Villella and Sirianni .... From Calabria ... researching

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Villella and Sirianni .... From Calabria ... researching

Postby Jimvil » 16 Sep 2010, 03:15

I am looking for any information on my fraternal grandparents who - I know - were married in Motta Santa Lucia, Calabria. My grandfather's name was Vicenzo Villella and his wife was Rosaria Belviso Villella. I've been advised that Rosaria was found as an infant on the doorstep of a house in a quarter of Motta Santa Lucia. Can anyone give me information on how to write to the Catholic Church in Motta to request records?

My Maternal Grandfather was Arcangelo Sirianni ... I'm not sure if he was born and lived in Motta or Soveria Manelli. He came to the U.S. at about age 15 and ended up working in coal mines in Rossiter, PA (about 85 miles northeast of Pittsburgh). He married Eugenia Senotti (who was born in the US).

Any information will be appreciated. I am 71 and am planning a trip to Motta Santa Lucia sometime in the future.

Sincerely, Nicola Giacomo Villella (Columbus, Ohio, USA)

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Re: Villella and Sirianni .... From Calabria ... researching

Postby ricbru » 16 Sep 2010, 13:19

Hello, welcome to the forum.
Motta Santa Lucia civil records (from 1809 to nowadays) can be found at Motta Santa Lucia civil record office

Comune
Ufficio di Stato civile
Piazza Castello
CAP 88040
Motta Santa Lucia (CZ)
Italy

or to Catanzaro State Archive (from 1809 to 1865)

http://www.archivi.beniculturali.it/UCB ... =CATANZARO

or on FHL (mormon) microfilms

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... di++Mott++

I hope it helps
bye Riccardo

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Re: Villella and Sirianni .... From Calabria ... researching

Postby Tessa78 » 17 Sep 2010, 00:57

Hello and welcome :-)

Is there a chance that Arcangelo was born in US?

Possible 1900 Census for Arcangelo Sirianni, living in Potter County Pennsylvania...

Father - Pietro born Nov. 1860, Italy, immigrated 1888
Mother - Caterina born Jan. 1855, Italy, immigrated, 1888
Child - Arcangelo, born June 1894, Pennsylvania
Brother (to Pietro) - Luigi, born Jan. 1861, Italy, immig. 1884
Sister-in-law - Raffaela, born Oct. 1864, Italy, immig. 1900

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/95/s ... census.jpg

1920 Census

Name: Arcangelo Serianni

Home in 1920: Canoe, Indiana, Pennsylvania
Age: 26
Estimated birth year: abt 1894
Birthplace: Italy

Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Jennie Serianni (Eugenia?)
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1906
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Arcangelo Serianni 26
Jennie Serianni 20
Jennie Serianni 3
[3 10/12]
Lester Serianni 2
[2 9/12]
Mary Serianni 0
[1/12]

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Re: Villella and Sirianni .... From Calabria ... researching

Postby Tessa78 » 17 Sep 2010, 01:09

A ship manifest for Antonio Sirianni, 1922
POSSIBLE RELATIVE?

From Soveria, arriving Boston, 1922
Going to brother Arcangelo Sirianni in Rossiter, PA

Page 1, line 28
http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/6835 ... anifes.jpg

Page 2
http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3579 ... nifest.jpg

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Re: Villella and Sirianni .... From Calabria ... researching

Postby Tessa78 » 17 Sep 2010, 01:16

Possible WWI registration card ...


World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Arch Sirianni
Name: Arch Sirianni
County: Indiana
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 1 Jan 1892
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1893239
DraftBoard: 1

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/62/sirianniwwi.jpg

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Re: Villella and Sirianni .... From Calabria ... researching

Postby Tessa78 » 17 Sep 2010, 01:41

Possible manifest for Vincenzo Villella, age 28, married
Arriving NY 1903 from Motta S. Lucia
Going to cousin Giuseppe Villella in Pennsylvania

http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/369/ ... st1903.jpg

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