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searching for my grandfather

Postby pcastiglione » 20 Mar 2010, 16:41

Hello

I trying to find information on my mother father. The only information I have is his marriage license.

Rocco Buonacquto
born 12/13/1896
arrived in new york 6/2?/1913 can not make out the exact date the month and year are correct the day is blured
came to america when he was 17
he was naturalized on 9/30/1919 in Mercer Pa
certificate # 1233290

He has some family in Ablany, New york

I look on the ellis Island web site with no luck. may some of you can help me. any help will be weclome

Paul

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Re: searching for my grandfather

Postby VaDeb » 20 Mar 2010, 17:12

Here is the 1930 Census

Name: Rocco Bonacquist
Home in 1930: Sharpsville, Mercer, Pennsylvania
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Age: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Roomer
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:

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Household Members:
Name Age
Rocco Palombi 39
Teresa Palombi 39
Angelo Palombi 12
Raymond Palombi 8
Rocco Bonacquist 33
Anna Bonacquist 20
Mary Bonacquist 2


Here he is on the 1920 census

Name: Rocco Ronaquist
Home in 1920: Hickory, Mercer, Pennsylvania
Age: 23 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Year of Immigration: 1913
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
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Household Members:
Name Age
Andy Frye 46
Lucy Frye 38
Angeline Frye 16
Tony Frye 9
Rany Frye 7
Natalina Frye 5
Rocha De Santis 25
Rocco Ronaquist 23
Catalino Cremengegildo 40
Malligan George 40


His WWI draft card:
Name: Rocco Bonequest
County: Mercer
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 13 Dec 1896
FHL Roll Number: 1894020

Looks like his card says place of birth Castro De Valso Rome, Italy and person who will know his location is Mary (same surname) and same place of birth.

SOrry, I can't post images as my internet service is very slooow today. If you need the images please request and I am sure someone will help.

Debbie

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Re: searching for my grandfather

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Mar 2010, 17:32

I would be happy to post the images for you...

Here is an additional document...WWII Registration Card.

T.

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Re: searching for my grandfather

Postby pink67 » 20 Mar 2010, 17:40

Here is the 1913 arrival manifest : :D

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Rocco Bonacauirtr
Name: Rocco Bonacauirtr 8O
Arrival Date: 27 Jun 1913
Estimated birth year: abt 1897
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Prinzess Irene
Search Ship Database: Search the Prinzess Irene in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: Romania
Line: 8
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2116
Birth Location: Romania 8O
Birth Location Other: cerstredeivki 8O Castro Volsci
Page Number: 134

page 1:
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxgkjoA
page 2:
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVI9yz9

From Castro dei volsci (leaving his mother Maria Carani?) to Albany, to join his cousin Filippo Bonacquisto....

Laura


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Re: searching for my grandfather

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Mar 2010, 19:28

Hi Laura :-)

Looks like the birth "country" lists Roma

Great find on this manifest!!!!

T.

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Re: searching for my grandfather

Postby pcastiglione » 20 Mar 2010, 23:09

Thanks everyone for the information. May I ask what database and website did you use to find the information. Again thanks for the help.

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Re: searching for my grandfather

Postby VaDeb » 20 Mar 2010, 23:16

All my information came from ancestry.com
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Re: searching for my grandfather

Postby Tessa78 » 21 Mar 2010, 01:26

Mine, too :-)
Would like the images posted for the information Debbie found?

T.


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