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Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby BrianLandolfi » 16 Jan 2011, 19:58

Looking for Mori family members in Sestri Levante. My great grandfather, Vincenzo, was born here in 1848. Some of the family may have immigrated to Argentina. Vincenzo ended up in New York. I know he later traveled back to Italy to visit with family.

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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby BrianLandolfi » 17 Jan 2011, 19:54

I forgot to mention that Vincent also had 4 brothers and 2 sisters. He visited this Genoa area in 1911. He joined the Italian Navy after leaving for Buenos Aires, Argentina, and jumped ship in New York. He married in NY and evenutally settled down in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby suanj » 17 Jan 2011, 21:00

Hi, maybe you have this record:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Vincenzo Mori Name: Vincenzo Mori
Arrival Date: 22 Nov 1911
Birth Year: abt 1848
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Berlin

in travel with wife Caterina, and daughters: Elisabetta born abt in 1892 and Cecilia born abt in 1896, all family US citizens, returning at home in Ft. Wayne;
I cannot find more but I believe that this record could be abt your ancestor:
1900 United States Federal Census
about Vincent Moritz
Name: Vincent Moritz
Home in 1900: Wayne, Allen, Indiana
[Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana]
Age: 52
Birth Date: May 1848
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1867
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's name: Katie Moritz
Marriage Year: 1873
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 27
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Vincent Moritz 52
Katie Moritz 43
Rosa Moritz 24
Jennie Moritz 21
Mary Moritz 19
John Moritz 15
Nellie Moritz 13
Joseph Moritz 10
Lizzie Moritz 8
Frank Moritz 6
Sadie Moritz 2


Catherine( Katie) maiden name was Bacigalupo...

this family in 1920:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Vincent Moritz
Name: Vincent Moritz
[Vincent Sharitz]
Home in 1920: Fort Wayne Ward 3, Allen, Indiana
Age: 72
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Katie Moritz
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of immigration: 1870
[1890]
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Vincent Moritz 72
Katie Moritz 63
Elizabeth Moritz 27
John Moritz 34
Joseph Moritz 30


in 1930:
1930 United States Federal Census
about Vincent Moritz
Name: Vincent Moritz
Home in 1930: Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana
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Age: 81
Estimated birth year: abt 1849
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Catherine Moritz
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
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Household Members: Name Age
Vincent Moritz 81
Catherine Moritz 76
Rose Moritz 62
Jennie Moritz 48
Andrew Moritz 45
Mary Moritz 43
John Moritz 40
Nellie Moritz 38
Frank Moritz 36
Elizabeth Moritz 34
Job Moritz 26

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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby BrianLandolfi » 17 Jan 2011, 21:35

Yes, this is him. I certainly appreciate your feedback.

I'm really looking for family connections in the Sestri Levante area and/or Buenos Aires, Argentina. Like I mentioned, he had 4 brothers and 2 sisters. I believe the family moved to Argentina when he was younger, but they also left family back in the Sestri Levante region. The record you found is on a trip he took to Genoa to visit with family - so I know he must have family in this region. His wife is

If I can locate a birth record for Vincenzo Mori in Sestri Levante, I feel like I can make some real progress.

They may have also been visting his wife's family. Katherina (or possibly Catherina) Bacigalupo/Bacigalupi was born in Gattorna, Italy on 10/19/1855. She had an older sister, Theresa, and perhaps a brother. Her father came to the US by himself and must have landed in NY. He went back to Italy & brought his wife and the two girls to NY. He wanted to go back to Italy and took Katherina with him. But the mother and Theresa went to Chicago and lived there and the mother died in Chicago. The father died in Italy while Katherina was still young, making her an orphan in Gattorna (?). She lived in a Convent and worked there. At 18 she left Italy and came to NYC where she met Vincent & they were married.

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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby adelfio » 18 Jan 2011, 01:38

Heres some Mori's in Sestri Levante present day might be some relatives


Mori Angela
16039 Sestri Levante (GE)
tel:0185 41407.

Mori De Nicolai Nicla
16039 Sestri Levante (GE)
Via Nazionale, 218
tel:0185 459253.

Mori Gian-Luca
16039 Sestri Levante (GE)
Via Sara, 13/B
tel:0185 458366.

