According to the 1900 Federal Census, my great-grandmother Filomena pucciarella, along with daughter Angelina and son paolo, immigrated to the US (New York) in 1893. They probably came over with my great-grandfather Gianbattiste, who likely died in 1896. I cannot find any record of their trip. Can you help? (It's quite possible that there was a name change from "pucciarelli" somewhere along the line.) Thanks!
I'm told they may have come from pisticci, but not entirely certain. They lived in Manhattan when they first arrived. Angelina married Giovanni LaFianza on June 19, 1899 in Manhattan (I have the record). She died September 1959. Having been widowed in 1896, Filomena married again, around 1900, to John Spizzirro.
Their address is listed as 28 Madison Street. It lists Giovanni LaFianza (head of houshold), Angelina LaFianza (wife) Filomena pucciarella (mother-in-law), paolo pucciarella (son of Filomena) and Giovanna pucciarella(daughter of Filomena - born in NY).
Federal Census Record: Manhattan Borough, Supervisor's District 1, Ennumeration District 29, Sheet 16, Ward 4, June 9, 1900.
That has to be a very bad misspelling of Filomena's maiden name, and I am trying to figure out what the correct Italian spelling might be, as she may have entered the U.S. under her maiden and not married name.
Hi, here a record abt a Giambattista Pucciarelli family( first name short versions: G.Batta or Giobatta), maybe not your ancestor, however just for let you know:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about G Batta Pucciarelly
Name: G Batta Pucciarelly (Pucciarelli)
Arrival Date: 8 Apr 1892
Birth Year: abt 1854
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Cachemire
Agree that the spelling of pronie looks dubious, but I have a copy of the original marriage cert and that is how it's spelled there.
Thank you suanj for your posting. It's a possibility, but it seems he came with children whose names I don't recognize. It is also contrary to the death record of the other Gianbattiste I found, who died in 1896 at age 36. They ost likely are two different individuals. Do you know what the triangle represents to the left of his name on the manifest?