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Silvio Volpi 1901-1956

Postby jwazevedo » 02 Apr 2010, 04:54

I’m looking for some help in tracing the parents of a relation, Silvio Volpi, who was born in New York in 1901 and died in California in 1956.

Here’s what I know so far:

From Silvio’s California Death Index:
Name: Silvio V. Volpi
Birth Date: 3 Nov 1901
Birthplace: New York
Death Date: 25 Feb 1956
Death Place: San Francisco
Mother's Maiden Name: Mostechelli

From the 1920 Census for Berkeley, California:
Mother: Giovanina Volpi, age 49, widowed, born in Italy to parents born in Italy
Son: Silvio Volpi, age 18, born in New York to parents born in Italy

I’ve found the immigration record for Silvio’s mother:
Ship: Aller
Departing: Genoa
Arriving New York: Jun 28, 1899
Line: 0007
Passenger: Mostachetti, Giovanina
Gender: F
Age: 28y
Married: S
Ethnicity: Italian
Place of Residence: Cajolo, Italy
Final destination: Le Roy, New York
To join: Interested Husband (? Illegible annotation)
Notation: “Dix 508â€

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Re: Silvio Volpi 1901-1956

Postby suanj » 02 Apr 2010, 09:45

Hi, Silvio made a trip and back in USA; the birthplace is Le Roy, NY and the birth date is 3 nov 1902, but I believe that is a error the birthyear
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Silvio Volpi
Name: Silvio Volpi
Arrival Date: 29 Sep 1930
Estimated birth year: 1902
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Ship Name: Conte Biancamano
Search Ship Database: Search the Conte Biancamano in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: New York
Line: 30
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_4837
Birth Location: New York
Birth Location Other: leroy
Page Number: 72
I cannot find Giovannina in 1900 census... almost no in Le Roy, Genesee, NY; but it are only 1 family with this surname:

1900 United States Federal Census
about Bernardo Volpe
Name: Bernardo Volpe
[Bernardo Volpi]
[Bernard Volpe]
Home in 1900: Le Roy, Genesee, New York
Age: 31
Birth Date: 1869
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1897
[1899]
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Margareta
Marriage Year: 1891
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 9
Residence : Leroy Township (Excl. Leroy Vill.), Genesee, New York
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Bernardo Volpe 31
Margareta Volpe 31
Louigi Volpe 8
Mario Volpe 4
Vittoreo Volpe 1
Letisia Volpe 1/12


it is possible that was a uncle of your Silvio?
however what is interesting is this record:
1910 United States Federal Census
about Silva Volpi
Name: Silva Volpi
Age in 1910: 7
Estimated birth year: abt 1903
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Giovanni
Father's Birth Place: Italy

Mother's Name: Giovanni ( Giovanna)
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Green Valley, Solano, California
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Giovanni Volpi 43 head: imm. 1893
Giovanni Volpi 39 wife; imm. 1899
Anna Volpi 9 born in NY
Silva Volpi 7 born in NY

Thomas Meinette 27 boarder
Agapito Giomalli 27 boarder
Augustina Polis 25 boarder
Guiseppi Hittuchi 34 boarder
Jacopo Perniconi 25 boarder

it could be the 1910 census of your ancestors?
let me now..
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ps. abt Cajolo.. I believe that is Caiolo ( Sondrio province, Lombardia region) but is only a my suggestion
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Re: Silvio Volpi 1901-1956

Postby jwazevedo » 02 Apr 2010, 14:06

Dear Suanj,
Yes, I think you are right about Giovanni/Giovanna. I do not have Ancestry and cannot see the census image, but your text extract for the 1910 census in Solano is compelling. Solano is not far from Berkeley, where Giovanina ended up after the death of her husband. And since Silvio eventually named his child John, it makes sense that Silvio's father was Giovanni. And Bernardo could well have been a brother/uncle/cousin of Giovanni.

So we see Giovanni must have arrived before 1899 but missed the 1900 census, settled briefly in LeRoy, where two children were born, and then moved to California. Giovanni must have died there before 1920, and then Giovanna and her son Silvio are on their own. (Silvio later married Mary Oberto and settled in Sonoma County, California, where they both lived until their death.)

Thank you so much for your help.
Jerry

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Re: Silvio Volpi 1901-1956

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Re: Silvio Volpi 1901-1956

Postby suanj » 02 Apr 2010, 14:37

Hi Jerry,
I know not if can help, but in this website I found a death abt:
Volpi, John 1919( death year)
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cascgsi/deathvlvy.htm
Giovanni is in California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968:
Solano County > 1900-1916 >
republican, address: Cordelia
maybe helpful,
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Re: Silvio Volpi 1901-1956

Postby jwazevedo » 02 Apr 2010, 15:46

Hi Suanj,
All of the pieces are starting to fit together! Thank you very much for your great finds.
All the best,
Jerry


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