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Franchina - Frankina Research

Postby piazza16428 » 02 Feb 2011, 15:20

I am hoping someone out there can help in the research of my grandmother's family and I would like to thank everyone in advance for all the help that I have received thus far on the site.

I have always spelled the name Frankina but found out recently that there is no K in the Italian Language, you would think I would know that, and that the true spelling in Franchina.

Here is the information I have.

My grandmothers names was Rosina Franchina and she was born February 08, 1908. Her parents were Caligero Franchina and Maria Ravipinto. Caligero was born between 1885 and 1886 and Maria was born April 22, 1887.

The family stories indicate that Caligero died in a fire but we have not been able to validate this. We also have information that he immigrated to the US in 1906 but have found no record to validate this also. I have not been able to find any census information on Caligero or Maria for the 1910 Census.

During the 1910 Census my grandmother would have been 2 years old but her sister Mary Franchina (1911) and her brother Joseph (1912) would not have been listed.

After Caligero died Maria remarried a man by the name of Carmello Pretopapa and she had 5 children with him before she passed away in 1963.

I have done quite a bit of research on the Pretopapa side of the family tree but I am missing information on the Franchina side and I am looking for the following information.

1. When did Caligero Frankina actually come to the US and was he married when he arrived?

2. When did Caligero die and what were the circumstances of his death? (Believe that they were living in Rosetta, PA at the time of his death).

3. What town in Italy did Caligero immigrate from?

4. Were Caligero Franchina and Maria Ravipinto married when they came to the US or did they meet here in this country.


One final point, a researcher on this site "T" was able to provide information the other day that were records from the 1920 Census and at that time Maria Ravipinto was the wife of Carmelo Pretopapa and the following children were listed in the household, Lawrence Pretopapa (2), Rose Pretoppa (1), Rosina Frankina (12), Mary Frankina (9) and Joseph Frankina (8). So this means that Caligero must have passed away between 1910 and 1918 because of Lawrence being 2 years old at the time of the 1920 census.

If anyone has any information regarding Caligero Franchina or any of the above names are part of your research please, I would love to hear from you.

Thank you again in advance and all the best to everyone out there tracing their roots.

Sam Piazza

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Re: Franchina - Frankina Research

Postby suanj » 02 Feb 2011, 17:20

Hi, maybe the 1910 census abt Calogero Franchina( right spell):
1910 United States Federal Census
about Calogero Franchina
Name: Calogero Franchina
Age in 1910: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's name: Maria Franchina
Home in 1910: Washington, Northampton, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of immigration: 1906
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Calogero Franchina 25
Maria Franchina 23
Rosina Franchina 2
Giuseppe Franchina 8/12

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/2821/franchina.jpg
imm. in 1906 as a well Maria

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Re: Franchina - Frankina Research

Postby suanj » 02 Feb 2011, 17:22

a probable immigration record:
First Name: Calogero
Last Name: Franchina
Ethnicity: Italy
Last Place of Residence: Patti
Date of Arrival: May 11, 1906
Age at Arrival: 22y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Lombardia
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0003
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0003
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Re: Franchina - Frankina Research

Postby piazza16428 » 02 Feb 2011, 19:36

Thank you so much for this documentation suanj. You all are the best on web regarding Italian Genalogy.

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Re: Franchina - Frankina Research

Postby piazza16428 » 02 Feb 2011, 20:05

suanj

The first link that was indicated in your replay is quite blurry, is there a way that you could re-send that, I appreciate it.

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Re: Franchina - Frankina Research

Postby suanj » 02 Feb 2011, 20:49

the link abt 1910 census?? this maybe is better:

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Re: Franchina - Frankina Research

Postby piazza16428 » 02 Feb 2011, 21:42

thank you that one is much better.


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