Where can I see a ship manifest?

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Where can I see a ship manifest?

Postby JMFL » 21 Jun 2008, 22:28

Hi everyone,
I'm trying to see a copy of the ship manifest for my grandfather. Here is the information that I know:

His first name was Giovanni and his last name was Rocchi.
He was on the SS Napoli from Naples to Boston September 2, 1913.
He was born on Feb 16, 1882 and was married to Anna. Anna didn't travel with him as she stayed behind with their two children for another two years. He lived in Ronciglione, (VT), Italy before leaving for the USA.

Anyone have any suggestons on how I can see a copy of the ship manifest?
Thanks,
JM in FL

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Re: Where can I see a ship manifest?

Postby misbris » 21 Jun 2008, 22:38

Ancestry.com has Boston manifests. If you don't have a subscription, I am sure that someone here will be able to help. Anna probably travelled under her maiden name. Do you know it?

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Postby vj » 21 Jun 2008, 22:48

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Re: Where can I see a ship manifest?

Postby JMFL » 21 Jun 2008, 22:49

Yes, Anna left Italy in late 1916 or possibly early 1917. her name was Anna Pelliccia. She was traveling with her two daughters, Beatrice and Petronilla. I am interested in know who Giovanni may have traveled with and also where he was headed as I'm trying to learn about his side of the family. For Anna, I have a cousing in Conn. who has been in contact with relatives in Italy. They have supplied some info on Anna but no one knows anything about Giovanni. I don't have a subscription to Ancestry. com. Is there any place else where I might fbe able to see a copy of the ship manifest?

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Re: Where can I see a ship manifest?

Postby JMFL » 21 Jun 2008, 22:54

VJ,

You are UNBELIEVABLE and totally AWESOME! Thank you so very much for your fast and accurate response. I can't tell you how long we've been trying to dig this information up. Just fantastic.

Thanks so very much!
JM in FL

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Postby vj » 21 Jun 2008, 23:09

JM :D ,
We're always happy to help!
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Postby Biff83 » 22 Jun 2008, 06:31

"To dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands"

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Postby JMFL » 22 Jun 2008, 22:53

Hi Biff,

Thanks for posting the manifest for Anna and two of my aunts. I really appreciate it. It helps give me a base to start expanding my search from.
One of my cousins is jumping for joy over the information. (Her mom was one of the girls who made the trip with Anna).

Thanks so very much,
JM in FL

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Re: Where can I see a ship manifest?

Postby Biff83 » 22 Jun 2008, 23:12

You're welcome, JM

Not sure if you have these records.

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: John Rocchi
Home in 1920: Richmond Assembly District 2, Richmond, New York
Age: 37 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Anna
Household Members: Name Age
John Rocchi 37
Anna Rocchi 35
Beatrice Rocchi 10
Petronilla Rocchi 9
Thomas Rocchi 2
Victoria Rocchi 5/12

1930 United States Federal Census
page 2
about John Recchi
Name: John Recchi
Home in 1930: Richmond, Richmond, New York
Age: 47
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Anna
Household Members: Name Age
John Recchi 47
Anna Recchi 46
Beatrice Recchi 20
Petronilla Recchi 19
Thomas Recchi 12
Victoria Recchi 10
Priscilla Rocchi 8
Eleanore Rocchi 7
Valentino Rocchi 5

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Re: Where can I see a ship manifest?

Postby JMFL » 22 Jun 2008, 23:54

No Biff, I didn't have a copy of that. I knew the information from somewhere in my search but I never saw a copy of the actual census. Eleanora and Valentine were actually twins. It looks like someone had them both with the same age and then changed Eleanora to be older than Valentine by two years.

Thanks for taking the time to make that available for me. I am very grateful to you, this list, and all those that contribute to it.

Thanks again,
JM in FL

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Re: Where can I see a ship manifest?

Postby Biff83 » 23 Jun 2008, 00:12

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: John Roeche
City: Staten Island
County: Richmond
State: New York
Birth Date: 16 Feb 1882

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about John Roccki
Name: John Roccki
Birth Date: 16 Feb 1882
RESIDENCE: Rich, New York
Birth: Rome, Italy

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Postby JMFL » 23 Jun 2008, 00:39

Wow Biff, you are too much! Thank you thank you thank you. I never saw any of this information and that is my grandfather.

Can you possibly find the same info for my paternal grandfather? His name was Domenico Mandica in Italy. (Dominick Mandico some time after my dad was born in the US).

Here is what I know about him:
Born 7/20/1889 in San Lorenzo, Reggio Calabria, Calabria.
Left Italy from port of Palermo and arrived in NY on Sept 3, 1909.
Married Caterina, aka Catherine aka Katherine in Oct. 14, 1915. Had 4 children, Lucy, Anthony, Angelina and my dad, John. Lived in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and also in Tottenville Staten Island, NY.

On 1930 census it says my grandfather naturalized in 1905 but since he didn't come to US until 1909 I don't think this is true.

Thanks for your assistance.
JM in FL

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Re: Where can I see a ship manifest?

Postby Biff83 » 23 Jun 2008, 00:58

JM,

Here are a few records:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Dominick Mondigo
Name: Dominick Mondigo
City: Perth Amboy
County: Middlesex
State: New Jersey
Birthplace: Sanpatelena Italy
***San Pantaleone is a frazione (hamlet) of San Lorenzo***
Birth Date: 19 Jul 1889

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name: Domnick Mandico
Birth Date: 20 Jul 1889
RESIDENCE: Richmond, New York
Birth: Calabria, Italy

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Dominick Mandico
Home in 1920: Perth Amboy Ward 4, Middlesex, New Jersey
Age: 30 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Catherine
Household Members: Name Age
Domonick Mandico 30
Catherine Mandico 20
Lucy Mandico 3 6/12
Estella Mandico 2 1/12

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Re: Where can I see a ship manifest?

Postby JMFL » 23 Jun 2008, 06:17

Thanks Biff. It looks like both my grandparents were naturalized on the census. I have my grandmother's naturalization certificate though and she didn't naturalize until much later, I think it was around 1944. (I have them in another room). I can't find any papers on my grandfather but I guess he could have naturalized a few years after he arrived here. He didn't speak much english that I recall, he died when I was 4½ years old but I do remember him only speaking in Italian. I'm thinking the info on the census may be inaccurate since it looks like almost everyone on the page was naturalized. (I'm assuming the NA in the column means the person was naturalized).

I'll see what I can do to find out more about him. Thanks so much for the data you have given me. It will help me in my search.

Good night,
JM in FL

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Re: Where can I see a ship manifest?

Postby Missin_the_Italian_way » 23 Dec 2008, 02:57

JMFL....

You must be Eleanor's daughter or son??

(I just talked to Dad, and he said that Eleanor is in Florida!!)

I think just the two of them are left now...

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