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Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby islandgal » 04 Nov 2008, 21:42

Looking for birth date and church records on Peter Mecchi and his mother "?" Tafanelli from Lucca

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby DanM » 04 Nov 2008, 21:48

There is a Peter Mecchi in the WWI draft registrations, I no longer have access but perhpas someone else does. It shows he registerd in San Francisco, if this is the same person then hopefully someone will respond.

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby DanM » 04 Nov 2008, 21:53

Peter Mecchi Social Security Death Index entries

Name - Birth - Death - Last Residence - Last Benefit - SSN Issued

PETER J MECCHI - 25 Nov 1933 - 15 Jul 2008(V) - 02861 (Pawtucket, Providence, RI) - (none specified) - 035-22-5623 Rhode Island


PETER MECCHI - 07 Dec 1908 - Oct 1977 - 02860 (Pawtucket, Providence, RI) - 02860 (Pawtucket, Providence, RI) - 036-03-3183 Rhode Island

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby vj » 05 Nov 2008, 00:03

Is this the correct record?

CA Death Index:

MECCHI PETER J
Birth Date: 11/04/1869
Mother Maiden: TAFFANELLI
Father Last: MECCHI
Death Place: ALAMEDA(01)
Death Date: 10/25/1956
Age: 86 yrs
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Peter’s possible brothers?

MECCHI JOHN F
08/26/1869
TOFFARELLI
MECCHI
SAN FRANCISCO(38)
09/22/1940
71 yrs

MECCHI PAUL
08/03/1879
TOFANELL
xxx
SONOMA
02/12/1966
86 yrs
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Which record do you have indicating he came from Lucca?
Thanks!

Possible census records
Immig abt 1880-1882, Naturalized
Wife Rose born in Nevada

1930
1920
1910

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby vj » 05 Nov 2008, 01:00

Peter with parents & wife in 1900?
note: probably naturalized in San Francisco

possible 1900 census

Home in 1900:
1020 Montgomery Street
San Francisco City, San Francisco, California

Head Lorenzo Machi 61, born March 1839 IT
- married 40 yrs, abt 1860
- immig 1883, Al
Wife Teresa Machi 59, born March 1841 IT
- 6 children
- immig 1888
Son Peter Machi 27, born Feb 1873 IT
- immig 1883, Na
Daughter-in-law Rosa Machi 15, born Oct 1884 in Nevada
Daughter Mary Machi 19, born Apr 1881 IT
- immig 1888

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby vj » 05 Nov 2008, 01:14

1882 manifest
and http://img234.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1882na3.jpg

- destination San Francisco
Lorenzo Mecchi 40
Giovanni ? Mecchi 11?
Pietro Mecchi 9?

Transcript from ancestry. com

Ship Name: Amerique
Arrival Date: 3 Aug 1882
Port of Departure: Le Havre, France and Plymouth, England
Destination: St Francona (San Francisco), United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York
Port Arrival State: New York Port Arrival Country: United States

Name: Lorenzo Muche
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842 Age: 40
Gender: Male
Place of Origin: Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Line: 17 Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_455 List Number: 1091

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby vj » 05 Nov 2008, 16:54

Peter Mecchi’s brother John from the 1882 manifest?

Immig abt 1882, naturalized
Wife Anna born in Minnesota

1930 census
1920 census
1910 census

1900 census

Home in 1900:

20A Jasper Place, rents
San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Head John Mecchi 29, born Aug abt 1871 IT
- married 4 yrs, abt 1896
- immig 1882, in US 18 yrs, Na
Wife Anna Mecchi 24, born Oct abt 1874 Minnesota
- 1 child
Daughter Edna Mecchi 3, born Jun abt 1897 CA

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby vj » 05 Nov 2008, 17:10

Peter Mecchi’s brother Paul?
WWI & WWII Draft Registration Cards

1942

Paul Mecchi 62
4165 Stony Point Rd, Santa Rosa, Sonoma
Born 3 Aug 1879 in Italy

1918

Paul Mecchi 39
268 Madison St, San Francisco
Born 3 Aug 1879 in Italy
Naturalized
Wife Annie

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby DanM » 05 Nov 2008, 17:16

Was the Peter I pointed too in the WWI registration the correct Peter?

