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Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby tnova » 22 Sep 2010, 03:40

I am looking to trace my family. My Great Grandfather was born in Casteldaccia in March 1876 and died in Chicago in March of 1963. He married Grace Martivino (I believe). I am also looking for my Family Crest/ Coat of Arms. Any help would be great.

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby misbris » 22 Sep 2010, 04:26

Hi and welcome to the forum,

What was your ggrandfather's first name?

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby tnova » 22 Sep 2010, 04:58

Gaetano but also listed as Thomas/Tom. His DOB is 3/11/1876

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby pink67 » 22 Sep 2010, 06:32

On this site:

http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home

there are several births records (with birth certificate images) for children born to Gaetano Terranova and Grazia Martorana/o in Chicago:

Antonino Terranova 2/18/1910
Filippa Terranova 5/7/1912
Giuseppe Terranova 12/19/1913
Peter Terranova 12/25/1921

If this is your family then Grace's maiden name was Grazia Martorana/o

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby tnova » 22 Sep 2010, 18:51

Laura,

Grazie Mille!

Those are my grandfather's siblings. Funny thing, Antonio is still alive. We just celebrated his 100th birthday this February. We have no idea where all of our records have gone so this is an amazing find. Thank you so much. If I can get some more responses like yours, I may be able to put together a good tree for my pre- USA family.

Thanks again,
Bill

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby misbris » 22 Sep 2010, 23:02

Take a look at this manifest. Is it possible Grace had a child from a previous marriage (or am I reading this incorrectly)?

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0029

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Sep 2010, 23:21

Hi mj! :-)

Sure looks that way...

Have we found a census with Romaldo listed?

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Sep 2010, 23:29

1920 Census for Thomas and Grace Terranova...
First son listed is Joseph Terranova, 18, born in Italy...
Age matches child on manifest (about 1903), but the name is completely different!!!
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8423 ... census.jpg


mj, :-) I think you may be correct. Unfortunately there is no info about how long they've been married on this census...

T.

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby misbris » 23 Sep 2010, 00:02

I'm still looking for Gaetano's manifest. This manifest is from Naples, but gives last residence as Palermo.

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby pink67 » 23 Sep 2010, 13:07

tnova wrote:Laura,

Grazie Mille!

Those are my grandfather's siblings. Funny thing, Antonio is still alive. We just celebrated his 100th birthday this February. We have no idea where all of our records have gone so this is an amazing find. Thank you so much. If I can get some more responses like yours, I may be able to put together a good tree for my pre- USA family.

Thanks again,
Bill


Wow Bill!!!

Then "buon compleanno" to Antonino!

nice finds from Tessa and Misbris :D too

This is the 1907 birth record for Maria Rosa Terranova born on 1907, so possibly the first child born in IL:

Name Maria Rosa Verranova
Birth Date 06 Sep 1907
Birthplace Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender Female
Race
Father's Name Gaetano Verranova
Father's Birthplace
Father's Age
Mother's Name Grazia Nartorana

image:
http://postimage.org/image/1n6euns2s/

and possible 1905 arrival manifest?

April 11, 1905

Gaetano Terranova, age 28, male. labourer, from Palermo to Chicago to join his brother in law Canale Antonino:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0027

Laura

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby PeterTimber » 23 Sep 2010, 13:22

Thdere is no ikmmediate family crest for Terranova which does not mean there is none but merely that you need to research a little deeper.....=Peter=
~Peter~

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby pink67 » 23 Sep 2010, 16:23

Possible naturalization index for the first son (step-son?) Joseph Terranova/Cappuccillo Romualdo?

U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project)
about Joseph Terranova
Name: [b]Joseph Terranova

Birth Date: 17 Apr 1902
Birth Place: Italy
Age at event: 24
Court District: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
Year of Arrival: 1905
Date of Action: 7 Apr 1927

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Social Security Death Index
about Joseph Terranova
Name: Joseph Terranova
SSN:
Last Residence: 91504 Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Born: 17 Apr 1902
Died: 3 Mar 1988
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby pink67 » 23 Sep 2010, 16:43

Capuccella Ronualdo
Name of Father and name of Mother: ignoti (unknown)
Date of birth 17/04/1902
District uf1
Volume: 440
Number:1007

These are the birth dates for Joseph Terranova (thanks to Mr. Hugh Tornabene :D ) from the database Palermo births:

http://sites.google.com/site/palermobirths/

Laura :D

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby misbris » 23 Sep 2010, 16:50

Great find Laura :lol: :lol:

Sounds like child was born out of wedlock and later acknowledged by parents. What do you think?

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Re: Terranova from Casteldaccia

Postby pink67 » 23 Sep 2010, 17:40

I agree with you Misbris... It should be interesting to see the birth act...

Laura


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