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Help reading name on manifest

Postby legnoduro » 11 Apr 2010, 16:21

Ciao a tutti,

My grandfather went through several permutations of his surname. The last surname used was Sereno. I have made several attempts to obtain birth records and I suspect it has to do with the wrong surname. I have put a link to his manifest, his name is on line 6. Would someone with more experience than me and a better understanding of Italian names please tell me what you think.


http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/72/s ... nifest.jpg


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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby pink67 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:34

It may be Sirena...

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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby uantiti » 11 Apr 2010, 16:39

It looks Sirena to me too. It's easier to read his mother's name: Filomena Rinaldi. Do you know which Fagnano is? There various towns with that name.


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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby pink67 » 11 Apr 2010, 16:40

Ciao Ada!

Being Fagnano in Cosenza Province I believe it's Fagnano Castello...

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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby uantiti » 11 Apr 2010, 16:45

Ciao Laura,
yes, I checked on Fagnano Castello, Cosenza province. The surname Sirena exists in that town.

See Here


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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby legnoduro » 11 Apr 2010, 16:45

Yes it is Fagnano Castello. His mother's name was Filomena Rinaldi and his father's name was Francesco.

I have searched the 1910 census looking for him with no luck. He lived with his Uncle Matteo Rinaldi in Elizabeth NJ. I thought the earliest spelling might help me.

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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Apr 2010, 17:06

I found Matteo Rinaldi on a 1910 Census living in Middlesex, NJ as a boarder with a railroad company. Also on the page was a Michael Rinaldi, but did not find Emilio Sirena.

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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby legnoduro » 11 Apr 2010, 17:09

Tessa
I found the same. My grandfather also used the name Emidio. The manifest sure does look like Emilio. What do you think?

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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Apr 2010, 17:15

I agree...

What are the names of his children? Sometimes that can help us.
And wife's name?

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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby legnoduro » 11 Apr 2010, 17:21

He was single when he arrived here. I have located him on the 1920 and 1930 censuses but no luck with the 1910.

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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Apr 2010, 17:24

How was the name spelled on the 1920 and 1930 censuses? And was he still single?

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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby pink67 » 11 Apr 2010, 17:25

Are these records correct?

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Emidio Sereno
Name: Emidio Sereno
Birth Date: 20 Nov 1888
Birth Place: Fagnano Costello
Residence: Union, New Jersey
Race: White
Roll: WWII_2274274

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Emidso Serno
Name: Emidso Serno
City: Elizabeth
County: Union
State: New Jersey
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 10 Jul 1888
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1712100
DraftBoard: 3

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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Apr 2010, 17:32

Great finds Laura! :-)

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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby legnoduro » 11 Apr 2010, 17:33

Pink
Yes these are his records, although the one you labeled WWll should be WWl.
By the way, he also claimed his birthday as December 28, 1888. That is the date he used on his SS app.

Tessa,
In both years he spells his name Emidio Sereno.

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Re: Help reading name on manifest

Postby legnoduro » 11 Apr 2010, 17:38

Laura,
I am so sorry! You are right, I misread my documents. Your descriptions are absolutely correct!


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