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Searching for Maria Feminella

Postby Jim2814 » 23 Apr 2010, 16:03

I am trying to find the ship manifest for my GG Grand Mother, Maria Feminella. She came to the US in 1885 from Italy, probably Sassano, at the age of 50 according to the 1910 census.

I have searched Ancestry and WorldVitalRecords.com and nothing. I don't know how you do it, but my friends at ItalianFeneology.com always seem to find what I am looking for.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Jim

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Re: Searching for Maria Feminella

Postby vj » 23 Apr 2010, 16:31

Hello Jim,
Is Feminella her maiden name?
Could she have travelled with anyone else?
Who was she living with in 1910?
Thank you, Valarie

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Re: Searching for Maria Feminella

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Apr 2010, 16:36

Hi Valarie :-D

It's too bad that the early manifests hold so little information...

Jim,

This manifest (maybe you've already found this) is close to the dates you posted. Maria Feminelle(a) is on line 403. Age 54. Looks like occupation may say "domestic"

Name: Marie Feminelle
Arrival Date: 19 May 1887
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Destination: New York
Place of Origin: Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: Letimbro


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Re: Searching for Maria Feminella

Postby vj » 23 Apr 2010, 16:41

Hi T :D !
You're right, it's so rare that an early manifest will have any information that will help confirm who these folks were :? .
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Re: Searching for Maria Feminella

Postby Jim2814 » 23 Apr 2010, 17:21

Maria's married name is Feminella. According to the 1910 census, she came here in 1885 when she was 50 years old and a widow. She settled in Elizabeth, NJ, near her son who came in 1883.

She was 75 in 1910, and does not appear in the 1920 census, so I have to believe that she died somewhere in between.

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Jim

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Re: Searching for Maria Feminella

Postby vj » 23 Apr 2010, 17:30

Jim thank you for the clarification
It's likely that she travelled under her maiden name unless she travelled with her husband.
In Italy women keep their maiden names.
You may need to order her death certificate if you don't already know her maiden name.
Valarie

for reference, your 1910 census
http://img695.imageshack.us/img695/1107/1910g.jpg
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http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/3217/191001.jpg

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Re: Searching for Maria Feminella

Postby SPQR » 22 May 2010, 20:52

Hey Jim,

Just found this site caught my eye instantly. My Grandmother was Maria Calandriello Feminella b Sala Consilina 6-5-1893 d 5-29-1989.

I can say with 99% certainty your grandmother was from the Sassano area, and we are probaly related somewhere down the line. My Great Granfather was Cono Feminella (1 of thousands), b 1842 in Sassano, my Grandfather Giovanni (1 of several thousands) Feminella b 5-14 1882 Sassano, imagrated to U.S. 1907, 1908 back to Italy, then again 1913 to Chicago, d 2-7-43. They were required to travel under their maiden names, if they were not travelling with their husbands. You might try this, spell Feminella with a double mm (Femminella) it my bring some more info.

Good Luck!
John Feminella

jfemine@yahoo.com


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