Mario & Carmela Severino

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Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby Sicilianprincess41 » 07 Mar 2010, 04:28

I need help locating more information about my Italian heritage and ancestors. My Great-Grandfather's name was Mario (b. Aug 31, 1890) (d.Akron, Ohio 1979). My Great-Grandmother's name was Carmela Severino (maiden name Shabica) (b. Oct 6, 1891) (d. Akron, Ohio 1986). I think my great grandfather's brothers name was Mike, but I am not sure and I do not know their parents names. I do know that they lived in the Provence of Casteltermini, Sicily and my great-grandfather came to America on a ship from the port of Palermo and arrived at Ellis Island. While in Sicily, they had my great Aunt Connie (Concetta) and both her and my great-grandmother came over to America when she was a year old. I would love to find out more information about Nana & Nano and who their parents were and even where they lived. I know the history after they got to America, as their children were my Great Aunts and Uncle.

Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. Thanks...Shannon :mrgreen:

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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby Totonno » 07 Mar 2010, 12:48

This is the official website of the town of Castelterminihttp://www.comune.casteltermini.ag.it/
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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby suanj » 07 Mar 2010, 14:15

Mario Severino, when came in USA, left Carmela SCIABICA ( right spell) in Casteltermini, and joining at Pasquale brother

First Name: Mario
Last Name: Severino
Ethnicity: Italy, South
Last Place of Residence: Castellerini, Sicily

Date of Arrival: Nov 10, 1913
Age at Arrival: 23y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: America (1908)
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0015

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0519%2ETIF

Pasquale Severino came in USA in 1910:

First Name: Pasquale
Last Name: Severino
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Castellermini, Girgenti
Date of Arrival: Dec 08, 1910
Age at Arrival: 28y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Prinzess Irene
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0009

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 1489110080
and joining at uncle Salvatore ACQUISTO...

Carmela Sciabica and Concetta Severino came in USA in 1915:
http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0581%2ETIF
Carmela father: Vincenzo Sciabica in Casteltermini

for all civil records in Casteltermini you can order the Mormon's microfilms:
Registri dello stato civile di Casteltermini (Agrigento), 1821-1911 Casteltermini (Agrigento). Ufficio dello stato civile
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0
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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby Sicilianprincess41 » 07 Mar 2010, 16:48

I cannot even begin to express the joy and appreciation from both you you...Totonno and suanj...I literally cried when I logged on here this morning... (it is 11:43 am here in Ohio)...I have longed to know the background of my Nana and Nano for years and to learn more about my Italian heritage. It's so hard when your family keeps "secrets" throughout the generations, and you only get "bits and pieces" here and there. I am 41 years old and have had to wait what seems like an eternity to finally have this treasured information. I am an avid scrapbooker and am the only one in my family who is even interested in heritage. I know that my two girls will someday be able to look back on the ancestry and feel as proud to be Italian as I do this very moment. I am glad to have found you new friends in Italia...and again, words are just not enough..so Thank You :)

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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby Romano1970 » 07 Mar 2010, 16:58

Is this the correct Severino.

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/match ... &dwpdone=1

My appologies if you already have this.
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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby Romano1970 » 07 Mar 2010, 16:59

Michael Romano

Chi va piano va sano e va lontano

Those who go slowly, go safely and go far

Looking for family history in Piazza Armerina, Aidone, and Musomelli Sicily.
Names researching: Romano, Nigrelli, Ristagno, Piazza Maida Triolo.

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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby Sicilianprincess41 » 08 Mar 2010, 05:43

The information that was provided earlier is correct. My great grandmother's name is Carmela Sciabica, whose father was Vincenzo. My great grandfather is Mario and his brother is Pasquale. I know that he left for America from the port of Palermo and my great Aunt Concetta was 1 when her and my Nana set sail to meet my great grandfather. There were 3 towns mentioned:

Castellermini, Girgenti
Castellerini, Sicily
Casteltermini

Are these one and the same or three seperate towns? I am also interested in knowing who Vincenzo Sciabica's wife was, and I think my great grandmother Carmela had a sister too because I remember calling a great Aunt "Pepina", and my grandma telling me that she was my great grandmother's sister. I also do not know either of my great grandfather Mario's parents names. Can you be of assistance further please?

