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Passenger List for Great Grandfather

Postby jmirra3 » 18 Jun 2009, 06:58

Hello,

I am looking for a passenger list for my great grandfather Joseph SAMPONA. According to the 1930 Census he arrived in 1906. According to the 1920 Census he arrived in 1908. He was naturalized but his papers do not list a ship or date.

His profession was a barber and he was also in WWI.

He has a brother Philip SAMPONA that arrived in March 1903 according to his naturalization papers on a ship called 'Princess Irene' but I was unable to find this passenger list too.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Jim

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Re: Passenger List for Great Grandfather

Postby pink67 » 18 Jun 2009, 08:31

Hi Jim,

I believe Sampona was a mispelling of their real last name... That's why Sampona doesn't exist today in Italy.
Maybe their correct last name was Sampognaro.
I saw they were from Caccamo, Palermo Province - Sicily region.
If you look the original signature of Joseph's Draft Registration Card for the First World War you'll see that possible the handwritten is Sampognaro...
I noticed too that also on the naturalization papers for Philip his signature seems Sampognaro (for first) and then was corrected to Sampona.

Do you know Philip's wife Jennie maiden name? If it was Polizzi Vincenzina and if they married on 1910 then I found their marriages dates on this document (on the site http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... html#start )
and Philip's last name is clearly Sampognaro :

[img=http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2117/414192218.th.jpg]

Laura :)

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Re: Passenger List for Great Grandfather

Postby pink67 » 18 Jun 2009, 12:21

Jim,

if this 1920 census is correct for Joseph's brother Philip, then their father Fred :!: was living with him....

1920 United States Federal Census
about P Sampona
Name: P Sampona
Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 35 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Jennie
Father's Name: Fred
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1903
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 1008
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
P Sampona 35 head, born in IT, year of immigr. 1903, barber
Jennie Sampona 29 wife, born in IT, year of immigr. 1902
Laura Sampona 9 daughter, born in PA
Rosaline Sampona 6 daughter, born in PA
Fred Sampona 5 son, born in PA
Josephine Sampona 3 daughter, born in PA
Conchetina Sampona 1 4/12 daughter, born in PA
Fred Sampona 62 father, born in IT, year of immigr, 1912

[img=http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5972/samponaphilip1920census.th.jpg]

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Re: Passenger List for Great Grandfather

Postby Sal » 18 Jun 2009, 12:58

Using Pink's excellent detective work, I went to Steve Morse's website and checked for anybody listing Caccamo as their village. I found a Giuseppe Sampognari (spelling is as written by the immigration people). The manifest is at
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0465%2ETIF
It shows that Giuseppe arrived Apr 30 1908, was 17 years old, and was heading to Philadelphia to join his brother Fillipo. Could this be your great-grandfather?
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Re: Passenger List for Great Grandfather

Postby pink67 » 18 Jun 2009, 13:40

Hi Sal :D

I believe you found the right Joseph... he was leaving in Caccamo his father Fortunato (living on Via Grillo n. 15 - Caccamo :!: )... so maybe Fred was the nickname for Fortunato...

Laura

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Re: Passenger List for Great Grandfather

Postby jmirra3 » 18 Jun 2009, 15:27

This is amazing. Thank you both very much. I'll double check with my grandmother on Jennie's maiden name, but I'm almost positive that these are the correct records.

-Jim

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Re: Passenger List for Great Grandfather

Postby pink67 » 18 Jun 2009, 15:32

Possible 1903 arrival for Filippo Sampognaro, age 19, single, from Caccamo to Philadelphia to join his cousin Polizzi Francesco:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0019

Laura
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Re: Passenger List for Great Grandfather

Postby jmirra3 » 19 Jun 2009, 17:54

Here are Philip's Naturalization papers. It says the ship he came over on is called Princess Irene in March 1903.

http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/6084/philipsamponanaturaliza.jpg

Is this the same person?

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Re: Passenger List for Great Grandfather

Postby pink67 » 21 Jun 2009, 12:40

Yes, I believe it's the same person....
I searched and it seems there wereno arrivals on march 1903 to the NY port for the ship Prinzess Irene... I saw many on these documents with wrong dates about the ship arrivals (for ship's names or dates)...
The first arrival after march 1903 for the Princess/Prinzess Irene is on April 8 1903 (on the Ellis Island site) same ship is listed as arriving on April 9, 1903 on Ancestry.com...

Laura


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