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Searching for family

Postby toddeus » 27 Dec 2009, 00:18

My last name is Sgamba.I'm new to this. I'm trying to find family in Italy as well as the U.S. My grandfather was born in Verbicaro in 1893. He came to the states in about 1912. His name was Pietro Antonio Sgamba. My grandmother was born in Verbicaro in 1897. She came here in about 1911-1912. Her name was Maria Angelina Cava. She told me her mother's maiden name was Cerelli. If anyone can help or if you're family, I'd really appreciate hearing from you.

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Re: Searching for family

Postby Tessa78 » 27 Dec 2009, 01:06

I don't know if you subscribe to Ancestry.com, but there is a Family tree posted there for Pietro Antonio Sgamba. Born June 28, 1893 in Verbicaro, Italy. Died December 18, 1974 in Oakland, California. Married to Maria Cava who died in Oakland, CA in 1989.

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Re: Searching for family

Postby PeterTimber » 27 Dec 2009, 01:43

Tyhere are 5 persons listed in Verbicaro surnamed SGAMBA. Go to www.paginebianche.it and put inh Sgamba inthe first line and beneath put inVerbicaro and click CERCA for the full names,addresses and telephone numbers.

Should you wish to contact these five possible relatives go to
www.initaly.com/gene/mem/letter1.htm for form letters for potential relatives. Enclose a return envelope with your return address and might include 2 dollars for stamps in each envelope. =Peter=
~Peter~

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Re: Searching for family

Postby vj » 27 Dec 2009, 16:48

Here are the records linked to the tree found on ancestry by Tessa
'Serrao Family Tree' by sgambac

SSDI

Name: Pietro Sgamba
SSN: 561-24-xxxx
Last Residence: 94605 Oakland, Alameda, California
Born: 28 Jun 1893
Died: Dec 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)

CA Death Index

Name: Pietro A Sgamba
Social Security #: 56124xxxx
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 29 Jun 1893
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 18 Dec 1974
Death Place: Alameda

Name: Maria Angelina Sgamba
[Maria Angelina Cava]
Social Security #: 56124xxxx
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 9 Sep 1897
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 19 Apr 1989
Death Place: Contra Costa
Mother's Maiden Name: Cirelli
Father's Surname: Cava

CA Birth Index

Name: Don Earl Sgamba
Birth Date: 18 Jan 1934
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Cava
Birth County: Alameda
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1911 ship manifest
page 2

Name: Pietro Sgamba
Arrival Date: 21 Apr 1911
Estimated birth year: abt 1893
Age: 18 Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Konig Albert
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Cosenza
Line: 3
Microfilm Serial: T715 Microfilm Roll: T715_1665
Birth Location: Cosenza
Birth Location Other: Verbicaro
Page Number: 98


Other:
- single
- in Verbicaro (Cosenza, Calabria) father Luigi
- destination CA San Francisco
- joining sister Carmela Sgamba at 730 Filbert St
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Since you have both Pietro A Sgamba & Maria Angelina Cava Sgamba SS#'s, could order their SS Applications to confirm their parents' names
(order a copy of the application abt $30, not an extract)
Valarie

Social Security Application SS-5

Their SS#'s are available here if you don’t already have them:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... _form=true

About the SS Application:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/online_re ... equest.htm
The SS-5, or Application for Social Security Number is a great resource for learning more about individuals who died after about 1960, and generally includes the following:
- Full name
- Full name at birth, including maiden name
- Present mailing address
- Age at last birthday
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Father's full name
- Mother's full name, including maiden name

- Sex
- Race as indicated by the applicant
- Whether the applicant ever applied for Social Security or Railroad Retirement before
- Current employer's name and address
- Date signed
- Applicant's signature


Order form SSA-711 (can be done online):
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm

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Re: Searching for family

Postby vj » 27 Dec 2009, 17:14

Sgamba

1942 WWII Draft Registration Card

Anton (none) Sgamba 48
8239 Golflinks Rd
Oakland, Alameda, CA
born 28 Jun 1893 in Verbicaro
wife Mrs Angeline Sgamba
employer
Richmond Shipyard #1
4th & Cutting Blvd Richmond
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1920 census

Home in 1920:
525 1/2 Filbert St
Oakland, Alameda, California

head Antone Sjambe 26, abt 1894 IT
- immig 1914, Al
- laborer, shipyard
wife Angela Sjambe 21, abt 1899 IT
- immig 1914 (?)
son Vernon Sjambe 4, abt 1916 CA
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different birth date

possible 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card

Antone Sgamba 23
538 Linden St Oakland Alameda CA
born 13 Jun 1893 in Verbecaro
barber, proprietor
958 7th Oakland
supports father, wife and one child

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Re: Searching for family

Postby vj » 27 Dec 2009, 17:51

Cava

lined off, did not sail
1914 manifet
page 2
11 Aug 1914, SS Patria, Naples to NY
line 29

leaving sister Giovanna in Verbicaro
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joining her father Rosario at 528/538 Linden St
(same address as Anton's WWI Card?)
1915 manifest
page 2

2 Jan 1915, SS Sant' Anna, Naples to NY
line 9
Ma Angiolina Cava 18, abt 1897
possible naturalization notation: 22-102764 2/17/41
- last residence Verbicaro
- in Verbicaro, brother Carmine
- destination Oakland CA
- joining father Rosario at 528/538 Linden St
- born in Verbicaro

note, both of these manifests can also be found here:
Ellis Island (free site)
http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html
search Ma Augiolina Cava and Ma Angiolina Cava

guide to manifest markings:
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/

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Re: Searching for family

Postby Tessa78 » 27 Dec 2009, 20:03

Valarie,

Awesome job, as usual!!!!

T.

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Re: Searching for family

Postby vj » 27 Dec 2009, 20:25

T
Thanks :D !
Plenty of leads, but no confirmations.
Found a manifest for a Luigi Sgamba to San Francesco, found a daughter joining him - no proof they are related to Pietro Antonio Sgamba.
Pietro did name his 1st son Luigi (Vernon Louis Sgamba) in 1916
Can't find Ma Angelina's father Rosario Cava in Oakland. Found her brother Carmine Pasquale Cava on a manifest, but his name was lined off.
Valarie


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