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Rocco Giordano

Postby sg0rd01215 » 24 May 2010, 02:03

I am tryin to find information about my GreatGrandparents Rocco and Carmela Giordano. I know that Rocco was from Campagna and came to the US in 1901 and had a daughter named Frances who was born in Italy. All i know about Carmela is her maiden name was Rubino. There are records of Rocco coming to Ellis Island but nothing of his wife or daughter. I have also found their census iformation but I cant find any information beyond Rocco or his wife. Does anyone have any suggestions? PLEASE HELP!

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Re: Rocco Giordano

Postby pink67 » 24 May 2010, 07:38

Hi sam and welcome to the Forum!

just for references, from Ancestry.com:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Rocco Giordano
Name: Rocco Giordano
Age in 1910: 38
Estimated birth year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's name: Carmella
Home in 1910: Philadelphia Ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1900
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Rocco Giordano 38
Carmella Giordano 30
Alfonaina Giordano 15 daughter, born in IT
Leberate Giordano 7 son, born in PA
Rocca Giordano 2 son, born in PA
Serafino Giordano 1/12 son, born in PA


1920 United States Federal Census
about Racko Geordanu
Name: Racko Geordanu
[Racka Geordaner]
[Racko Giordano]
Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 3, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 48
Estimated birth year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Carmelo
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1901
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Racko Geordanu 48
Carmelo Geordanu 39
Albert Geordanu 16
Rasina Geordanu 11
Sarafila Geordanu 9
Anna Geordanu 5

all children born in PA, carmela stated she arrived in the U.S. on 1903...

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Re: Rocco Giordano

Postby pink67 » 24 May 2010, 08:00

All i know about Carmela is her maiden name was Rubino.


on the free site:
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home
I found this record:

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia city Death Certificates, 1803-1915

Name: Loucetta Giordano
Death date: 24 Nov 1914
Gender: Female
Death age:; 15 days
Birth date: 12 Nov 1914
Father's name: Rocco Giordano
Mother's name: Carmela Viviello
Burial date: 27 Nov 1914

Are you sure Carmela's maiden name was Rubino?

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Re: Rocco Giordano

Postby pink67 » 24 May 2010, 08:08

Carmela's correct maiden name was Riviello, this is her 1902 arrival manifest:

Riviello Carmela, age 21, married, from Campagna to Philadelphia to join her brother in law ? Rocco Giordano , passage was payed by her husband .... she was travelling with her daughter Alfonsina, age 6...

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015

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Re: Rocco Giordano

Postby sg0rd01215 » 24 May 2010, 11:56

Laura,

That's amazing. I would have never thought to look at another last name let alone that one. As far as the death cert. I definately want to ask my father if he knew that. Now where could I look to try and find names of Rocco or Carmela's parents? Or other family members ? Thanx for all of your help.

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Re: Rocco Giordano

Postby pink67 » 24 May 2010, 13:25

I'm happy I was able to help you, Sam.... :D

I'm thinking there is something strange on Carmela's arrival manifest because she stated her Husband payed for her passage but she was joining her brother in law Giordano Rocco... i believe that possibly this was a mistake of the immigration officers... no doubt she is the Carmela listed in the Censuses :wink:
Rocco's daughter Frances's real first name was Alfonsina....

On Rocco's 1901 arrival manifest he stated he was joining his brother Serafino?... (this date matches with the name of one of Rocco's child)

from Ancestry.com:

http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxaUDq0

and again from the site:

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia city Death Certificates, 1803-1915

Name: Larinine Giordano
Death date: 13 may 1912
Death Place: Philadelphia
Gender: male
Death age: 10 months
Birth date: 6 july 1911
Father's name: Poco Giordano
Mother's name: Pamela Rierella
burial date: 15 may 1912

names are mispelled but this for sure another Rocco and Carmela's son...

Now where could I look to try and find names of Rocco or Carmela's parents?


Usually parents's names are on death certificates... do you have them?

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Re: Rocco Giordano

Postby pink67 » 24 May 2010, 13:50

in the case you don't have :D :

from Ancestry.com:

Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974 (World Archives Project)
about Rocco Giordano
Name: Rocco Giordano
State: Pennsylvania
Court Type: District Court
Court Location: Eastern District, Pennsylvania
Naturalization Record Type: Petition for Naturalization
Naturalization Record Number: 64673
Roll Description: (Roll 265) Petition Nos. 64501-64865
Archive: National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Collection Title: Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1795-1930
Archive Series: M1522
Archive Roll: 265

page 1:
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqCw7Rr

page 2:
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxa_YvS

Rocco Giordano was born in Campagna- Salerno Province - Campania region on 30 may 1872, his wife Carmela [Riviello] was born on 3 March? 1882, their children:
Alberto 7-21-1903
Anna? 3-30-1916
Serafino 4-28-1910
Rocco 7-27-1907
Frances 3-23-1898 Italy

You can also write to the Comune of Campagna asking for Rocco Giordano and Carmela Riviello "Estratto per copia integrale dell'Atto di Nascita"... on this document you'll find their parents names...

http://www.comune.campagna.sa.it/uffici.php

here you can find some form letters in Italian:

http://circolocalabrese.org/resources/l ... civile.asp

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Re: Rocco Giordano

Postby sg0rd01215 » 24 May 2010, 17:14

Thanx again for all the help. I will try and obtain their birth cert. and death cert.


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