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Provenzano in Sicily

Postby sprovenzano » 01 Aug 2010, 16:20

Both of my grandparents, Anthony (Tony) and Louisa Daleo Provenzano, came from Sicily to the United States around 1906, according to the Census records. I cannot find anything in the immigration records or anything further back to tell me what city they were from. My uncle was born there also. Can anyone tell me where to look from here?
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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 01 Aug 2010, 18:21

Hello and welcome to the forum! :-)

We would be happy to help you locate US documents and give you direction for getting Italian documents, but we could use a little more information...

The approximate year of birth of Anthony and Louisa...
Where in the USA they lived...
Names of children, if any...

You mention Census records...what years?

Any details you can provide will greatly help!

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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 01 Aug 2010, 18:34

If your grandfather (or grandmother) had a Social Security #, then you can request a copy of their SS Application form. This will contain the names of parents, and the place of birth. It costs about $27 and can be requested online at this site...

https://secure.ssa.gov/apps9/eFOIA-FEWe ... t/main.jsp

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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby vj » 01 Aug 2010, 19:47

Hi T :D !
possible 1930 census in Buffalo Twp, Washington County PA
son Pietro born in IT abt 1906
http://a.imageshack.us/img51/4185/1930t.jpg
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http://a.imageshack.us/img267/1852/193001.jpg

edit: added county & state
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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby maestra36 » 01 Aug 2010, 19:51

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I see a Tony Provenzano with a wife named Louise on the 1920 census for Murtland Ave, Washington, Pa. ED234, sheet 7A. I don't know if this is the same family. If it is: Tony was 36, wife Louise, 35, son Lester 16, son Joseph 11, daughter Mary 7, son Mike 4 8/12 and daughter Rose was 2 and 2 months. Tony, Louise, Lester and Joseph were born in Italy. His immigration year given as 1901 and hers and the two sons is given as 1908.
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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby vj » 01 Aug 2010, 20:02

Hi Peg :D !
This could be DeFeo or DeLeo?
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possible 1906 manifest
22 Jun 1909, SS Cretic, Naples to NY
lines 20-22
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0021
page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0021

Luigia DeFeo/DeLeo 24
- last residence Cianciana Girgenti
- leaving Mario(?) DeFeo/DeLeo in Cianciana
- joining husband Antonio Provenzano in Steubenville (Jefferson County) OH
- born in Cianciana Girgenti
son Pietro Provenzano 4
son Giuseppe Provenzano 2 mos
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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby suanj » 01 Aug 2010, 20:03

sprovenzano wrote:Both of my grandparents, Anthony (Tony) and Louisa Daleo Provenzano, came from Sicily to the United States around 1906, according to the Census records. I cannot find anything in the immigration records or anything further back to tell me what city they were from. My uncle was born there also. Can anyone tell me where to look from here?


Hi, maybe this could be your Antonio Provenzano second trip:

in travel with Giuseppe brother; mother Benedetta Alfano in Cianciana town( Agrigento province, Sicily, IT); wife : Luisa Di Feo in Cianciana
pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0030

already in USA from 1906/8 in NY; final destination Ohio, both the brother joining at brother in law Alfieri Alessi(???)

pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0030

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Antonio Provenzano
Name: Antonio Provenzano

County: Washington
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 27 Mar 1884
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1926883
DraftBoard: 2
Age:

Occupation:

Nearest Relative:

Height/Build:

Color of Eyes/Hair:

Signature:
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1920 United States Federal Census about Tony Provenzano

Name: Tony Provenzano
Home in 1920: Washington Ward 3, Washington, Pennsylvania
Age: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Louise
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1901
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age
Tony Provenzano
36
Louise Provenzano
35
Lester Provenzano born in IT
16
Joseph Provenzano ditto
11
Mary Provenzano
7
Mike Provenzano
4
[4 8/12]
Rose Provenzano
2
[2 3/12]




1930 United States Federal Census about Tony Provenzano
Name: Tony Provenzano
Home in 1930: Buffalo, Washington, Pennsylvania
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Age: 45

Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Louisa
Race: White

Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:
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Household Members: Name Age
Tony Provenzano
45
Louisa Provenzano
45
Pete Provenzano
24
Joseph C Provenzano
21
Mary Provenzano
17
Mike Provenzano
16
Rosa Provenzano
13
James Provenzano
10
Betty J Provenzano
7
Louise Provenzano
5



arrival of wife and 2 sons:
Luigia Di Feo with children Pietro and Giuseppe Provenzano; father Marco Di Feo in Cianciana; joining at Antonio Provenzano, husband in Steubenville OH
pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0022


pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0022

it could be your ancestor???
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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby vj » 01 Aug 2010, 20:08

Hi suanj :D !
It looks like we all agree
Great minds think alike!
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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby maestra36 » 01 Aug 2010, 20:16

Hi Valarie and suranj
It does look like we are all on the same wavelength.
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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby suanj » 01 Aug 2010, 20:23

Hi Valarie and Peg, same finding!
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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby vj » 01 Aug 2010, 21:55

possible 1923 Petition for Naturalization
http://a.imageshack.us/img191/2440/peti ... lizati.jpg
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http://a.imageshack.us/img34/2440/petit ... lizati.jpg

Publication Number: M1537
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Publisher: NARA
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Short Description: NARA M1537. Naturalization petitions of the US District Court, 1820-1930, and the Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Court: US Circuit and District Courts, Oct 1820-Sep 3, 1906
Year: 1923
Date: 1923-09-14
Immigrant Full Name: Antonio Provenzano
Document Type: Petition for Naturalization
Home Country: Italy
Witness Full Name: Fred Cornetto
Year Immigrated: 1905
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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 02 Aug 2010, 17:10

Great job all! :-)

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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby sprovenzano » 04 Aug 2010, 01:27

Tessa78 wrote:Great job all! :-)

T.
Wow, you all are good! That is correct, susan J with all the names listed of my aunts and uncles and mom, Betty. I looked at the 1920 and 1930 census records from the Ancestry site and it showed their arrival in 1906. On the 1920 census records, both grandparents were 36 years old. It's interesting that my Uncle Pete, the oldest born in Sicily, seems to be listed as a Lester. Not sure who that is. If anyone can direct me towards records in Sicily, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks so much for your help!
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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby suanj » 04 Aug 2010, 09:30

for civil records of Cianciana:

Place Italy, Agrigento, Cianciana

Topics Italy, Agrigento, Cianciana - Census (1)
Italy, Agrigento, Cianciana - Civil registration (2)
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0

(1) Riveli di beni e anime, Cianciana (Agrigento), 1714-1816 Sicilia. Deputazioni del Regno
(2) Registri dello stato civile di Cianciana (Agrigento), 1821-1929 Cianciana (Agrigento). Ufficio dello stato civile

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Re: Provenzano in Sicily

Postby Simonissima » 10 Sep 2012, 12:26

Hi everybody,
I know that one of my grandmother's relative moved to the USA last century. Her last name is Provenzano and she was from Palermo, Sicily. She used to send letters to the USA but we can't find them.
What do I need in order to find out more details?Does the date of birth help? Unfortunately I don't have much information. I don't have contacts of her relatives here in my hometown Palermo.

Thank you.

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