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looking for Rebecchini

Postby luckyshamrock » 04 May 2009, 01:18

Hi,
I am looking for some info on a Minia Rebecchini who married a seaman from the USA (Maine) named Henry or Joseph Pierce in 1869-1870. They had four children in the states. Three of them Frederick, Lillie, and Joseph. Minia's father supposedly played the organ in St Peter's square in Italy. She was born in 1854 and died in 1919 in NYC. Thanks.

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby suanj » 04 May 2009, 10:35

luckyshamrock wrote:Hi,
I am looking for some info on a Minia Rebecchini who married a seaman from the USA (Maine) named Henry or Joseph Pierce in 1869-1870. They had four children in the states. Three of them Frederick, Lillie, and Joseph. Minia's father supposedly played the organ in St Peter's square in Italy. She was born in 1854 and died in 1919 in NYC. Thanks.

Minia pierce by 1900 census, seeming born in oct 1852- Asia Minor from italian parents... marriage in 1869... naturalized in 1869( by marriage..?)

1900 United States Federal Census
about Minia Pierce
Name: Minia Pierce
[Minnie Pierce]
Home in 1900: Bronx, New York, New York
Age: 47
Birth Date: Oct 1852
Birthplace: Asia Minor
[Osia Menor]
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1869
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy

Mother: number of living children: 3
Mother: How many children: 4
Spouse's name: Joseph
Marriage Year: 1869
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 31
Residence : New York City, New York, New York
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Pierce 61
Minia Pierce 47
Joseph R Pierce 29

it is possible that Minia born in Smyrne, Turkey( Asia Minor)??
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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2009, 12:36

Brava Suanj!
I believe Suanj is right! :D

Here is an arrival manifest to the port of Boston...

S. Rebecchini, male, age 38, occupation Musician :!: , italian travelling with his son? R. Rebecchini age 12, male.
Port of departure: Izmir, Turkey

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943
about S Rebecchini
Name: S Rebecchini
Arrival Date: 12 Dec 1850
Age: 38 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1812
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Izmir, Turkey
Ship Name: Stafford
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Microfilm Roll Number: M277_36
image, from Ancestry.com:

[img=http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/7058/rebecchini1850arrival.th.jpg]

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby vj » 04 May 2009, 12:39

Hello!
suanj, looks like Turkey is correct, 'Tur. As. Greek'
On 1900 census son Joseph is actually 19, born 1880
Here Minnie is with son Joseph age 29
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1910 census

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2009, 12:45

Pink67 wrote:S. Rebecchini, male, age 38, occupation Musician , italian travelling with his son? R. Rebecchini age 12, male.


Possible passport issued to "R" Rebecchini on 1862??

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
about Raniero Rebecchini
Name: Raniero Rebecchini
Birth Place: Italy New York
Age: 24
Passport Issue Date: 24 May 1862
Passport Includes a Photo: N
Source: Passport Applications, 1795-1905 (M1372) 3

[img=http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3992/rebecchinipassport.th.jpg]

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby vj » 04 May 2009, 13:09

pink67 wrote:
Pink67 wrote:S. Rebecchini, male, age 38, occupation Musician , italian travelling with his son? R. Rebecchini age 12, male.


Possible passport issued to "R" Rebecchini on 1862??

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
about Raniero Rebecchini
Name: Raniero Rebecchini
Birth Place: Italy New York
Age: 24
Passport Issue Date: 24 May 1862
Passport Includes a Photo: N
Source: Passport Applications, 1795-1905 (M1372) 3

[img=http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/3992/rebecchinipassport.th.jpg]

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:D Is Joseph's middle name a coincidence?
Valarie

Joseph & Minia's son Joseph

1918 WWI Card
Name: Joseph Raniero Pierce
City: Bronx County: Bronx
State: New York
Birth Date: 10 Aug 1880
Race: White
Roll: 1753939 DraftBoard: 5

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2009, 13:13

Hi Val! :D
I believe this should be another good clue:
Possible 1870 census for Joseph Rebecchini (Maybe Minia's father???):

1870 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Rebechine
Name: Joseph Rebechine
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Age in 1870: 38
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1870: New York Ward 17 District 12, New York, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Station D
Household Members: Name Age
Sigismund Wendt 54
Clara Wendt 34
Annie Wendt 10
Mary Summer 19
Francis Summer 22
R Fenchtenberr 35
Joseph Rebechine 38 occupation: Musician
Frank Schleiss 25

