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Girgenti history

Postby nykrfan » 15 Feb 2009, 22:23

Hi I am a Girgenti, currently living in Fla. but previously from Brooklyn, New York. Fathers name Salvatore J ---his brothers were John, Nick maybe another that had died awhile ago ---mothers name is Mary (anne ?) nee- diorio girgenti Grandfathers name was Vincenzo Grandmothers name was Josephine (a)

Does anyone know where I can search to narrow down. I tried the ellis island ship manifest---found only one and that info doesn't really let me know if it is the correct one. Most family members don't have enough info or can't remember

Thanks for any help

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Re: Girgenti history

Postby PeterTimber » 15 Feb 2009, 22:36

can you please clarify. Is it entries into the USA other than ellis Island in NYC that you are seeking to locate in order to ascertain if specific persons arrived in the USA as immigrants? =Peter=
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Re: Girgenti history

Postby nykrfan » 15 Feb 2009, 22:43

Hi Peter---

-I searched the ellis island foundation for entry into the USA for Vincenzo and Josephine (a) no info on her at all entering not even sure if I'm spelling her name correctly :cry:

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Postby PeterTimber » 15 Feb 2009, 22:57

There are no other entries other than two for Vincenzo Girgenti in 1905 and one in 1906 and nothing else. sorry. =Peter=
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Postby BillieDeKid » 15 Feb 2009, 23:17

nykrfan wrote:Hi I am a Girgenti, currently living in Fla. but previously from Brooklyn, New York. Fathers name Salvatore J ---his brothers were John, Nick maybe another that had died awhile ago ---mothers name is Mary (anne ?) nee- diorio girgenti Grandfathers name was Vincenzo Grandmothers name was Josephine (a)

Does anyone know where I can search to narrow down. I tried the ellis island ship manifest---found only one and that info doesn't really let me know if it is the correct one. Most family members don't have enough info or can't remember

Thanks for any help


Can you supply some additional information if you know it?

1. Your father is Salvatore ....... year of birth and where born USA or Italy
2. Your uncle John ......year of birth and where born USA or Italy
3. Your uncle Nick ...... year of birth and where born USA or Italy
4. Mary (anne) Di Orio/Girgenti.........who is she the mother of? Year of birth and where born and her husbands name.
5. Grandfather Vincenzo Girgenti married to Grandmother Josephine (a) (Giuseppina). Are these your grandparents or your fathers grandparents? Years of birth(s), where born?

If any of these people were born in Italy please let us know about what year they traveld to the USA (for each person).

One other thing, what state did the family settle in when they arrived and did they move around?

Thanks for any additional info you can supply.

Elizabeth

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Re: Girgenti history

Postby nykrfan » 16 Feb 2009, 21:33

Hi Elizabeth--
-my father is Salvatore Joseph Girgenti he was born in the US in 12/5/1918. His father is Vincenzo and his mother was Josephine (a) (Giuseppina). They both were born in Italy I believe that they ( but I can't find any record of her entering the US) came in early 1900's (?) Vincenzo was listed as Sicilian and passed away in 1970 at 89 years. Salvatore's brothers john and nick were born in the US. Mary (anne) Di Orio/Girgenti is the wife of Salvatore---my mother- They all settled in NY mostly residing in Brooklyn, NY

Trying to find some cousins that have more info than i have.

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Re: Girgenti history

Postby BillieDeKid » 17 Feb 2009, 02:29

Found on ancestry

Probable WWII draft card states he is from.........

Adrano, province: Catania - region: Sicily

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I haven't had any luck finding a manifest for Vincenzo or Giuseppa (Josephine). Do you happen to know her maiden name and approximate year of birth?

I also searched for a census record that listed the family and came up with nothing.

