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SAIA brothers 1900's

Postby jSaiaCinelli » 11 May 2010, 15:08

I am looking for my Grandfather's Father's brothers. They used to come to America to work on the roads and think they resided in Boston while they were here. I know of 3 brothers names only. My grandfather's father was Antonino Saia and his brothers names were Salvatore and the other is Gioacchino Saia. They were born around 1890's - 1900's and came from Palermo Sicily.

Antonino decided to then stop going back and forth to America and went back to Sicily permanently but his brothers decided to stay in America (Boston, NY, or NJ) and possibly marry and raise families. I would like to know of these 2 brothers (and any other brothers that we cannot find out the names of) children, grandchildren and possibly great grandchildren! They may have even moved from that area.

I know there has to be descendants from at least these two Saia's. I wish my Grandfather were alive so I can ask these questions!

So:
*Brothers: Antonino, Salvatore & Giacchino Saia (& Poss More)
*Born 1890-1900
*Worked on the major roadways in America (Boston, NY, NJ, or surrounding areas)
*Possibly married in America

Thanks in Advance!
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Re: SAIA brothers 1900's

Postby Tessa78 » 11 May 2010, 17:08

Hi Josephine! Welcome to the forum :-D

Do you have any idea when they first immigrated to US?

Here is a 1920 manifest for Antonino Saia (born about 1881) from Palermo. Leaving wife Giuseppa Zanca, Via Corselli, Palermo; going to Boston, MA to brother Giovanni. (Line 9)

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Re: SAIA brothers 1900's

Postby jSaiaCinelli » 11 May 2010, 17:12

Yes, They worked in America in 1910-1930 so between that time frame.

We also assume they were born 1890's but not sure
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Postby jSaiaCinelli » 11 May 2010, 17:16

I also found death info on a Salvatore Saia born in 1898 that died in Maryland....do you know how I can trace his descendants?
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Re: SAIA brothers 1900's

Postby Tessa78 » 11 May 2010, 17:25

There is another manifest for Antonino for 1911, leaving wife Giuseppa Zanca in Palermo, going to brother Giovanni in Boston, MA.

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943

Name: Antonino Saia
Arrival Date: 4 Apr 1911
Age: 31 Years
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Ship Name: Canopic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Giovanni Saia
Last Residence: Palermo
Birthplace: Palermo, Palermo

Do you think this is him?

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Re: SAIA brothers 1900's

Postby Tessa78 » 11 May 2010, 17:31

I think the Salvatore that you found is not your Salvatore. I located a 1910 Census for Maryland with Salvatore Saia, born 1898. He was born in Maryland. Your Salvatore was born in Italy, right?

1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Salvatore Saia
Age in 1910: 12
Estimated birth year: abt 1898
Birthplace: Maryland
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Joseph
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Name: Providenzia
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Baltimore Ward 18, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Saia 48
Providenzia Saia 46
John Saia 20
Frank Saia 14
Salvatore Saia 12
Consetina Saia 6
Antonio Siliato 65


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Re: SAIA brothers 1900's

Postby jSaiaCinelli » 11 May 2010, 17:46

Thank you so much! My parents confirmed the name of his wife, that was definitely my Dad's grandfather! Now we can add Giovanni Saia as one of his brothers since there was many of them! Did you find this at ellis island or someplace else?

Yes. I see that it says he was born in Maryland. They were all born in Palermo and I figure this is not one of mine.

did you research any other Saia brothers I have listed? I appreciate this info!
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Postby jSaiaCinelli » 11 May 2010, 18:15

I just looked on ellis island and didn't find it. Was it from another port???
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Re: SAIA brothers 1900's

Postby Tessa78 » 11 May 2010, 18:56

I found both manifests at Ancestry.com. I will post the second manifest for you...

I will also continue to look for Saia brothers for you. Did any go to California or Pennsylvania?

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Postby jSaiaCinelli » 11 May 2010, 19:11

Thanks so much. I will wait for you to post....

We only know they would go back and forth to the Boston, NY NJ and possibly Pennsylvania area. there is Saia Motor Freight based out of New Orleans, but have heard through unconfirmed sources they weren't from Sicily. Wonder since they worked on the roads, possibly a brother or so could have opened a Frieght company???!!!

I assume you have a membership with Ancestry.com I am just starting out with this research. really don't have the $ to spend on it right now, but I thank you for sharing this info with me!
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Postby jSaiaCinelli » 11 May 2010, 19:32

PS my dad was so happy to hear his grandmothers name on that manifest! So weird to see it written down and they no longer here!
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Postby Tessa78 » 11 May 2010, 19:52

Here is the manifest. Antonino is on line 26. Page 2 shows him going to his brother Giovanni in Boston. The person on Line 27 is also going to Giovanni Saia's address, and indicates that Giovanni is his brother-in-law, leaving wife Isabella Saia in Palermo.

page 1 - 1911 manifest
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Re: SAIA brothers 1900's

Postby jSaiaCinelli » 11 May 2010, 20:28

I think that they are both the same.....I open them and they are both the same first page....was there pg 2??

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Re: SAIA brothers 1900's

Postby Tessa78 » 11 May 2010, 21:10

Sorry :-( my mistake!

Here is page 2
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Re: SAIA brothers 1900's

Postby Tessa78 » 11 May 2010, 23:19

Josephine,

Another way to search for your ancestors' records is to view the microfilms available at your local LDS Family History Center.

Scroll down on this site
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp
to put in your zip and find the nearest center. You can rent films for a month for about $6.00. The records are in Italian, and they have Palermo births (nasciti), deaths (morti) and marriages (matrimoni) for years 1820 - 1908. When you locate records you can post them to this forum for translation. There are many here who would gladly translate for you.

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

To learn more about the records use this site:
http://familyhistory.byu.edu/Downloads/ ... efault.htm


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