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Pescuma and DiVincenzo families

Postby klsalka » 09 May 2010, 14:31

am interested in finding out more about my maternal ancestors. My grandfather, who is 89, descended from Dominic Pescuma from the Potenza region of Italy and emigrated to the US in the early part of the 20th century. I know he met his wife (my great-grandmother) in Minnesota. I can't seem to find anything on Dominic, though. My grandfather is the last surviving child of their marriage; he had two older sisters.

Also, my grandmother, currently 94, is descended from Antonio DiVincenzo in around the same southern part of Italy. I'm not sure if he and his wife, Felicia, married in Italy or if they met after emigrating to the US. I also have had no luck in locating his roots. My grandmother is one of the last surviving children of their marriage (11 children lived to late adulthood, 2 died in infancy).

Does anyone have information on either of these lines?

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Re: Pescuma and DiVincenzo families

Postby misbris » 09 May 2010, 15:11

Hi,

Can you give us your grandparents' first names?

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Re: Pescuma and DiVincenzo families

Postby klsalka » 09 May 2010, 15:46

My grandfather's name is Gerald Pescuma, and my grandmother is Lucy (DiVincenzo) Pescuma.

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Re: Pescuma and DiVincenzo families

Postby misbris » 09 May 2010, 15:50

Not much info on this manifest, but is it your grandfather?

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0087

Just realized this Gerardo is too old to be your grandfather, but possibly a relative?

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Re: Pescuma and DiVincenzo families

Postby klsalka » 09 May 2010, 15:58

It's definitely not my grandfather, since he was born in the States (MA). But I wonder if my great-grandfather went by Gerardo or traveled with another relative. The story I heard was he left Naples in a hurry due to some 'bad blood' in the family and caught the next ship to the States.

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Re: Pescuma and DiVincenzo families

Postby suanj » 09 May 2010, 16:19

I found this record:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Dominick Pescuma
Name: Dominick Pescuma
[Dominick Pelluma]
Home in 1920: Swampscott, Essex, Massachusetts
Age: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Italy

Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Mary L
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1910
[1900]
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Dominick Pescuma 37
Mary L Pescuma 27
Lawrence R Pescuma 5
Elizabeth M Pescuma 1
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U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Dominic Pescuma
Name: Dominic Pescuma
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1883
Birth Place: Florence ( ??? maybe Forenza, Basilicata, IT)
Residence: Essex, Massachusetts

Race: White
Roll: WWII_2251733

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Dominic Pescuma
Name: Dominic Pescuma
City: Swampscott
County: Essex
State: Massachusetts
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1883

Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1684679
DraftBoard: 24

no birthplace...
your grandfather:
Name: Gerald F Pescuma
Birth: 1921
Military: 4 Sep 1945 - Camp Atterbury Columbus, Indiana
Residence: Essex, Massachusetts


the residence place matching... Domenick Pescuma found could be your ancestor?
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Re: Pescuma and DiVincenzo families

Postby suanj » 09 May 2010, 16:25

here the arrival:

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943
about Domenico Pescuina
Name: Domenico Pescuina ( Pescuma)
Arrival Date: 23 Feb 1910
Age: 26 Years
Estimated birth year: abt 1884
Gender: Female ( male)
Ethnic Background: Scotch (Scotish) ( italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Romanic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Antonio Bbeuzzese ( Antonio Abruzzese)
Last Residence: N IA
Birthplace: Forensa, Italy ( Forenza)
Microfilm Roll Number: 143

father Gerardo in Forenza, joining at Antonio Abruzzese cousin in Boston, MA
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Re: Pescuma and DiVincenzo families

Postby klsalka » 09 May 2010, 17:31

Wow, thank you! That's more information than I've ever been able to get. The information on my grandfather is definitely correct. Born in 1921, living in Essex County (still).

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Re: Pescuma and DiVincenzo families

Postby suanj » 09 May 2010, 19:36

happy of to help...
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