From ancestry

Index to Declaration of Intent for Naturalization: New York County, 1907-1924 Index to Declaration of Intent for Naturalization: New York County, 1907-1924

Name: Vincenzo Girgenti
Declaration
Volume: 403
Declaration
Page: 56

New York County Supreme Court Naturalization Petition Index, 1907-24

Name: Vincenzo Girgenti
Address: 303 E. 39St.
Date: 3 Oct 1922
Volume #: 564
Page #: 138

I also searched on Footnote for his naturalization and came up with nothing. The naturalization will list the day, month and year he entered the USA and the name of the ship he sailed on.

Do you or any family member happen to have his naturalization papers? If not, you will have to contact the NARA to obtain a copy.

I'm sorry I couldn't have been of more help but I will keep looking for a manifest and census records.

Elizabeth

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Re: Girgenti history

Postby Liquidflex81 » 21 Feb 2009, 19:16

Hey this may be a long shot, but i am a Girgenti as well, Nicolas Girgenti. I am the son of Joe and Maria Girgenti. My fathers fathers name was Sylvestor (or Salvatore) Girgenti. He had 3 childdren, Joe, Madeline, and John Girgenti. Does this help at all?

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Postby suanj » 21 Feb 2009, 20:44

Hi elizabeth, the WWII record is right! the town is right also: Adrano ( ex Adernò)...
I know not if this marriage record is right, but a:

Gergenti Vincenzo Oct 16 1915 Manhattan #24376

married at:

Purpura Giuseppina Oct 16 1915 Manhattan #24376

maybe interesting....(?)
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Re: Girgenti history

Postby Biff83 » 21 Feb 2009, 21:45

1920 census
Name: Vincent Gorgendi (Girgenti)
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 12, New York, New York
Street Address: 303 East 39th St
Age: 36 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Josephine
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1908
Occupation: Tailor
Household Members: Name Age
Vincent Gorgendi, head, age 36, immigration 1908
Josephine Gorgendi, wife, age 29, immigration 1908
Nickolas Gorgendi, son, age 3 1/12
Sawato--Salvatore? Gorgendi, son, age 1 1/12
Mellia Parrilla?, mother in law, , widowed, age 46

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Re: Girgenti history

Postby Biff83 » 21 Feb 2009, 22:10

1930 census ?
Name: Venzenzo Gugenta (Girgenti?)
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Josephine
Occupation: Ladies Coats
Household Members: Name Age
Venzenzo Gugenta, head, age 45, immigration 1906
Josephine Gugenta, wife, age 47, immigration 1906
Nick Gugenta, son, age 13, born New York
Sam (Salvatore?) Gugenta, son, age 11. born New York

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Re: Girgenti history

Postby Biff83 » 21 Feb 2009, 23:36

WWI Draft Reg Card
Name: Vicenzo Girgerti (Girgenti)
City: Manhattan
County: New York
State: New York
Birth Date: 9 May 1884
Address: 303 East 39th Street
Nearest relative: Josie Girgenti

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Re: Girgenti history

Postby suanj » 22 Feb 2009, 06:10

great work biff...! seeming all right....!
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Re: Girgenti history

Postby nykrfan » 22 Feb 2009, 11:08

Oh my--- all of you who've replied are just amazing. I truly appreciate it.
With all the name (mis) spellings it's a wonder anyone knew who anyone was. The draft card for Vincenzo for WWII may not be correct as my father Salvatore (his son) was in the war. Also Vincenzo, Josephine and Nick seem to be correct but then the name Sam for Salvatore is confusing to me. My fathers brother - John's info is July 1 1931 and died July 21 1996. His son Paul seems to think Josphine (Giuseppina) maiden name was Panceca which is similar ( I guess) to Purpura which SUSANJ came up with.
Now that everyone is gone where may I continue to search?

Liquidflex81--- where is you(r) family from? The names Nicholas, John and Salvatore are within my families range, but not the others

Thanking you all again,

Nykrfan

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Re: Girgenti history

Postby BillieDeKid » 22 Feb 2009, 14:04

Great job Biff and suanj I think the marriage you found is very probable based on the years of the childrens births.


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