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Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby htbrown1953 » 25 Dec 2010, 21:55

I am trying to find more information about an ancestor of a former co-worker of mine.

This co-worker's grandfather was named Giuseppe Digaro and he came over to the U.S. on July 16, 1904 on a ship called the Citta Di Torino.

Giuseppe Digaro changed his name some time after he had lived here in the U.S. and the new name that he chose was Joseph De Caro.

Giuseppe Digaro according to naturalization records that I found was born in Corleone, Italy.

Giuseppe Digaro was born on February 16, 1885 and he died in Berrien County, Michigan on April 27, 1953.

The ship, Citta Di Torino, was supposed to have left Palermo, Italy on June 4, 1904 and arrived in New York, New York on July 16, 1904.

I am trying to find a record of the passenger list for this ship so I can see if other family members might have come over with him.

I'm hoping to find any family relatives that might have stayed behind in Italy so I can pass these names along to my former co-worker.

Thanks for any help that any of you can provide.

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby misbris » 25 Dec 2010, 22:34

hi and welcome to the forum,

This might be the correct manifest. What do you think? it is not unusual for memory to be off.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0030

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby htbrown1953 » 25 Dec 2010, 23:11

Misbris,

Thanks for replying so quickly.

I looked at this document that you provided and it looks like there was a Giuseppe De Cara at the bottom of the document.

It shows the age of this person as being 50 years old, so this would be too old to be the Giuseppe Digaro that I'm looking for.

Here's a copy of the death certificate for Joseph De Caro showing the names of his parents and the date of his birth.

http://img691.imageshack.us/f/deathcert ... rjose.jpg/

Here's a copy of one of the pages of the naturalization record for Giuseppe Digaro.

http://img24.imageshack.us/f/giuseppedi ... raliz.jpg/

Thanks anyway.

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby maestra36 » 26 Dec 2010, 00:32

If you search the ship and date from the www.stevemorse.org website, you can search the passenger list page by page, which I did and I didn't find this person on the ship, even with his name misspelled. You can double check me though.

http://stevemorse.org/

On this website, go to the 4th item which says Ellis Island Ship Lists (1892-1924); click on that option which takes you to another screen.

On the next screen, put in the name of the ship and you can just put in the year of 1904 where it says arrival date, or you can put in the month and the year. If you just put in the year, that will show you the 6 dates the ship sailed. You can then click on the ship name for each date, which will take you to the manifests for each sailing and you can then go page by page to search for this person, since his name doesn't come up even in a sound search.

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby maestra36 » 26 Dec 2010, 00:42

I think this is him arriving in 1906

First Name: Guiseppe
Last Name: De Cara
Ethnicity: Italy, South
Last Place of Residence: Corleone
Date of Arrival: Jul 16, 1906
Age at Arrival: 21y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Citta di Torino
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0029

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby maestra36 » 26 Dec 2010, 00:45

He states on the manifest that he had not previously been in the U.S. Going to his father Giuseppe living at 219 E 97th Street in NY. Traveling with a brother Nicolo on the line below him.

You can view the manifest on stevemorse.org, by searching the name as spelled on his passenger card above or by searching on www.ellisislandrecords. org with the spelling as above

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby maestra36 » 26 Dec 2010, 01:11

First Name: Andensia
Last Name: Fiducia
Ethnicity: Italy, South
Last Place of Residence: Corleone
Date of Arrival: Mar 25, 1907
Age at Arrival: 51y Gender: F Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Citta di Torino
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0023

This is his mother traveling with two other children. Carlo, 13, and Saverio, age 8. Going to her husband/their father, at 220 E. 97th Street in Manhattan.

On ellisislandrecords.org, the original manifest is the wrong one. To view the correct one, go to www.stevemorse.org

go to the option (3rd down) which says Ellis Island Manifests (aka Missing Manifests). Click on that option. On the next screen, put in the date March 24, 1907. series T715, roll 851, frame 416. This will bring you to the original manifest page with them on it.

By the way, since the mother's name is given as Mary on the death record, her Italian name was probably Maria Audenzia.

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby maestra36 » 26 Dec 2010, 01:17

The manifest that misbris found for you is for his father, going to his daughter Caterina. 226 97th Street-definitely all of the above manifests relate to the same family.

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby maestra36 » 26 Dec 2010, 01:32

I can't promise that this is the father of Maria Audenzia, but possibly it is. She could have been named for his mother, Audenzia Scanciapani. Also Maria Audenzia had a son named Saverio, named for her father possibly.

Name: Saverio Fiducia
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1834
Birthplace: Corleone, Palermo, Italy
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Salvatore Fiducia
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Audenzia Scanciapani
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I04289-2
System Origin: Italy-EASy
Source Film Number: 1687849
Reference Number: 1687849

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby maestra36 » 26 Dec 2010, 01:57

An earlier Saverio born to this couple but in Sciacca, according to this entry from the International Genealogical Index

Husband Salvadore Fiducia

Wife Audenzia Scanciapane


Children
1. Saverio Fiducia
Male


Birth: 27 SEP 1826 Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Christening: 28 SEP 1826

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby maestra36 » 26 Dec 2010, 01:59

Husband

Salvadore Fiducia


Wife Audenzia Scanciapane


Children
1. Antonina Fiducia

Birth: 08 AUG 1824 Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Christening: 09 AUG 1824

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby maestra36 » 26 Dec 2010, 02:01

Husband Salvadore Fiducia

Wife Audenzia Scanciapahe


Children
1. Rosa Fiducia Female


Birth: 08 MAY 1836 Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Christening: 08 MAY 1836

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby maestra36 » 26 Dec 2010, 02:03

Husband Salvadore Fiducia

Wife Audenzia Scanzia P

Children
1. Giuseppa Fiducia Female


Birth: 11 DEC 1829 Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Christening: 12 DEC 1829

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Re: Trying to find information for a Giuseppe Digaro

Postby maestra36 » 26 Dec 2010, 02:05

Salvadore Fiducia

Wife Audenzia Scanciapane P

Children
1. Antonina Maria Rosa Fiducia

Birth: 15 MAR 1828 Sciacca, Agrigento, Italy
Christening: 16 MAR 1828

hese would all be siblings of his mother.

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