Vincenzo Bruno - Somerset County, Pennsylvania - d. 1938

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Vincenzo Bruno - Somerset County, Pennsylvania - d. 1938

Postby jayfday » 07 Aug 2011, 02:28

I am starting my search for where from in Italy began the journey of Vincenzo Bruno of Somerset County (Central City) Pennsylvania - d. 1938 at maybe 69 years old. Married to Mary (d.- 1949) also at maybe 69 years old. Together they had many children including my grandmother, Martha who was about 11 when Vincenzo died.

The Bruno family lived in Central City for sometime.

Martha Bruno b. Feb. 12, 1927 in Windber, Pennsylvania. Still alive and in California.

Vincenzo may have come over in 1901 at age 31 on the Belgravia out of Napels.
Mary (Maria) followed sometime later and may have come over in 1903 at age 22 with a last residence listed as Belmonte C.

This info is scattered since my Grandmother isn't sure of the arrival dates or where exactly in Calabria (if Calbria) her parents originated in Italy.

Any help would be great.

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Re: Vincenzo Bruno - Somerset County, Pennsylvania - d. 1938

Postby suanj » 07 Aug 2011, 21:24

Hi, I believe that this record is abt your ancestors:
1930 United States Federal Census
about James Bruno
Name: James Bruno ( aka Vincenzo Bruno; in USA many Vincenzo used James as first name)
Home in 1930: Central City, Somerset, Pennsylvania
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Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Bruno
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
James Bruno 50
Mary Bruno 50
Lizzie Bruno 17
Louis Bruno 16
Eugene Bruno 15
Joe Bruno 13
Sarah Bruno 10
Rosie Bruno 8
Frank Bruno 6
Marthe Bruno 3 1/12


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neighbor: Nicholas Bruno born abt 1903 in PA, maybe oldest son...

1920:
1920 United States Federal Census
about James Bruns Name: James Bruns
[James Bruno]
Home in 1920: Shade, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Age: 41
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Mary Bruns
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of immigration: 1900
Able to read: No
[Yes]
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
James Bruns 41
Mary Bruns 41
Nick Bruns 16
Sam Bruns 15
Charley Bruno 13
Martin Bruno 12
Kuncha Bruno 18
Sunday Bruno 9
Lizzie Bruno 7
Louis Bruno 5
[5 1/12]
Jean Bruno 3
[3 11/12]
Joe Bruno 2
[9 1/12]
Sarah Bruno 0
[11/12]


1910:
1910 United States Federal Census
about Jim Bruns Name: Jim Bruns
[Jim Bruno]
Age in 1910: 34
Estimated Birth Year: 1876
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Mary Bruns
Home in 1910: Benson, Somerset, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of immigration: 1897
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Jim Bruns 34
Mary Bruns 33
Nick Bruns 7
Samuel Bruns 6
Carmel Bruns 3
Marton Bruns 2
Cansetta Bruns 4/12
[0]
Joe Kalof 28
Jimmie Bondorf 24
Dominico Bosher 30
Formegs Bola 53
[33]
Italia Tony 39


World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Vincenzo Bruno
Name: Vincenzo Bruno
County: Somerset
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 2 May 1879
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1926736
DraftBoard: 2

arrival(???)
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Vincenzo Bruno
Name: Vincenzo Bruno
Arrival Date: 9 Jun 1900
Birth Year: abt 1879
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Port of Departure: Napoli
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Vincenzo Florio
married, coming from Belmonte Calabro, final destination; Pennsylvania
it could be your ancestor?
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Re: Vincenzo Bruno - Somerset County, Pennsylvania - d. 1938

Postby jayfday » 08 Aug 2011, 02:28

Suanj - WOW! That's him. He did call himself James/Jim. Wow. Those are the names and ages of all of my grandmother's brothers and sisters. Thank you so much.

Any advice on how to find what town in Calabria he came from? I know it mentions Belmonte...

Thank you again... you've given me much hope to solving this puzzle for my grandmother, my father and my children (even though my children don't know it yet).

Grazie.

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Re: Vincenzo Bruno - Somerset County, Pennsylvania - d. 1938

Postby suanj » 08 Aug 2011, 06:20

you know Maria maiden name ... ? you found the Maria arrival?
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Re: Vincenzo Bruno - Somerset County, Pennsylvania - d. 1938

Postby suanj » 08 Aug 2011, 11:48

if you think that this record is abt Vincenzo Bruno wife, I believe no right, because she joining at husband Carmine CICERO and not at Vincenzo Bruno:

First Name: Maria
Last Name: Bruno
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Belmonte C.
Date of Arrival: Oct 21, 1903
Age at Arrival: 22y Gender: F Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Napolitan Prince
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0007


http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0007
so it is not your ancestor...
it are several Vincenzo Bruno emigrated, but by WWI draft registration card no italian birthplace...
I cannot find a Vincenzo bruno born on 2 may 1879 in Belmonte Calabro by Cosenza archive....
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Re: Vincenzo Bruno - Somerset County, Pennsylvania - d. 1938

Postby jayfday » 10 Aug 2011, 18:45

Hi Suanj - You are correct. It was a guess on my part based on limited info from my gradmother, Martha Bruno. Maria's maiden name was Miccelli (I'm told... and I'm not sure of the spelling).

Thank you so much. You've already given my more that I could have found on my own.

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Re: Vincenzo Bruno - Somerset County, Pennsylvania - d. 1938

Postby jayfday » 10 Aug 2011, 19:05

Hi Suanj -

also... My Grandmother, Martha Bruno, had always said that Vincenzo was 10 years older than Maria. Not sure if that is true... since the census indicates that they were the same age. I will show her this info and see if she can shed some light on Maria's maiden name and where from in Italy Vincenzo may have been born.

Thanks again.

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Re: Vincenzo Bruno - Somerset County, Pennsylvania - d. 1938

Postby suanj » 10 Aug 2011, 21:29

thank you, maybe I found Maria:
First Name: Mariantonia
Last Name: Miceli
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence: S. Amantea
Date of Arrival: Nov 19, 1902
Age at Arrival: 23y Gender: F Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Aller
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0021
coming from Amantea, Cosenza, IT; joining at husband Vincenzo Bruno in Cresson, Penna
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0021


First Name: Vencinzo (Vincenzo)
Last Name: Bruno
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence: Amautea(Amantea)
Date of Arrival: Nov 24, 1899
Age at Arrival: 20 Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Massilia
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0014

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0014

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Re: Vincenzo Bruno - Somerset County, Pennsylvania - d. 1938

Postby dianepmny » 09 Jul 2015, 03:12

thank you so much for this information. this is my mother-in-law's family. the brunos are her grandfather's family, maria antonia miceli is her grandmother. her father was a posa.

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Re: Vincenzo Bruno - Somerset County, Pennsylvania - d. 1938

Postby dianepmny » 10 Jul 2015, 00:31

please tell me if Martha Bruno is still alive and in California. thank you. her niece, Lucille wants to know.


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