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Looking for more information on Paganussi/Casassa Family

Postby stewey75 » 31 Mar 2011, 11:41

Here is what I have so far :) I believe they are from Genoa, Italy

*Mary Paganussi (my grandmother)
*Giovanni (John) A Paganussi (great grandfather) born 1868-1936 died in Somerville,Ma
*he married Anna "annie" Casassa
Married in Boston, Massachusetts


Is Giovanni's father Domineco Paganussi (?) and mother Filomea Cavagnaro (?). and who were their parents.

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Re: Looking for more information on Paganussi/Casassa Family

Postby johnnyonthespot » 31 Mar 2011, 12:09

How certain are you of the 1868 date?

A quick search at ancestry . com turns up only one passenger manifest for a person with that exact name; he was 33 years old in 1907, thus born in 1874. Line 6 on this manifest; his last residence was in Lucca.

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Giovanni Paganussi
Name: Giovanni Paganussi
Arrival Date: 25 May 1907
Birth Year: abt 1874
Birth Location Other: va??
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (North) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Havre
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Hudson

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There are also two censuses for John married to Anna/Annie (1910 and 1920) which put the date of birth at 1867/1868
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Re: Looking for more information on Paganussi/Casassa Family

Postby stewey75 » 31 Mar 2011, 12:11

I thought I was pretty certain but I'm having such a hard time finding information that maybe it's not right. I have very certain that his death date is 1936 because my dad remembers that his death date and his other grandfather were both 1936. I am postive that Anna Casassa was his wife and they lived in Somerville Ma on Elmwood Street.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 31 Mar 2011, 13:05

Something to consider:

In the current Italian telephone directory, there are no listings at all for Paganussi, but 138 for Paganessi

http://www.paginebianche.it/execute.cgi ... &om=0&l=en

Another quick search at ancestry . com on this new spelling was not productive however...

Paganuzzi and Paganucci would be other possibilities for an original spelling.
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1910 United States Federal Census about John Paganussi
Name: John Paganussi
Age in 1910: 42
Estimated Birth Year: 1868
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Annie Paganussi
Home in 1910: Somerville Ward 7, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of immigration: 1885
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John Paganussi 42
Annie Paganussi 43
Sadie Paganussi 6
Emma Paganussi 2

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1920 United States Federal Census about John Paganussi
Name: John Paganussi
[John Paganucci]
Home in 1920: Somerville Ward 7, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Anna Paganussi
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of immigration: 1893
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John Paganussi 53
Anna Paganussi 40
Sarah Paganussi 14
Emma Paganussi 11
Louisa Paganussi 9
Mary Paganussi 4
[4 9/12]
Mary Casassa 55
John Bertollie 48
Salvatore Demartino 28
Dalarosa Demartino 29
Josephine Demartino 5


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Note that on both documents, there is a Casassa family living next door to the Paganussi's.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 31 Mar 2011, 13:13

Here is a different spelling:

1930 United States Federal Census about John Pagnussi
Name: John Pagnussi
Home in 1930: Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts
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Age: 63
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Anna Pagnussi
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John Pagnussi 63
Anna Pagnussi 50
Sarah Pagnussi 25
Emma Pagnussi 22
Louisa Pagnussi 19
Marie Pagnussi 15
Jean Pagnussi 99

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 31 Mar 2011, 13:23

It would appear (from the census data) that Giovanni and Anna married in 1904 - quite possibly in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Perhaps you can request a copy of their marriage certificate which may include place and exact date of birth?
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Postby stewey75 » 31 Mar 2011, 13:25

Carmine, yes that is them..my grandmother was Marie. I believe they were married in Boston at a church and I believe he was buried in West Roxbury Ma..would his death certificate have his parents names on it or just spouse?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 31 Mar 2011, 13:33

stewey75 wrote:Carmine, yes that is them..my grandmother was Marie. I believe they were married in Boston at a church and I believe he was buried in West Roxbury Ma..would his death certificate have his parents names on it or just spouse?


The big problem with death certificates is that the information on them was mostly provided by next-of-kin (read "grieving widow" or "eldest child") and from memory. It is often mildly to wildly inaccurate.

But, heck, it's better than nothing when all you have is nothing. :)
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Re: Looking for more information on Paganussi/Casassa Family

Postby stewey75 » 31 Mar 2011, 13:39

Thank you! I guess I could give somerville a try and maybe try the churches in Boston..I think my dad might now the name of the church.. St. Mary's or something like that.

