito... because Campo is the maiden name of his mother also...
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Re: Vito D'Alessandro Naturalization record

Postby suanj » 16 Jun 2016, 11:01

this is the right Rosa Mandracchia arrival: line 8
First Name : Ros...
Last Name : Mondracchia
Nationality : Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence : Menfis
Date of Arrival : June 9th, 1903
Age at Arrival : 16y
Gender : Female
Marital Status : Single
Ship of Travel : Marco Minghetti
Port of Departure : Naples
Manifest Line Number : 0008


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joining at mother Giuseppa Augello or Angello( maiden name) in Brooklyn, Kings, NY
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Re: Vito D'Alessandro Naturalization record

Postby suanj » 16 Jun 2016, 11:05

Rosa Mandracchia born in Menfi on 4 Oct 1886 #311 daughter of Michele Mandracchia, 32 old, shoemaker, and of Giuseppa Augello, housewife

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