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Looking for Martinelli immigration and family

Postby redvech » 07 Nov 2009, 07:06

Looking for the immigration information of Ralph Martinelli born about May 22, (18-- or 19--?) in Aversa, Campania, Italy, (Naples Province I believe).
He was a carpenter.

When in USA he married Mary Decinio about 1923 (she was born in USA and may not have been her first marriage) and lived in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. They had 9 children.

Would like to know more about him, who were any siblings, and who could be living relatives in Italy. If anyone can help, thank you very much.

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Re: Looking for Martinelli immigration and family

Postby suanj » 07 Nov 2009, 11:26

Hi, the census show 1888 as birthyear:
1930 United States Federal Census
about Ralph Martinelli
Name: Ralph Martinelli
Home in 1930: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
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Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888

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
Ralph Martinelli 42
Mary Martinelli 34
Louise Martinelli 14
Nicholas Martinelli 10
Julia Martinelli 8
Lucy Martinelli 5
Santella Martinelli 4 3/12
Raffaline Martinelli 3 2/12
Elinore Martinelli 1 9/12


by WWII draft registration card
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Raffaele Martinelli
Name: Raffaele Martinelli
Birth Date: 22 May 1888
Birth Place: Naples
Residence: New Haven, Connecticut
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2281995

the birthyear is 1888 surely.....

arrival:

First Name: Raffaele
Last Name: Martinello
Ethnicity: South Italian
Last Place of Residence: Aversa, Italy; changed to USA
Date of Arrival: Nov 13, 1919
Age at Arrival: 31y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Caserta
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0018


in travel with wife Di Sarno Maria ( no Dicinio... it is wrong) and little Luisa
pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0018
father Nicola in Aversa

pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... WN=A&RF=21Ã
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Re: Looking for Martinelli immigration and family

Postby redvech » 07 Nov 2009, 11:58

Thank You! :)

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Re: Looking for Martinelli immigration and family

Postby vj » 07 Nov 2009, 20:46

Here are links to the records that suanj :D found:
from ancestry. com

1942 WWII Draft Registration Card
page 2

1930 census

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Re: Looking for Martinelli immigration and family

Postby redvech » 08 Nov 2009, 12:12

Thank you for all the help.
One question about last names - since women in Italy keep their names their whole life, wouldn't Maria's birth surname be Di Sarno from her father and NOT Carrara from her mother?

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Re: Looking for Martinelli immigration and family

Postby suanj » 08 Nov 2009, 13:53

the Ralph's wife, on the ship's manifest is listed as Maria Di Sarno; so Di Sarno must be the surname of her father ... the mother seeming that was Maria Di Sarno nee Carrara
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Re: Looking for Martinelli immigration and family

Postby redvech » 09 Nov 2009, 06:35

You have been a great help!! :)
Sorry to have to ask again, but what address can I write to in Aversa to request the 1888 birth certificate Raffaele Martinelli?

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Re: Looking for Martinelli immigration and family

Postby suanj » 09 Nov 2009, 09:03

Ufficio di Stato Civile
Comune di Aversa
PIAZZA MUNICIPIO, 1
81031 Aversa (CE)
ITALY
it are no a email address of the office, but you can write using this :
info @ comune.aversa.ce.it (NO SPACES)
using this form letter
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp
and you must ask the "ESTRATTO ATTO DI NASCITA- MODELLO PLURILINGUE di MARTINELLI Raffaele nato ad Aversa il 22 Maggio 1888 figlio di Nicola" best regards,
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