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Laraio - 1900 census

Postby bkworm10 » 09 Oct 2010, 01:48

Hi, I posted this on Ancestry and did not have much luck. Maybe someone here could find my family?

I have been trying for years now to find Giuseppe/Joseph and Teresa Laraio in the 1900 census in South Philadelphia (My g-grandparents). I have been able to find them in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses (Teresa died in 1913 and Joseph remarried). In 1900, they would have had a 2 year old son Rocco and possibly Teresa's mother Carmela Sarricchio (widow) living with them. They lived in South Philadelphia on the following streets throughout the years starting in 1897 when they were married: 827 Bainbridge, 711 Mildred, and Fitzwater. I would also be interested in finding Carmela Sarricchio in any census. Last known record is Carmela living in 1897 on 827 Bainbridge (from Giuseppe and Teresa's marriage record). Carmela may have remarried as I think she was young.

Thanks! This is a real mystery so it would be great to finally find them!

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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 14:24

Hello and welcome :-)

Do you have approx. dates of birth for Giiuseppe/Joseph and Teresa?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 09 Oct 2010, 15:20

Do you have any other documents for the Laraio family? Passenger manifests, naturalization, etc?

I am curious because I do not see the Laraio spelling as existing in modern Italy ( http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... btt=1&om=0 , http://www.gens.labo.net/en/cognomi/genera.html ) leading me to believe that Laraio may be a corrupted name. Is that the way it is spelled on the other censuses you have found?
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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby maestra36 » 09 Oct 2010, 15:24

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Laraia with an "a" and not an "o" at the end is a surname in Italy. I also have ancestors with just the surname "Raia" which is always badly misspelled in documents.
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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 16:18

bkworm,

Is it possible they were out of the country for the 1900 Census?

Do you have a birth record for Rocco from Pennsylvania?

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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby bkworm10 » 09 Oct 2010, 17:22

Hi Everyone - Wow, thanks for the big welcome! Yes, I have dates:

Joseph/Giuseppe Laraio
b. July 13, 1873 Accettura, Italy
m. Mar 15, 1897, Philadelphia
d. Dec 4, 1944 - Philadelphia
parents: Francesco and Maria Laraio ???

Teresa Sarricchio
b. 1885 Italy
d. Aug 2 1914, Philadelphia
parents: Carmela Sarricchio

Rocco b. May 22, 1898 (Rocco is my grandfather Frank's older brother who is a mystery to us.) There is no record of him after the WW I draft in 1917/1918. I do not have his birth record from PA.

Laraio is a very butchered name, unfortunately. I have seen it spelled Lovaio, Lerro, Lauro, Lario, Larajo,... my grandfather Frank, changed it to Lario in ~1930. I have the marriage certificate of Giuseppe/Teresa and Giuseppe spells it Laraio in his handwriting (even though the clerk messed it up and spelled it Larajo).

From what I understand, Giuseppe came over by himself from Accettura, Italy. I do not have ship manifest or naturalization papers, even though he was naturalized. He had a younger brother Rocco, who settled in Camden, NJ and Rocco came over later. I think one of the censuses said Joseph came in 1894. I think I found a possible ship manifest Apr 21, 1894 Cachemire, but it says his destination is NY and he settled in Philadelphia (or at least was there when he got married in 1897). Rocco and Joseph left a sister over in Accettura, which might explain why no Laraio's exist today in present-day Italy.

I have explored the Laraia connection somewhat...but have not found anything verifiable. Rocco and Joseph (both literate) spelled their names ending in o, not a. Those descended from Rocco, spell their name Lario and live mostly in NJ. Those descended from Joseph, spell their name Laraio and live mostly in PA. As I said, my grandfather changed his name, for unknown reasons to Lario in 1930.

Also, I know absolutely nothing about Teresa Sarricchio, other than her death date and year of birth. On the marriage certificate, her mother had to sign off because Teresa was underage (16). So I now have her mother's name: Carmela Sarricchio (badly misspelled, too - I got the correct spelling from Teresa's handwriting on the marriage application). I think Carmela remarried, but not sure (Carmela was a widow when Teresa married). My grandfather lived with his grandmother for awhile after his mother died, so Carmela lived at least until 1915-1920 or so.

Thanks for any help you may provide. The Italian side of my family is very much a mystery to me. My grandfather died when I was 3, so I never had the chance to ask him about his family.