Mori Giuliana
16039 Sestri Levante (GE)
Viale Mazzini Giuseppe, 314
tel:0185 485518.

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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby pink67 » 18 Jan 2011, 08:44

For reference, from ancestry.com, also the 1880 census for Vincenzo's family, already living in Indiana:

1880 United States Federal Census
about Vincins Morris
Name: Vincins Morris
Home in 1880: Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana
Age: 33
Estimated birth year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Catharine Morris
Father's birthplace: Italy
Mother's birthplace: Italy
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Keeps Peanut Stand
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Vincins Morris 33 head, born in Italy
Catharine Morris 26 wife, born in IT
Gust. Morris 6 son, born in NY
Rose Morris 4 daughter, born in NY
Jennie Morris 2 daughter, born in IN

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http://postimage.org/image/1wrbq0fus/


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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby suanj » 18 Jan 2011, 10:42

great find Laura; here a previous trip of Vincenzo( the surname is mispelled in Moro) with wife Caterina and daughter Cecilia

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Vincenzo Moro
Name: Vincenzo Moro
Arrival Date: 1 Sep 1908
Birth Year: abt 1848
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Duca degli Abruzzi

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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby pink67 » 18 Jan 2011, 12:02

Thanks Suanj but you did the great job... :D

I tend to believe that the lastname could have been also Mora and your last find makes me think about this...

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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby suanj » 18 Jan 2011, 14:47

I agree, because I found Mora surname in civil records of Sestri Levante and not Mori!
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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby BrianLandolfi » 18 Jan 2011, 15:35

Wow, thank you so much suanj, Laura and Marty A. All this info is very helpful. I don't know about the Mora surname variation. It is certainly a possibility until we find another relative or a birth record of my great grandfather. I think I've found about as much info on the family in the US as I can right now. I'm going to follow-up with some churches in Sestri Levante and possible Italian Navy records?

Thanks once again. You guys are really fantastic!!

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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby suanj » 18 Jan 2011, 16:14

Hi, no many Mora in Sestri Levante; on line the civil records starting from 1866; I found a marriage act abt a Vincenzo Mora age 23 dìson of Giovanbattista Mora and of Luigia Marn..(?), married in Sestri Levante in 1868 at Maria Virginia Vattuone age 22, daughter of Nicolò Vattuone and Maria Chiappa...( ?)
it could be possible that your Vincenzo was married in Italy... ??
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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby BrianLandolfi » 18 Jan 2011, 17:16

No, I don't think this is the same Vincenzo. He married Caterina (Katherine or Kate) Bacigalupi or Bacigalupo probably around 1874 in New York. They ended up having 11 children together and settled in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Vincenzo Mori supposedly was a member of the Italian Navy and jumped ship in NY (which would have been before 1874). I believe this might have been one of the reasons for a name change in NY?? Do you know of any way to search Italian Navy records?

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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby suanj » 18 Jan 2011, 20:37

I checked 15 years of Sestri Levante civil record, and I found a very little number of Moras; 2 was died infants... so no many Moras in Sestri Levante... I no found children born from this couple until 1880...

you said very well: ".... supposedly ...", because by family rumors and by what said in USA the ancestor... but who know? so ".... supposedly ..." is the correct word...
Many times the italians leaving the wife in Italy and remarried in USA; obviously that cannot be the case of Vincenzo...
to find the marriage in NY abt Vincenzo could be helpful almost for to know the parent's names, so also for Caterina...

abt the Navy, in Genova archive it are this folder:
Matricola gente di mare > 1843- 1869
where the 1843 must be the birthyear of men in the Navy
maybe Vincenzo data can be here;
abt the military records in Genova Archive they starting from men born in 1870, so no helpful...
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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby Emanuele » 10 Jul 2011, 17:50

Hello Suanj. I have just read your posts on this subject. You say that the civil records for Sestri Levante are available on-line. Can you tell me where to find them please? I can't find any in ancestry.com or in familysearch.org and can't think where else to look. Thanks, Emanuele.

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Re: Mori Family in Sestri Levante, Italy

Postby pink67 » 11 Jul 2011, 08:49

Hi Emanuele,

this is the link, of course they are not free, you have to pay a subscription:

http://search.ancestry.it/search/db.aspx?dbid=1895

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