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Galotta or Sylvestri, Scafati/Naples

Postby prudy » 13 May 2010, 11:53

I am seeking information about my Granpparents, Michele Sylvestri and Rosa or Rosina Galotta Sylvestri. I do not have a great deal of reliable information, but what I do have is:
Michele Sylvestri, born approx. 1855-1856, in either Naples or Scafati.
Rosa or Rosina Galotta, born approx. 1878, in Scafati.
Michele might have sailed from Naples in either 1899 or 1906 and Rosa/Rosina in 1906. At least, this is all I have been able to find. It is possible, at least one of their children was born in Italy, before they moved to Harrison, New Jersey, USA.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Galotta or Sylvestri, Scafati/Naples

Postby suanj » 13 May 2010, 13:16

prudy wrote:I am seeking information about my Granpparents, Michele Sylvestri and Rosa or Rosina Galotta Sylvestri. I do not have a great deal of reliable information, but what I do have is:
Michele Sylvestri, born approx. 1855-1856, in either Naples or Scafati.
Rosa or Rosina Galotta, born approx. 1878, in Scafati.
Michele might have sailed from Naples in either 1899 or 1906 and Rosa/Rosina in 1906. At least, this is all I have been able to find. It is possible, at least one of their children was born in Italy, before they moved to Harrison, New Jersey, USA.
Any information will be greatly appreciated.


Welcome!
Here the 1930 census:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Rose Sylvestre
Name: Rose Sylvestre
Home in 1930: Harrison, Hudson, New Jersey

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Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Rose Sylvestre 50
Adeline Sylvestre 17
Harry Sylvestre 12
Elsie Sylvestre 10
Clara Sylvestre 6


1920:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Michal Sylvesta
Name: Michal Sylvesta

[Michael Sybnesta]
[Michal Sylvester]
Home in 1920: Harrison Ward 3, Hudson, New Jersey
Age: 65
Estimated birth year: abt 1855
Birthplace: Italy

Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Rose
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1890
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Michal Sylvesta 65
Rose Sylvesta 40 imm. 1903
Nellie Sylvesta 14
Antome Sylvesta 13
Adeline Sylvesta 6
Edward Sylvesta 2

the children are all born in NJ..


instead by 1910 census:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Michael Sylvester
Name: Michael Sylvester
[Michael Everter]
Age in 1910: 51
Estimated birth year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's name: Rosie
Home in 1910: Harrison Ward 3, Hudson, New Jersey

Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1887
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Michael Sylvester 51
Rosie Sylvester 30
Annie Sylvester 6
Willie Sylvester 4
Tony Sylvester 2
Thomas Sylvester 17


the first son in 1910 is Thomas, born abt 1893; but really the first son was Gus ..

and I believe that Rosa was the second wife, because in 1900:

1900 United States Federal Census
about Michael Sylvester
Name: Michael Sylvester
Home in 1900: Harrison Ward 3, Hudson, New Jersey
Age: 43
Birth Date: May 1857
Birthplace: Italy

Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1887
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Emilie
Marriage Year: 1878
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 22
Residence : Harrison Town, Hudson, New Jersey
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Michael Sylvester 43
Emilie Sylvester 46
Gus Sylvester 19 son born in Italy nov 1881; married in 1898 NJ

Thomas Sylvester 7 son b. jun 1892 NJ
Rosie Sylvester 21 daughter in law- born in Italy feb 1879

Peter Fister 22 boarder

abt Gus:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Gus Sylvester
Name: Gus Sylvester
County: Hudson
State: New Jersey
Birth Date: 11 Nov 1882

Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1712200
DraftBoard: 4

wife Rosa; no italian birthplace, just Italy!

1920 United States Federal Census
about Gastons Sylvester
Name: Gastons Sylvester
[Gustavo Sylvester]
Home in 1920: Harrison Ward 3, Hudson, New Jersey
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Italy

Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Rosie
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1893
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Gastons Sylvester 39
Rosie Sylvester 41
Elizabeth Sylvester 18
Tony Sylvester 16
Anglena Sylvester 14
James Sylvester 7
Anthony Sylvester 23
( son in law???)



it is the correct family??
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Re: Galotta or Sylvestri, Scafati/Naples

Postby dsylvest1 » 24 Oct 2014, 17:05

Hello There!
Yes, Prudy, you and Suanj have the right family!

I am your cousin. Email me when you can at dsylvest@aol.com. I have a pretty decent family tree for Silvestri on ancestry.com and I can chat with you about it.

Oh, I am the great-grandson of your mother's half-brother Cosimo (Gus) Silvestri/Sylvester. Rose was indeed the second wife of Michael after his first wife Emilie Testa Silvestri passed away.

Our whole family from Harrison is tied to Michael and his two marriages and children, and to the other families from the vicinity of La Roccapipirozzi, Molise. These families include the Martone, DiSalvo, Bruno, Desanta, Melone, Venditti and of course Testa families.

Look forward to hearing from you!


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