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Bozza family info

Postby gajack10 » 15 Oct 2010, 15:59

Am seeking info Re: James Bozza DOB 27 Mar 1827 in Italy (Austria). Immigrated to US approx 1844-46 to Hannibal, MO. Married Elizabeth Alred (Allred) DOB 30 Apr, 1831 in TN. First born James T. Bozza approx 1855. James & family moved to Alton, IL approx. 1855 and to TN approx 1878. Lived in TN til late in the century and then moved to San Diego CA. Died in CA 1903 and was transp back to TN for burial.
Applied for Naturalization papers (have a copy) disavowed allegiance to Austria, applied for travel papers (have a copy) and returned to Italy several times.
Would like early life info; place of birth, port of entry US, port of debar Italy, etc. Any other Italian data would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Bozza family info

Postby Tessa78 » 15 Oct 2010, 16:40

Hello and welcome! :-)

For reference...
Is this the "travel papers" to which you refer?
Application for US Passport, issued in New York in 1874 for James Bozza of Allston City, IL
Place of birth Austria.

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/315/ ... ssport.jpg

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Re: Bozza family info

Postby gajack10 » 15 Oct 2010, 17:57

WOW
You are correct; how can I find when he immigrated to US? Have tried several techniques to no avail.

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Re: Bozza family info

Postby suanj » 15 Oct 2010, 19:55

Hi,
the death record of a son:
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Search CollectionAbout this CollectionName Jas Bozza
Titles and Terms (original)
Death Date 22 Oct 1940
Death Place Alton, Madison, Illinois
Gender Male
Marital Status
Race or Color
Age 89
Estimated Birth Year 1851
Birth Date 13 Feb 1851
Birthplace Hannibal, Missouri
Father James T. Bozza
Father's Titles and Terms (original)
Father's Birth Place
Mother
Mother's Titles and Terms (original)
Mother's Birth Place
Occupation Retired
Residence Alton, Madison, Illinois
Street Address
Spouse Sarah Bozza
Spouse's Titles and Terms (original)
Spouse's Birthplace
Burial Date 25 Oct 1940
Burial Place Alton Jerseyville Road, Madison, Illinois
Cemetery Valhalla
Informant
Additional Relatives
Digital Folder Number 4008561
Image Number 1723
Film Number 1832235
Volume/Page/Certificate Number cn 41377

I believe that your ancestor coming from Friuli Venezia Giulia region... or Veneto region, however Italy north-eastern area..
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Re: Bozza family info

Postby gajack10 » 15 Oct 2010, 20:46

Thanks for your response and suggestions. How can I determine the family in Italy?
James Bozza Sr was the Italian born in Italy in 1827; James T.Bozza was the first born son born in US in 1851 and died in Alton, IL in 1940.
I am trying to bridge the US Bozza family back to Italy and also trying to determine exactly when he immigrated, thru what port, on what ship, etc.
I believe (family runor) that James Sr also returned to Italy on than one occasion.
He may have came to the US initially indentured to someone in the grocery/dry goods business as he spent his career in that field.
Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Re: Bozza family info

Postby Tessa78 » 15 Oct 2010, 20:57

Still looking for that manifest (or any manifest).

From the 1870 Census linked below, James Jr was born in Missouri. Maybe you could get a birth record from Missouri and it will give more details of James Sr. (possibly first name Vincenzo? - many with this first name took James as an American version).

http://img808.imageshack.us/img808/3618 ... census.jpg

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Re: Bozza family info

Postby vj » 15 Oct 2010, 22:01

BOZZA

Hi!
No manifest help, but here's an 1868 article mentioning James Bozza
Valarie

from NEHGS (purple hilite is from NEHGS)
http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/7661/15sep1868.jpg

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Re: Bozza family info

Postby vj » 15 Oct 2010, 22:11

BOZZA

possible 1874 manifest
Looks like a transcription error

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/7039/1874.jpg

from ancestry. com
Name: Jas Boyeya
Arrival Date: 2 Apr 1874
Birth Year: abt 1827
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Place of Origin: Italy
Port of Departure: Le Havre, France and London, England
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York Port Arrival State: New York Port Arrival Country: United States
Ship Name: Holland

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Here's the top of the 1st page of the manifest with the ship info
http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/4378/187401.jpg

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Re: Bozza family info

Postby Tessa78 » 16 Oct 2010, 00:18

Super find, Valarie!!!! :-D

What a misspelling of the name!

Great article about the city government involvement, too! Nice to have in a family album...

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Re: Bozza family info

Postby vj » 16 Oct 2010, 00:26

Thanks T :D !
The manifest was found by using the information on the passport application you posted

NY manifests
no name search
1875 +/- 1 year
born in 1827 +/- 1 yr
from Italy

- got lucky it stated Italy and not US!
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Re: Bozza family info

Postby suanj » 16 Oct 2010, 14:00

a interesting report of case law abt James Bozza:
http://books.google.it/books?id=gEsLAAA ... za&f=false
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Re: Bozza family info

Postby vj » 16 Oct 2010, 15:15

:D Neat find suanj!
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Re: Bozza family info

Postby gajack10 » 31 Oct 2010, 20:59

A most hearty thanks to those of you who have posted and furthered my quest for the Bozza family history. I believe the ship registry info is from one of his later trips back to Italy.
Thanks again.


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