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Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby taxi55 » 23 Dec 2009, 18:58

Hi Folks - I'm in a bind and could use some assistance. On a mission to expedite research for an ailing relative I recently connected with. Although I was able to connect with a different senior member and hear some fascinating memories he shared - sadly, he passed just weeks after our initial conversation. There is one surviving child of Giuseppe Rienzi and Domenica Mormando (Katie - she is in her 99th year and hanging in there!) and I would love to present her with a book of any genealogy info I can find. If anyone can help locate passenger lists, census, naturalization or even help piece together if there were other siblings of Giuseppe Rienzi - it would mean a lot to the family. With resources presented on this site, I was able to track down some info - just need help with other items. Given the frailty of this relative time is critical, so any help is much appreciated. Thanks!
Giuseppe Marie Rienzi (abt 1870's) in Stigliano, Italy
Married to Domenica "Maggie" Mormando (1887 - 1961)
have their 1900, 1910, 1920 census. Would like their 1930 census
Their children: Peter, Laura, Antoinette, Josephine, Catherine, Angelina
Paul, Nicholas.

Domenica's siblings:
Nicolo (married Rose Lauria) (have 1910 and 1920 census) Would like their 1930 census
Vittoria (DePiero - first husband) Donato Castellano - second husband. Have nothing.
Vincenza (Jennie) married Leonardo Rienzi (have her 1910 census)

Giuseppe's siblings:
Rocco ???? have no info on him
Nicola (1/25/1876) married Maria Lucia Colangelo in Italy (10/15/1894) (have 1910 census) Are their others?
Francesco (October 1880) married Maria Caterina Colangelo in Italy (6/3/1915)
Leonardo (8/9/1887) married Vincenza Mormando (Domenica's sister) in New York (6/25/1914) (have 1910, 1920 census) Would like their 1930 census
Salvatore (12/15/1877) have nothing
There was possibly a sister who stayed in Italy and a brother who immigrated to Argentina - but I was unable to confirm.
Parents: Pietroantonio and Laura Viggiano (Stigliano, Matera, Italy)

Domenica Mormando's parents:
Paolo Mormando (1852 - 1902)
Antonia Maffie (1856 - 1919)
Is someone able to locate any of their census or passenger info? I believe they immigrated from Craco, Matera, Italy. I did find their NY death certificates.

All immmigrated to New York and supposedly lived in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx. I know this is a lot to ask and would handle on my own if time was not so critical.

Thanks again. Merry Christmas!!!
Sophia
Looking for family history in: Baiano, Avella, Stigliano and Craco.
Names researching: Acierno, Rienzi, Guariglia, Cantasano, Mormando, Benedetto, Seccafico, Napolitano, Belladoni, Fiordilisi.

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Dec 2009, 21:22

Have found a 1930 Census for "Giuseppe Rienzi" in Brooklyn, NY

Address: 1338 67th St.
Giuseppe - Head, 52, born in Italy, owns home, imm. 1900, Naturalized, Owns a Rag Business
Ardwith (wife) 47, born in Italy, imm. 1890, Alien status
Children:
Katherine - 18 -
Paul - 14 -
Angelina - 11
Nicholas - 7
Margery (granddaughter) - 8


Is this your Giuseppe? I will send you the census image.

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby vj » 23 Dec 2009, 21:28

Giuseppe Reinzi

Tessa78 wrote:Have found a 1930 Census for "Giuseppe Rienzi" in Brooklyn, NY

Address: 1338 67th St.
Giuseppe - Head, 52, born in Italy, owns home, imm. 1900, Naturalized, Owns a Rag Business
Ardwith (wife) 47, born in Italy, imm. 1890, Alien status
Children:
Katherine - 18 -
Paul - 14 -
Angelina - 11
Nicholas - 7
Margery (granddaughter) - 8
...


great find Tessa :D , here's the image (for everyone's reference)
Valarie

1930 census

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Dec 2009, 21:33

Found a World War I Registration Card on Ancestry.com. It is very difficult to read, but the numbers at the top left and right corners of the card are 3612 (left) ad A502 (right).

Giuseppe Rienzi
Birthdate: May 25 175
Address: 300 So. (2nd or 3rd) St., Brooklyn.
Self employed merchant - 77 Green St. NY, NY
Wife: Maggie Rienzi and the Brooklyn address.