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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 17:52

Hi Annette :-)

bkworm10 wrote:Hi Everyone - Wow, thanks for the big welcome! Yes, I have dates:

Joseph/Giuseppe Laraio
b. July 13, 1873 Accettura, Italy
m. Mar 15, 1897, Philadelphia
d. Dec 4, 1944 - Philadelphia
parents: Francesco and Maria Laraio ???



POSSIBLE manifest for Francesco and Maria Laraio in 1893

Traveling with children: Angela, Rocco, Giovanni, Marrettina (SP?)
However, they are from Potenza, going to NY
Giuseppe would have been age 20, so may not have traveled with them.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\IMAGES\\M237-0602\\M237-06020525.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=103338160489&name=Rocco%26nbsp%3BLaraio&doa=Jan+23%2C+1893&port=Genoa&line=0150

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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby bkworm10 » 09 Oct 2010, 18:02

Sorry, typo - Teresa Sarricchio was born around 1881/2, not 1885, if you can believe the marriage certificate.

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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby bkworm10 » 09 Oct 2010, 18:13

Thanks T.

I had seen that manifest in the past and thought it possible. However a few things...I don't think Francesco and Maria came over from Italy, Giuseppe's younger brother Rocco was born in 1885 and would have been 8 in 1893 and Rocco was listed as 14 on the manifest you showed. Rocco is listed in the 1910 NJ census as arriving in 1903. Rocco's descendants were the ones that told me the Laraio's came from Accettura and interestingly enough, Joseph later remarried another lady from Accettura, Lucia Pedano, 1915.

However, the names are so similar, I wonder if they are relatives? Is Potenza far from Accettura?

Thanks, Annette

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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby Tessa78 » 09 Oct 2010, 18:22

According to Google maps they are 53 km apart...
Both are in the Basilicata REGION

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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby bkworm10 » 09 Oct 2010, 18:45

Thanks T. 53 km is about 33 miles - which is pretty close...close enough to possibly be relatives.

Are Accettura records online anywhere? How could I find records from Accettura? I do have a family History library in my town. They are only open Wednesday evenings for 2 hours. I do not know Italian, unfortunately.

Thanks, Annette

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Postby suanj » 09 Oct 2010, 19:31

here the ship's manifest of Giuseppe Laraia coming from Accettura:
First Name: Giuseppe
Last Name: Laraia
Ethnicity: Italy
Last Place of Residence: Accethura
Date of Arrival: Apr 21, 1894
Age at Arrival: 20y Gender: M Marital Status:
Ship of Travel: Cachemire
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy via Marseilles, France
Manifest Line Number: 0027

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

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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby bkworm10 » 09 Oct 2010, 19:37

Yes, thank you Suanj. I had seen that one and thought it was a very good chance it was my g-grandfather. The only thing that was off, is that his destination was NY. However, I think he was the first of his family to come over, so he may have lived in NY for awhile before moving to Philadelphia sometime before 1897 when he got married. Thanks! Annette

By the way, I looked in the census and found that Teresa arrived in the US in 1897. Since they married in March 1897, she must have just gotten off the ship. I have yet to find her ship manifest. Her name was Teresa Sarricchio and she was probably traveling with her mother Carmela Sarricchio.

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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby maestra36 » 09 Oct 2010, 19:48

There are microfilmed records for the town of Accettura from 1810 to 1929. If you look at the list of microfilms available for the town, however, you will find, for example, that there are no birth records for the year of 1873. I had the same problem with the town of Stigliano and had to retrieve a lot of the birth records from the province of Matera films. That gets very expensive, as there are some 220 rolls of province microfilm, and each has only one or two years of a particular type of record for the town on it, because there are other towns from the province on it as well.

There are currently no Accettura records online, as far as I know.

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Re: Laraio - 1900 census

Postby bkworm10 » 09 Oct 2010, 19:58

How would I go about getting the Matera microfilm records? Do I order them at the Family History Library? Or could I order birth certificate directly from Italy, especially since I know his exact date of birth and location?

Looking at Accettura on google earth, it appears to be a very small town! In fact, when I looked at the manifest that Suanj just sent, I recognized the names of two people that traveled with Giuseppe. One Belmonte - was the name of Rocco's wife (Joseph's younger brother) when he married over here in NJ and the other Loscalzo, was Joseph's second wife's 1st husband's father! It seems they stuck together with family from their town. So I wonder if Sarricchio's were from Accettura also and he sent for Teresa to be married?

Thanks, Annette


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