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Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, Italy

Postby Giglio-Marsiglia » 13 Nov 2010, 21:19

Hello,

I am trying to find out where the rest of my family is and fill in the missing pieces about my great-grandfather's arrival in the USA.

His name is Peter Giglio born November 9, 1881 in Sicily, Italy (Palermo area). He married Carmela Marsiglia (Marseglia) from Cefalu, Sicily, Italy [b](marriage date unknown). Carmela was born August 29, 1886. Peter came to the USA without Carmela. However, both came to the USA. They had 11 children. Some of them might have been born in Sicily prior to their move. Names of children: Lena, Rose(Rosa), Zula (Jenny), Annie, Mary, Gusta, Charles, William, Anthony (my grandpa), and two died. My grandfather, Anthony was born in the USA. The spelling of our last name changed due to a clerical error at city hall. It is now Geglio.

It has been told that Peter's father was a fisherman and died when stopping on a island for water. Him and the crew were chased by cannibals and he died from hemorrhaging.

If this at all sounds familiar or you know anything about my family, please contact me.

Sincerely,
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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Nov 2010, 21:51

Welcome Tina! :-)

Do you have manifests for Pietro or Carmela?
If not, do you know their approx. years of immigration?

Where in US did they live?

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Nov 2010, 22:19

Possible marriage of one of Pietro and Carmella's daughters....

In Michigan in May 1924
Bride is Augusta Geglio, born 1906 in Michgan...


Groom's Name Peter Russo
Groom's Race
Groom's Age 25 years
Groom's Birth Date 1899
Groom's Birthplace Italy
Bride's Name Augusta Geglio
Bride's Race
Bride's Age 18 years
Bride's Birth Date 1906
Bride's Birthplace Gd. Rapids, Mich.
Marriage Type
Marriage Date 27 May 1924
Marriage Place Lansing, Ingham, Michigan
Groom's Father Joseph Russo
Groom's Mother Madeline Demo
Bride's Father Peter Geglio
Bride's Mother ...armellia Marsiglieo

Groom's Marital Status
Groom's Previous Wife
Bride's Marital Status
Bride's Previous Husband
Film Number 2342762
Frame Number
Digital Folder Number 4210108
Image Number 360
Reference Number v 3 rn 1843

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Nov 2010, 22:24

Marriage of son William (born 1905 in Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Married one week before Augusta...

Groom's Name William Geglio
Groom's Race
Groom's Age 19 years
Groom's Birth Date 1905
Groom's Birthplace Grand Rapids

Bride's Name Margaret Mcmanaman
Bride's Race
Bride's Age 20 years
Bride's Birth Date 1904
Bride's Birthplace Williamsburg, Michigan
Marriage Type
Marriage Date 20 May 1924
Marriage Place Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan
Groom's Father Peter Geglio
Groom's Mother ...nnie Marseli

Bride's Father Jas Mcmanaman
Bride's Mother Mary J. Boyd
Groom's Marital Status
Groom's Previous Wife
Bride's Marital Status
Bride's Previous Husband
Film Number 2342763
Frame Number
Digital Folder Number 4210109
Image Number 101
Reference Number v 4 rn 1752

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Nov 2010, 22:29

1920 Census for Peter and family in Grand Rapids...

1920 United States Federal Census
about Peter Geglio
Name: Peter Geglio
[Peter Degler]
Home in 1920: Grand Rapids Ward 3, Kent, Michigan
Age: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Curmella Geglio
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of immigration: 1906
[1896]
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Geglio 37
Curmella Geglio 35
Vincent Geglio 16
Salvatore Geglio 14
Agusta Geglio 13
Vincentia Geglio 12
Anthony Geglio 9
Anna Geglio 6
Mary Geglio 4
Rose Geglio 1
[1 7/12]

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Nov 2010, 22:35

According to the above Census, Peter arrived in US in 1896 and Carmella in 1903. ALL children are listed as born in Michigan. (although censuses can be notoriously inaccurate...)
The son listed as Salvatore may be the William in the above-mentioned marriage...

Here is link to the original census page...
http://img257.imageshack.us/img257/7026/geglio1920.jpg

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Nov 2010, 22:41

Manifest for Carmela Marsiglia (age 19)...arriving 1903
Traveling with father Salvatore Marsiglia (age 57)
Last Residence Termini
Destination (on Salvatore's line) son-in-law Pietro Giglio, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Lines 27 & 28
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\IMAGES\\T715-0344\\T715-03440742.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=102634030088&name=Carmela%26nbsp%3BMarsiglia&doa=Apr+18%2C+1903&port=Naples&line=0028

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 13 Nov 2010, 22:46

There are currently 4 listings in the Italian phone book for Giglio in Termini Imerese, Palermo

http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... ni+Imerese

You may wish to write and inquire about relatives...

