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Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby abombardieri » 17 Jun 2009, 02:02

Hi,
I am researching two areas of my family genealogy history and was wondering if any of the knowledgebase would be willing to help.

The first is a Great Grandmother’s side of the family. Her name was Marietta Bombardieri married to Peter S. Bombardieri from Boston, Massachusetts. I’ve found the 1930 Census record that does give the DOB for each (1882? for Marietta and 1895 for Peter) Here is the interesting part, her maiden name was Seminara…and according to one of my other Great Grandmothers, Marietta Seminara was related to Guiseppe Seminara, the same Guiseppe Seminara who helped start Prince Pasta Co, (Boston, MA. 1912) I haven’t been able to find much else on Marietta and virtually nothing to date about Guiseppe (silly considering what he has done). I have asked many of my family (Uncles, Aunts, Great Uncle and Great Aunts) but little is known of Marietta other than simple stories.

The second area is on Peter S. Bombardieri and his siblings. I have some info on a couple of his siblings, but not enough to get a real search going. As I said above, the 1930 Census report states he was born in 1895 and resided in Boston, MA, but again not much else is known.

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby pink67 » 17 Jun 2009, 06:16

Hi and welcome to the Forum! :D

for references:

from Ancestry.com:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Peter S Bombardieri
Name: Peter S Bombardieri
Home in 1930: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
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Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Mary
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Peter S Bombardieri 45 head, born in Italy, married at the age of 28, year of immigr. 1907, occupation Baker
Mary Bombardieri 48 wife born in IT - Sicily, married at the age of 31, year of immigr. 1907
Rocco A Bombardieri 16 son, born in MA
Anthony T Bombardieri 14 son, born in MA
Theresa J Bombardieri 12 daughter, born in MA

address: 126 Melville Avenue.

[img=http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/7854/bombardieripeter1930.th.jpg]

From the military enlistment for the first world war the exact birth date for Peter:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Peter Bombardieri
Name: Peter Bombardieri
City: Boston
County: Suffolk
State: Massachusetts
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1884
Race: White
Roll: 1684763
DraftBoard: 4

address: 92 Prince street, Boston. occupation Baker, he stated he was supporting his wife Mary....

[img=http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/8238/bombardieripeterwwi.th.jpg]

and from the military enlistment for the second world war the birth place for Peter:

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Pietro S Bombardieri
Name: Pietro S Bombardieri
Birth Date: 4 Nov 1884
Birth Place: Placanica, Italy
Residence: Suffolk, Massachusetts
Race: White
Roll: WWII_2372256

[img=http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/6581/bombardieripeterwwii.th.jpg]

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby pink67 » 17 Jun 2009, 06:38

On Ancestry.com the last name on 1920 census is mispelled:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Peter Bombasteri
Name: Peter Bombasteri
Home in 1920: Boston Ward 5, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age: 36 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Mary
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1907
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 587
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Peter Bombasteri 36 head, born in IT, year of immigr. 1907
Mary Bombasteri 37 wife, born in IT, year of immigr. 1907
Rocco Bombasteri 6 son
Anthony Bombasteri 4 son
Teresa Bombasteri 2 daughter

[img=http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7387/bombardieripeter1920cen.th.jpg]

Here is a 1912 arrival manifest for Pasquale Bombardieri (possible Pietro's sibling?) who was travelling with his wife and daughter, from Placaninca joining his brother Pietro in Boston....

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943
about Pasquale Bombardieri
Name: Pasquale Bombardieri
Arrival Date: 3 Apr 1912
Age: 26 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Cretic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Pietro
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Reggio C Placanica, Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: 175

page 1:
[img=http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/2046/bombardieripsquale1912af.th.jpg]

page 2:
[img=http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/9129/bombardieripsquale1912a.th.jpg]

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby pink67 » 17 Jun 2009, 06:54

From the site you pointed (about the Pasta :D )

The story of one of America's most beloved pasta brands was born in 1912 when three immigrants from the same village in Sicily, Italy, started a small spaghetti manufacturing company in Boston's North End. The address of their storefront 92 Prince Street.

It was a perfect partnership. Gaetana LaMarca was the administrator, Guiseppe Seminara was the salesman and Michele Cantella was the pasta maker. These entrepreneurs had no way of knowing that their little company would become one of the largest pasta manufacturers in the country.


If you look the 1920 census manifest you'll see the home address for Bombardieri Pietro and wife was 93 Prince Street. In the same house were living Michele Candello (mispelling of Michele Cantella, occupation Macaroni Maker :!: ), La Marca Carmelo and La Marca Angelo with their families..... :)

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby wldspirit » 17 Jun 2009, 08:10

Great article Pink!! And to think....I have bought that brand of pasta!!
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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby vj » 17 Jun 2009, 12:23

abombardieri wrote:Here is the interesting part, her maiden name was Seminara…and according to one of my other Great Grandmothers, Marietta Seminara was related to Guiseppe Seminara, the same Guiseppe Seminara who helped start Prince Pasta Co, (Boston, MA. 1912) I haven’t been able to find much else on Marietta and virtually nothing to date about Guiseppe (silly considering what he has done). I have asked many of my family (Uncles, Aunts, Great Uncle and Great Aunts) but little is known of Marietta other than simple stories.


