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Bonsignore Family Brooklyn

Postby Superchick556 » 11 Jul 2011, 20:47

I've been trying to track down information for the Bonsignore family in Brooklyn, NY but have had little luck because I know very little to start off with.

Here's what I know: In the 1920s my family owned an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. The 1920 census has their address as 238 Montrose Avenue Brooklyn, NJ, so I'm assuming their restaurant is some where near.

Father: John Bonsignore (abt 1870-)
Mother: Anna Bonsignore (abt 1874-sometime after 1935)
Children:
Saverio (Edward) Bonsignore (1902-1994) married Mary Militello and lived in Bayonne, NJ
Isador Bonsignore (1912-)
Salvatore Bonsignore (1909-)
Marianno Bonsignore (1905-)
Leonard Bosignore (1904-)
I also know of an Anna, Kay, and Betty Bonsignore which are probably their wives.

ANY help would be appreciated. I'm so lost with this side of my family!

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Re: Bonsignore Family Brooklyn

Postby ibeirish » 26 Jul 2011, 23:27

Hi There!

I went onto this website http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/NYCDEATHRESULTS.asp?soundex=&kind=exact&Esurname=Bonsignore+&Efirst=&StartYear=&EndYear=&B1=Submit and found a possible Anna Bonsignore. Using the Certificate #, you can order it from the NY Vital Records, http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vitalrecords/home.shtml.

Bonsignore, Anna
Age: 67 y
Date of death: Jan 17, 1941
Certificate #:1331 in Kings

Here is a 1930 Census, if you haven't seen it:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/15H1-JF5/p_10390151978

Name: John Bonosignore
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Brooklyn (Districts 1-250), Kings, New York
Gender: Male
Age: 62
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: Italy
Estimated Birth Year: 1868
Immigration Year: 1902
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Enumeration District Number: 150
Family Number: 96
Sheet Number and Letter: 5A
Line Number: 18
NARA Publication: T626, roll 1517
Film Number: 2341252
Digital Folder Number: 4638803
Image Number: 00397
Household Gender Age
John Bonosignore M 62
Spouse: Anna Bonosignore F 55
Child: Donald Bonosignore M 22
Child: Isdor Bonosignore M 18

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Re: Bonsignore Family Brooklyn

Postby ibeirish » 26 Jul 2011, 23:28

By the way, do you happen to have a ancestry account, because I have one and found some pictures of your ancestors. Let me know if you'd like me to show them to you.

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Re: Bonsignore Family Brooklyn

Postby pink67 » 27 Jul 2011, 13:01

You ancestor's family was coming from Corleone - Palermo Proince - Sicily region.

I found this 1903 arrival manifest for John's wife Anna Lombardo 29 years old(maiden name) travelling with her little son Savino (Saverio/Edward)who was only 1 year old. She stated she was joining her husband John Bonsignore in Brooklyn:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0001

please note that she had to travel also with her daughter Francesca Paola Bonsignore age 8 but the name was crossed out. It means that she didn't travelled...

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Re: Bonsignore Family Brooklyn

Postby pink67 » 27 Jul 2011, 19:11

Superchick556 wrote:I've been trying to track down information for the Bonsignore family in Brooklyn, NY but have had little luck because I know very little to start off with.

Here's what I know: In the 1920s my family owned an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn. The 1920 census has their address as 238 Montrose Avenue Brooklyn, NJ, so I'm assuming their restaurant is some where near.

Father: John Bonsignore (abt 1870-)
Mother: Anna Bonsignore (abt 1874-sometime after 1935)
Children:
Saverio (Edward) Bonsignore (1902-1994) married Mary Militello and lived in Bayonne, NJ
Isador Bonsignore (1912-)
Salvatore Bonsignore (1909-)
Marianno Bonsignore (1905-)
Leonard Bosignore (1904-)
I also know of an Anna, Kay, and Betty Bonsignore which are probably their wives.


interesting 1906 arrival manifest:

4 april 1906
Bonsignore Marianno, age 33, male, married, from Palermo to Brooklyn to join his brother Giovanni Bonsignore living on 18 Beaver street, Brooklyn

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

Laura

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Re: Bonsignore Family Brooklyn

Postby pink67 » 28 Jul 2011, 09:44

Possible 1902 arrival manifest for Giovanni/John Bonsignore

4 november 1902
Ship Città di Torino

line 12:
Bonsignore Giovanni, age 34 (approx birth year 1868) married, labourer, from Corleone to Brooklyn NY to join his sister Isabella living on 454 Mercy Avenue (same address given by Anna Lombardo the the time of her 1903 arrival)

image, from Ellisisland.org:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0012

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Re: Bonsignore Family Brooklyn

Postby Superchick556 » 01 Aug 2011, 07:56

Wow, thank you everyone! It's been such a big help so far. This is making some of the pieces fall together.

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Re: Bonsignore Family Brooklyn

Postby pink67 » 01 Aug 2011, 08:34

Is the public tree on Ancestry.com named
Buda/Budzinski/Militello/Bonsignore
your?

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Re: Bonsignore Family Brooklyn

Postby Superchick556 » 01 Aug 2011, 08:35

Yes, that's my tree.


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