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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby Sicilianprincess41 » 08 Mar 2010, 05:45

p.s. to Michael....what is the avatar that you have and what does it stand for with the three legs?

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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby liviomoreno » 08 Mar 2010, 06:21

[quote="Sicilianprincess41"]...There were 3 towns mentioned:

Castellermini, Girgenti
Castellerini, Sicily
Casteltermini

Are these one and the same or three seperate towns? .../quote]

I believe the correct Towns is Casteltermini, which is part of the Agrigento (once called Girgenti) Province, which is part of the Sicily Region.

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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby liviomoreno » 08 Mar 2010, 06:26

Sicilianprincess41 wrote:p.s. to Michael....what is the avatar that you have and what does it stand for with the three legs?


That's the official Sicily flag or coat of arms, see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinacrian
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triskelion

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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby Sicilianprincess41 » 08 Mar 2010, 13:52

Thank you so much Livio :)
I feel somehow on this forum that I am somehow "home with my people"...everyone has been so willing to help and the speed at which people are able to answer astounds me...sometimes in America, you play the "waiting game with bureucratic red tape" to coin a phrase because no one is willing to help you find the information that you need. And you all are able to help me right away. I can't thank you enough and I am planning to come to Sicily someday within the next 10 years to visit Casteltermini...once I get that all figured out :)
Have a great day :)
Shannon

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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby PeterTimber » 08 Mar 2010, 14:57

While you wait for the day of your visit you might want to familiarize yourself with theadminstrative and tourist portion of CASTELTERMINI at
www.tuttitalia.it/sicilia/35-casteltermini

If you wish to write away for documents please let us know. =Peter=
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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby Romano1970 » 08 Mar 2010, 15:31

Hi.....it is the sicilian Flag the three legged woman is called the trinacria. From what legend states. One of the original explorers of Sicily thought the three points of the island were as beautiful as the legs of a woman.

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Flag of Sicily
Flag of Kingdom of SicilyThe flag of Sicily was first adopted in 1282, after the Sicilian Vespers of Palermo. It is characterized by the presence of the triskelion (trinacria) in its middle, the (winged) head of Medusa and three wheat ears. The three bent legs are supposed to represent the three points of the island Sicily itself.

The colours, instead, respectively represent the cities of Palermo and Corleone, at those times an agricultural city of renown. Palermo and Corleone were the first two cities to found a confederation against the Angevin rule. It finally became the official public flag of the Autonomous Region of Sicily in January 2000, after the passing of an apposite law which advocates its use on public buildings, schools, city halls, and all the other places in which Sicily is represented.

The flag looks somewhat similar to the flag of the Isle of Man, especially for the use of the triskelion in both of these; today, the triskelion (or trisceli) is also widely considered the actual symbol of Sicily. The symbol is also known as the trinacria, which is also an ancient name of Sicily. The name was also revived and used during the Aragonese period of the Kingdom of Sicily immediately after the Sicilian Vespers which ended Angevin rule.
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Chi va piano va sano e va lontano

Those who go slowly, go safely and go far

Looking for family history in Piazza Armerina, Aidone, and Musomelli Sicily.
Names researching: Romano, Nigrelli, Ristagno, Piazza Maida Triolo.

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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby Romano1970 » 08 Mar 2010, 15:37

Here is more information to add to the one right before it.

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/it-sic.html
Michael Romano

Chi va piano va sano e va lontano

Those who go slowly, go safely and go far

Looking for family history in Piazza Armerina, Aidone, and Musomelli Sicily.
Names researching: Romano, Nigrelli, Ristagno, Piazza Maida Triolo.

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Re: Mario & Carmela Severino

Postby Romano1970 » 08 Mar 2010, 15:38

Here is more information to add to the one right before it.

http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/it-sic.html
Michael Romano

Chi va piano va sano e va lontano

Those who go slowly, go safely and go far

Looking for family history in Piazza Armerina, Aidone, and Musomelli Sicily.
Names researching: Romano, Nigrelli, Ristagno, Piazza Maida Triolo.


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