Here is the link if you have Ancestry.
http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view. ... 2&path=New York.Brooklyn City.29.R.120&fn=Guiseppe&ln=Rienzi&st=r&pid=15844120&rc=&zp=100&a=1


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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Dec 2009, 21:36

Sorry, that Ancestry link isn't working. I'll try again.

I'm trying to save the image ad post it to photocket for you.

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby vj » 23 Dec 2009, 22:28

Giuseppe Reinzi

Tessa78 wrote:Found a World War I Registration Card ... It is very difficult to read, but the numbers at the top left and right corners of the card are 3612 (left) ad A502 (right).

Giuseppe Rienzi
Birthdate: May 25 1875
Address: 300 So. (2nd or 3rd) St., Brooklyn.
Self employed merchant - 77 Green St. NY, NY
Wife: Maggie Rienzi and the Brooklyn address.
...


Here you go
Valarie

1918 WWI Card

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby vj » 23 Dec 2009, 22:43

Mormando/ Maffei family

taxi55 wrote:Domenica "Maggie" Mormando (1887 - 1961)

Domenica Mormando's parents:
Paolo Mormando (1852 - 1902)
Antonia Maffie (1856 - 1919)

Domenica's siblings:
Nicolo (married Rose Lauria) (have 1910 and 1920 census) Would like their 1930 census
Vittoria (DePiero - first husband) Donato Castellano - second husband. Have nothing.
Vincenza (Jennie) married Leonardo Rienzi (have her 1910 census)


for everyone's reference,

Antonia (?) Maffei & Nicolo Mormondo

1889 manifest

13 Aug 1889 SS Britannia, Marseilles, France and Naples,
lines 62-63

Ant Maffei (male) 21, abt 1868
Nicolas Mormondo 7, abt 1882
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Antonia, son Nicolo & his family, daughters Vittoria (married) & Vincenza

1910 census
Thompson Street, Manhattan, New York, NY
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Nicolo & family

1930 census

Home in 1930:
1328 67th St
Brooklyn, Kings, New York

Nicholas Mormando 48
Rose Mormando 47
Anthony Mormando 21
Grace Mormando 19
Florence Mormando 17
John Mormando 14
Frank Lauria 12
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edit: added
Donato Castellano and Vittoria Mormando
stayed in the neighborhood
1333 67th Street
1942 WWII Card

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Dec 2009, 00:14

Valarie,

Thanks for posting the 1930 Census and WWI card I found. I was having trouble saving them to post.

Nice job with the Mormando/Maffei side :-) ...Looks like the families lived close to each other...

T.

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby vj » 24 Dec 2009, 00:17

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Always happy to help out :D
I use both imageshack and photobucket
I wish I could find the 1900 census with the entire family
Paolo died in Manhattan in 1902
Valarie

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Dec 2009, 00:33

Leonardo and Jennie (Vincenza) Rienzi - 1920 Census

http://i938.photobucket.com/albums/ad22 ... Census.jpg

Address: 104 Marcy Avenue, Bklyn

Leonard Rienzi, 36, immigrated 1907, PA (first papers), laborer at cotton mill
Wife: Jennie, 22, no imm. date, yet listed as AL (Alien), but place of birth is New York
Children:
Peter 4yrs. 8 months
Laure 11 month
Anna (neice) 8

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Dec 2009, 00:45

OOPS! ou need the 1930 on Leonardo, not the 1920....

:-( Sorry

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby vj » 24 Dec 2009, 15:29

Rienzi

taxi55 wrote:Giuseppe Marie Rienzi (abt 1870's) in Stigliano, Italy

Giuseppe's siblings:
Rocco ???? have no info on him
Nicola (1/25/1876) married Maria Lucia Colangelo in Italy (10/15/1894) (have 1910 census) Are their others?
Francesco (October 1880) married Maria Caterina Colangelo in Italy (6/3/1915)
Leonardo (8/9/1887) married Vincenza Mormando (Domenica's sister) in New York (6/25/1914) (have 1910, 1920 census) Would like their 1930 census
Salvatore (12/15/1877) have nothing


Leonardo Rienzi (9 Aug 1883) and Vincenzina Mormando (24 Dec 1898)

