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I'm looking for the Peroni's in Prascorsano, Turin

Postby lilasgarden » 08 Oct 2010, 23:00

My GGrandmother, Caterina Peroni, daughter of Andrew and Rose Peroni traveled to the United States in the 1860's. She married Biago Morganti, in Boston, MA, USA. By 1900 she had given birth to 7 children only 2 of whom were still living. One of those children was my grandfather John J. Morganti. I have been unable to find any information about their ocean passage. I did find that Andrew Peroni was born in 1816 in Prascorsano, Turino, Italy. Any help or leads you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: I'm looking for the Peroni's in Prascorsano, T

Postby Tessa78 » 08 Oct 2010, 23:43

Hello and welcome! :-)

Earlier ship manifests are not as easily found... but you can try the Castle Garden site if you have not searched there yet.

http://castlegarden.org/index.php

From what you've told us, can I assume you have US records?

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Re: I'm looking for the Peroni's in Prascorsano, T

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 00:02

Found only one Catterina Peroni at Castle Garden, arriving 1888... :-(
On SS LaNormandie

Last name First name Age Sex Arrival Date Place of last residence
PERONI CATERINA 26 F 5 Nov 1888 U

Too young to be your Caterina :-(

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Re: I'm looking for the Peroni's in Prascorsano, T

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 00:11

For reference...


1900 United States Federal Census[u]

Name: Katherine Morganti
Home in 1900: Boston Ward 8, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age: 54
Birth Date: May 1846
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1867
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 7
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Katherine Morganti 54
John Morganti 17
Joseph Morganti 15

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/1764 ... rganti.jpg

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Re: I'm looking for the Peroni's in Prascorsano, T

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 00:22

In the 1910 Census

Kate Morganti, a 65 year old boarder, in Boston, Suffolk Cty, MA, lists immigration year as 1885 :-?

http://img818.imageshack.us/img818/4316 ... rganti.jpg

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Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 00:28

Maybe you already have this....

Death record for Joseph Peroni (Caterina's Brother?) in 1877 in Boston, MA

Name: Joseph Peroni
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 15 Jan 1877
Death Place: Boston, Massachusetts

Age: 25
Birth Date: 1852
Birthplace: Italy

Occupation: Jig Sawyer
Race:
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Andrea (Andrew?)
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Rosa
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B06769-4
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 960213
Reference Number: v 294 p 10
Collection: Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910

From this site:
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Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 00:54

For reference if you already have this record... :-)

Death of Biago Morganti

Name: Biago Morganti
Gender: Male
Burial Date:
Burial Place: Boston, Mass.
Death Date: 17 Feb 1899
Death Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Age: 63
Birth Date: 1836
Birthplace: Italy
Occupation: Stucco Worker
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Morganti
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B06867-6
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 964886
Reference Number: v 495 p 86
Collection: Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910

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Re: I'm looking for the Peroni's in Prascorsano, T

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 00:59

Marriage record of son, Frank Morganti, in 1893...

Maybe the other children weren't deceased, but rather no longer living with her and she misunderstood the census-taker's question? Thought it meant "living with you"...


Groom's Name: Frank Morganti
Groom's Birth Date: 1872
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age: 21
Bride's Name: Ellen C. Carney
Bride's Birth Date: 1872
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age: 21
Marriage Date: 31 Oct 1893
Marriage Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Groom's Father's Name: Bigio Morganti
Groom's Mother's Name: Catharine Morganti

Bride's Father's Name: Michael Carney
Bride's Mother's Name: Mary Carney
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I00937-3
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 818813
Reference Number: 5421
Collection: Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910

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Re: I'm looking for the Peroni's in Prascorsano, T

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 01:03

Marriage of your grandfather John J. Morganti.

Groom's Name: John J Morganti
Groom's Birth Date: 1882
Groom's Birthplace: Boston
Groom's Age: 22
Bride's Name: Elizabeth R Biggie
Bride's Birth Date: 1882
Bride's Birthplace: Boston
Bride's Age: 22
Marriage Date: 25 Sep 1904
Marriage Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Groom's Father's Name: Biazo Morganti
Groom's Mother's Name: Catherine Perroni

Bride's Father's Name: John Biggie
Bride's Mother's Name: Catherine Chiesa
Groom's Race: White
Groom's Marital Status: Single
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race: White
Bride's Marital Status: Single
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02745-4
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 2057621
Reference Number: Image 437 No.4950
Collection: Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910

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Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 01:04

Marriage of Joseph Morganti

Groom's Name: Joseph J. Morganti
Groom's Birth Date: 1884
Groom's Birthplace: Boston
Groom's Age: 21
Bride's Name: Ida T. Gaturna
Bride's Birth Date: 1884
Bride's Birthplace: Italy
Bride's Age: 21
Marriage Date: 15 Oct 1905
Marriage Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Groom's Father's Name: Benjamin Morganti
Groom's Mother's Name: Caterina Perronni
Bride's Father's Name: Francis Gaturna
Bride's Mother's Name: Gustina Leveroni
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02737-0
System Origin: Massachusetts-EASy
Source Film Number: 2057623
Reference Number: 224
Collection: Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910


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Re: I'm looking for the Peroni's in Prascorsano, T

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 01:06

Unfortunately, I'm still having no luck locating Caterina's manifest...

Since her brother was born in Italy in 1852, and died in Boston in 1877...

We can be definite about the arrival being between those dates...

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Postby lilasgarden » 09 Oct 2010, 01:17

Hi Tessa,
Thanks for all the info you posted about the Peroni's and Morganti's. I didn't have the info about Caterina's brother or the Castle Garden site...I'll check there for ship manifests.

Frank Morganti died at the age of 27 on 27 Jan 1900. I haven't found any references to the other four siblings.

I was hoping to find out more information about Andrew and Rose Peroni in Italy...do you have any suggestions about how I should go about doing that?

Thanks so much for all your help.

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Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 01:26

If you are certain that Andrew (probably Andrea) was born in Prascorsano, Turino... then you can write directly to the comune (town) to request his birth record. There is usually no fee for this.
On his birth record should be a notation for his marriage (date and place). If Rosa was from another comune, it will be indicated in this notation...

Write to this address:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Piazza Enrietto Giacomo, 1
10080 Prascorsano (TO)
ITALY

Form letters to write in Italian (highly recommended)
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords

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Re: I'm looking for the Peroni's in Prascorsano, T

Postby lilasgarden » 09 Oct 2010, 03:51

Hi Tessa,
Thanks again for all this really useful information. I never expected such a quick response. I originally started just looking for my grandfather's (John J. Morganti) death records. I have his marriage, some census and his draft registrations for WWI and WWII. He listed an address in New York for the WWII one. I've come to a dead end...I can't find any SS death listing either. Do you have any suggestions?

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Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 04:06

This may or may not be your grandfather...

Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003
about John Morgante
Name: John Morgante
Certificate: 054221
Death Place: Boston
Death Date: 1 Nov 1970
Birth Place: Unknown Nativity

Found this listing on SSDI search...
Name - DOB - DOD - AGE - Place of Death - SSN

MORGAN, JOHN
28 Dec 1882 May 1964 81 (Massachusetts) (none specified) Massachusetts 021-01-6613
MORGANTI, JOHN 06 Dec 1883 Dec 1979 95-96 42066 (Mayfield, Graves, KY) 42066 (Mayfield, Graves, KY) Kentucky 403-42-3421

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