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Durso immigration records

Postby Dima » 23 Mar 2010, 20:40

I am currently searching for immigration information on my great-grandmother. She was born somewhere in Italy as Maria Durso in 1882. It is believed she came to America before her first birthday. She married Frank George at the age of 15. They lived in Pardeesville Pennsylvania and had 9 children....Nellie, Sam, Mary, Mildred, Helen, Albert, Peter, Angeline and Alfred. She passed away in 1966.

I am also looking for immigration information on Frank George. He was born somewhere in Italy in 1873. It is believed he came to America sometime in 1892. He was married to Maria at 24 and he passed away in 1953.

Here comes the tricky part. The last name of "George" was given to him when he first applied for a job in America. His real last name was "Ermilio"...with both "i's" sounding like long "e's"...and I am not sure of the correct spelling.


ANy info would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby Biff83 » 23 Mar 2010, 21:43

For reference:

1920 census for Frank George and family
Name: Frank George
Home in 1920: Hazle, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
Age: 46 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Mary
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1900
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Frank George 46
Mary George 36
Angeline George 19
Samuel George 17
Nellie George 15
Peter George 14
Millie George 12
Mary George 9
Helen George 7
Albert George 4 2/12

1910 census for same family
Name: Frank Armani? Ermilio
[Frank Armenio?]
Age in 1910: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's name: Mary
Home in 1910: Hazle, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1892
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Armani 36
Mary Armani 27
Angeline Armani 10
Sabino Armani 8
Nellie Armani 6
Peter Armani 4
Millie Armani 2
Mary Armani 0

1900 census
Name: Frank Amillgo Ermilio
Home in 1900: Hazel, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
Age: 26
Birth Date: May 1874
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1893
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Angella
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Mary
Marriage Year: 1898
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 2
Residence : Hazle Township, Election Districts 3-4 & 12, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
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Household Members: Name Age
Frank Amillgo 26
Mary Amillgo 17
Angelina Amillgo 4/12
Angella Amillgo, mother, 60

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Re: Durso immigration records

Postby johnnyonthespot » 23 Mar 2010, 21:50

To make your search a little more complicated, please note that the name D'Urso is far more common in Italy than is Durso.
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Re: Durso immigration records

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Mar 2010, 03:15

According to the above 1900 Census, Mary immigrated in 1892. This manifest seems to match her information. Unfortunately the earlier manifests include very little information.

SS California, arriving NY, 15 June 1892

M. Anta (Mariantonia) D'Urso, age 10 years 4 months, from Italy
Traveling with Angela Merola, 46 (mother, aunt?) and Francesco Merola, age 7.
Destination New York

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Re: Durso immigration records

Postby Dima » 24 Mar 2010, 03:27

Thank you :D
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Re: Durso immigration records

Postby Dima » 24 Mar 2010, 05:55

I have to tell you...the more I look the more confused I become..LOL. I too, found a Mary D'urso that came through Ellis Island with her mom and siblings to join Mary's Dad. However.....that was in 1906, which is contrary to other info. BUT...their final destination was only a few miles from where I know they eventually settled.

The dad's name is listed..but I cannot read it.
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Re: Durso immigration records

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Mar 2010, 19:22

What ship and date? I'll try to pull it up to read the father's name.

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Re: Durso immigration records

Postby Dima » 25 Mar 2010, 15:37

Tessa78 wrote:What ship and date? I'll try to pull it up to read the father's name.

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Thank you!!

The ship was the Citta di Milano. The date was 9/5/1906 and the name was Maria D'urso
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Re: Durso immigration records

Postby Tessa78 » 25 Mar 2010, 16:10

I read the father's name as Tommaso Caputo.

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added: Just in case someone else would like to take a look I've posted the manifest here...
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0005

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Re: Durso immigration records

Postby Dima » 25 Mar 2010, 16:39

ok....dumb question. Can we assume that Caputo is a middle name?? I mean, the children and wife all had the last name D'urso.
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Re: Durso immigration records

Postby Biff83 » 25 Mar 2010, 16:59

Dima,

A couple of things relative to the Citta di Milano 1906 manifest. Based on the census records posted, this Maria is too young to have been Francesco Ermilio aka Frank George's wife.

Also, this Maria's surname is Caputo not D'Urso. She is travelling with her mother Teresa D'Urso and they are going to Hazelton to join Teresa's husband/Maria's father Tommaso Caputo. In Italy, women always use their maiden name for official documents.

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Re: Durso immigration records

Postby Dima » 25 Mar 2010, 19:43

ohhhh..ok......I see what you're saying!!
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