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Geraci family from Vicari, Province of Palermo

Postby cgerage » 23 Nov 2009, 06:54

I am trying to locate anyone who may have a connection to the Geraci (Gerage) family line. Here is what I know so far. John Geraci was born in 1858 and had a son Nicolas born in 1889 in Vicari, province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy. John's wife's name was Phillipa who was born in 1854. The family came to America in 1890 and settled in Louisiana, Iberville Parish. They had three more children in Louisiana, Salvator, Rosalino, Rosalina. We suspect the boys went by the names of Samuel/Sam, Nick, and Ross.

Between 1900 and 1910, John Geraci changed the family surname to Gerage. Eventually the family spread out, and my husband's family (through Nicolas/Nick) eventually settled in Tangipahoa Parish, an Italian community where he was raised. We have Nicolas's son's line covered, since this is the line from which my husband came.

I am specifically looking for a connection from Vicari, Palermo, Italy such as John and Phillipa Geraci's marriage record and Nicolas's birth/Christening records.

If you have any connection to the Geraci's of Vicari or the Gerage family (once Geraci) from Louisiana, please respond. Again, family lines may be from Salvator/Samuel/Sam, Rosalino/Ross, Nicolas/Nick, or Rosalina Gerage.
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Re: Geraci family from Vicari, Province of Palermo

Postby vj » 27 Nov 2009, 16:11

cgerage wrote:... I am specifically looking for a connection from Vicari, Palermo, Italy such as John and Phillipa Geraci's marriage record and Nicolas's birth/Christening records ...


Hello!
You could request the birth and marriage acts from the comune of Vicari:
Valarie
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Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Address:

Comune di Vicari
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza Paolo Borsellino
90020 Vicari PA
ITALY

http://www.tuttitalia.it/sicilia/73-vicari/
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Re: Geraci family from Vicari, Province of Palermo

Postby nazca » 27 Nov 2009, 17:18

Hi and welcome to the forum,

i find on "whitepages" of Vicari these five Geraci Family:

Geraci Antonina
Via Ruggero Settimo, 27
90020 Vicari (PA)

Geraci Bartolomeo
Via Ricasoli, 56
90020 Vicari (PA)

Geraci Maria
Via Principe Umberto, 52
90020 Vicari (PA)

Geraci Rosario
Via Roma, 27
90020 Vicari (PA)

Geraci Vincenzo
Via Medici, 6
90020 Vicari (PA) -

Try to connect with them sending a mail. Don't forget , after zip code (90020) comune (Vicari) and province (PA) , write ITALIA.

best wishes
I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi (or Gennaldi or Genuardi) and my greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (their sons: Angela, Carmela, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Ernesto, Simone, Riccardo, Maria) went in Chicago,Ill., and New Orleans, in 1880-1920 from Sicily. Other family related : Jacobucci or Jacopucci (from Central Italy).
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Re: Geraci family from Vicari, Province of Palermo

Postby suanj » 27 Nov 2009, 17:57

Hi,
I know if this record is right:
New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820-1945
about Giovanni Geraci
Name: Giovanni Geraci
Arrival Date: 4 Nov 1886
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Ship Name: Letimbro
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
National Archives' Series Number: M259_69

coming from Vicari, Palermo
http://s6.imagestime.com/out.php/i43913 ... ovanni.jpg

however by 1900 census, the birth date of John is sep 1854:

1900 United States Federal Census
about John Gerachi
Name: John Gerachi
Home in 1900: Police Jury Ward 1, Iberville, Louisiana
Age: 45
Birth Date: Sep 1854
Birthplace: Italy

Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1890
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Philippa
Marriage Year: 1877

Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 23
Residence : Ward 1 (Excl. White Castle Town), Iberville, Louisiana
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John Gerachi 45
Philippa Gerachi 41 b. nov 1858 IT
Nicolas Gerachi 11 b. jan 1889 IT
Salvator Gerachi 3 b. apr 1897 USA
Rosalica Gerachi 5 b sep 1894 USA
Rosalino Gerachi 8/12 b oct 1899 USA



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Re: Geraci family from Vicari, Province of Palermo

Postby suanj » 27 Nov 2009, 18:32

deaths:
Name: John Gerage
Death date: 29 Oct 1927
Death place: Baton Rouge, , East Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Gender: Male

Race or color (on document): W
Race or color (expanded): White
Age in years: 73
Estimated birth date: 1854

Birthplace: Italy
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name:
Father's name: Joe Gerage
Mother's name: D K
Film number: 2383606
Image number: 01417
Reference number: 11962
Collection: Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875; 1894-1954


Name: Philis Gerage
Death date: 26 Oct 1938
Death place: North Baton Rouge, , East Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Gender: Female

Race or color (on document): W
Race or color (expanded): White
Age in years: 68*
Estimated birth date: 1870

Birthplace: Italy
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse's name: John Gerage
Father's name: Nick Bouriage
Mother's name:
Film number: 2266977
Image number: 01450
Reference number: 12594
Collection: Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875; 1894-1954
I believe that the age is wrong...

Vicari microfilm's vital records
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... ato+civile &columns=*,0,0


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Re: Geraci family from Vicari, Province of Palermo

Postby vgbenoist » 23 Sep 2012, 20:33

Your ancestor is probably the brother of my ancestor, Anthony Geraci/Gerace who married Concetta. Concetta died in childbirth when she delivered my grandfather, Russell (Rosario), who was married to Seraphine Graffagnino. They lived in Plaquemine. The census record that I found in St. Louis shows these families as they travel from New Orleans to Chicago.
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Re: Geraci family from Vicari, Province of Palermo

Postby jagerace » 05 Nov 2013, 05:43

Your names line up with those I'm researching. I can't trace back to Sicily but came through new orleans and eventually settles in St landry Parish. My grandfather was married in Ascension(Donaldsonville) in early 1900's. I would like to know what you have learned since you originally posted
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Re: Geraci family from Vicari, Province of Palermo

Postby adelfio » 05 Nov 2013, 22:40

Birth of Nicola Geraci
INDEX 95
1889 June 26th in the town of Vicari birth of Nicola Geraci son of Giovanni Geraci age 40 farmer and Filippa Burrieci
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https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 1550959874

Marriage of Giovanni Geraci and Filippa Burrieci
INDEX#36
1876 Dec 8th in the town of Vicari appeared Giovanni Geraci age 22 born and living in Vicari farmer son of Giuseppe Geraci and Francesca Anzalone married Filippa Burrieci age 17 dressmaker born and living in Vicari daughter of Nicola Burrieci and Anna Bruscato
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https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 1049131671

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