Seminara Family

Hello!
Possibly sister & brother?

Here's a WWI Card for a Giuseppe Seminara, vice president of the Prince Macaroni Mfg Co and a possible 1910 census for the family
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1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

Giuseppe Franc(?) Seminara 33
690 Adams Street, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA
born 19 Oct 1884
naturalized
vice president Prince Macaroni
Prince Macaroni Mfg Co
207 Commercial, Boston, MA
nearest relative wife & mother at same address
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possible 1910 census

Home in 1910:
34 Charter Street
Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts

head Antonio Seminara 58, abt 1852 IT
- married 34 yrs, abt 1876
- immig 1901, Al
- proprietor, baker shop, employer
wife Giuseppa Seminara 48, abt 1862 IT
- 18 children, 6 living
- immig 1901
son Giuseppe Seminara 26, abt 1884 IT
- immig 1901 Na
- baker, baker shop
daughter Marietta Seminara 28, abt 1882 IT
- immig 1901
daughter Santa Seminara 24, abt 1886 IT
- immig 1901
daughter Michelina Seminara 18, abt 1892 IT
- immig 1901
daughter Grazia Seminara 11, abt 1899 IT
- immig 1901
daughter Adelina Seminara 10, abt 1900 IT
- immig 1901

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby pink67 » 17 Jun 2009, 12:53

Hi all!!

ùI believe the Seminara's were coming from Termini Imerese - Sicily region...
Here is an interesting arrival manifest for Francesca Seminara (age 14) travelling with her two sisters Grazia Salvatrice and Adelina.... They were joining her mother Giuseppa Profeta in Lawrence - Massachusetts:

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943
about Franceka Seminara
Name: Franceka Seminara
Arrival Date: 1 Jun 1902
Age: 14 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Vancouver
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Giuseppa Prefeter
Last Residence: Cermini
Microfilm Roll Number: 52

[img=http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/4223/seminara1902arrival.th.jpg]

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edit to add:

here is Giuseppa Profeta's arrival manifest (1901) travelling with her Daughters Maria (maybe Marietta?) and Michela, joining her son Giuseppe Seminara

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0027

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby vj » 17 Jun 2009, 12:56

Hi Laura :D !
son Francesco (Giuseppe) in 1930 - mother Josephine is living w/him at 690 Adams Street.
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Marietta Seminara's mother Josephine & siblings

1920 census

Home in 1920:
Boston Ward 20, Suffolk, Massachusetts

head Francesco Semarca 35
wife Elvira Semarca 24
son Anthony Semarca 7

mother Josephina Semarca 57
sister Grace Semarca 22
sister Adelina Semarca 21

edit: according to Laura's manifest finds, Francesco on the 1920 & 1930 census is Giuseppe from the WWI card & 1910 census

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby pink67 » 17 Jun 2009, 13:19

Val,

On Ancestry.com a 1936 arrival manifest for:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about F Giuseppe Seminara
Name: F Giuseppe Seminara
Arrival Date: 24 Sep 1936
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Ship Name: Vulcania
Search Ship Database: Search the Vulcania in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 10
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_5873
Page Number: 113
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States

Travelling with his wife Rosalia Seminara (age 33) going back to their home on 690 Adams Street - Dorchester - MA

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby vj » 17 Jun 2009, 13:20

Hi Laura!
Great manifest finds :D .
You're right, Francesco on the 1920 & 1930 census records is Giuseppe :D .
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edit: added note about Francesco=Giuseppe

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby abombardieri » 17 Jun 2009, 13:21

This is wonderful, thank you so much…

Anthony was my Grandfather and used to work with my Great Uncle Rocco in Boston’s ‘North End’. Anthony, Rocco and Rocco’s wife owned a Bakery, aptly named ‘Bombardieri Bakery’. As I have been told, the city took the small parcel of land by eminent domain to build either the Sumner Tunnel or Callahan Tunnel in Boston. (I’ll have to ask my Dad). The Bakery was relocated to Fields Corner in Dorchester, MA.

Many people remember the Bakery and have told me stories about it.
I will see if any of my family knows about Pasquale Bombardieri.

As for Marietta Seminara, I remember hearing the name Grazia Seminara mentioned to me by one of my Great Uncles…and I had found the name Guiseppa Seminara on Ancestry .com but the DOB threw me off. My family will be thrilled to hear that you have been able add some pieces of the puzzle that have been missing. I will continue to post info as I find it.

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby pink67 » 17 Jun 2009, 13:49

Thank you Tony!

Always very happy to help!

