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Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 11 Jan 2011, 02:57

I am looking for information on my grandfather, Giuseppe Griffo. I am not sure, but I think he was from Patti, Sicily. He was born in 1895 and died in 1967 in the U.S.

Papers I have show that his last name in Italy was Crifo and was some how changed to Griffo. He became a U.S. citizen on Dec. 2, 1931. I am not sure to look up Crifo or Griffo.

He was married to Maria Incognito. I believe he had a brother Anthony.

If you have any information, I would be most grateful.

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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby adelfio » 11 Jan 2011, 12:35

Hi Belle what makes you think he was born in Patti Sicily is there record of that some where you have. Where did he live in USA
Is the info you have so far

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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 11 Jan 2011, 21:42

Marty

What information do you have. The link says "forbidden" and there is nothing there. I assume he was from Patti Sicily because that is were my grandmother and greatgrandmother were from, however, he could be from a different area of Sicily. He resided in Hoboken, NJ.
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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby vj » 11 Jan 2011, 22:21

edit: added
Not the correct family


Hi!
Do these records belong to your family?
Thank you, Valarie

from ancestry. com

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Name: Joseph Crifo
SSN: 149-12-xxxx
Last Residence: 10314 Staten Island, Richmond, New York
Born: 23 Jul 1898 Died: Nov 1966
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)
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1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
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Name: Joseph Griffo
City: Jersey City County: Hudson State: New Jersey
Birth Date: 23 Jul 1898
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1712211 DraftBoard: 7

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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby vj » 11 Jan 2011, 22:33

edit: added
Not the correct family


possible 1910 ship manifest
from Ellis Island
http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html

Giuseppe Crifo 12 (line 2)
and his mother Anna Rinaolo(?) 34 (line 6)
both born in Patti Messina
joining father/husband Salvatore at 336 St Pauls Ave in Jersey City
leaving children Santa and Antonino Crifo in Patti

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

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

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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby vj » 12 Jan 2011, 00:47

edit: added
Not the correct family


CRIFO

father Salvatore Crifo
possible 1904 manifest from ancestry. com
lined-off did not sail

http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/707/1904.jpg

28 Apr 1904, SS Lombardia, Naples to NY
Salvatore Crifa 31, abt 1873
married
last residence Patti
was in NY 1901(?) to 1903
headed to Jersey City to join his brother Antonino

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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby adelfio » 12 Jan 2011, 02:08

Sorry I had to many files on imageshack so it wouldnt let you in I had some of same the files VJ had world war I and passenger list.
There are many records on Familysearch.org of Registri dello stato civile di Patti (Messina), 1820-1910
Nati 1887-1893, 1896-1898 FHL INTL Film
1802194
Pubblicazioni 1872-1910 -- Matrimoni 1867-1892 FHL INTL Film
1802196
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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby vj » 12 Jan 2011, 14:31

Hey Marty
I had a feeling you had the same records
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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 13 Jan 2011, 00:15

My grandfather Joseph (Giuseppe) Griffo (Crifo) settled in Hoboken, NJ. He died in a Fair Lawn, NJ hospital. I have his certificate of citizenship. It is dated December 17, 1931, Jersey City, NJ. What else do you need from that document. As far as papers that contain the name Giuseppe Crifo, I have one that is titled "Comune De Patti. L'ufficiale dello Stato Civilo de Comune di Patti Visto l'atto de Nascita di N 232 del 13 Luglio 1884 de Crifo Giuseppe de....de Angela Aprile. (I don't speak or write Italian) so I don't know exactly what certificate it is. Could Angela Aprile be his mother? I really want to say thank you to all for your help. I am very grateful for the time you are taking for this request. Again, I thank you from the bottom of my hear.
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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 13 Jan 2011, 00:24

I do know he had a brother Anthony and I believe there is a Pietro, too. I don't know if Pietro is a brother, cousin or maybe his father.

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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby suanj » 13 Jan 2011, 15:04

Hi,
the right surname spelling is Crifò ( with accent) and I believe that your Giuseppe Crifò coming from Patti emigrated in USA in 1906, final destination Hoboken, NJ, joining at cousin Antonio Buongiovanni:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Guiseppe Crifo Name: Guiseppe Crifo
Arrival Date: 7 Jun 1906
Birth Year: abt 1894
Age: 12
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Napoli
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Citta di Genova

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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 13 Jan 2011, 19:13

suanj:

I uploaded the image here is the link:

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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby suanj » 13 Jan 2011, 20:30

thanks Valarie; really Giuseppe Crifò ( with accent) was born in Patti on 13 July 1884, son of Antonio Crifò and of Angela Aprile. The certificate was issue for to certify the status of unmarried man; the certificate date : 24 jan 1912; the fee was unpayed because Giuseppe had a certificate of poverty, and it relayed by Police ( P. S.= Pubblica Sicurezza)... at this point, knowing the birthdate we must search the arrival of a Giuseppe Crifò born in Patti in 1884.
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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby vj » 13 Jan 2011, 20:34

Hi suanj :D !
Thank you for the translation
The original poster uploaded the record
I'm having no luck locating records for Giuseppe/Joseph Griffo/Crifò born 1895 Patti Messina (exactly) - died 1967 Bergen County NJ (exactly)
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This one matches the translation

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Name: Joseph Griffo
SSN: 150-05-xxxx
Last Residence: 07054 Parsippany, Morris, New Jersey, United States of America
Born: 13 Jul 1884
Died: Mar 1967
State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)

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Re: Information on Guiseppe Griffo or Crifo

Postby ItalianbellaSA » 13 Jan 2011, 21:16

Yes, this is my grandfather. He did live in Parsippany, NJ. Still can't find a record of his coming to America. Thank you again, for all your help with the translation and information. I am working on a family tree and this helps me so much.


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