Venturas from Bari?

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Venturas from Bari?

Postby Acemoto » 14 Sep 2009, 01:53

Hello everyone! This forum seems amazingly helpful. I am trying to find info about my ancestors, because I'm moving to Italy and would like to claim dual citizenship through bloodright.

Here is what I know:

Great grandfather: John (maybe Giovanni?) Michael Ventura
Born in Acquaviva, near Bari, around 1900ish
Son of Augusta Ventura

Great grandmother: Augusta Rose Longo
Born in 1905 in Termini Imerese
Daughter of Leonardo Longo and Rosemary Corso

Any info would be much, much appreciated! THANK YOU!!!

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Re: Venturas from Bari?

Postby pink67 » 14 Sep 2009, 07:42

Hi Acemoto and welcome! :D

from Ancestry.com (subscription site) the 1930 census for your greatgrandparents:

1930 United States Federal Census
about John Ventura
Name: John Ventura
Home in 1930: Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio
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Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Augusta
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
John Ventura 34 head, born in IT, year of immigr. 1914
Augusta Ventura 26 wife, born in IT, year of immigr. 1915
Arthur Ventura 6 son, born in OH
Mary Carmen Ventura 1 8/12 daughter, born in OH

page 1: [img=http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/6582/venturajohn1930page1.th.jpg]

page 2: [img=http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/1702/venturajohn1930page2.th.jpg]

Possible arrival manifest for Giovanni Ventura from the free site http://www.ellisisland.org/ :

March 5, 1914:
Ventura Giovanni, age 18, single, last residence and place of birth Acquaviva - Bari, leaving in Italy his father Eustachio, going to Dayton, OH to join his brother Michele living on 134 Commercial Street Dayton.

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0022

page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0022

If you have his birth date you can compare here, from the military enlistment for the first world war:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about John Ventura
Name: John Ventura
City: Dayton
County: Montgomery
State: Ohio
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 1 Jan 1896
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1832191
DraftBoard: 3

image:
[img=http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/8494/venturajohnwwi.th.jpg]

If you'll check the Ellisisland.org site you'll find also his brother Michele's arrival (two arrivals, 1913 and 1920)

Laura

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Re: Venturas from Bari?

Postby aiescavol » 14 Sep 2009, 11:57

Ventura is surname common en Acquaviva delle Fonti
I had a uncle born in Aqcuaviva delle Fonti, Giovanni Ventura (1899-1961)

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Re: Venturas from Bari?

Postby Acemoto » 14 Sep 2009, 23:59

Pink, you are AMAZING...such an incredible feeling it is to see this information!

That is definitely the correct census info. Do you know if there is a resource for, or how I would go about finding, when he became a citizen?

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Re: Venturas from Bari?

Postby pink67 » 15 Sep 2009, 08:01

I'm glad the records are correct for your great-grandafther's family.... :D

If you look better the 1930 census manifest:

Column n. 22: Year of immigration: 1914
Column 23: Naturalization: NA (it means he was already naturalized)

Considering that at the time of the miltary enlistment for the WWI (1917/1918) he stated he was an Alien and he was naturalized at the time of the 1930 census (April 1930), possible he got the naturalization between 1917 and 1930...

From Ancestry.com:

Ohio Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2002
about John M Ventura
Name: John M Ventura
Birth Date: Est. 1896
Birth Country: Remainder of World

Gender: Male
Race: White

Residence City: Dayton
Residence County: Montgomery
Residence State: Ohio
Residence Country: United States

Death Date: 2 Aug 1987
Hospital of Death: Long-Term Care Facilities
City of Death: Miamisburg
County of Death: Montgomery
Certificate: 061701
Age at Death: 91
Certifier: Physician
Autopsy: Yes, used for certification
Social Security Number:
Marital Status: Married
Industry of Decedent: Grocery stores
Occupation of Decedent: Supervisors and proprietors, sales occupations
Census Tract: 0059

From the free site: http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home

the death certificate for the first? child of John and Augusta?
Date October 3, 1921, address 38 N Montgomery Street, Dayton:

[img=http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/9681/19917482086.th.jpg]

this is the 1920 census for Leo Longo and family in Dayton:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Leo Longo
Name: Leo Longo
Home in 1920: Dayton Ward 2, Montgomery, Ohio
Age: 50 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Rose
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: Un
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 577
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Leo Longo 50 head, born in IT, year of immigr. unknown, year of Nat. 1906
Rose Longo 45 wife, born in IT, year of immigr. 1906, nat. 1906
Frank Longo 22 son, born in IT, year of immigr. 1906, nat. 1906
Gusta Longo 16 daughter, born in IT, year of immigr. 1906, nat. 1906
John Longo 19 son, born in IT, year of immigr. 1904, year of Natur. 1906
Mary Longo 13 daughter, born in OH
Francis Longo 10 daughter, born in OH
Anthony Longo 8 son, born in OH
Gertrude Longo 6 daughter, born in OH
Antonia Longo 2 4/12 daughter, born in OH

Address: 38 N. Montgomery street - Dayton

page 1:
[img=http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7078/longoleo1920.th.jpg]
page 2:
[img=http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/4697/longoleo1920pag2.th.jpg]

form Ellisisland.org the first arrival for Agostina Longo (1905):

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0030

on Agostina's line there is a naturalization mark... :!:

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Re: Venturas from Bari?

Postby pink67 » 15 Sep 2009, 10:14

Giovanni Ventura at the time of his arrival on 1913 stated he was joining his brother Michele in Dayton, well, I found out that Michele Ventura (born on 1890) went back to Italy (probably on 1919) and landed for the second time in NY on January 1920 togheter with his sister Antonia Ventura (born on 1893):

from Ellisisland.org:

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015
page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015

Michele stated he was in the U.S. before, from 1913 to 1919 and them both stated they were joining their brother Giovanni on 911 East Second Street - Dayton - OH... they were leaving in Italy (Acquaviva) their father Eustachio

Here you have the birth date for Michele Ventura:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Michael Vento (mispelled)
Name: Michael Vento
City: Dayton
County: Montgomery
State: Ohio
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1889
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1832191
DraftBoard: 3

Laura

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Re: Venturas from Bari?

Postby pink67 » 15 Sep 2009, 13:49

Do you know if there is a resource for, or how I would go about finding, when he became a citizen?


I believe this link can be helpful for you:

http://montgomery.ohgenweb.org/resources/montco.html

Laura :D

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Re: Venturas from Bari?

Postby PeterTimber » 15 Sep 2009, 14:11

A viable alternative is www.naturalizationrecords.com/usa/ohio.shtml =Peter=
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