I have been trying to find the immigration of my uncle's family. After perusing 9,000 records, I wonder if it is possible they did not come through Ellis Island. Maybe someone has access to a better search engine. My uncle is Silvio Lawrence DiLaura (later changed by him to DeLaura). He married Ana Bothilde Andersen (born in Denmark) raised in Hartford, CT on January 18, 1928 and raised 2 boys Donald & Gilbert.
1900 United States Federal Census
about Ercole Di Laura
Name: Ercole Di Laura
Home in 1900: Murray, Orleans, New York
Birth Date: Dec 1863
Immigration Year: 1893
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's Name: Virginia
Marriage year: 1889
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 11
Residence : Murray Township (West Part Excl. Holley Vill.), Orleans, New York
Occupation: View on Image
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Household Members: Name Age
Ercole Di Laura 33
Virginia Di Laura 29
Pasgualino Di Laura 10
Domenica Di Laura 8
Jody Di Laura 3
Silvir Di Laura 11/12
The Silvio you are referring to is the last name listed in the 1900 census, correct? If so, he was only 11 months old (11 of 12 months age listed). If Ercole immigrated in 1893...Silvio was probably born here. No immigration record would exist.
I found your uncle's mother, Virgina; brother, Pasquale; and sister, Domenica, on a ship's manifest. The manifest is VERY difficult to read in it's original view on Ancestry. Maybe you can take a look at it yourself, or try to find it on ellisisland.org using the following information:
Ship: Kaiser Wilhelm II, Port of Embarkation: Bremen, Date: May 11, 1896
Passenger # - looks like 212, 213, 214 toward bottom of page...
Mother looks like Virginia Amadei, age 25
Son - Pasquale Di Laura, age 6
Dghtr - Domenica, age 4
It only lists country, not town of origin...and the destination looks like "halvaston"...very hard to read,
There is another DiLaura child on the line above Virginia named Orforio, and someone who could be his mother on the line above him with the last name DiGiulio.