Am new to this site. I am researching my biological family background.
My grandfather's name was Tomaso Fico
My grandmother's name was Guiseppina Bagnuolo
They lived in Mount Vernon, New York in 1920.
Other member's of the family were,
Tommasina (Marcy or Mary) Fico, daughter
Genero (James) Fico, son
Anthony Fico (son)
Dominck Fico (son)
If anyone has information on any of the above mentioned names, would love to have contact with you.
Welcome to the Forum!
So we don't duplicate your research so far, what US records have you already found.
Do you know what comune in Italy Tommaso and Giuseppina are from?
Are you interested in help on 'how to' research your family in Italy?
Just for everyone's reference, is this your family?
Home in 1920: 612 North Terrace Avenue, rents
Mount Vernon Ward 4, Westchester, New York
head Thomas Ficke 37, abt 1883 IT
- immig 1904, Al - gardener, general
wife Josephine Ficke 34, abt 1886 IT
- immig 1904
daughter Massina Ficke 16, abt 1904 IT
- immig 1904
son James Ficke 13, abt 1907 NY
son Anthony Ficke 5, abt 1915 NY
son Domenico Ficke 3 6/12, abt 1916 NY
possibly related 1905 manifest
4 Nov 1905, SS Francesca, Naples to NY
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004 Raffaela Ucciero 21, abt 1884
- last residence Afragola (Afragola, Province of Napoli, Region Campania, Italy)
- destination Mt Vernon NY
- joining husband Tommasino Fico at 154 S 7th Ave
daughter Tommasina Fico 1, abt 1905
Yes this is them. My father is not listed, because he was born right after the census was taken. I am basically trying to find information on my grandmother. My grandfather passed away one week after my father was born in January 1920. She remarried in August of 1921 and then for some unknown reason gave my father and two other brothers away. Also trying to find out where and how I can obtain records from Italy.
Thank you for the update and additional information
We'll see what we can do to help
You'll need to know the comune (town) in Italy where they were born.
Almost all records in Italy are kept at the comune.
this could be a really strange coincidence. ive been trying to find out more infomation about my great great grandmother Carolina Giggi....... (italy to boston)
JUST this morning i was tracing some of the marriages in the family and i came across the Bagnuolo name and had to double check the first name and it is definately Giuseppa Bagnuolo who was married to Antonio Vitiello
and they had a daughter Pasqualina Vitiello b.1887 who married Amato Repucci on may 9 1907. I know Amato had a sister Serafina Reppucci b.1883 who married Angelo Sarno b.1881 in 1908. Angelo Sarno is my gggrandmother Carolina Giggi's nephew, his mother's name was Filomena Giggi..............this is how i came across the Bagnuolo name this morning.... please let me know if any of these surnames sound even sightly familiar to you......hopefully there is a connection and we can help eachother out erica.
surnames: Giggi, Reppucci, Ruggilo, Strati and Laurino
maternal (mtDNA) haplogroup W
There may be a connection way back in Italy. My grandmother's name that appears on my fathers birth certificate shows Guiseppina Bagnuolo.
It also appears almost the same on the passenger list for arrival in New York in 1909 at age 22. I have not searched Italian records yet, but will be the next step in the search. I understand that it can be quite a task.
Thank you for your input.
I was looking at your family pages on ancestry. com
Figo Family Tree Great pictures!
Did you find Giuseppina (Josephine) and her new husband on the 1930 census?
Do you know where they may have lived?
Where did you get John's (Giovanni?) surname? It may not be his original name.
Do you have any records for Guiseppina Bagnuolo after 1921?
Thank you, Valarie
Ship Name: Verona
Arrival Date: 6 Dec 1909 Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Port of Arrival: New York, New York Name: MO Giuseppa Bagnnoli (Maria Giuseppa Bagnuoli/o)
Age: 22 Birth Year: abt 1887 Birth Location: New York Birth Location Other: New York Gender: Female Ethnicity/RaceÂ/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Leaving mother Mariarosa in Ricigliano (Ricigliano, province of Salerno, Campania)
Destination Brooklyn NY In US before, NY
Joining brother-in-law Saverio Iacullo(?) Born in NY NY ---
Fico Tommaso Dec 3 1911 12516 (1911) Kings
Bagnuiolo Giuseppina Dec 3 1911 12516 (1911) Kings
Maria Giuseppina Bagnuolo's sister and brother's-in-law marriage record?
OMG!!!! Thank you so much. I am sure that is her arrival information in 1909. I just couldn't figure out the last name of the brother-in-law. I have a copy of the marriage certificate of my grandmother's second marriage,
she remarried a man by the name of John Perreua and were going to live at 67 Sand Street, Mount Vernon, New York. They married on 7 Aug 1921, at 10 South 10th Ave. Mount Vernon. That is Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Having talked to a cousin, she informed me that his name was John Perrino not Perreua. The city directory for Mt Vernon in 1925 shows a John Perrino living at 67 Devonia Ave, which used to be Sand Street, but that is the only name listed. I can not find any information on my grandmother after she remarried, except for the fact she gave up custody of my father to a family by the name of Balogna/Malone who I believe were also living on Sand Street. My grandmother also placed Anthony and Dominick in a state institution according to the 1930 census.
This is a very strange and sad story, but my mission is to find out about
my father's biological family.
Home in April 1930: 27 North Third Avenue, rents $25
Mount Vernon, Westchester, New York
head John Perono 50, abt 1880 IT
- married age 40, abt 1920
- immig 1900, Pa
- laborer, city dept
wife Jasie Perono 42, abt 1888 IT
- immig 1900
son Richard Perono 8, abt 1922 NY
daughter Mary Perono 6, abt 1924 NY
son August Perono 3, abt 1927 NY
Thank you for all of the valuble information. Most of it seems to fit what I have on paperwork, or have been told by my cousin. Her mother was Tommasina (Marcy) and she is the oldest of the 3 of us that are relatives that are still alive. There may be more, who knows? I am going to send for a copy of my grandmother and grandfather's marriage certificate. That may led to more hints. So once again, thank you for all of your help.