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http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... #relatives
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... etter.html

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Nov 2010, 00:28

1930 Census for family of Peter Giglio

1930 United States Federal Census
about Peter Giglio
Name: Peter Giglio
Home in 1930: Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan
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Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Carmela Giglio
Race: White
Household Members:
Name Age
Peter Giglio 50
Carmela Giglio 43
Annie Giglio 16
Mary Giglio 14
Rosie Giglio 12
Lena Giglio 10
Anthony Giglio 18

http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/8659/giglio1930.jpg

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Nov 2010, 00:38

Possible WWI Registration Card for Peter Geglio..

Working for a Fruit Dealer...

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Peter Giglo
Name: Peter Giglo
City: Grand Rapids

County: Kent
State: Michigan
Birth Date: 9 Nov 1881
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1675657
DraftBoard: 3

http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/1388/gigliowwi.jpg

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Nov 2010, 00:48

Possible return trip to US by Salvatore Marsiglia in 1908
Destination...his son Antonio Marsiglia in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Traveling with wife Giuseppina Liberto and daughter Anna Marsiglia.
Leaving Nobody in Termini, his last residence...

Page 1
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\images\\T715-1069\\T715-10690795.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=101746090226&name=Salvatore%26nbsp%3BMarsiglia&doa=Jan+10%2C+1908&port=Naples&line=0015

Page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\IMAGES\\T715-1069\\T715-10690796.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=101746090226&name=Salvatore%26nbsp%3BMarsiglia&doa=Jan+10%2C+1908&port=Naples&line=0015


If this is your Carmela's family, the you have parents' names and place of birth. You can write for birth and marriage records directly to the comune of Termini Imerese.

Address you letter (in Italian) to:
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Garibaldi
90018 Termini Imerese (PA)
ITALY


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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Nov 2010, 01:13

Manifest for Pietro Giglio (age 20), sailor, in 1902 (but not the first time in US)
Last residence Termini Imerese
Going to Antonio Marsiglia in Baltimore

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\IMAGES\\T715-0257\\T715-02570125.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=105108070004&name=Pietro%26nbsp%3BGiglio&doa=Mar+04%2C+1902&port=Naples&line=0004

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Nov 2010, 01:20

1898 Manifest for Pietro Giglio, age 16, fisherman, from Termini

Traveling to Uncle Antonino Giglio in Grand Rapids, Michigan (444 Jefferson St.)

Traveling with Giuseppa D'Attilo (wife of Antonino Giglio)
and her US born children, Pietro 5, Maria 3, Filippo 1, last name Giglio.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... exe%3FT%3D\\\\192.168.100.11\\IMAGES\\T715-0031\\T715-00310069.TIF%26S%3D.5&pID=602905050127&name=Pietro%26nbsp%3BGiglio&doa=Jul+09%2C+1898&port=Bremen&line=0011

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Nov 2010, 01:30

1900 Census for family of Antonino Giglio (uncle of Pietro - so probably brother of Pietro's father), born 1858

Wife Giose (probably a poor understanding of Giuseppa, an attempt at Josie)
Children:
Lena, 10 born in Italy
Peter 8, born in Michigan
Mary, 6, b/ Michigan
Philip, 4, b. Michigan
Vincenzo, newborn

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/6006/gig ... census.jpg

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Re: Giglio's or Marsiglia families in Cefalu, Sicily, I

Postby Tessa78 » 14 Nov 2010, 01:36

Possible birth record for Antonino Giglio (Pietro's Uncle and his father's brother) born in Termini, 1857 (1900 census gives August 1858)

Name: Antonino Giglio
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date: 02 Aug 1857
Baptism/Christening Place: Termini
Birth Date: 01 Aug 1857
Birthplace: Termini Imerese, Palermo, Italy
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Pietro Giglio
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age: 40y
Mother's Name: Antonina Salaino
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age: 36y
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C02518-9
System Origin: Italy-EASy
Source Film Number: 1688283
Reference Number: cn 374, 376
Collection: Italy Births and Baptisms, 1806-1900

This might be the grandparents of Pietro... :D
Would definitely make sense given the traditional naming patterns....

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