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?
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...
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.
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
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:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Antonio Provenzano Name: Antonio Provenzano County: Washington
Birth Date: 27 Mar 1884
FHL Roll Number: 1926883
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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 View Map
Estimated birth year: abt 1885 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's name: Louisa Race: White Occupation:
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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
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
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!
(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
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.