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Freda family

Postby jenlin » 31 Jan 2011, 01:43

Hi all,

I am searching for information on my paternal family, the Freda's. I don't know a lot since my grandfather was the second or third youngest in his family & by the time I became interested in my family history my grandfather was quite old. I know my great grandmother, Carmela was born in 1879 (died in 1925) and came over from Italy around 1884. Her maiden name was Manzione. She and my great grandfather settled in Orange, New Jersey. Her mother was named Elizabeth (maiden name Maltine) & she was born around 1856. From what I know my family came from the Province of Avellino. My great grandfather was born in 1876 & his name was Carmine. I think he had a brother named Angelo (born in 1878) who had a son named Salvatore born in 1910. Angelo settled in Orange, New Jersey as well. Carmine and Angelo had a nephew who came over from Italy named Salvatore Freda, born in 1891. I gathered a lot of this information from the US census records of 1910 & 1920.

Any help would be appreciated. Like I said before, my grandfather was pretty old by the time I became interested in the family history & most of his siblings had already passed away as well.

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Re: Freda family

Postby Tessa78 » 31 Jan 2011, 01:53

Hi jenlin,

Welcome to the forum :-)

Is that your Family Tree on Ancestry for Carmela? Great photos!!!!

We'll see what we can do to help you. There are some great volunteers here who are excellent researchers...

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Postby jenlin » 31 Jan 2011, 02:04

Yes. Well actually there are two family trees on there. One by me & one by another cousin who I just met. We connected on ancestry & then on Facebook. Gotta love technology. :D
And I LOVE the pictures. I'd never seen them before until this past Christmas. My grandmother had them and my aunt gave them to my dad. Those pictures are from around 1910 or so. My grandfather hardly changed in all those years.
I really do appreciate any help.

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Re: Freda family

Postby Tessa78 » 31 Jan 2011, 02:22

Here are possible WWI and WWII Registration Cards for Carmine. :-D

They list his DOB as July 15/16, 1880 in Italy. (Naples is listed on WWII card)

Wife is Carmela Freda (Millie on the WWII card), and they live in Newark, Essex, NJ

Carmine's occupation is listed as Barber

WWI
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/2874/fredawwi.jpg

WWII
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5130/fredawwii.jpg

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Re: Freda family

Postby jenlin » 31 Jan 2011, 02:35

Tessa78 wrote:Here are possible WWI and WWII Registration Cards for Carmine. :-D

They list his DOB as July 15/16, 1880 in Italy. (Naples is listed on WWII card)

Wife is Carmela Freda (Millie on the WWII card), and they live in Newark, Essex, NJ

Carmine's occupation is listed as Barber

WWI
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/2874/fredawwi.jpg

WWII
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/5130/fredawwii.jpg

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I saw those & I don't think those are my great grandfather's. The only reason I say that is they always lived in Orange, not Newark. As far as I know. Could be another family member....

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Re: Freda family

Postby misbris » 31 Jan 2011, 02:58

Orange,NJ has a common border with Newark. So don't dismiss because of that. Have you found ship's manifests for all these people?

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Postby jenlin » 31 Jan 2011, 03:06

misbris wrote:Orange,NJ has a common border with Newark. So don't dismiss because of that. Have you found ship's manifests for all these people?


That is true. The 1930 & 1910 census lists a Carmine Freda in Newark (Newark Ward 15), but the children listed are not my great aunts & uncles. Unless my great grandfather had another wife named Carmela & more kids that we don't know about. :D
I haven't been able to find the manifests. I found the years that they came from Italy via the census data.

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Re: Freda family

Postby vj » 02 Feb 2011, 17:39

Hi
Not sure if you already have a 1900 census
Carmine's birth date is earlier...
Married in NJ?
Valarie

possible 1900 census
http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/7650/1900l.jpg

Home in 1900:
Orange Ward 1, Essex, New Jersey

Charles De * 22
Josephina De * 16
Caramine Freda 34, born Jun 1865
- married 8 yrs, abt 1892
- immig 1886
Caranuda Freda 21, born Oct 1878
- immig 1885
Rosa Freda 7, born Dec 1892
Salvador Freda 4, borm May 1896
Elizabeth Freda 1, born Jul 1898
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If Carmine's birth year on the 1900 census is close to being accurate, this may be his ship manifest

possible 1887 ship manifest
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/6690/1887.jpg

Ship Name: Cheribon
Arrival Date: 9 Mar 1887
Name: Carmine Freda
Birth Year: abt 1866 Age: 21
Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Place of Origin: Avellino
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Destination: United States of America Port of Arrival: New York

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Re: Freda family

Postby vj » 02 Feb 2011, 19:32

Carmela's parents & siblings?

possible 1900 census
http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/7969/1900m.jpg

Home in 1900:
25 Orchard
Orange Ward 1, Essex, New Jersey

A*O Denoffino 26
Filomena Denoffino 24
Galerana Denoffino 1
John Tagidio 18
John Tagidio 17
Legiero Generazzo 17

Vingenzo Mazrano 50, born 1850
- maried 26 yrs, abt 1874
- immig 1885
Elizabeth Mazrano 51, born 1849
- 7 children born, 4 children living
- immig 1885
Antonia Mazrano 18, born Dec 1881
- immig 1885
Roella Mazrano 15, born Feb 1885
- immig 1885
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1886 ship manifest?
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/6173/1886g.jpg

Ship Name: Alesia
Arrival Date: 4 Jan 1886
Name: Vin Manrizane
Birth Year: abt 1851 Age: 35
Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian Place of Origin: Italy
Port of Departure: Marseilles, France and Naples, Italy
Destination: New York Port of Arrival: New York


best guess at everyone else:
Elizabeth Ra?a 35
Figlia
???
Carmela 7
Antonia 5
Raffaela 7 mos

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Re: Freda family

Postby vj » 02 Feb 2011, 20:34

jenlin wrote:... Angelo settled in Orange, New Jersey as well. Carmine and Angelo had a nephew who came over from Italy named Salvatore Freda, born in 1891...

Is this the nephew?
from S Paolina (Santa Paolina, Avellino, Campania)
This may be a good starting place to write for Carmine's birth record - if you can be sure of the year he was born
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possible 1910 manifest
line 5
http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/8461/1910l.jpg
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http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6858/191001v.jpg

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Re: Freda family

Postby jenlin » 05 Feb 2011, 00:24

From what I know (& I would have to double check with my aunt), my great grandmother's family stayed in Italy. My great grandmother died in 1925 (from a sleeping sickness according to my aunt) & my great grandfather never remarried. My great grandmother & grandfather basically owned a street block in Orange with like 5 or 6 houses on it. My great grandfather never moved away from Orange & died there in 1952.


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