ROCCO STRAZZA - origin in ITALY

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ROCCO STRAZZA - origin in ITALY

Postby pcarino » 22 Feb 2010, 07:10

I'm trying to locate the origin of my maternal grandfather ROCCO STRAZZA. Rocco was born in Italy about 1870. His parents were Domenico Antonio Strazza and Maria Antonia DiPIETRO. Rocco emigrated to the United States in the late 1880's and married Rosaria PRESTO in 1892 in Manhattan, NY. He moved to Greenwich, CT where he worked as a stone mason. He died in 1951. I have not found where Rocco was born in Italy, but suspect he may have come from SICILY. If you have any knowledge of the birthplace of Rocco Strazza I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.
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Re: ROCCO STRAZZA - origin in ITALY

Postby suanj » 22 Feb 2010, 09:58

pcarino wrote:I'm trying to locate the origin of my maternal grandfather ROCCO STRAZZA. Rocco was born in Italy about 1870. His parents were Domenico Antonio Strazza and Maria Antonia DiPIETRO. Rocco emigrated to the United States in the late 1880's and married Rosaria PRESTO in 1892 in Manhattan, NY. He moved to Greenwich, CT where he worked as a stone mason. He died in 1951. I have not found where Rocco was born in Italy, but suspect he may have come from SICILY. If you have any knowledge of the birthplace of Rocco Strazza I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.
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Hi pcarino,
I found this ship's record abt:
• Cognome • STRAZZA
• Nome • ROCCO

• Età • 17
• Sesso • M
• Professione • BROTHER
• Istruzione • U
• Luogo di origine • U
• Destinazione • USA
• Visto • Emigrante
• Classe • Ponte
• Porto d'imbarco • MARSEILLES & NAPLES
• Nave • BRITANNIA
• Data d'arrivo • 1/21/1888

and in same travel the brother:


• Cognome • STRAZZA
• Nome • PIETRO

• Età • 22
• Sesso • M
• Professione • PEASANT
• Istruzione • U
• Luogo di origine • U
• Destinazione • USA
• Visto • Emigrante
• Classe • Ponte
• Porto d'imbarco • MARSEILLES & NAPLES
• Nave • BRITANNIA
• Data d'arrivo • 1/21/1888
I believe that this records could be abt your ancestor and brother, because also Pietro( Peter) lived in CT, as a well Rocco:
1920 United States Federal Census
about Peter Strazza
Name: Peter Strazza
Home in 1920: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age: 55 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1865

Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Caroline
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1890
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 743
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Peter Strazza 55
Caroline Strazza 51
Emelio Strazza 27
Mary Carto 25
Elizabet Strazza 19
Frank Strazza 15
Peter Strazza 10
Michael Carlo 4/12

It is hard to find the birthplace... however the other Strazzas in Fairfield Co, CT, coming from Morra Irpina( current: Morra De Sanctis) in Avellino province; in this Common it are the surname Strazza as a well Di Pietro ( with space- in italian spell)
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Re: ROCCO STRAZZA - origin in ITALY

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Feb 2010, 19:41

Here is a US Naturalization Index card for Rocco. His naturalization date is Oct 17, 1898. Also on the card is the location of the Certificate # (Volume 9, page 142) which is at the Common Pleas Court in Bridgeport, Connecticut. If you can get his application, you may find his place of birth.

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Re: ROCCO STRAZZA - origin in ITALY

Postby PeterTimber » 22 Feb 2010, 20:27

I believe he came from MORRA DE SANCTIS in Campania region.
www.tuttitalia.it/campania/97-morra-de-sanctis =Peter=
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Re: ROCCO STRAZZA - origin in ITALY

Postby suanj » 23 Feb 2010, 14:17

the ship's manifest abt Pietro Strazza and fratello( = brother) Rocco
http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/4600 ... azza21.jpg
Britannia ship
arrival 21 jan 1888
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Re: ROCCO STRAZZA - origin in ITALY

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Feb 2010, 19:02

The Manhattan marriage that you mention is listed at italiangen.org
The Certificate number is the last number on the right. You can use that to request the marriage certificate from NYC Vital records if you don't have it. http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vi ... iage.shtml
That may also give you a clue to the town of birth. Will definitely list the names of both sets of parents.

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Strazza Rocco Jul 25 1892 Manhattan 9822
Preste Rosaria Jul 25 1892 Manhattan 9822

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Re: ROCCO STRAZZA - origin in ITALY

Postby PeterTimber » 23 Feb 2010, 23:54

Dear Mr Carino it is quite OK to converse with us and your wanting to know why i think MORRA DE SANCTIS is the town of origin for ROCCO STRAZZA and I wanted everyone to explore other possible reasons why they may think certain places may be the town of origin. Your PM is apprfeciated though and I thank you for observing my sensibilities.

For my part I believe that since the telephone directory has both Strazza and Di Pietro listed in ample numbers and that the patron Saint for the town is Saint Rocco. Writing to the town on that basius is good judgement frommyh point of view. Please keep intocuh with us. =Peter=
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