Bianco from Trieste?

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Bianco from Trieste?

Postby wanders256 » 23 Feb 2009, 05:35

I'm just starting to compile geneology information for my family so my experience is limited I'm afraid... I would like to find any information I can about my Grandfather who emigrated in 1919 (according to 1930 US Census). I have not been able to locate any Naturalization records. We knew him as Edward White but my mother told me before her death his last name was Bianco and she thought he was from Trieste.
She thought he had been in the Austrian army!! How does an Italian get into the Austrian army? We believe he was born on 18 May 1899 and his father was a streetcar conductor but we have no more information do I stand a chance of finding anything?

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Re: Bianco from Trieste?

Postby liviomoreno » 23 Feb 2009, 09:32

wanders256 wrote:...
She thought he had been in the Austrian army!! How does an Italian get into the Austrian army? ...


Trieste was annexed to Italy in 1918, before that it belonged to the Austro_Hungarian empire. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trieste for further references.

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Re: Bianco from Trieste?

Postby wldspirit » 23 Feb 2009, 09:51

Interestingly, bianco is white in Italian.

Do you have any further info? Wife's name? Children? Birthdates for all?
Where did they reside? If you like, many members have access to paid databases that can be checked for further records.

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Re: Bianco from Trieste?

Postby wldspirit » 23 Feb 2009, 10:08

If this is the correct census, his birth is listed as Italy, his fathers birth is listed as Switzerland, and his mothers birth is listed as Italy.

Also, he has filed his first papers for naturalization.

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Edward White
Home in 1930: Preston, Clark, Washington
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Edna G
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward White 31
Edna G White 21
Ethel M White 2

Have you sent for his record of marriage? May list further clues....
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