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Re: Looking for more information on Paganussi/Casassa Family

Postby pink67 » 31 Mar 2011, 13:54

Just to not duplicate efforts, this is a previous post:

topic9897.html

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Postby stewey75 » 31 Mar 2011, 17:04

Thank you Laura :) I have most of that information but it's his parents that I can't find. are they Domenico and Filomena?

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Re: Looking for more information on Paganussi/Casassa Family

Postby pink67 » 31 Mar 2011, 17:27

From your old post:

vj wrote:Paganussi

Just for reference, some census records:

1930 census
1920 census
1910 census
- next door to Anna's brother & mother?

Note from NEHGS
Married in Somerville in 1904
Casassa Annie Somerville 1904 vol 547 page 609 Marriage
Pagannuzi Giovanni Antonio Somerville 1904 vol 547 page 609 Marriage


Question: daughter Sadie/Sarah born in Italy?


vj wrote:Paganussi

1905 manifest
http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/5436/1905pagvo6.jpg

Name: Giovanni Pagannzzi
Arrival Date: 9 May 1905
Age: 38 years Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Ethnic Background: Italian (North) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Canopic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Last Residence: Italy

- last residence Varsi (Varsi, Parma, Emilia Romagna)
- in US 1893-1904
- destination Somerville

Note: Varsi is not necessarily town of birth, but it could be!


From Familysearch.org:

Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915

Name: Giovanni A Paganuzzi
Titles & Terms:
Event: Marriage
Event Date: 25 Sep 1904
Event Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Age: 37
Marital Status: Single
Race:
Birth Date:
Birthplace: Italy
Marriage Registration Year:
Marriage Registration Place:
Estimated Birth Year: 1867
Father: Domenico Paganuzzi
Father's Titles & Terms:
Mother: Filomena Carpanini
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Spouse: Annie Casassa
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Father: Carlo Casassa
Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Mother: Serafina Cavagnaro
Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms:
Record Number: 845
Film Number: 2057621
Digital Folder Number: 4332432
Image Number: 00441
Number of Images:

link to the image:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/ima ... 2432_00441

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Re: Looking for more information on Paganussi/Casassa Family

Postby pink67 » 31 Mar 2011, 17:32

From your old post:

Casassa

Possibly the original manifest for Anna, her mother & siblings?

1899 manifest
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19 Dec 1899, SS Furst Bismarck, Genoa to NY
Lines 1-4
- destination Boston, MA
Antonio Casazza (Casassa) 32 (abt 1867)
- single
- joining his brothers
Serafina Cavagnaro 59 (abt 1840)
- widow
- joining her son
Daughter Maria 34 (abt 1865)
- single
Daughter Anna 20 (abt 1879)
- single
- possible naturalization notation: 1X ?00709 5/19/42 (505)

Can’t decipher last residence …
Somewhere near Varsi, in Parma?


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Re: Looking for more information on Paganussi/Casassa Family

Postby pink67 » 31 Mar 2011, 17:35

Again, from the 2008 post the resume made by Valarie (vj)

vj wrote:Short Location Summary:

SOLARI

1905 Passport Application
Quilico Solari
Born in Casarza (Casarza Ligure, Genoa, Liguria)

1906 Manifest
Quilico Solari
Born in Genoa

Quilico’s mother Maria Unknown
Born in Genoa
Last residence Casarza (Casarza Ligure, Genoa, Liguria)

PAGANUSSI/PAGANUZZI
CASASSA/CASAZZA
CAVAGNARO


1899 manifest
Antonio Casazza
Mother Serafina Cavagnaro
Daughter Maria Casazza
Daughter Anna Casazza
Last residence: best guess Moconesi, Genoa, Liguria

1905 manifest
Giovanni Paganuzzi
Last residence: Varsi (Varsi, Parma, Emilia Romagna)

1905 manifest
Maria (Anna) Casazza Paganuzzi
Last residence Varsi (Varsi, Parma, Emilia Romagna)
Daughter Serafina Paganuzzi

1910 daughter’s birth record
Giovanni Paganussi/Paganuzzi
Born in Palma (Parma?)
Anna Casassa
Born in Genoa

1926-9 naturalization paperwork
Sarafina Maria Paganuzzi/Paganussi
Born in Parma (Emilia Romagna)


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