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Pica Brooklyn 1950's

Postby bas392 » 22 May 2010, 02:27

Hi

I am looking for my mother who immigrated from Italy in 1953 (she was 17) to Brooklyn NY. She was sponsored by maternal uncle and came alone to NY. Her last name was Pica and she would be 73 or 74 today. Any assistance would be appreciated!

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Re: Pica Brooklyn 1950's

Postby oilman19 » 22 May 2010, 09:25

Hi bas392,

Welcome to the forum. I'm sure someone will be able to help find this record for you. What was your mother's 1st name? Do you know her uncle's full name? This info may help the searchers.

Good luck.

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Re: Pica Brooklyn 1950's

Postby bas392 » 22 May 2010, 13:26

Thanks for the reply Jim but I do not know my birth mothers first name as this is an adoption in a sealed record state. I do have info that states she had a short marriage in around 1955 or 1956 which resulted in an annulment. I was advised to check the NYC Dept. of records Municiple archives for any record of a marriage with a female with the surname of Pica and hopefully obtain her first name. I can then cross reference it with the ancestry.com immigration records for 1953. I am located in South Jersey and have not made the pilgrimage to NY. Perhaps someone in this forum hangs out in the Municiple archives and would like the challenge of looking this up! I welcome any thoughts!

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Re: Pica Brooklyn 1950's

Postby PeterTimber » 22 May 2010, 14:09

iN WWW.CASTLEGARDEN.ORG there is a listing for a Rosa Pica aged 18 destined to a brother in Long Island City (near brooklyn) coming from pietrapetosa and another named Antonia Pica also aged 18 no origin information nor destination indicated. =Peter=
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Re: Pica Brooklyn 1950's

Postby bas392 » 22 May 2010, 15:13

Thanks Peter! Is Antonia a female name?

The non-identification I received from the Brooklyn orphanage I came from states that my mother was 17 when she immigrated to US--however this could be an error from the orphanage.

I was born in August 1959, my birth mother was 23 at the time, I figure she was born in Italy around 1936. My birth mother's father (my grand father) was born in Italy in 1908, a farmer by profession and was listed as presumed dead by the italian government for he had been a prisoner of war in a Russian camp in WW2.

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Postby PeterTimber » 22 May 2010, 16:17

Yes indeed, ANTONIA is a female name

Since he is presumed dead then sdend an e-mail in english and italian (get help) and send to the director of the italian soldiers killed in war (your case ww11) dss.direttore@onorcaduti.difesa.it

You also might wish to send a request to the International red Cross (in english but takes a long time) at www.icrc.org/eng/contact-archives so that you will find the town of origin, biographical data etc.

Both are free of charge. =Peter=
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Re: Pica Brooklyn 1950's

Postby suanj » 22 May 2010, 19:12

I found a:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Giuseppina Pica
Name: Giuseppina Pica
Arrival Date: 13 Nov 1953
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian

Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Homeland
no age ....
and:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Savina Pica
Name: Savina Pica
Arrival Date: 1 Oct 1953
Birth Location: Italy
Port of Departure: Cannes, France

Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Constitution
no age...

maybe it are some other record...


-more:
only 1 Pica born in 1908 and decesead ( it is presumed) in WWII:

first name: GIOVANNI
surname: PICA
birth date: 14/10/1908
birth place: CIRIGLIANO
death place: unknown
death date: 22 dec 1942

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Re: Pica Brooklyn 1950's

Postby bas392 » 01 Jul 2010, 13:27

Suanj,

Where did you get Giovanni Pica's informations from. I have been unable to find that?

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Re: Pica Brooklyn 1950's

Postby suanj » 01 Jul 2010, 14:00

Hi, I found the Giovanni Pica death info in WWII by this italian website:
http://www.difesa.it/Ministro/Commissar ... olture.htm
in "Cognome" box( surname box) you write Pica and in "Nome" box( first name box) you write Giovanni;
you will have 3 results for Giovanni Pica died in WWII; one is Giovanni Pica born in 1908 in Cirigliano..
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Re: Pica Brooklyn 1950's

Postby bas392 » 01 Jul 2010, 15:18

Thanks Suanj. I can assume that it is my grandfather. How would I go about tracking down his children-there would be two boys and a girl-the girl would be my mother.

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Re: Pica Brooklyn 1950's

Postby suanj » 01 Jul 2010, 16:43

without the first name of your biological mother.. it is a problem.. a big problem... knowing her first name, we can find, with certainty the immigration record... the problem is to find the uncle in Brooklyn.. I no read all military records, but I found that 2 Pica from Cirigliano was in NY:
NAME: Richard Pica
BIRTH: 23 Jul 1895 - Cirglono
RESIDENCE: Queens, New York
death: 6 Mar 1990 Long Island City, Queens, New York


NAME: Peter Pica
BIRTH: 17 Oct 1892 - Cerighano
RESIDENCE: Astoria, New York
death: 1 Nov 1965 NY

I cannot find a Pica from Cirigliano died in Brooklyn... maybe it is better to wait the input by your mom marriage record.....
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