Modica and Shortino, Scortino Family Monreale Sicily

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Modica and Shortino, Scortino Family Monreale Sicily

Postby giasroom » 12 Dec 2010, 16:14

I am looking for my grandparents relatives. They were both from the area around Monreale Sicily. Grandpa's came here when he was 18 or 19 and he had two sisters who were nuns. I know he has nieces and nephews there. His name was Gerolamo Modica. His mother's maiden name was Lorre. My my grandmother's name was Benevenuta Shortino and her mother's name was Antonina Olivera, whe cam,e here when she was 9 years old. As far as I know my grandfather's siblings all stayed in Sicily while all of my grandmother's parents came here along with a cousin that I know of on the Olivera side.

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Re: Modica and Shortino, Scortino Family Monreale Sicily

Postby maestra36 » 12 Dec 2010, 16:29

hello and welcome to the forum-

is this your grandfather? destination to a cousin in Chicago, and father named Carmelo in Monrele?

First Name: Girolamo
Last Name: Modica
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Monreale, Sicily
Date of Arrival: Sep 27, 1913
Age at Arrival: 18y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Perugia
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0020

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Re: Modica and Shortino, Scortino Family Monreale Sicily

Postby suanj » 12 Dec 2010, 17:09

Hi, if the arrival found by maestra36,
Girolamo Modica son of Carmelo, born in Monreale abt 1895, well it is your ancestor as I think, in effects:

Girolamo Maria MODICA ( full name) was baptized in Monreale, Santa Maria Nuova church the 7 Feb 1895,
son of Carmelo MODICA and Giovanna LO RE, godfather: D. Giovanni MARTINELLI son of late Ottavio
( in red, left page):

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