Samuel Villanti from Sicily

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Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby gminfla » 16 Nov 2010, 01:55

I'm trying to find any information on my great uncle Samuel Villanti's father whose name was "Samuel Valenti" (wife "Mamie") on the 1920 Census Record. I was told he came from Sicily. After searching the Ellis Island site, I am not able to find his immigration record. He may have had to register for WWI since he was born about 1880 and his first son Antony was born in America in 1904 (my uncle Sam was born in America in 1911). Please advise. Thank You.

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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby DebiHarbuck » 16 Nov 2010, 03:07

Does this draft card look like a possibility?

http://postimage.org/image/1t28o2rj8/
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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby misbris » 16 Nov 2010, 03:12

The name 'Sam' was often a nickname for Salvatore. Try your search that way. :D

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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby DebiHarbuck » 16 Nov 2010, 03:13

What would be the Italian name for someone called "Samuel"? Salvatore?

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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby johnnyonthespot » 16 Nov 2010, 03:17

DebiHarbuck wrote:What would be the Italian name for someone called "Samuel"? Salvatore?

http://postimage.org/image/1t3apfqw4/


Actually, Samuele. http://www.nomix.it/700s.php
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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby DebiHarbuck » 16 Nov 2010, 03:23

If Salvatore is a possibility, here's one with an earlier arrival than the first I posted:

http://postimage.org/image/1t4rmmup0/
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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby johnnyonthespot » 16 Nov 2010, 03:28

My concern is about the many spelling possibilites for the surname. Both Villanti and Valenti are reasonably common Italian names, for example. Which one is correct? That is the question...
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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby DebiHarbuck » 16 Nov 2010, 03:32

Well, here's a manifest for a young Antonio, coming to his father Salvatore...how certain are you that your 'Antony' was born in the US?

http://postimage.org/image/1t5ymlvj8/

(I cannot make out the mother's name.)
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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby johnnyonthespot » 16 Nov 2010, 03:33

The 1920 census says Samuel, Mamie, and son Anthony (born 1904) all immigrated in 1905. Are we sure this is the correct census?
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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby johnnyonthespot » 16 Nov 2010, 03:35

1920 census:

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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby gminfla » 16 Nov 2010, 12:34

DebiHarbuck wrote:Does this draft card look like a possibility?

http://postimage.org/image/1t28o2rj8/


Yes, that is my great uncle's Father. Thanks.

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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

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johnnyonthespot wrote:The 1920 census says Samuel, Mamie, and son Anthony (born 1904) all immigrated in 1905. Are we sure this is the correct census?


Yes, I am positive this is the correct census record, although I cannot read the posted document. Thank You.

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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby johnnyonthespot » 16 Nov 2010, 12:58

gminfla wrote:
johnnyonthespot wrote:The 1920 census says Samuel, Mamie, and son Anthony (born 1904) all immigrated in 1905. Are we sure this is the correct census?


Yes, I am positive this is the correct census record, although I cannot read the posted document. Thank You.


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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby DebiHarbuck » 16 Nov 2010, 13:01

gminfla wrote:
johnnyonthespot wrote:The 1920 census says Samuel, Mamie, and son Anthony (born 1904) all immigrated in 1905. Are we sure this is the correct census?


Yes, I am positive this is the correct census record, although I cannot read the posted document. Thank You.


If the census Carmine posted for 1920 is correct, than Anthony was NOT born in the US in 1904. He was born in Italy and the passenger list I posted above for him and his mother is likely the right one. :)
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Re: Samuel Villanti from Sicily

Postby gminfla » 17 Nov 2010, 01:33

DebiHarbuck wrote:
gminfla wrote:
johnnyonthespot wrote:The 1920 census says Samuel, Mamie, and son Anthony (born 1904) all immigrated in 1905. Are we sure this is the correct census?


Yes, I am positive this is the correct census record, although I cannot read the posted document. Thank You.


If the census Carmine posted for 1920 is correct, than Anthony was NOT born in the US in 1904. He was born in Italy and the passenger list I posted above for him and his mother is likely the right one. :)


You are correct, thank you very much.


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