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Liberato Liberatore & Rosina Rossi

Postby Joseph72 » 07 Sep 2010, 00:25

My maternal grandparents, Liberato Liberatore & Rosina Rossi, came from Italy and settled in Springfield, MA about 1915.
I'm trying to learn where in Italy they came from.
Can anyone assist?

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Re: Liberato Liberatore & Rosina Rossi

Postby pink67 » 07 Sep 2010, 14:00

Hi Joseph, welcome to the froum :D

From the site Ancestry.com this is the military enlistment for the WW1 for Liberato:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Liberato Liberatore
Name: Liberato Liberatore
City: Springfield
County: Hampden
State: Massachusetts
Birth Date: 23 Sep 1878
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1674457
DraftBoard: 3

nearest relative Rose Liberatore

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

I believe he was from Pratola Peligna, L'Aquila Province - Abruzzo region...
this is the 1914 arrival manifest for him and his wife rosa:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Liberato Liberatore
Name: Liberato Liberatore
Arrival Date: 23 Apr 1914
Birth Year: abt 1878
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: pratola
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Taormina
Search Ship Database: Search the Taormina in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

page 1:
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqKEU50

page 2:
http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqKFay0

Liberato stated he was born in Pratola Peligna, was leaving in Italy (Pratola Peligna) his mother Gaetana and was going to Springfield MA to join his friend Giovanni Albano in Sprinfield. He stated also he was in the U.S. before in MA

Laura

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Re: Liberato Liberatore & Rosina Rossi

Postby pink67 » 07 Sep 2010, 14:09

For references, in the case you don't have....

1920 United States Federal Census
about Libertore Liborato
Name: Libertore Liborato
[Liberton Lopresto]
[Liberton Lacorato]
Home in 1920: Springfield Ward 6, Hampden, Massachusetts
Age: 41
Estimated birth year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Rose Liborato
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: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Libertore Liborato 41 head, born in Italy, naturalized on 1915, immigr. year 1901
Rose Liborato 26 wife, born in IT, naturalzied, immigr. year 1914
Florance Liborato 4 daughter, born in MA
Gaitanella Liborato 2 daughter, born in MA

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Possible first arrival in the U.S. for Liberato?

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0019

Laura :D

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Re: Liberato Liberatore & Rosina Rossi

Postby Joseph72 » 07 Sep 2010, 17:18

Laura, I cannot thank you enough!
Gaitanella Liborato was my mother who later changed her name to Rosemary Caulfield.
She just died on July 8, a few days shy of 93. She was a decorated nurse in WWII, and eventually became a lawyer.
She was raised in foster care and never knew where her parents came from, her best guess being Florence. My "old school" Irish-English father, told me Sicily, but to him, that was an "insult."
I went to Florence a couple of years ago, but was told there that it was unlikely that they came from Florence and possibly from the Abruzzi region.
When I could, I was going back and visiting Sicily to continue my search.
I now see that it will include the Pratola Peligna.
Thanks so much again.

Joseph Caulfield
email@JosephCaulfield.com

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Re: Liberato Liberatore & Rosina Rossi

Postby pink67 » 07 Sep 2010, 18:03

:D You're welcome Joseph... and I'm happy I was able to help you...

Pratola Peligna is a town of almost 8.000 inhabitants and it's not in Sicily but in the center of Italy, in the Abruzzo region...

See this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratola_Peligna

http://www.prolocopratola.it/foto_antiche.html

http://www.prolocopratola.it/foto.html

Laura


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