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Teora family heritage

Postby vincesm » 24 Oct 2009, 15:39

Trying to trace my family - grandfather is from Teora - name Vincent Santamaria came to the USA between 1905-1910 - he was one of six brothers however he died at an early age and we lost complete contact with our family. Any assistance in tracing this back is appreciated.

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Re: Teora family heritage

Postby vj » 24 Oct 2009, 15:52

Hello Vince,
Welcome to the forum!
We would be happy to help.
Where did your grandfather live?
What were his wife & children's names?
US records with birth dates will help with your Italian record research.

Here's a possible manifest from Ellis Island

16 yrs old headed to Newark NJ


edit: added more detailed transcription and Detained manifest page

1904 manifest

28 Jan 1904, SS Nord America, Napoli to NY
line 11

Vincenzo Santamaria
- 16 years old (abt 1887)
- single
- farm laborer
- able to read & write
- last residence Teora
- destination Newark NJ
- does not have a ticket to Newark
- has $1.00
- has not been in the US before
- joining brother-in-law Generoso Valvano at 115 Central
(corrected b-i-l's last name per suanj)

from ancestry. com

1904 Detained Alien page
line 48

Vincenzo Santamaria
- (released to care of his brother-in-law) c/o b-i-l
- Bro L Generoso Valvano 175 Central Ave Newark NJ
- released 28 Jan at 3:30
- ate one lunch
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help with manifest markings:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/

Thank you!
Valarie

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Re: Teora family heritage

Postby vincesm » 24 Oct 2009, 16:55

vj wrote:Hello Vince,
Welcome to the forum!
We would be happy to help.
Where did your grandfather live?

HE SETTLED IN NEWARK NJ


What were his wife & children's names?
US records with birth dates will help with your Italian record research.

WE FOUND THE 1920 CENSUS WHICH LISTS HIM, MY GRANDMOTHER ANNA AND MY FATHER JOHN, UNCLES DONATO, MICHAEL AND AUNT THERESE...
Here's a possible manifest from Ellis Island

16 yrs old headed to Newark NJ
1904 manifest

Thank you!
Valarie


THANK YOU SO MUCH SEEING THIS MANIFEST IS QUITE OVERWHELMING TO SEE HIS NAME......HE LEFT AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE WHAT A STRONG YOUNG MAN HE MUST HAVE BEEN.

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Re: Teora family heritage

Postby vj » 24 Oct 2009, 19:00

Hey Vince!
Thank you so much for the additional information,
we'll see what else we can do to help.
Valarie

(I added a bit more detail to the manifest information above)

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Re: Teora family heritage

Postby suanj » 24 Oct 2009, 19:31

Hi I found a probable record of :
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about James Santamaria
Name: James Santamaria
City: Newark
County: Essex
State: New Jersey
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 12 May 1890

Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1753732
DraftBoard: 7
Age:

Occupation:

Nearest Relative:

Height/Build:

Color of Eyes/Hair:

Signature: View image

born in Teora .. wife and 2 children...
it could be your ancestor?
many italian immigrant used James as first name instead of Vincenzo...
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Re: Teora family heritage

Postby suanj » 24 Oct 2009, 19:43

the brother in law:
1910 United States Federal Census
about Geverosa Valvano
Name: Geverosa Valvano
[Generoso Valvano] ( right spell)
Age in 1910: 33
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Maria
Home in 1910: Newark Ward 15, Essex, New Jersey

Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1901
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Geverosa Valvano 33
Maria Valvano 25
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Re: Teora family heritage

Postby vj » 24 Oct 2009, 19:50

Hi suanj :D !
This 1920 census appears to be the same Vincent/James as your WWI Card
suanj's find: 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
Valarie

possible 1920 census

Home in 1920:
4(?) Summit Place, rents
Newark Ward 7, Essex, New Jersey

head Vincent Santamaria 29, abt 1891 IT
- immig 1903 Pa (filed 1st papers for naturalzation)
- machinist, factory
wife Anna Santamaria 22, abt 1898 IT
- immig 1903 Al
son Micheal Santamaria 4, abt 1916 NJ
daughter Donata Santamaria 2, abt 1918 NJ
daughter Theresa Santamaria 1, abt 1919 NJ

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Re: Teora family heritage

Postby vj » 24 Oct 2009, 20:09

Vince,
You could write to Teora for your grandfather's birth record.
Once you get it, if you need help reading it, you could post it on the forum.
Valarie
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Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Address:

Comune di Teora
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Largo Europa 25
83056 Teora AV
ITALY

http://www.tuttitalia.it/campania/87-teora/
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You could also review your family’s records on microfilm.

Your nearest Family History Center has records for Teora on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Family History Library Catalog:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp

film notes for Teora
Topic:
- Italy, Avellino, Teora - Civil registration
Titles:
- Registri dello stato civile, 1810-1910 Teora (Avellino).
Ufficio dello stato civile
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Italian Record Research from FamilySearch guides:
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Re: Teora family heritage

Postby vincesm » 24 Oct 2009, 20:19

vj wrote:Hi suanj :D !
This 1920 census appears to be the same Vincent/James as your WWI Card
suanj's find: 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
Valarie

possible 1920 census

Home in 1920:
4(?) Summit Place, rents
Newark Ward 7, Essex, New Jersey

head Vincent Santamaria 29, abt 1891 IT
- immig 1903 Pa (filed 1st papers for naturalzation)
- machinist, factory
wife Anna Santamaria 22, abt 1898 IT
- immig 1903 Al
son Micheal Santamaria 4, abt 1916 NJ
daughter Donata Santamaria 2, abt 1918 NJ
daughter Theresa Santamaria 1, abt 1919 NJ


This is him we have the census - amazing all the information - we though he only had brothers now we know he had a sister Maria. I will track her back as well.


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