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Need info name Fagiana or Fagiano from Castelvetrano

Postby marcazammit » 01 Jul 2010, 18:55

I have info on my grandfather Antonino Fagiana (also know as Fagiano) who was born in Castelvetrano Sicily. He married Maria Leone from Campobello de Mazzara. Both emmigrated into US in 1913 as newlyweds. Have little information about their parents, grandparents, etc....

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Re: Need info name Fagiana or Fagiano from Castelvetrano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 01 Jul 2010, 19:27

What would you say to Faciana with a "c"?

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Maria Leone
Name: Maria Leone
Arrival Date: 27 Aug 1913
Birth Year: abt 1892
Birth Location: Crapani, Italy
Birth Location Other: campobello
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: San Giorgio


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Antonino Faciana
Name: Antonino Faciana
Arrival Date: 27 Aug 1913
Birth Year: abt 1890
Birth Location: Crapani, Italy
Birth Location Other: castelvetrano
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: San Giorgio


Do you have an opinion as to the correct spelling? The manifest seems quite clear, Faciana.

Manifest, page 1: http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz12 ... eone-1.jpg

Manifest, page 2: http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz12 ... ePage2.jpg
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Re: Need info name Fagiana or Fagiano from Castelvetrano

Postby Biff83 » 01 Jul 2010, 19:35

First trip manifest also states surname as Faciana.

Page 1
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0007

Page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0007

Leaves father Gaetano in Italy to join brother? Giovanni in Brooklyn.

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Re: Need info name Fagiana or Fagiano from Castelvetrano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 01 Jul 2010, 19:38

The best way to get info on Antonio and Maria's parents is to write their comuni and request birth and marriage certificates. There are several threads here which discuss how to do this, one of them is: http://italiangenealogy.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=15162/

These websites can be helpful as well:

http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... etter.html

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp


These are the addresses to write to:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Campobello di Mazara
Viale Risorgimento, 56
91021 Campobello di Mazara TP
ITALY

Email: rosa.guglielmini@comune.campobellodimazara.tp.it (remove the spaces)


Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Comune di Castelvetrano
Piazza Generale Cascino n 8
91022 Castelvetrano TP
ITALY

Email: mailto:gbarresi@comune.castelvetrano.tp.it (remove the spaces)
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Re: Need info name Fagiana or Fagiano from Castelvetrano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 01 Jul 2010, 20:47

Were Antonio and Maria ever in San Francisco?

Possible WWI Draft Registration Card:

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz12 ... ftCard.jpg

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Re: Need info name Fagiana or Fagiano from Castelvetrano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 01 Jul 2010, 20:50

1920 census. They have spawned a few children. :)

1920 United States Federal Census about Antonio Fagiani
Name: Antonio Fagiani
Home in 1920: San Francisco Assembly District 33, San Francisco, California
Age: 30
Estimated birth year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Mary
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1914
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Antonio Fagiani 30
Mary Fagiani 28
Thomas Fagiani 6
Nino Fagiani 4
Josie Fagiani 3


http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz12 ... census.jpg

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Re: Need info name Fagiana or Fagiano from Castelvetrano

Postby johnnyonthespot » 01 Jul 2010, 21:08

edit: No, I think this is maybe a different Thomas...




Any chance son Thomas married in 1982 at age 69?

California Marriage Index, 1960-1985 about Thomas G Faciana
Name: Thomas G Faciana
Age: 69
Est. Birth: abt 1913
Spouse Name: Helen A Stone
Spouse Age: 69
Date: 18 Dec 1982
Location: San Luis Obispo


and died a few years later in 1985?

Social Security Death Index about Thomas Faciana
Name: Thomas Faciana
SSN: 335-03-2586
Last Residence: 93420 Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America
Born: 18 May 1913
Last Benefit: 93420 Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America
Died: Sep 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)
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Re: Need info name Fagiana or Fagiano from Castelvetrano

Postby marcazammit » 21 Aug 2010, 06:12

WOW..you guys are awsome. I'd forgotten about this site, thinking that I would get automatically notified on the post.

Anyway, your are right on. He was born Faciana and somehow the name changed...just got a cc of his birth certificated from the San Francisco Italian Consulate. An yes, he did live in San Francisco.

You're also right...it was not the same Thomas...that son died in the late 50's.

Good stuff...thank you!

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Re: Need info name Fagiana or Fagiano from Castelvetrano

Postby marcazammit » 12 Sep 2010, 23:15

Carmine,

I got an error (see below) when sending email to the the office you recommended in Campobello de Mazara: rosa.guglielmini@comune.campobellodimazara.tp.it and am not able to find a general email name for same office.

Any advise would be welcome short of sending a letter US mail.

Thanks!

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I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<rosa.guglielmini@comune.campobellodimazara.tp.it>:
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Giving up on 62.149.128.151.


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