Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

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Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby arossetti15 » 27 Oct 2010, 23:19

I am looking for any relatives of the Testa family. My great grandmother was Maria Antonia Testa. She was born 1/1/1890 in Roccasecca to Emideo Testa and Apollonia Torriero. She had at least one brother named Andrea Testa. She married Eduardo Martino in 1910 and immigrated to Utica, New York. She had several children and died in 1961.
If you know anymore more info or if you think you could be related reply or email me at arossetti15@yahoo.com

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby maestra36 » 30 Oct 2010, 11:15

Hello and welcome to the forum-

In order to try to connect with relatives, it is a good idea to gather as much information as you can about the family. Do you have any records for your family such as passenger lists, census records, etc?

Let us know what you have or don't have so that we don't duplicate efforts.

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby arossetti15 » 06 Nov 2010, 16:10

Any information that I know I have already listed. I got it all from an obituary.

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 16:27

Does the Family Tree for Maria Antonia Testa (1890-1961) and Edoardo Martino (1888-1937) on Ancestry.com belong to you?

It also lists son Marco...(1916-1954)

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby arossetti15 » 06 Nov 2010, 18:24

Yes it does belong to me but thanks for your help.

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby c6mitchell » 06 Nov 2010, 18:25

Source fultonhistory.com

Edward Martino born Castocielo Italy, died 11 Nov 1938, burial Calvary Cemetery. Obit old print and hard to read. Listed 3 daughters and 4 sons.

Andrea Testa (brother of Maria) died May 1939 , age 64, in Port Chester NY, burial in Calvary Cemetery

I could just make out the names Mary, Mario and Mrs Jack Salerno for children of Edward and Maria.

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 20:12

Here is manifest for Edoardo Martino arriving 1910, from Castrocielo
Leaving wife Maria Testa in Castrocielo
Going to Brother-in-law Antonio Rizzi (sp?) at 675 Bleecker St., Utica, NY


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Eduardo Martino
Name: Eduardo Martino
Arrival Date: 21 May 1910
Birth Year: abt 1887
Birth Location: Caserta
Birth Location Other: castrorielo
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Barbarossa

Page 1 - Line 16
http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/1236 ... nifest.jpg

Page 2 -
http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/659/ma ... ifest2.jpg

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 20:27

You may wish to write directly to the comuni (towns) for the birth/marriage record of Maria Testa and Edoardo Martino.

You should use the following addresses:

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Roma, 5
3038 Roccasecca (FR)
ITALY

Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Vittorio Veneto, 5
03030 Castrocielo (FR)
ITALY

Help writing your request in Italian...
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby c6mitchell » 06 Nov 2010, 23:17

Tessa78 wrote:Going to Brother-in-law Antonio Rizzi (sp?) at 675 Bleecker St., Utica, NY


Just for reference, no value add...

Believe the brother in law was Antonio Ricci, a photographer at that address.

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Nov 2010, 23:24

Hi Carolyn !

Thanks :-) - I thought that might also be a possibility - but a confirmation at that address is super!!!

T.

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby c6mitchell » 07 Nov 2010, 00:07

Found another date...

Adelaide was the daughter of Maria and Edward.

Jack Salerno and Adelaide Martino were married June 30, 1934. They had 2 sons, Dominick (of Rochester, NY) and Edward (of Fayetteville, NY).

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Tessa, thanks.

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby Italysearcher » 07 Nov 2010, 00:07

Roccasecca is terrible at responding to requests, and I know from experience that marriage records from 1910 do not contain the names of the parents for some strange reason. They lost a lot of birth records during WW2 so may not have what you are looking for. Parish records did survive.
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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby c6mitchell » 07 Nov 2010, 00:25

William Martino died Sept 3, 1988 in Turin CA, He was a Navy Veteran seaman of WWII. He is survived by one brother, Marty Martino and wife,
Rose of Ca.; two sisters, Adelaid and husband. Jack Salerno, and Mary I
Woodberry, all of Utica; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Burial in California

(son of Edward and Maria)

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby arossetti15 » 07 Nov 2010, 17:58

Thank you all for your help! If my great-grandfather Eduardo Martino was going to see a brother-in-law named Antonio Ricci, would that mean he had a sister? If so how would I be able to find her name?

Also if this helps, my grand father was Marco John Martino and I believe he died around 1954 in Utica, N.Y. He was born in March of 1916 in Utica to Eduardo and Maria Testa Martino. My family members say they don't know a lot about him except that he was murdered. How would I be able to find this out?

Sometime after immigrating Eduardo and Maria changed their names to Edward and Mary.

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Re: Testa family from Roccasecca, Frosinone, Lazio, Italy!

Postby Biff83 » 07 Nov 2010, 18:17

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Marco J Martino
Birth Year: 1916
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: New York
State of Residence: New York
County or City: Oneida
Enlistment Date: 25 Feb 1946
Enlistment State: Virginia
Enlistment City: Camp Pickett Blackstone
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Technician 4th Grade
Grade Code: Technician 4th Grade Equivalent to Code 5: Sergeant
Term of Enlistment: One year enlistment
Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: Enlisted Man, Philippine Scout or recall to AD of an enlisted man who had been transferred to the ERC
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Cotton farmers
Marital Status: Married

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