1937 Petition for Naturalization

Vincenzina Rienzi
1338 67th Street Brooklyn
born NYC 24 Dec 1898

married 23 Jun 1914 to Leonardo
Leonardo born 9 Aug 1883 in Stigliano

children
Pietro Antonio NYC 16 May 1915
Laura Brooklyn 22 Jan 1919
Paolo IT 27 Mar 1923
Antonio IT 26 Mar 1928
(note: may have been in IT 1930 and missed the census)

witnesses:
Donato Castellano 1333 67th Street
Giuseppe Rienzi 1338 68th Street
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1937 manifest
Leonardo, wife Vincenzina, daughter Laura
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1942 WWII Card
6616 13th Ave Brooklyn
employed by Joe Rienzi at 77 Greene Street

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby taxi55 » 24 Dec 2009, 16:06

T and Valarie: WOW! There are no words ...what a great Christmas gift!!!

You are right - they all did seem to stay in the same neighborhood. In fact - Katie still lives on that Brooklyn block ...all those years there... unbelievable.

I was able to visit the NY Municipal Archives and obtained Domenica and Giuseppe's marriage certificate. It states that she was born in Italy, but I can't find any passenger lists for her - if you have time, would you be able to check (maybe you'll have better luck - or maybe the census and marriage certificates are wrong?) (Valarie - that was an amazing find with Antonia's and Nicolo's passenger info! and T: I did not even think to ask for the WW info - thanks!)

If you come across any passenger info on Giuseppe or any of his siblings - please let me know. I am having better luck with census info than passenger info searches. (Still trying to improve my search skills.)

I wish I could find the 1900 census with the entire family
Paolo died in Manhattan in 1902
Valarie

That would be amazing to find that census! Question: How do you insert a quote properly? When I do it, it does not state the person I am quoting. (I give up.) :?

I am writing to the Stigliano comune for info on Giuseppe Rienzi's parents (Pietroantonio and Laura Viggiano) and gparents using the form letters. If I do not know their birth dates (I think they stayed in Italy as I can not find any info on them in the USA) can the comune still conduct a search on them?

Thank you SO-o-o-o-o much! Merry, merry Christmas!!!
Sophia
Looking for family history in: Baiano, Avella, Stigliano and Craco.
Names researching: Acierno, Rienzi, Guariglia, Cantasano, Mormando, Benedetto, Seccafico, Napolitano, Belladoni, Fiordilisi.

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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby vj » 24 Dec 2009, 16:19

Sophia,
Merry Christmas!

I'm so glad we could find some records

I think Nicolo may have travelled with an uncle (male)
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Re: Rienzi and Mormando Family

Postby vj » 24 Dec 2009, 17:31

Rienzi


taxi55 wrote:(edited - probable birth order)
Nicola edit: may be 1870 (1/25/1876) married Maria Lucia Colangelo in Italy (10/15/1894)
Giuseppe Marie Rienzi (edit: birth date: 25 May 1875) in Stigliano, Italy
Salvatore (12/15/1877) have nothing
Francesco (October 1880) married Maria Caterina Colangelo in Italy (6/3/1915)
Leonardo (edit birth year: 8/9/1883) married Vincenza Mormando (Domenica's sister) in New York (6/25/1914)
Rocco ???? have no info on him



possible 1897 manifest

1 Jun 1897, SS Chateau Lafite, Naples to NY
line 18

Guiseppe Rienze 22, abt 1875
- countryman farmer
- destination NY
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possible 1900 manifest

6 Aug 1900, SS Aller, Bremen to NY
line 15

Salvatore Rienzi 23, abt 1877
- single
- last residence Stigliano
- destination (?) NY
- joining brother Giuseppe
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possible 1904 manifest

20 Oct 1904, SS Prinz Oskar, Naples to NY
lines 13-14

Nicola Rienzi 34, abt 1870
- married
- last residence Stigliano
- destination NY
- joining brother Giuseppe at 380 Broome St

Francesco Rienzi 24, abt 1880
- single
- last residence Stigliano
- destination NY
- joining brother(s) Giuseppe and Salvatore at 380 Broome St
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possible 1907 manifest
page 2

23 Dec 1907, SS Liguria, Naploi to NY
line 21
Leonardo Rienzi 24, abt 1883
- single
- last residence Potenza Stigliano
- in Stigliano father Pietrantonio
- destination NY
- joining brother Nicola at 4529 Canal
- born in Potenza Stigliano


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