Marchetti-Iaccheri of Barga?

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Marchetti-Iaccheri of Barga?

Postby klmarchetti » 06 Jan 2009, 23:17

I am looking for any information on my family from Barga, Italy. I wish I had a lot of details about them but this is what I know: My great-grandparents, Luigi (Louis?) Marchetti and Bianca Iaccheri, came to the states in or before 1900. My grandfather, Andrew Marchetti, was born in Virginia in 1901 and was given the key to Barga for his accomplishments, so I know they were originally from there.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Marchetti-Iaccheri of Barga?

Postby PeterTimber » 06 Jan 2009, 23:33

Mormon church family history library nearest your home has the microfilm for barga covering all births,marriage and deaths from 1860-1910. Birng along the book Discovering Your Italian Ancestors by LynnNelson which is a companion book for the microfilms. The film costs about $5.00 and youcna find the library nearest your home at www.familysearch.org. =Peter=

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Re: Marchetti-Iaccheri of Barga?

Postby vj » 06 Jan 2009, 23:43

Hi and Welcome to the Forum!
Sometimes US records (census, etc) can contain clues to locating your family’s town of origin in Italy.
Dates of immigration on the census can help locate ship manifests:
Ellis Island NY
Have you seen the 1910 or any other census records?
Thanks, Valarie

possible 1910 census
page 2

Home in 1910:
1814 Broad St, rents
Richmond Jefferson Ward, Richmond (Independent City), Virginia

Head Louis Marchetti 34, abt 1876 IT
- married 9 yrs, abt 1901
- immig 1889, Na (naturalized citizen)
- saloon keeper
Wife Branco Marchetti 30, abt 1880 IT
- 2 children
- immig 1900
Son Andrew Marchetti 9, abt 1901 VA
Daughter Elda Marchetti 7, abt 1903 VA
Sister-in-law Virginia Iaccheri 20 IT
- immig 1909


World War 1 Draft Registration
Louis Marchetti 43
3804 Suffolk Ave
Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Born 29 Aug 1875
Naturalized citizen
Saloon proprietor
Wife Bianca Marchetti at the same address

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Re: Marchetti-Iaccheri of Barga?

Postby vj » 07 Jan 2009, 00:13

Possible Passport
(birth date different from WWI Card)

page 1

page 2 with picture

29 Dec 1919
Washington DC
Luigi Domenico Marchetti
Born Barga, Lucca 1 Mar 1877
Father Giuseppe Marchetti
Immig from Havre to NY Nov 1892
In US 1892-1919 in Richmond VA and Washington DC
Naturalized in Richmond VA 23 Apr 1904
In Italy Jul 1897 to Oct 1899

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Re: Marchetti-Iaccheri of Barga?

Postby klmarchetti » 07 Jan 2009, 00:45

Valarie,

I can't blieve this! That is absolutely them! My grandfather was Andrew and his sister was Elda! I also believe the passport application was his, as it mentions he lived in Richmond, VA. I don't know why the birthday would be incorrect on the WWI card, though.

I really can't believe this - you are amazing! How can I find this information? Thank you so very much.

K

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Re: Marchetti-Iaccheri of Barga?

Postby vj » 07 Jan 2009, 00:55

K :D ,
I'm so glad we may have found some records for you!

These were all on ancestry. com - a subscription site.
Most larger libraries offer free access to ancestry at the library.
If your library has a website it's pretty easy to check.

Also some libraries offer in-home access to HeritageQuest - a great
census database thru 1920.

You should be able to locate at least two ship manifests for Luigi -
the return trip he mentioned abt 1899 (perhaps to get married?)
and a return trip abt 1920-1921?

Bianca and her sister Virginia should be on ship manifests under their
maiden names (don't forget to check under 'J" also - it's often mistranscribed for 'I')
If Bianca came back with Luigi 1899-1901, she may be listed under his name.

New York Manifests transcriptions & images 1892-1924:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/EIDB/ellisgold.html

Castle Garden NY transcriptions 1830-1912
http://www.stevemorse.org/ellis/cg.html

Please let us know if you get stuck!
Valarie


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