Maria DelPierro Bressani

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Maria DelPierro Bressani

Postby lbressani » 02 Aug 2011, 08:53

Hello,
I am looking for information on Maria Del Piero. I believe she was born in Italy and attended the University of Padua. She married Augusto Bressani in Denver,Colorado,USA. She raised her family in San Jose,California.
I can't find when or where she came from and any family history. Maria was my great grandmother.
Would love to hear from anyone with info.
Many thanks
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Re: Maria DelPierro Bressani

Postby Tessa78 » 02 Aug 2011, 16:20

Is that your Family Tree for Maria del Piero on Ancestry?

Looks like you have a DOB of approx. 1866...
Marriage to Augusto Bressani in 1891 in Colorado...

So - we're looking at arrival in USA before 1891, (the 1900 census indicates that she arrived in 1891, and also states that she has been married for 9 years) Unfortunately those early manifests hold very little information...

Since both children were born in California, have you tried requesting their birth records? Maybe some indicate of her place of birth there...

I see that in 1900 Census, Maria was a nurse. In the 1910 Census she is listed as a midwife. Maybe you can locate some employment records from area hospitals.

1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary Breeland (name is terribly misspelled :? )
[Marie Bressani]
Age in 1910: 44
Estimated Birth Year: 1866
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Augusto Breeland
Home in 1910: San Jose Ward 1, Santa Clara, California
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Year of immigration: 1891
Occupation: midwife
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Augusto Breeland 47
Mary Breeland 44
Anthony Breeland 17
Ricardo Breeland 16

I also noticed that you don't have a date of death for Maria.

We'll see what we can find :-)

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Re: Maria DelPierro Bressani

Postby pink67 » 02 Aug 2011, 16:57

Tessa wrote:I also noticed that you don't have a date of death for Maria.



Ciao Tessa :D
Mary's death date is on this document:

http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/picdata/C ... ESLI-0.htm

Looks like
date of death 21 february 1928, age 63, county of death Santa Clara, State File Number: 11114

this is an interesting newspaper article about her:

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/ ... ge&index=1

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Re: Maria DelPierro Bressani

Postby Tessa78 » 02 Aug 2011, 17:07

Don't know if you have this...

According to this WWI Draft Registration Card for Antonio Bressani, living in San Jose, CA...

He supports his wife and mother - so it would seem that Augusto Bressani died sometime between 1910 Census and this June 1917 registration card.

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Re: Maria DelPierro Bressani

Postby lbressani » 16 Aug 2011, 08:24

thank you so much to all those that replied. You are so very helpful!!
I know a little about her life in California. I don't know anything about when , why or where she came from.
Thanks again!


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