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Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby crernst1111 » 11 Jun 2011, 14:03

I am looking for information concerning WIlliam and Josephine Zurzolo of PHiladelphia, information about them as well as information concerning their parents, grandparents, etc.
It appears that the emigrated from italy at the turn of the century sometime. I don't have Josephine's maiden name, but I do have a list of their children.
Jennifer, Louis, Domenick or "Dick", Catherine, and Sadie Marie. I got these from the 1930 census, the only information I can find on them. Any help??

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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby johnnyonthespot » 11 Jun 2011, 14:32

There are several Zurzolo's in the Philadelphia area; you might try contacting a few - http://www.whitepages.com/dir/philadelphia-pa/zurzolo

Also, many Zurzolo's on Facebook. If you don't already have an account, go to http://www.facebook.com, create a free account, search for "zurzolo" and then send a whole bunch of personal messages.
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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby pink67 » 11 Jun 2011, 15:00

considering their child's names on the 1930 census, have you considered this (mispelled) 1920 census?

1920 United States Federal Census
about William Zurb
Name: William Zurb[Will?? Zurb]
Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Josephine Zurb
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1901
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William Zurb 32 head, born in Italy, immigr. year 1901, alien, occpuation Barber
Josephine Zurb 20 wife, born in Italy, immigr. year 1910
James Flori 14 brother in law, born in Italy, immigr. year 1909, alien, student
Jenny Zurb 1 [1 5/12] daughter, born in PA
Louis Zurb 0[9/12] son, born in PA

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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby pink67 » 11 Jun 2011, 15:07

Possible WW1 draft registration card for William (Dominick)

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Dominick W Zuszolo
Name: Dominick W Zuszolo
City: Philadelphia
County: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 16 Apr 1887
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1907526
DraftBoard: 1

At the time of this documt William was single, working as a barber c/o Roma Brothers...

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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby pink67 » 11 Jun 2011, 15:17

Same document for the WW2:

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Dominic William Zurzolo
Name: Dominic William Zurzolo
Birth Date: 16 Apr 1887
Birth Place: Messina, Italy
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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If you can confrim William's birth date, then you have his birth place as Messina, Sicily, Italy

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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby suanj » 11 Jun 2011, 15:53

Hi, I believe that William Zurzolo was really Domenico Zurzolo, and used William in USA, because by:
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Dominic William Zurzolo
Name: Dominic William Zurzolo
Birth Date: 16 Apr 1887
Birth Place: Messina, Italy
Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
nearest relative Mrs Catherine Grudy/Grady (or similar spelling) 4516 N 17 St Phila, that I believe was the daughter Catherine; by 1930 census, William was arrived in USA in 1901, alien, Josephine in 1909 alien also:
1930 United States Federal Census
about William Zurzolo Name: William Zurzolo
[Willian Zurzolo]
Home in 1930: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
View Map
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Josephine Zurzolo
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
William Zurzolo 42 hair dresser, barber shop
Josephine Zurzolo 30
Jennie Zurzolo 11 daughter
Louise Zurzolo 10 son
Domenick Zurzolo 9 son
Cathrine Zurzolo 7 daughter
Sadie Zurzolo 2 8/12 daughter

I believe by a genealogic tree on ancestry.com abt same person:
Domenico Zurzolo

Birth 16 Apr 1887 in , Messina, Italy
parents:
Luigi Zurzolo 1859 –
Giovanna Lamberto 1859 –


if is the same as I think, the ship's manifest:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Domenico Zurzolo
Name: Domenico Zurzolo
Arrival Date: 19 Nov 1903
Birth Year: abt 1887
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Napoli
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Nord America

barber, final destination New York, from the uncle Giovanni Pantò ...
the children was all born in Pennsylvania, but I cannot find the 1920 census; however by:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Dominick W Zuszolo Name: Dominick W Zuszolo
City: Philadelphia
County: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 16 Apr 1887
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1907526
DraftBoard: 1
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/60 ... o1918.jpg/
in 1917 he was single...
some the children marriage:

Groom's Name: Louis J Zurzulo
Bride's Name: Josephsen ( Alice M Josephsen)
Marriage License Year: 1941
License Number: 732384
Image Number: 00049
Digital Folder Number: 4143735


