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Postby pande12404 » 15 Apr 2010, 22:16

Looking for information on either Benjamin Pellegreni (changed name to Green when came to the states) or Pia Argonne? Came to the states in early 1900's.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 15 Apr 2010, 22:23

The name Pellegreni is not present in modern Italy; Pellegrino, on the other hand, is quite common (7,000+ listings in the Italian telephone directory.

It will be difficult to locate your ancestor without being certain of the name.

Where did he reside in the US?

What was his wife's name?

Any children's names / birth years would be helpful as well.

PS: I am also thinking "Arrigoni" for Pia's surname.
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Postby misbris » 15 Apr 2010, 22:47

Here is a Pia Arrigoni travelling with a Rosa Pellegrini. if this is the correct Pia, there is an earlier manifest for her.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0016

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http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0016

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 15 Apr 2010, 23:00

I saw that manifest. Did you notice that Rosa and Pia listed different final destinations? Chicago / New York.

Perhaps they were traveling together, or perhaps just a coincidence?
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Postby Biff83 » 16 Apr 2010, 00:12

WWII Draft Registration Card
http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4098 ... raftca.jpg
Name: Beney Pellegrini
Birth Date: 9 Jan 1886
Birth Place: Italy
Residence: South Beloit, Illinois
Person who will know your address: Pia Pellegrini

Year of birth matches approximate year of birth on misbris's 1905 manifest find.

WWI Draft Registration Card (very poor image)
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7742/z ... aftcar.jpg
Name: Beney Pellegrini
County: Winnebago
State: Illinois
Birth Date: 9 Jan 1886


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Postby vj » 16 Apr 2010, 13:53

Hello all :D !
Great record finds.
Here's a 1930 census with the same address as the 1942 WWII card that Biff found.
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possible 1930 census
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/7346/1930j.jpg

Home in 1930:
304 Blackhawk, owns $3500
South Beloit, Winnebago, Illinois

head Benjamin E Gaun 44, abt 1886 IT
- married age 18, abt 1904
- immig 1902, Pa (filed 1st papers)
- proprietor, noodle machine
wife Par T Gaun 48, abt 1882
- immg 1905
boarder Antony Borgona 49
boarder James B Beato 17
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possible 1920 census
http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/2164/1920p.jpg
next page
http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5093/192001.jpg

Home in 1920:
18 Gardner(?) Street
South Beloit, Winnebago, Illinois

head Bennie Green 34, abt 1886 IT
- immig 1903, Pa
- machinist, machine shop
wife Bee Green 38, abt 1882 IT
- immig 1904
son Frank Green 19, abt 1901 IT
- immig 1904
- machinist, machine shop
boarder Antony Borgone 40


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