Manzella/Geraci and Pace/Zanghi lineage

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Manzella/Geraci and Pace/Zanghi lineage

Postby TLaRee » 07 Jun 2009, 01:52

I'm looking for information on the two following couples.

Giuseppe Manzella from Palermo married Rosalia Geraci from Termini Immerese. They had the following children. Gaetineo, Angeline, Antonina, Giuseppe Jr., Anthony, Augustin, Filippo (my father in law) and Salvatore.

I have no birthdates or parents names for these.

The other couple is:

Giuseppe Pace married Rosalia Zanghi from montemaggiore Belsilo. They had Marianna (my mother in law), Antonio (never married) and Dominica who married Nic Varco.

Again I have no birthdates, or parents names for these couples. If you have any information, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm trying to put together a "Heritage Album" for my son, and have very little information about his fathers family (Manzella).

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Re: Manzella/Geraci and Pace/Zanghi lineage

Postby wldspirit » 07 Jun 2009, 05:07

Without knowing in what US state your ancestors lived, the following record is interesting, but could be completely unrelated.

Name: Giuseppe Manzella
Spouse: Maria Geracci
Age: 26
Age: 22
Gender: M
Marriage Date: 10 Feb 1902
Volume: 23
Page: 710

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Re: Manzella/Geraci and Pace/Zanghi lineage

Postby TLaRee » 07 Jun 2009, 08:08

Wldsprt,

Thank you so much for your response. However, with Giuseppe and Maria being married in 1902, I doubt this is the same couple I'm looking for. My father in law Fillipo was born in 1904 with several brothers and sisters born before him.

The only information I have is:
My mother in law Marianna Pace (Father Giuseppe Pace and Mother Rosalia Zanghi) was born in Buffalo, New York.
At some point she went to Palermo, because in 1947 she came back to the states with her two oldest sons Giuseppe (9) and Antonino(7) Manzella and a couple years later, my father in law Fillipo Manzella (Father Giuseppe Manzella Mother: Rosalia Geraci) came to Buffalo with the youngest two boys, Rusario (7) and Angelo (5) (my husband). I've been told all 4 boys were born in Palermo. Other than that, I have names of Marianna and Fillipo's brothers and sisters and thats all the information I have.

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Re: Manzella/Geraci and Pace/Zanghi lineage

Postby wldspirit » 07 Jun 2009, 09:13

Now that we have a starting place, NEW YORK, can you confirm the following record?


Social Security Death Index

Name: Filippo Manzella
SSN:
Last Residence: 14216 Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States of America
Born: 22 Oct 1904
Died: Mar 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)
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Re: Manzella/Geraci and Pace/Zanghi lineage

Postby TLaRee » 07 Jun 2009, 10:11

Wldsprt,

Yes, that is definately my father in law. And I've found my Mother in laws also.

Name: Marianna Manzella
SSN:
Last Residence: 14216 Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States of America
Born: 31 Jan 1908
Died: May 1985
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1955-1956)

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Re: Manzella/Geraci and Pace/Zanghi lineage

Postby vj » 07 Jun 2009, 23:00

Hello
It appears that the Pace family moved to Italy after son Antonio was born in April 1910.
They were still there in 1928...
Thanks!
Valarie

Antonino/ Anthony Pace possible ship manifests

1926
lined off US Citizen page
born 23 April 1910 in Buffalo

1926 Alien page
page 2
- father Giuseppe in Montemaggiore
- joining uncle Giuseppe Cutrona in Buffalo at 81 Fargo Ave

1928 manifest
Name: Anthony Pace
Age: 18 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1910
Arrival Port: Bridgeburg, Ontario
Date of Arrival: 24 Jun 1928
Birth Location: Buffalo, New York
Gender: Male
Citizenship: American

- destination visit uncle Joe Cutrano in Crescent Beach, Ontario
- father Joseph Pace in Montemaggiore
- traveling with (line 11) Giuseppe Grasso

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Re: Manzella/Geraci and Pace/Zanghi lineage

Postby wldspirit » 08 Jun 2009, 03:44

You have the name of the parents, and the birth date or at least year for some of the children, start by sending for a birth extract to the town of origin, then proceed to the marriage act for the parents. For even more detail, you can request a state of the family certificate, which will list all persons in the household at a given time, including those who moved away or died:

Comune di MONTEMAGGIORE BELSITO

Provincia di PALERMO

Indirizzo (address) : PIAZZA ROMA

C.A.P. (zip code) : 90020

Telefono : 091 - 8996211

Fax : 091 - 0918993680

E-mail : servizidemografici@comunemontemaggiorebelsito.it

Sito Web : http://www.comunemontemaggiorebelsito.it

Choice of form letters:

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Re: Manzella/Geraci and Pace/Zanghi lineage

Postby TLaRee » 08 Jun 2009, 21:25

Wldsprt,

Thank you so much for your help. This is sooo much more than I ever expected.

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Re: Manzella/Geraci and Pace/Zanghi lineage

Postby wldspirit » 09 Jun 2009, 07:29

Your very welcome!!
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