Husbands family "LaRocca" from Palermo Sicily

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Husbands family "LaRocca" from Palermo Sicily

Postby coastalgal » 21 Jun 2011, 02:01

A 1930 NY Census card reveals "Josephine LaRocca" as sister in law to head of household, age 35, born in Italy with the following nieces Pauline, age 13; Theresa, age 11 and nephew Frank J, age 1, all born in New York. It is the father of these siblings that I am interested in. Some say his name was Philip.

Frank (or Francis J. LaRocca) is my husband's Father, born in NY. (He married Elizabeth Laura Higgins LaRocca in 1950, deceased 1997 in Hudson Florida.)

It is said that he was from Palermo and came to the states, but returned to Italy and was buried there. However, I cannot find him or his parents.

Anyone? Thanks!

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Re: Husbands family "LaRocca" from Palermo Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 21 Jun 2011, 16:03

Searching daughter Pauline born about 1917...

Found this family in Brooklyn on Park Ave.
Father is Filippo, 24, working in a Piano factory...
Mother - Josie
Daughters Pauline and "Daisy"
Could this be the family?

NOTE: - The family just above them is Katalano (Catalano?) - could be the same family that appears in the 1930 Census :-)

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1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Pauline La Racco
[Pauline Laracco]
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 6, Kings, New York
Age: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1917
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Fillippo La Racco
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's name: Josie La Racco
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Fillippo La Racco 24
Josie La Racco 24
Pauline La Racco 3
Daisy La Racco 0
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Re: Husbands family "LaRocca" from Palermo Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 21 Jun 2011, 16:15

WWI Registration for the above Filippo
Living on Park Ave in Brooklyn
DOB - Dec. 1, 1896
Wife Josephine

Looks like his place of birth is Partanna, Trapani, Italy

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Re: Husbands family "LaRocca" from Palermo Sicily

Postby suanj » 22 Jun 2011, 15:34

Hi,
I believe that this trip is abt your Filippo La Rocca; father Francesco La Rocca in Partanna; joining at wife Giuseppina Marchese( maiden name) in Brooklyn, NY; already in USA from 1910-1922:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Filippo La Rocca
Name: Filippo La Rocca
Arrival Date: 24 Feb 1927
Birth Year: abt 1896
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: trapani
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Martha Washington
pag 1 http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/137/larocca1.jpg/
pag 2 http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/35/larocca2.jpg/
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Re: Husbands family "LaRocca" from Palermo Sicily

Postby suanj » 22 Jun 2011, 16:09

Marriage record:
Larocca Filippo Jan 6 1915 #1492 (1915) Manhattan
Marchese Giuseppina Jan 6 1915 #1492 (1915) Manhattan
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Re: Husbands family "LaRocca" from Palermo Sicily

Postby suanj » 22 Jun 2011, 16:17

I believe that Giuseppa( Giuseppina= little Giuseppa) Marchese arrived in USA in 1903, also coming from Partanna:
First Name: Giuseppa
Last Name: Marchese
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Partanna
Date of Arrival: Jun 05, 1903
Age at Arrival: 7y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Palatia
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0012

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0012
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Re: Husbands family "LaRocca" from Palermo Sicily

Postby suanj » 22 Jun 2011, 16:22

Filippo La Rocca first trip:

First Name: Filippo
Last Name: La Rocca
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Perlomio*, Trapani, Italy (*Partanna)
Date of Arrival: May 14, 1912
Age at Arrival: 15y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Canada
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0019


pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0019
father La Rocca F.sco( Francesco) in Partanna
pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0019
joining at Vincenzo brother in New York
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Re: Husbands family "LaRocca" from Palermo Sicily

Postby Naples13 » 24 Jun 2011, 03:34

I came across many LaRoccas today while searching Belmonte Mezzagno, Sicily.
Researching surnames Nappo, Naples, Napoli, LaRosa, Sorrentino, Gambino. Also searching for info in Poggiomarino.

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Re: Husbands family "LaRocca" from Palermo Sicily

Postby EliseLaRocca » 16 Mar 2012, 07:03

suanj wrote:Hi,
I believe that this trip is abt your Filippo La Rocca; father Francesco La Rocca in Partanna;



is the person who started this post still around? if so i would love for you to contact me. with the information that i have quoted from above i think that we both might can be of help to each other as i have a Francesco LaRocca in my tree from that area that would fall around that time frame, if you are still around my email is elisecoupon@yahoo.com and i would love to hear from you and see what we can come up with. thank you


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