Groom's Name: Kuchinsky
Bride's Name: Sadie M Zurzolo
Marriage License Year: 1946
License Number: 811136
Image Number: 00073
Digital Folder Number: 4144003

Groom's Name: Martorana
Bride's Name: Jennie A Zurzolo
Marriage License Year: 1939
License Number: 708096
Image Number: 00039
Digital Folder Number: 4143735
hoping helpful,
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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby suanj » 11 Jun 2011, 15:55

Hi Laura, you more fast! Hugs,
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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby pink67 » 11 Jun 2011, 17:43

Ciao Suanj :D

pink67 wrote:considering their child's names on the 1930 census, have you considered this (mispelled) 1920 census?

1920 United States Federal Census
about William Zurb
Name: William Zurb[Will?? Zurb]
Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 1, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Josephine Zurb
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1901
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William Zurb 32 head, born in Italy, immigr. year 1901, alien, occpuation Barber
Josephine Zurb 20 wife, born in Italy, immigr. year 1910
James Flori 14 brother in law, born in Italy, immigr. year 1909, alien, student
Jenny Zurb 1 [1 5/12] daughter, born in PA
Louis Zurb 0[9/12] son, born in PA

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Considering that William Zurzolo's brother in law (possible Josephine's brother) was James Flori, born in Italy on approx. 1906, what about these possible records about him?

Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951

Groom's Name: James Flori
Bride's Name: Pizza
Marriage License Year: 1929
License Number: 569327
Image Number: 00215
Digital Folder Number: 4141695

he died on 1930:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... 32&df=all&

this is an interesting 1910 arrival manifest for Giuseppa Flori age 10 and her siblings Santa age 8 and Saverio age 6, travelling with their grandmother Abate Maria Bruna, joining their father Gaetano Flori in NYC:

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0006

page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0006

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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby crernst1111 » 11 Jun 2011, 17:53

Thank you all for your insight. My next question is for pink67. Are you implying that Josephine's maiden name was Flori? I dont' have that information prior and that was one of my major questions regarding this search: to identify Josephine's (Guiseppa??) maiden name... If it is, just reply and let me know. Thank you all again!

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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby pink67 » 11 Jun 2011, 18:01

I cannot be sure, I was just thinking that being James Flori William's brother in law in the 1920 census he may have been Josephine's brother....
Do you know something more about Josephine?

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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby crernst1111 » 11 Jun 2011, 18:24

When I questioned my wife and my father in law prior to these posts, they couldn't recall her maiden name. When I asked them about Flori, they both jumped up and said "yes". So that is the confirmation. I will move forward here and if I have any other inquiries, I'll let you all know. Thank you so much!

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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby crernst1111 » 11 Jun 2011, 22:46

How about information pertaining to Luigi Zurzolo?

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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby crernst1111 » 12 Jun 2011, 01:24

What I meant is this...is there any proof that Luigi Zurzolo is Domenico WIlliam Zurzolo's father that you can find?

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Re: Zurzolo in Philadelphia...

Postby pink67 » 12 Jun 2011, 17:51

The name of Luigi Zurzolo as father of Domenico Zurzolo is reported on a public genealogy tree on the site Ancestry.com (the owner of the tree's nickname is sfay117 and the title is Panto family tree)
These are the dates:

Zurzolo Luigi born on approx. 1859 in Santo Vito di Calabria (possible San Vito sullo Jonio?)- Calabria region - Italy
wife is
Lamberto Giovanna born on approx. 1859 in Spadafora - Messina province - Sicily

children:
Domenico Zurzolo born on 16 april 1887 Messina - Sicily;

Josephine "Peppina"Zurzolo born on 31 january 1893 in Italy, died on 1964 in Philadelphia. she was married with Antonio Lamberto (16 october 1889, Spadafora, Sicily - 1960,Philadelphia)

Adelina Zurzolo, born on 31 january 1894 in Italy, died on approx 1967 in Philadelphia. She was married with Tony Panto (8 december 1893, Spadafora, Sicily - May 1972 Philadelphia)

Do you have a subscription to the site Ancestry.com?

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