[img=http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7139/rebecchinijoseph1870.th.jpg]

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby vj » 04 May 2009, 13:23

:D Hi Laura!
Here's another from 1870

1870 census
Name: Romers Robecene
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832 Age in 1870: 38
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1870: New York Ward 17 District 3 (2nd Enum), New York, New York
Occupation: musician

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2009, 13:28

Luckyshamrock,

do you know if Minia had siblings?
This is a passport issued to Frank Rebecchini, born in Smyrne - Turkey:

From Ancestry.com:
U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
about Frank R O Rebecchini
Name: Frank R O Rebecchini
Birth Date: 28 Nov 1848
Birth Place: Smyrna, Turkey
Passport Issue Date: 26 Apr 1888
Passport Includes a Photo: N
Source: Passport Applications, 1795-1905 (M1372)

[img=http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/9691/rebecchinipassportfrank.th.jpg]

this is the 1900 for Frank Rebecchini, born in Asia Minor, to italian parents...

1900 United States Federal Census
about Frank Rebeechine
Name: Frank Rebeechine
[Frank Rebechine]
Home in 1900: Brooklyn Ward 23, Kings, New York
Age: 43
Birth Date: Nov 1856
[u]Birthplace: Asia Mina
[Asia Minor]
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1869
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Nettie
Marriage Year: 1877
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 23
Residence : New York City, Kings, New York
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Rebeechine 43
Nettie Rebeechine 42
Clarence Rebeechine 19
Lena Wojeler 19

[img=http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/8861/rebecchinifrank1900cens.th.jpg]

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby luckyshamrock » 04 May 2009, 13:30

WOW!!!
Thank you all so much for your input. I am familiar with all of the info except the info on Joseph Rebechine from pink67. Any ideas on how I can obtain a marriage certificate or something on Henry/Joseph Pierce and Minia.? I have a feeling he was on a sea run and met her in Italy and poosibly brought her back on his own ship? Is that possible? and not go through immigration etc?

Joseph Raniero Pierce is a very Strong coincidence. I have a SSDI that said he died in Norristown, mongomery,PA in the 1960's. Minia's son Fred was born in Boston but I have no record of his birth as of yet. Thanks.

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby luckyshamrock » 04 May 2009, 13:36

pink67,
Thanks. I am not sure if Minia had siblings. I just found her obit in the NY times two days ago. It mentioned her daughter but not her siblings or husband.

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2009, 13:37

You're welcome!

can you tell us the birth years and places of all Minia's child?

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby pink67 » 04 May 2009, 14:16

Wow! 8O
I found a very, very interesting old newspaper article on this site:
http://www.fultonhistory.com/

http://www.fultonhistory.com/Newspapers ... ehtml&.pdf


you can find there the news of the death of Rainero Rebecchini on december 1878.
He was unmarried, he was living on Lexington aenue with his two sisters. He was the son of Serafino Rebecchini (a very well known teacher of vocal music and organist) native of Ancona, Italy. :!:
His uncles on his mother's side were noted as artist and cornet players..
The newspaper says that he arrived to the US with his father on 1850, so the arrival manifest of S. Rebecchini and R. Rebecchini was for him (Raniero) and his father (Serafino).
If these persons were related to Minia they were coming from Ancona - Marche region.

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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby suanj » 04 May 2009, 14:31

1910 United States Federal Census
about Minie Pierce
Name: Minie Pierce
Age in 1910: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Turkey
Relation to Head-of-house: Mother
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy

Home in 1910: Bronx Assembly District 34, New York, New York
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female
Year of Immigration: 1870
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Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Pierce 29
Minie Pierce 58


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Re: looking for Rebecchini

Postby luckyshamrock » 04 May 2009, 15:01

That newspaper article is incredible! The three children of Minia and Henry/Joseph. (I have come to believe that his name is Joseph Henry Pierce) are:

Frederick J Born October 3 1870 Boston Mass ( my G grandfather)
Lillie Pierce Born 1873 NYC Married Joe Debona ( I have a lot of info on Debona side)
Joseph R Pierce- Born August 10 1880 NYC ( I have a few draft registration cards and census records on him as well.)

Thanks.


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