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby vj » 17 Jun 2009, 14:33

Hello!
In case you haven't seen these, naturalization papers from footnote .com
and 1907 ship manifest from ancestry
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Pietro Bombardieri

1912 Declaration

Publication Number: M1368
Publication Title: Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the U.S. District and
Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1929
Publisher: NARA
State: Massachusetts
Short Description: NARA M1368. Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the US District and
Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1929.
Court: U.S. District Court
Year: 1912
Date: 06 Aug 1912
Immigrant Full Name: Pietro Bombardieri
Document Type: Declaration of Intention
Home Country: Italy
Year Immigrated: 1907

1919 Petition

(Note: has Marietta Seminara's birth date)
Publication Number: M1368
Publication Title: Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the U.S. District and
Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1929
Publisher: NARA
State: Massachusetts
Short Description: NARA M1368. Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the US District and
Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1929.
Court: U.S. District Court
Year: 1919
Date: 23 Jul 1919
Immigrant Full Name: Pietro Bombardieri
Document Type: Petition for Naturalization
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: Joseph Zottoli
Witness 2 Full Name: Gaetano LaMarco (probably from Prince Macaroni)
Year Immigrated: 1907

Certificate of Arrival

Publication Number: M1368
Publication Title: Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the U.S. District and
Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1929
Publisher: NARA
State: Massachusetts
Short Description: NARA M1368. Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the US District and
Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1929.
Court: U.S. District Court
Year: 1919
Date: 16 Jul 1919
Immigrant Full Name: Pietro Bombardieri
Document Type: Certificate of Arrival
Home Country: Italy
Year Immigrated: 1907

1920 Oath

Publication Number: M1368
Publication Title: Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the U.S. District and
Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1929
Publisher: NARA
State: Massachusetts
Short Description: NARA M1368. Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the US District and
Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1929.
Court: U.S. District Court
Year: 1920
Date: 05 Jan 1920
Immigrant Full Name: Pietro Bombardieri
Document Type: Oath of Allegiance
Home Country: Italy
Year Immigrated: 1907
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From information on his Certificate of Arrival:

1907 manifest

(Left margin cut-off)
June 1907, SS Romanic, Naples to Boston
line 6
Pietro _ombardine 22 (abt 1885)
- single
- last residence Placanica (Province of Reggio Calabria, Calabria)
- destination Boston Mass
- joining brother Pasquale at North Square Boston
- born in Placanica

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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby LaBud » 17 Jun 2009, 17:50

Hi Tony,
You just brought back a lot of memories for me. I worked for Rocco and Theresa at the Bakery in Fields Corner many years ago. They hired me because I'm Italian. LOL
I remember the day I told them I lived 5 houses down from the famous "Prince Spaghetti house" behind the Adams St. Library. I never signed my employment application because we talked so much about that house. They made me Family that day!
That house still stands today and is just beautiful, inside and out.
Rocco always made me my very special (sp) Puttaginni. Oh, to die for.
My Paternal Grandfather Giovanni Pasquale had a Butcher shop on Salem St. down the No.End. long before I was born.
That's my mission for joining this wonderful forum, to help me with my research.
Thanks for taking me back to such happy times and Good Luck on your research. :)
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Re: Bombardieri and Seminara Families

Postby Lcb24kt » 23 Oct 2009, 20:42

Hello, You said that you are related to the family that started Prince Macaroni Co. My Grandmother too was related to them, Her name is Catena LaGuadria (last name could be misspelled) waiting on family to get correct spelling. Catena was born in the town of Catania, Catena had a sister named Angelina and a brother named Joseph but his last name is different, it is DiCarra which means my Greatgrandmother must have been a widow or married before. My Great grandmother and my Great grandfather owned Sulphur mines, they died a year apart when my Grandmother was 9 years old. My Grandmother's family were wealthy and they were sent to live with Aunts that had a large estate. My uncle said during WW 2 he went to see the house and it was closed, they said it was turned into a museum. (We don't no for sure) My Uncle said that the grounds were beautiful and the house was gated. Catena was born Dec. 8 1884. She did not come thru Elise Island, there are no records for her. My cousin said she came thru Philadelphia port and that would have made sense because her sister Angelina was living in Philadelphia. To get records from ships that landed in Philadelphia I have to go down to the National Archives records here in Phila. which I will be going to on Nov. 14. Catena came on the same ship that Guglemo Marconi (wireless radio inventor) but he came to the US. a few times. I do know that one of the ships he was on was the Philadelphia. Catena sister Angelina married in Italy to a Casamado ( last name) (could be missed spelled). Can not find any records on Catena, she died in New Jersey but lived all her live in Philadelphia, she owned a dress shop in Philadelphia named Aunt Katie's dress shop and made wedding grown's. Catena married Gaspare Caruso and had 10 children one died at age 2yrs. So if you are related to the Seminara family then you are related to us either by marriage or blood. Looking forward to hear from you. Lisa



If anyone one on this board that could help finding information about Catena LaGuadria (last name could be misspelled) it would be appreciated. Thank You, Lisa

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