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Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby bene2950 » 01 Dec 2010, 19:18

This is the information I have.

Born 27 Dec 1884 from Balestrate Birth Certificate (certified)
Born Date on Passport 28 Dec 1885
Parents: Gaspare Russo, Marianna Vitale
Unknown other siblings
On Birth Certificate shows first wife Pietra Vitale married 16 June 1910 in Cinisi
She apparently died don't know where or when
Married my Grandmother Grazia Palazzolo on 18 July 1914 in Detroit MI
had children Gaspar, Maria, Rosa, Frieda, Fillipa, Anthony

On Giuseppe's passport it shows him leaving Palermo on 31 March 1910 it shows his residence as Cinisi. Shows going to New York.

I have his Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, and Naturalization record.
I am trying to find his entry into the US and where he went.
Maybe a census record.

The only record I can find in Ellis Island is arrival from Cerrasini, Sicily on 3/18/1910 but this does not match the passport. Also I do not know any of his siblings names The above record shows he was going to his brother's Pietro Russo in Detroit. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby Biff83 » 01 Dec 2010, 19:29

WWI Draft Reg Card
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/5535/zzrussowwi.jpg

Name: Giuseppe Russo
City: Highland Park
County: Wayne
State: Michigan
Birth Date: 27 Dec 1884

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Re: Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby Biff83 » 01 Dec 2010, 19:48

1920 census
Page 1
http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8850 ... o19201.jpg

Page 2
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/4963 ... o19202.jpg

Name: Joe Russo
Home in 1920: Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan
Age: 28
Estimated birth year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Gracie Russo
Father's name: Gussie Russo
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's name: Mary Russo
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1906
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joe Russo 28
Gracie Russo 21
Gussie Russo 3
Mary Russo 1
Gussie Russo 55, father
Mary Russo 54, mother

Other Russo's and Palazzolo's on same page
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Re: Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby bene2950 » 01 Dec 2010, 20:43

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Thank you

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Re: Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby suanj » 01 Dec 2010, 20:47

Hi here the trip:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Giuseppe Russo
Name: Giuseppe Russo
Arrival Date: 8 Jul 1910
Birth Year: abt 1885
Birth Location: Palermo
Birth Location Other: balertrate
Age: 25
Gender: Male

Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Mendoza

born in Balestrate; wife Pietra Vitale in Cinisi; joining at father Gaspare Russo in NY; already in USA from 1904 to 1910;

pag 1
http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/1108/russo1.jpg
pag 2
http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/9606/russo2a.jpg
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Re: Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby Biff83 » 01 Dec 2010, 20:51

1909 manifest for Marianna Vitale with daughters Antonina and Giacoma going to New York to join husband/father Gaspare Russo. Last residence Balestrate; birthplace Cinisi

Page 1
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0002

Page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0002

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Re: Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby bene2950 » 01 Dec 2010, 21:32

Again thank you both. I am learning more each time. Thanks again

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Re: Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby bene2950 » 01 Dec 2010, 22:12

One more question. I have been unable to find any information on his first wife Pietra Vitale. The manifest showed he was married but I do not know when or where she died. The reason I am asking is because I might have to get a death certificate.

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Re: Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby Biff83 » 02 Dec 2010, 12:53

Since Giuseppe and Pietra were married in Cinisi, it's likely that Pietra was born there. Since you know their marriage date, you could request a copy of their marriage act as well as Pietra's birth and death acts from Cinisi. The marriage act should be easy enough for them to find with the exact date and if I'm corrrect, the marrriage act should list a reference to Pietra's birthday.

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Re: Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby bene2950 » 02 Dec 2010, 16:34

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Thanks, I found the death notice in church records for Cinisi. the date was 14 July 1911. thanks again

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Re: Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby eyetalgal » 02 Dec 2010, 17:12

https://beta.familysearch.org/s/image/s ... PRagg%253D

Pietra's baptism-right side of page - 2nd from top

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Re: Search for Giuseppe Russo

Postby bene2950 » 02 Dec 2010, 18:05

Thanks eyealgal


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