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Postby MsValente1 » 01 May 2008, 17:33

I have to admit, I do not know much about my family, but would love to know more. This is what I do know:

My Grandfather's name was Ernesto or Ernie Valente. He came to the US when he was between the ages of 7 and 11. He lived in Milwaukee, WI. He married Audrey Browsoski (sorry if it's spelled wrong Grandma!). Both of my Grandparents have passed away. My Grandfather, Ernie, passed away when he was around 32 years of age. My Grandparents had 5 children: Matthew Valente, Christina Valente, Mike Valente, and Pat Valente.

I do not know which town in Italy my Grandfather was from. Nor do I know what his parents names were. I would love to find out this information. What I have been told is that my Grandfather lived in a small town in the foothills of the Alps. That is about all the information I have.
Stephanie M. Valente

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Postby Biff83 » 01 May 2008, 17:43

Hello, Stephanie and Welcome!

I found this Social Security record but the age at death was 47. Any chance this could be your grandfather?
Name: Ernest Valente
SSN: 388-12-xxxx
Born: 14 Jan 1920
Died: Feb 1967
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (Before 1951 )

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Postby MsValente1 » 01 May 2008, 18:01

I am not sure - but that information really gets me to wondering. Why I have been told since I was a little girl that my Grandfather passed away when he was 32 - I'll have to check that out. Let's see my dad was born in 1955 and said he was 13 when his dad died. And if my Grandfather passed in 67 - that would make sense after doing the math.

That's got to be him!!!! Thank you so much for your help.
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Postby Biff83 » 01 May 2008, 18:02

Possible 1928 manifest, line 13

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Name: Ernesto Valente
Arrival Date: 31 Dec 1928
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919
Age: 9
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Trieste
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: Vulcania
Destination: West Allis WI to join father Matteo at 923 West 46th Ave
Birthplace: Roana, province: Vicenza - region: Veneto

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Postby Biff83 » 01 May 2008, 18:12

Possible Social Security Record for Ernesto's father
Name: Matteo Valente
SSN: 388-05-xxxx
Last Residence: 53219 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Born: 22 Nov 1888
Died: Mar 1967
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (Before 1951 )

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Postby Biff83 » 01 May 2008, 18:17

1930 census for Matteo Valente and family
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Name: Matthew Valente
Home in 1930: 923 46th Ave, West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Emma
Household Members: Name Age
Matthew Valente 41
Emma Valente 37
Elizabeth Valente 15
Teresa Valente 12
Ernest Valente 10
Mary Valente 7
Leona Valente 5
Rose Valente 3 4/12

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Postby MsValente1 » 01 May 2008, 18:27

WOW. I cannot believe how much information you just provided. So, Matthew is obviously my Great Grandfather. I did know about Mary Valente and Rose (although I forgot to mention her in my first post). This is great information. I am so glad I was told about this site.

Thank you so very much.
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Postby Biff83 » 01 May 2008, 18:41

You're welcome, Stephanie.

One thing I forgot to post. On Ernesto's ship manifest was his nearest relative in Italy.
Grandfather Zarabara G. Italy Imponzo (Tolmezzo)

Tolmezzo was also Ernesto's last place of residence. Tolmezzo is in the province of Udine in the region of Friuli Venezia-Giulia. Perhaps Zarabara is his maternal grandfather's last name. Not sure what Imponzo refers to.

Let's see what else we can find. Would be nice to locate Matteo and his wife Emma's and daughters' ship manifests.

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Postby Biff83 » 01 May 2008, 18:50

1921 ship manifest for Emma Zarabara and daughters Elisabetta and Teresa, lines 28 to 30
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Emma Zarabara, age 29, born Tolmezzo, nearest relative in Italy sister Lina Zarabara in Roana
Elisabetta Valente, age 7, born Tolmezzo
Teresa Valente, age 3, born Roana
All last residence: Roana
Destination: Milwaukee WI to join father/husband Matteo

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Postby Biff83 » 01 May 2008, 19:14

1920 ship manifest for Matteos Valente, line 30
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Matteos Valente, age 32, last residence Roana
Nearest relative in Italy, father Christiano
Last residence: Roana
Birthplace: Vicenza, province: Vicenza - region: Veneto
Destination: Milwaukee WI to join brother in law Ferdinando Revellant?

Travelling with brothers Gianmaria, Domenico and Antonio, lines 27 to 29

Pretty neat that we've been able to locate your great great grandfather's name.

