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Peter Porretto

Postby porrettoc » 10 Oct 2009, 21:04

I am looking for any information, or links to Peter Porretto. Born June 1847 somewhere in Italy. He was married to Frances Carollo and had nine children. He traveled all over the America with hs kids. I cannot get any further back than his birthdate. Most of his children settled in New Orleans.



His children were;
Anthony,
Frank
Emanuel
Charles (my grandfather)
Joseph
Shank
Albert
Elizabeth Patsy

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Charlie Porretto

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Re: Peter Porretto

Postby pink67 » 10 Oct 2009, 21:33

For references: :D

From Ancestry.com:

1880 United States Federal Census
about Peter Perretto
Name: Peter Perretto
Home in 1880: Astoria, Clatsop, Oregon
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Birthplace: Sicily
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Francis
Father's birthplace: Sicily
Mother's birthplace: Sicily

Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Huckster
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
House Number: 4458213
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Peter Perretto 48 head, born in IT
Francis Perretto 32 wife, born in IT
Emanuel Perretto 12 son, born in MA
Antone Perretto 10 son, born in MA
Angola Perretto 8 son, born in South Carolina
Charles Perretto 7 son, born in South Carolina
Joseph Perretto 4 son, born in CA
Frank Perretto 1 sob, born in CA

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1900 United States Federal Census
about Peter Porrelto
Name: Peter Porrelto
[Peter Porrette]
Home in 1900: Louisville Ward 6, Jefferson, Kentucky
Age: 51
Birth Date: May 1837
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1849
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's Name: Frances
Marriage year: 1870
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 30
Residence : Louisville City, Jefferson, Kentucky
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Peter Porrelto 51
Frances Porrelto 52
Charley Porrelto 26 son, born in South Carolina
Joseph Porrelto 22 son, born in CA
Shank Porrelto 21 son, born in CA
George Porrelto 18 son, born in Oregon
John Albert Porrelto 15 son, born in Oregon
Elizabeth Porrelto 9 daughter, born in Kentucky

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Hope this helps!

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Re: Peter Porretto

Postby pink67 » 10 Oct 2009, 21:39

I believe this is Peter's 1870 census: :!:

1870 United States Federal Census
about Peter Prats
Name: Peter Prats
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Age in 1870: 38
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1870: Kingston, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: South Duxbury
Household Members: Name Age
Peter Prats 38 head, born in IT
Francois Prats 26 wife, born in IT
Emanuel Prats 1 son, born in MA

[img=http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/6051/perretto1870.th.jpg]

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Re: Peter Porretto

Postby porrettoc » 10 Oct 2009, 21:52

Thanks for the quick reply. It will help. AM I to understand that Peter, who was my great grandfather, was blind, and deaf and dumb?

Can we tell why the names are spelled with an "L" instead of a "T"?
Now all I ned to find are his parents, etc.

Thanks again,

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Re: Peter Porretto

Postby pink67 » 11 Oct 2009, 07:05

You're welcome Charlie,

it was very common names and lastnames were mispelled... very often italian immigrants (specially born in the '800) were illiterate, so it must have been difficult for them to explain their details to the censuses tackers (who weren't able for sure to speak and read italian)..
This is why many lastnames were "changed"..

You're very lucky because I found another document on Ancestry.com very helpful for your search...
It's a 1896 passport released to Peter (he did a trip back to Italy)

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
about Peter Porretto
Name: Peter Porretto
Birth Date: 29 Jun 1837
Birth Place: Palermo, Italy
Residence: Louisville, Kentucky
Passport Issue Date: 12 Aug 1896
Passport Includes a Photo: N
Source: Emergency Passport Applications (Passports Issued Abroad), 1877-1907 (M1834)

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[img=http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/7971/porrettopeterpassport.th.jpg]

The passport was issued in Palermo - Italy (at the Consulate of the U.S. being Peter an American Citizen)
He stated he was born in Palermo - Palermo province - Sicily Region on June 29, 1837 and that he did emigrate on 1849 from Italy...
He was naturalized on 1894 in Kentucky

This is his 1910 Census in Louisiana:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Peter Porretto
Name: Peter Porretto
Age in 1910: 78
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Francis
Home in 1910: New Orleans Ward 3, Orleans, Louisiana
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1851
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Household Members: Name Age
Peter Porretto 78
Francis Porretto 60
Peter Porretto Jr 26
Frank Porretto 28
Elizabeth Lane 19

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[img=http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3029/porretto1910.th.jpg]

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