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looking for francesco battaglia and vincenzio/vincenzo batta

Postby belmoro19 » 18 Dec 2008, 16:41

I am trying to help a friend of mine find some info on her family but nooone can remember the town they came from.her father was born in Italy but he was very young when they moved to america.if i give some info is there anyone that could search for any records on her family.i hope this isn't alot to ask she would appreciate the help.here is the info that we have.her father was born vincenzo or vincenzio battaglia in italy on april 5,1921.his parents were Francesco and Lucia.There last residence was Palmi Italy(calabria) but they were born there.They moved there but don't know from where.As far as she knows they were living in Delaware when they arrived but my friend was born in New Jersey.Its possible they immigrated between 1921-1935?Any info would be greatly appreciated.thank you

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Postby wldspirit » 18 Dec 2008, 16:52

Here is one record, wife listed as Lucia:

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Name: Francesco Battaglia
Birth Date: 5 Apr 1889
RESIDENCE: Atlantic, New Jersey
Birth: Colobrio, Italy
Race: White
Roll: WWII_2383087

We can use the birthdate to help locate manifest.
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Re: looking for francesco battaglia and vincenzio/vincenzo b

Postby Biff83 » 18 Dec 2008, 17:51

SSDI Death Record:
Name: Vincent Battaglia
SSN: 141-01-xxxx
Last Residence: 08232 Pleasantville, Atlantic, New Jersey, United States of America
Born: 5 Apr 1921
Died: Feb 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)

From wldspirit's post:
Francesco Battaglia's WWII Draft Reg Card
Pleasantville, Atlantic, New Jersey
Wife: Lucia

1930 census
Name: Frank Battaglia
Home in 1930: Pleasantville, Atlantic, New Jersey
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Lucy
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Battaglia 42, immigration 1904
Lucy Battaglia 40, immigration 1914
Martin Battaglia 20, born Italy, immigration 1914
Mary Battaglia 13, born New Jersey
Joseph Battaglia 9, born Delaware
James Battaglia 7, born Delaware
--Vincenzo?
Rose Battaglia 5, born New Jersey
Bruno Battaglia 3, born New Jersey
Elizabeth Battaglia 1 4/12, born New Jersey
George Du Lucis, age unknown, boarder

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Postby Biff83 » 18 Dec 2008, 18:05

1920 census
Name: Frank Battaglia
Home in 1920: Wilmington Ward 6, New Castle, Delaware
Age: 30 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Lucy
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Battaglia 30, immigration 1904
Lucy Battaglia 28, immigration 1914
Martins Battaglia 10
Mary Battaglia 3 8/12
Joseph Battaglia 3/12

Note at same address, possible brother of Francesco, Bruno Battaglia and family listed above.

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Postby wldspirit » 18 Dec 2008, 18:08

Don't know if I can find it again, but I located a manifest for Francesco, father listed as Antonio, another manifest for a Vincenzo, grandfather listed as Antonio....Vincenzo going to New Jersey.

Waiting for confirmation on the above records before proceeding.

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Postby Biff83 » 18 Dec 2008, 18:43

Hi, wldspirit :D !

If we've found the correct family, I believe that Francesco and Bruno were brothers and their father's name was Martino. Located draft cards and a ship manifest for Bruno Battaglia, a shoemaker, that shows last residence and place of birth as Soriano, Catanzaro--could be Soriano Calabro.

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Re: looking for francesco battaglia and vincenzio/vincenzo b

Postby wldspirit » 18 Dec 2008, 18:57

That's great Biff.... :wink:
Hoping the poster checks in soon, I am sure they will be surprised at how much information you were able to provide so quickly!!!

I'm off and running, need to get back out here in the boonies before the storm hits!!
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Postby Biff83 » 18 Dec 2008, 19:06

1914 manifest for Martino Battaglia and mother Maria Lucia Stirparo, lines 20 and 21

Arrival Date: 9 Jun 1914
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South)Ship Name: America
Last residence and place of birth for both: Soriano
Destination: Philadelphia PA to join father/husband/father Francesantonio Battaglia
Nearest relative in Italy: grandfather/father Vincenzo Stirparo

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Postby Biff83 » 18 Dec 2008, 20:18

1909 manifest for Francesantonio Battaglia, line 16
Name: Fsco Antonio Battaglia
Arrival Date: 28 Mar 1909
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Napoli
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Regina d Italia
Last residence and place of birth: Soriano
Nearest relative in Italy: Maria Lucia
Destination: New York to join cousin Giuseppe Orecchio
Previoiusly in PA, 1904-1908
Naturalization notations on manifest
Travelling with older brother Giuseppe, line 15

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Re: looking for francesco battaglia and vincenzio/vincenzo b

Postby belmoro19 » 19 Dec 2008, 02:42

YOU GUYS ROCK.i can't believe what you guys have found.i told my friend and she is ecstatic.we did confirm though that her father was not born in Italy like she was told but she might be able to use her grandfather if we can find out when and if he was naturalized.thank you all for the effort from both of us.


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