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Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby claudinew » 14 Jan 2011, 20:36

Would anyone have information on the Calla family of Mammola, Reggio Calabria? My great-grandmother was Maria Rosa Calla (b. 1897 d.1998). She died in Philadelphia. Her parents were Vincenzo Calla and Elisabetta Longo.

Thank you!
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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby vj » 15 Jan 2011, 22:49

Claudine,
Welcome to the Forum!
Are these your family pages on ancestry. com
Whittley, Moss, Morrone, Calla Family Tree
Have you been able to locate all of your family's US records (military, ship manifests, naturalization, etc)?
Do you need help with how to research your family in Mammola?
Thank you, Valarie

your other post
claudinew wrote:I have information on Macri's that emigrated to Philadelphia if anyone is interested. My great grandfather was Guiseppe Macri who was born in Calabria on June 28, 1886. He died in Philadelphia on Nov 3, 1941. He was married to Maria Rosa Calla (b.1897 d.1998) and they had three daughters, Elisabetta, Angela and living daughter.

I believe they were from Mammola, Reggio, Calabria. My living great aunt does not remember the name of Guiseppe's parents. I know that Guiseppe and macri are very common names in that aprt of Itlay, but by chance would anyone know who his parents were or how to obtain records?

Is there a list of churches on the web for Mammola? Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby vj » 15 Jan 2011, 23:02

Writing to Mammola for records:

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Or other helpful form letters:
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tters.html

Address:

Comune di Mammola
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Dante
89045 Mammola RC
ITALY


http://www.tuttitalia.it/calabria/78-mammola/
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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby vj » 15 Jan 2011, 23:41

Macri/Calla`

Checking the 1935 manifest for Rosa and her daughters, it indicated that daughter Angela was a US Citizen born abt 1930.
Although the second page of the manifest states they hadn't been in the US before, it would have been unusual for a 'US Citizen' error to be made.
Perhaps Angela was a 'US Citizen' because her father was naturalized?

for reference

1935 NY manifest
lines 18-20
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/905/1935o.jpg
page 2
http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/6268/193501.jpg
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Here's an interesting Petition for Naturalization for a Giuseppe Macri in Phila in 1927.

from footnote. com
1927 Petition for Naturalization
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/2440 ... lizati.jpg

Publication Number: M1522
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1795-1930
Publisher: NARA
National Archives Catalog ID: 573414
National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1795 - 1991
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Short Description: NARA M1522. Naturalization petitions for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania 1795-1930.
Court: US Circuit Court
Year: 1927
Date: 1927-05-03
Immigrant Full Name: Giuseppe Macri
Document Type: Petition for Naturalization
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: John Paternna
Witness 2 Full Name: Vincent Larosa
Year Immigrated: 1921


other notes:
- address 706 S Hutchinson
- born 6 Jul 1893 in Mammola
- immig 1921 thru Boston
- wife Rosina born 10 Nov 1897 IT, living in IT
- daughter Elizabetta born 16 Apr 1920 in IT

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from the Petition information

1921 Boston ship manifest
http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3489/1921x.jpg
page 2
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5485/192101.jpg

Name: Giuseppe Macri
Arrival Date: 17 Apr 1921
Age: 28 Estimated birth year: abt 1893
Gender: Male Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Princess Matoika
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Giovanni Paterna (cousin)
Last Residence: Reggio C
Birthplace: Mammola, Reggio C


other notes:
- destination Philadelphia
- in US before 1910-1914 in PA
- cousin Giovanni (John) Paterna was also a witness on the 1927 Petition
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more trips for Giuseppe Macri?

1925 NY manifest
line 4
http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/2143/1925.jpg
page 2
http://img525.imageshack.us/img525/6829/192501.jpg

Name: Giuseppe Macri
Arrival Date: 9 Apr 1925
Birth Year: abt 1892
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: mammola
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Colombo


1929 NY manifest
as US Citizen
address 706 S Hutchinson - same as Petition
line 30
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4569/1929w.jpg

Name: Giuseppe Macri
Arrival Date: 19 Aug 1929
Birth Year: abt 1892 Age: 37
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Vulcania
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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby claudinew » 16 Jan 2011, 13:59

Valarie,

Wow! Thank you for your reply. It has been very helpful. Yes, my tree on ancestry is the one you noted. I think I may have had issues with finding all this information because of an error with Guiseppe's birthdate. My aunt, his daughter is not going to believe this!

I will definitely look into writing to Mammola using the form letter link you sent. I heard that they are not very open to providing records (according to a genealogist that I've been in contact with recently).

If you ahve any other tips you'd like to share I'd be glad to here them. You've been extremely helpful!! Many thanks!!

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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby vj » 16 Jan 2011, 15:39

:D Claudine
I'm so glad we could help!
We have several members with family from Mammola.
You may want to send forum moderator Nuccia a PM in case she doesn't see your post.
I believe she has extracted records for her family from Mammola by using the microfilm at the Family History Library.
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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby vj » 16 Jan 2011, 15:44

Claudine,
Here's another option, please excuse the length of the post - I didn't want to leave anything out.
Valarie

Your nearest Family History Center can order records for Mammola on microfilm.
The cost is about $5.50 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Title:
Registri dello stato civile di Mammola (Reggio di Calabria), 1809-1910 Mammola (Reggio di Calabria). Ufficio dello stato civile

Film notes for Mammola: http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... i+Mammola+% &columns=*,0,0
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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby nicospatari » 17 Jan 2011, 00:11

claudinew wrote:Would anyone have information on the Calla family of Mammola, Reggio Calabria? My great-grandmother was Maria Rosa Calla (b. 1897 d.1998). She died in Philadelphia. Her parents were Vincenzo Calla and Elisabetta Longo.

Thank you!


Contattatemi qui e vi darò le informazioni da voi cercate: http://www.sannicodemomammola.com/2010/01/contatti.html
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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby claudinew » 17 Jan 2011, 00:53

Grazie mille! Lo vi email a breve.

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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby ara » 05 Jun 2011, 06:00

Hi Claudine,I am a long distant relative of yours from Mammola living in Harrisburg, I knew your grandmother lived in Philadelphia and I too was looking to meet her but unfortunately I wasn't able to . If you would like to contact me I would be very happy.
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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby claudinew » 06 Jun 2011, 14:25

Hi,

Is your name Ara? How are we distant relatives? I would be interested in talking to you. My email is claudine_whittley@hotmail.com.

Thanks!

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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby mammolacanadian » 27 Jul 2014, 04:59

Your great grandmother Maria Rosa Calla was my great aunt. I.e. She was my maternal grandmother's sister. I met her as a child. My grandmother, Maria Carmela Calla, died in 2013 in Mammola. She was born in 1916 and married Giovanni Sansalone who died in 1994 in Mammola. Who are your parents? My mother is Concetta Sansalone. She has fond memories of your great-grandmother and of Elizabeta Longo (her grandmother and your great-great grandmother) who she grew up with. My mom knows your great grandmother's children so she would know your grandfather or grandmother.
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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby claudinew » 27 Jul 2014, 18:14

Thanks for your reply mammolacanadian. I was very excited to see your response this morning. My grandmother is now deceased, and so is her sister Angie. The other sister, Theresa is still living and in fact I saw her yesterday. Can you email me privately? I'd love to share my parents names, and more family info with you. I can be reached at claudine_whittley@hotmail.com
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Re: Calla Family - Mammola, Reggio, Calabria

Postby claudinew » 29 Jul 2014, 02:24

Was Maria Carmela Calla also known as "Carmeluzza" ?
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