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby vj » 05 Nov 2008, 17:56

Peter's mother Teresa (Tofanelli) Mecchi & his siblings?

possible 1887 manifest
page 2

Ship Name: La Bretagne
Arrival Date: 5 Dec 1887
Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
Port of Arrival: New York
Port Arrival State: New York Port Arrival Country: United States

Destination: New York
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian

Microfilm Serial: M237 Microfilm Roll: M237_514 List Number: 1557

Name: Cesira (Teresa?) Mecchi
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 Age: 40 Gender: Female

Name: Rosa Mecchi
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865 Age: 22 Gender: Female

Name: Eugenia Mecchi
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867 Age: 20 Gender: Female

Name: Paolina (Paolino?)Mecchi
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880 Age: 7 Gender: Female (Male?)

Name: Maria Mecchi
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881 Age: 6 Gender: Female

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby vj » 05 Nov 2008, 18:04

DanM wrote:There is a Peter Mecchi in the WWI draft registrations, I no longer have access but perhpas someone else does. It shows he registerd in San Francisco, if this is the same person then hopefully someone will respond.


Hi Dan :D ,
Hard to tell, age is off
Single in 1917
(married Rose abt 1900)
If the census records are correct, living in Alameda County

1917 WWI Draft Registration Card

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby pink67 » 05 Nov 2008, 18:40

Hi all!! :D

here is Mecchi Peter obituary... it states he was born in Lucca Province... unfortunately there is no the right place of birth...
Last column at right...

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Maybe this could be Maria (peter's sister) her mother Teresa and other siblings's arrival in 1887?

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Maria Mecchi
Name: Maria Mecchi
Arrival Date: 5 Dec 1887
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Age: 6
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
Destination: New York
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Halian
Ship Name: La Bretagne
Search Ship Database: View the La Bretagne in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 1
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_514
List Number: 1557
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby islandgal » 05 Nov 2008, 21:01

Wow ! Thanks, everyone. I will spend time with all you've given me so far and go from there. If you fidn any more, please keep it coming....I am sooooo grateful for your time and efforts. Yes, the WWI card is correct. I did actually have that, but it is the right Peter. As for the others, I just don't know yet. I know he had a brother named Paul, but we never heard about other siblings or his family coming over, too. I will look into it all and get back to you all. Thanks again. LMecchi....islandgal

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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby pink67 » 06 Nov 2008, 08:07

I noticed now the obituary is too little to read ....

here is:

MECCHI, Peter J. of 1422 70th Avenue, Oakland, October 25, 1956, beloved husband of the late Rose Mecchi, loving father of Mrs. Ethel Ferrari of Walnut Creek, Edmund, Lawrence and Kennet Mecchi. A native of Province Lucca, Italy. Aged 87 years. Friends are invited to attend the funeral from the New Mortuary of C. P. Bann??? 5800 East 14th street, Oakland, on Monday morning October 29th at 9.30 thence to St. Bernard's Church ...? Requiem Mass commencing at 10 o'clock. Internment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary Sunday evening at 8 o'clock.

I noticed too that Valarie posted before the arrival manifest for Theresa and other Siblings.... 8O :D I overlooked it... sorry... :?

From:
http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/cognomi/cognomi.html

The "mecchi" surname occours in 6 out of 286 towns.

45.36 Lucca Lucca
41.60 Camaiore Lucca
5.62 Massarosa Lucca
2.66 Cascina Pisa
2.65 Livorno Livorno
2.49 Viareggio Lucca

Maybe the correct last name of teresa was Tofanelli
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Re: Need info on Mecchi/Tafanelli from Lucca

Postby pink67 » 06 Nov 2008, 08:42

vj wrote:Peter with parents & wife in 1900?
note: probably naturalized in San Francisco

possible 1900 census

Home in 1900:
1020 Montgomery Street
San Francisco City, San Francisco, California

Head Lorenzo Machi 61, born March 1839 IT
- married 40 yrs, abt 1860
- immig 1883, Al
Wife Teresa Machi 59, born March 1841 IT
- 6 children
- immig 1888
Son Peter Machi 27, born Feb 1873 IT
- immig 1883, Na
Daughter-in-law Rosa Machi 15, born Oct 1884 in Nevada
Daughter Mary Machi 19, born Apr 1881 IT
- immig 1888


Possible 1920 census for this Peter's sister?

1920 United States Federal Census
about Mary Mecchi
Name: Mary Mecchi
[Mary Mucci]
Home in 1920: Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California
Age: 38 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Sister-in-law
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Year of Immigration: 1888
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 281
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Gailac G Gasper 55 head
Mary Mecchi 38 sister in law, single, year of imm. 1888, AL

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