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Postby Biff83 » 01 May 2008, 19:30

Social Security information for Emma Valente
Name: Emma Valente
SSN: 387-20-xxxx
Last Residence: 53151 New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States of America
Born: 25 Jul 1892
Died: Aug 1968
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (Before 1951 )

And for Audrey Valente
Name: Audrey A. Valente
SSN: 396-26-xxxx
Last Residence: 53227 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Born: 24 Jan 1932
Died: 20 Nov 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (Before 1951 )

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Postby vj » 01 May 2008, 22:57

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI)
November 23, 2003
Deceased Name: Valente, Audrey A.
Valente, Audrey A. (Nee Brosowsky) Of West Allis age 71 years Nov. 20, 2003.
She was preceded in death by husband Ernest and her sister Alice Konkel.
Dear mother of Matthew (Trish), Christine (Greg Schurter) Valente, Michael (Nancy) and Patrick (Jill).
She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren,
her sister Arlene Ryback, her brother Ralph (Marilyn) Brosowsky, her brother-in-law Carl Konkel,
nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Audrey had worked as a
Licensed Practical Nurse at Villa Clement/ Clement Manor for 30 years.
Visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Monday at CHURCH AND CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME
(15250 W. National Ave)
A Vigil Service will be held at 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Tuesday at
ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH (8500 W. Coldspring Rd, Greenfield)
(Please meet directly at church for Mass on Tuesday).
Interment to follow Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of St. Mary's Hospice.
If desired, memorials may be directed for Breast Cancer Research.
CHURCH AND CHAPEL 262-827-0659

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Postby vj » 01 May 2008, 23:13

Brosowsky

possible 1930 census
Home in 1930:
Mill Road, rents $30
Greenfield, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Head Emil Brosowsky 29, born abt 1901 WI
- married age 24, abt 1925
- parents born in Germany
- truck driver
Wife Sophia Brosowsky 25, born abt 1905 WI
- married age 19
Daughter Arline Brosowsky 2 5/12, abt 1927 WI
Daughter Alice Brosowsky 3/12, abt 1929 WI
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possible 1920 census
Home in 1920:
995 22nd Ave, owns w/o mortgage
Milwaukee Ward 24, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Head Wm Borsowski 56, abt 1864 West Prussia
- immig 1885, Naturalized 1900
- laborer, tin shop
Wife Anna Borsowski 46, abt 1874 East Prussia
- immig 1881 Na 1900
Son Emil Borsowski 19, abt 1901 WI
- laborer, tin shop
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1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
Emil George Brosowski
11 Aug 1900
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possible 1910 census
Home in 1910:
999 22nd Ave, owns house with mortgage
Milwaukee Ward 11, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Head William Brosowsky 37, abt 1873 WI
- married 15 yrs, abt 1895
- tinner, tin shop
Wife Anna Brosowsky 36, abt 1874 Germany
- 4 children born, 2 children living
- immig 1885
Son Arthur Brosowsky 12, abt 1898 WI
Son Emil Brosowsky 10, abt 1900 WI
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Wisconsin Births, 1820-1907
Emil G Brosowsky
11 Aug 1900
Milwaukee County

SSDI
Name: Emil Brosowsky
SSN: 397-01-3252
Last Residence: 53120
East Troy, Walworth, Wisconsin
Born: 11 Aug 1900
Died: Jan 1972
State (Year) SSN issued: Wisconsin (before 1951)

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Postby vj » 01 May 2008, 23:55

William Brosowsky

possible 1930 census
Home in 1930:
909 46th Ave, owns $6800
West Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Head William Brosowsky 57, abt 1873 Germany
- married age 22, abt 1895
- immig 1888 Na
Wife Anna Brosowsky 57, abt 1873 Germany
- married age 21
- immig 1890 Na
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1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
William Brosowsky
15 Jan 1873
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possible 1900 census
Home in 1900:
828 Pearl St, owns house with mortgage
Milwaukee Ward 11, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Head William Brozowski 27, Jan 1873 Germany
- married 5 yrs, abt 1895
- immig 1887, filed 1st papers, in US 13 yrs
Wife Annie Brozowski 27, July 1873 Germany
- 2 children born, 1 child living
- immig 1890, in US 10 yrs
Son Otto Brozowski 4, July 1895 WI

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Postby MsValente1 » 02 May 2008, 01:20

Thank you so much. I never would have thought the information would be so easily available. All the other sites I visited (Ellis Island and Ancestory) wouldn't provide any information - I think Ellis Island wouldn't provide any information to me unless I knew SSN or parents names - which I had no idea. Thank you again. I really appreciate all this information.
Stephanie M. Valente


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