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Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby jarnspiger » 22 Jun 2011, 02:21

I am looking for any information about Guisseppi Donofrio born about 1879 in Italy, maybe Alborona province. Supposedly arrived in US on the Ship Liguria on 2 May 1910 in Louisiana. Accompanying him would have been his wife Maria Felicia Caruso Donofrio. This was supposedly their honeymoon trip. Final destination was Orange New Jersey and a contact there was Rosaria Frazano. First born child believed to be Concetta Donofrio born 6 July 1912 in Orange, New Jersey.

I am unable to find him on a ship list or in the 1910, 1920 or 1930 census.

Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby pink67 » 22 Jun 2011, 11:34

Hi Jo,
this is (I believe) the 1920 census:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Joe D Onofrio
Name: Joe D Onofrio[Joe Donofrio]
Home in 1920: Orange Ward 3, Essex, New Jersey
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Marie D Onofrio
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1903
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joe D Onofrio 41 head, born in Italy, immigr. year 1903
Marie D Onofrio 26 wife, born in Italy, immigr. year 1910
Conjetta D Onofrio 7 daughter, born in NJ
John D Onofrio 6 so, born in NJ
Dorothy D Onofrio 4[4 6/12] daughter, born in NJ
Alex D Onofrio 1[1 1/12] son, born in NJ
Joseph Caruss 35 brother in law, single
Orazio Dafinris 28
[23]

and the 1930:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Donofrio
Name: Joseph Donofrio
Home in 1930: Orange, Essex, New Jersey
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Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
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
Joseph Donofrio 50, head, widower, immigr. year 1901
Dorothy Donofrio 14 daughter, born in NJ
John Donofrio 17 son, born in NJ

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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby pink67 » 22 Jun 2011, 11:46

Possible arrival (second) for Giuseppe D'Onofrio:

10 may 1905:
D'Onofrio Giuseppantonio, age 26, male, single, labourer, from Alberona (Foggia Province - Apulia region) to Orange NJ to join his cousin Pietro Cacciano living on 37 Corin?? Street...
Giuseppe stated he was in the U.S. before, from 1900 to 1904.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0002

and possible his first arrival?:

12 june 1901:
D'Onofrio Giuseppe, age 22, male, married, from Alberona to Orange NJ to join his brother Salvatore:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0022

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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Jun 2011, 11:53

Loiusiana? Are you sure about that?

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Giuseppe Donofrio
Name: Giuseppe Donofrio
Arrival Date: 2 May 1910
Birth Year: abt 1880
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: criggiano
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Luisiana


Lines 16 & 17:

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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby pink67 » 22 Jun 2011, 11:58

Jo,

there is a 1910 arrival manifest in NYC on the site Ellisislamd.org but the image is mislinked:

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/viewT ... 1334020137

Giuseppe d'Onofrio age 30 travelling with Maria Caruso D'Onofrio same age, them both were coming from Alberona...

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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Jun 2011, 12:26

pink67 wrote:Jo,

there is a 1910 arrival manifest in NYC on the site Ellisislamd.org but the image is mislinked:

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/viewT ... 1334020137

Giuseppe d'Onofrio age 30 travelling with Maria Caruso D'Onofrio same age, them both were coming from Alberona...

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Manifest is posted directly above. Note that although last residence was Alberona, the birthplace for both (last column of second sheet) is given as "Criggiano" which, of course, does not exist. Any thoughts on what it really says?
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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby pink67 » 22 Jun 2011, 12:41

You can also use this helpful site to see the correct images of the mislinked arival manifests on the Ellisisland.org website:

http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/mm.htm?bac ... morse.org/

you have to digit:

Month: May
Day: 2
Year: 1910
Frame: 758 and 759
and then click on "Display"

Maria's age is 20...

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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby pink67 » 22 Jun 2011, 12:49

Place of birth looks like Montefalco :?
On the WW2 draft Card Giuseppe stated Alberona as place of birth...

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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby pink67 » 22 Jun 2011, 12:56

Helpful italian site about the emigrants from Alberona:

http://www.alberonesinelmondo.com/cognomi/donofrio.html

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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Jun 2011, 13:13

johnnyonthespot wrote:Loiusiana? Are you sure about that?

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Giuseppe Donofrio
Name: Giuseppe Donofrio
Arrival Date: 2 May 1910
Birth Year: abt 1880
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: criggiano
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Luisiana



Notice the name of the ship!
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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby pink67 » 22 Jun 2011, 14:53

Oh... I understand, possibly it was the ship's name making them think that they landed in Louisiana...
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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Jun 2011, 15:46

pink67 wrote:Place of birth looks like Montefalco :?
On the WW2 draft Card Giuseppe stated Alberona as place of birth...

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Right you are! When the manifest was transcribed, the comune from lines 14/15 was used.

Okay, so it is a very long way from Montefalco to Alberona; what do you think about that? I see a few Monte...'s in Foggia (the province which includes Alberona) but none which look like the birthplace listed on the manifest.
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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby pink67 » 22 Jun 2011, 15:50

I don't know what to say Carmine, I tend to believe it was a mistake on the manifest because on the military draft card for the WW2 Giuseppe stated Alberona as place of Birth...
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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby johnnyonthespot » 22 Jun 2011, 15:56

pink67 wrote:I don't know what to say Carmine, I tend to believe it was a mistake on the manifest because on the military draft card for the WW2 Giuseppe stated Alberona as place of Birth...
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You may be correct; requires further research.

Did you notice that on the manifest (I think we can agree it is the correct manifest??) Maria's age appears to be 20 and Giuseppe's 30. Doesn't quite agree with the 1920 census...
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Re: Looking for Guisseppi Donofrio

Postby jarnspiger » 23 Jun 2011, 02:06

Thank you all sooooo much for the prompt and interesting replies. Yes I believe that is the correct Manifest, the 2 May 1910 and I believe the client's information was confused about the Louisiana and Lusiana ship. The 1920 and 1930 census are also correct. The Joseph Caruso as a brother-in-law supports Maria's maiden name of Caruso. Thank you again so much. This is my first experience with Italian genealogy and it certainly was a great one. I will also be checking out the site with information about Alberona. It appears Joseph came to America earlier, perhaps established himself in New Jersey and then went back to Italy for a young wife. It seems the young wife left him and some of the children around 1923 and went to San Francisco first and then to Los Angeles.

Thank you again. What a great resource.

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