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Yemma Family

Postby choprjohn » 13 Nov 2009, 03:25

Hi; Im looking for information on my grandparents James Vincent & Rose Yemma born in Calabria in 1880 & 1881 respectively. My grandfather 1st worked in a mine in W. Virginia, later he & my grandmother setteled in Syracuse NY. Any information will be helpful, including birthplace, marriage dates, years of immigration, ship that brought them to U.S. etc. It may have been spelled Iemma when he lived in Italy. Thanx in advance...Johnnie

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Postby Michael31 » 13 Nov 2009, 04:00

www.paginebianche.it
cognome: Iemma dove: Calabria
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Postby wldspirit » 13 Nov 2009, 06:07

Can you confirm this census:


1930 United States Federal Census

Name: James Yemma
Home in 1930: Syracuse, Onondaga, New York

Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Rose
Race: White

Household Members:
Name Age
James Yemma 50 - birth in Italy, as well as both parents.
Rose Yemma 49 - birth in Italy, as well as both parents.
James J Yemma 25 - birth in Italy
Mary Yemma 23 - birth in Italy
Katherine Yemma 17 - birth in West Virginia
Virginia Yemma 16 - birth in West Virginia
Salvitor Yemma 14 - New York
Angeline Yemma 13 - New York
Frank Yemma 9 - New York
John Yemma 7 - New York
Josephine Yemma 3 1/12 - New York

No one is naturalized as of this census, James list immigration of 1908, Rose and children as 1910.
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Postby suanj » 13 Nov 2009, 10:24

by WWI draft registration card, the birthyear of James Vincent Yemma(Iemma) seeming 1878:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about James Yemma
Name: James Yemma
City: Syracuse
County: Onondaga
State: New York
Birth Date: 29 Mar 1878
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1819047
DraftBoard: 5
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Postby suanj » 13 Nov 2009, 10:45

another child, also called Josephine Yemma, died infant of 6 month old in Syracuse:
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 13 Nov 2009, 12:07

choprjohn wrote:Hi; Im looking for information on my grandparents James Vincent & Rose Yemma born in Calabria in 1880 & 1881 respectively. My grandfather 1st worked in a mine in W. Virginia, later he & my grandmother selleled in Syracuse NY. Any information will be helpful, including birthplace, marriage dates, years of immigration, ship that brought them to U.S. etc. It may have been spelled Iemma when he lived in Italy. Thanx in advance...Johnnie


It bears pointing out again that the Italian spelling of this name is almost certainly "Iemma". You may want to keep this in mind while performing your searches.

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Postby PeterTimber » 13 Nov 2009, 15:39

Dear Johnnie you may wish to familiarize yourself with Italian Genealogy so that your familiarty with the subject will streamline inquiries and your research objectives.

www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/fr ... earch.html

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Re: Yemma Family

Postby choprjohn » 13 Nov 2009, 18:07

Thanx to everyone for all for your help.., WLDSPIRIT yes I confirm your info, & thanx as I didnt know the years they came to the US...SUSANJ I also found the birth year discrepency, dont know why tho. As I am 67 years old, most of my family is gone so theres no one to ask for information im looking for, so I appreciate any & all help. Thanx again Johnnie

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Postby wldspirit » 13 Nov 2009, 18:18

We have two John's in this thread...johnnyonthespot and choprjohn..... :lol:

So to johnnyonthespot.....very helpful insight on the name!

And choprjohn......we have an excellent team here at IG......may take some digging, but I'm sure they will turn up the proverbial "needle in the haystack"!! With both parents names, as well as children, along with birth years and locations...our members should be able to find records of interest.
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Re: Yemma Family

Postby vj » 14 Nov 2009, 15:12

Johnnie, does the "Amie-Yemma-Brignole Family Tree" on ancestry. com
belong to you? Great pictures! Valarie
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Just for reference
Here's a link to wldspririt's census find
:D wldspirit - great clues on when to find records in WV!
Valarie

1930 census

Home in 1930:
903 South Townsend St, owns $1600
Syracuse, Onondaga, New York


James Yemma 50, abt 1880 IT
- married age 23, abt 1903
- immig 1908
- grocer, own store
Rose Yemma 49, abt 1881 IT
- immig 1910
James J Yemma 25, abt 1905 IT
- immig 1910
Mary Yemma 23, abt 1907 IT
- married age 17
- immig 1910
Katherine Yemma 17, abt 1913 WV
Virginia Yemma 16, abt 1914 WV
Salvitor Yemma 14, abt 1916 NY
Angeline Yemma 13, abt 1917 NY
Frank Yemma 9, abt 1921 NY
John Yemma 7, abt 1923 NY
Josephine Yemma 3 1/12, abt 1926 NY
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and a link to suanj's :D 1918 card find
1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
29 Mar 1878, naturalized (?)

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Re: Yemma Family

Postby vj » 14 Nov 2009, 16:29

possible 1920 census
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Home in 1920:
600 East Adams Street
Syracuse Ward 18, Onondaga, New York

head James Games 42/43, abt 1878 IT
- immig 1908
- merchant, groceries
wife Rosie Emma Games 33/38, abt 1882 IT
- immig 1909
son Joseph Games 15, abt 1905 IT
- immig 1909
daughter Mary Games 13, abt 1907 IT
- immig 1909
daughter Nellie Games 10, abt 1910 NY
daughter Fannie Games 7, abt 1913 NY
daughter Catherine Games 6, abt 1914 NY
son Samuel Games 4, abt 1916 NY
daughter Julie Games 3, abt 1917 NY

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Postby suanj » 14 Nov 2009, 16:46

who know if this record could be interesting:
1910 United States Federal Census
about Vincenzo Johnna
Name: Vincenzo Johnna
Age in 1910: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Brother
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 22, New York, New York
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1909
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Cafena Johnna 30
Verna Johnna 26
Vincenzo Johnna 32 (brother-profession: waiter in a hotel)
date census 15 apr 1910

the surname sure is Jemma, first version of Iemma; both the versions are right; but Jemma is the first; Iemma in modern italian spelling...
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Re: Yemma Family

Postby choprjohn » 16 Nov 2009, 20:18

VJ the 1920 census definately looks like my grandfather & his family. No, the Amie-Yemma-Brignole Family Tree belongs to my 1st cousins wife who has given me a lot of great info & the pictures posted there. I would have never gotten this far without her! I have never heard the" Games " name before, even tho the information seems correct, could it be just a spelling error?..... SUANJ Are you saying this might be my grandfathers brother, or my grandfather? Im confused. Has anyone in here found a birthplace for my grandparents, I heard a long time ago they may have been distant cousins & may (im guessing here) have had the same last name Thanx again Johnnie

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Re: Yemma Family

Postby vj » 16 Nov 2009, 20:21

choprjohn wrote:... I have never heard the" Games " name before, even tho the information seems correct, could it be just a spelling error?...


Hi!
I think it may have been spelled correctly (or 'sounded out'), but was written badly or badly transcribed.
Valarie

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Re: Yemma Family

Postby choprjohn » 16 Nov 2009, 20:32

I agree Thanx Valarie
Researching IEMMA, From Cittanova, Reggio Calabria, also YEMMA & AMIE from Syracuse NY


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