Renna - Caltavuturo

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Renna - Caltavuturo

Postby kas65 » 05 Feb 2011, 19:25

Trying to trace Messina and Renna ancestry. I know that my great grandparents, Marie Renna and Alberti Messina came from Caltavuturo Sicily. Alberti, born Aug 1868 came to US on 4/22/1893. Marie, born 1870 came to the US in 1900 with their daughter Calogera. Marie had the following siblings: Gesualdo, Guiseppe, Rosario, and Rosina (or Rosalina), that I know of. Most of them settled in the Buffalo, Lockport NY area. I believe there are still some relatives in that area.

I am hoping to find out any information on living relatives, or other information on Maria and Alberti, i.e. marriage information, parents, etc.

If anyone out there can assist I would appreciate it.

Thank you.

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Re: Renna - Caltavuturo

Postby Tessa78 » 05 Feb 2011, 21:11

Hello and welcome :-)

What records have you found so far? Ship manifests, Naturalization documents, US Census records?

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Re: Renna - Caltavuturo

Postby Tessa78 » 05 Feb 2011, 21:21

For reference... Alberti Messina's ship manifest for 1893
http://img809.imageshack.us/img809/4084 ... nifest.jpg

A few lines above Alberti is "Sebastiano Messina, 40, from Caltavuturo"

1900 Manifest for Maria Renna and daughter Calogera Messina

http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/24/ren ... nifest.jpg


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Re: Renna - Caltavuturo

Postby Tessa78 » 05 Feb 2011, 21:23

Possible 1920 US Census for Albert and Marie Messina and family...
Living in Washington County, NY

1920 United States Federal Census
about Albert Messina
Name: Albert Messina
Home in 1920: White Creek, Washington, New York
Age: 53
Estimated birth year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Marie Messina
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1889
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Albert Messina 53
Marie Messina 52
Nicholas Messina 18
Marie Messina 17
Annie Messina 15
Josephine Messina 13
Peter Messina 10
Charles Messina 6
John Varrichio 40

http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/9193 ... census.jpg

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Re: Renna - Caltavuturo

Postby Tessa78 » 05 Feb 2011, 21:30

I am hoping to find out any information on living relatives, or other information on Maria and Alberti, i.e. marriage information, parents, etc.


You can write directly to the comune (town) in Italian to request the birth and marriage records of Alberti and Maria...

Address:
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Giovanni Falcone, 41
90022 Caltavuturo (PA)
ITALY


Help with letters in Italian
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... talrecords

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Re: Renna - Caltavuturo

Postby kas65 » 06 Feb 2011, 18:26

Thank you for the information/addres to find out more. I do have all the info you found - I am just stuck at finding out about their lives in Italy prior to their arrival. I will definitely write to their town. Thanks again!


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