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Grasso Ancestors

Postby Amansolillo » 17 Sep 2011, 03:41

My great-grandmother was Giovannina "Jennie" Mansolillo (nee Grasso). She was born on November 8, 1894 in Panni. She immigrated to Cranston, Rhode Island, as did her sisters Maria Grazia and Antonia. Their father Lorenzo immigrated to Rhode Island at one point but apparently returned to Panni. Upon arriving in Rhode Island, Giovannina, Grazia, Antonia, and Lorenzo stayed at a Lorenzo Piscopiello's house, and this Lorenzo was mentioned on Lorenzo Grasso's arrival record as being his brother in law. Lorenzo's wife was Maria Costanza Montecalvo. Any information about Lorenzo Grasso, Lorenzo Piscopiello, and Maria Costanza Montecalvo would be appreciated.
Last names of interest: Mansolillo, Morena, Grasso, Montecalvo, Fusco, Sinapi, DelBonis, Grossi, Sormanti, Cocuzzoli, Simonelli, Bevilacqua, Uccello, Cultrera, Pesaturo, Fragola

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Postby Amansolillo » 20 Sep 2011, 22:18

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Last names of interest: Mansolillo, Morena, Grasso, Montecalvo, Fusco, Sinapi, DelBonis, Grossi, Sormanti, Cocuzzoli, Simonelli, Bevilacqua, Uccello, Cultrera, Pesaturo, Fragola

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Sep 2011, 03:41

What year did Giovannina Grasso immigrate with her sisters? Ship?
Just so I can get some specifics... :-)

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Sep 2011, 03:59

Meanwhile, here is some information that may be about the Lorenzo Piscopiello you are researching...

Below are images for the 1905 Rhode Island Census.
They are individual cards (fron and back) for each person.
Found a Lorenzo Piscopiello, age 64 (should read 54 :? ) (listed as born 1851) living at 95 Gelser St., Providence.
He was born in Italy, and immigrated in 1890
With him lives Fedele Piscopiello, age 7 (born 1898 in Providence)

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The card for Lorenzo (and Fedele) lists the number in the family as 5, but I haven't found others as yet :(
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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Sep 2011, 04:01

Amansolillo wrote: Upon arriving in Rhode Island, Giovannina, Grazia, Antonia, and Lorenzo stayed at a Lorenzo Piscopiello's house, and this Lorenzo was mentioned on Lorenzo Grasso's arrival record as being his brother in law. Lorenzo's wife was Maria Costanza Montecalvo. Any information about Lorenzo Grasso, Lorenzo Piscopiello, and Maria Costanza Montecalvo would be appreciated.


To which Lorenzo was Maria Costanza Montecalvo married?

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Sep 2011, 04:16

Here is the family of Lorenzo Piscopiello in 1900 Census... (misspelled Pisconello)
You will notice that Lorenzo Grasso (misspelled Crasso here) living with them.
I searched on Filomena because I found Lorenzo Piscopiello living with Filomena and her husband Pasquale Lacerenza in 1930 Census.

Now is could be that Anna Piscopiello is Lorenzo Grasso's sister, but Lorenzo Grasso and all those listed below him on the census are only listed as "boarder"

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Filomina Pisconello
[Filomina Piscopiello]
[Felomina Prescott]
Home in 1900: Providence Ward 9, Providence, Rhode Island
[Providence, Providence, Rhode Island]
Age: 11
Birth Date: Dec 1888
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1898
[1892]
Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's Name: Louranzio Pisconello
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Anna Pisconello
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Louranzio Pisconello 45
Anna Pisconello 44
Benvunuto Pisconello 18
Filomina Pisconello 11
Fetele Pisconello 2/12
Michael Pisconello 24
Lorenzo Crasso 40
Antonio Porchacino 45
Francesco Porchacino 17
Guiseppe Callucio 44
Carlo Ceblo 46
Antonio Ceblo 18
Francisco Callucio 14

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Sep 2011, 04:19

Photo of Filomena Piscopiello and her brother Fedele in about 1907
She was 17 - born 1890 according to the Family Tree on Ancestry...

http://o.mfcreative.com/f1/file09/objec ... 053b-0.jpg

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Sep 2011, 04:27

1930 Census of Lorenzo Piscopiello living with daughter Filomena and her family...


Name: Laurence Pescopiello
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Gender: Male
Age: 79
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Birthplace: Italy
Estimated Birth Year: 1851
Immigration Year: 1895

Relationship to Head of Household: Father-In-Law
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Enumeration District Number: 0012
Family Number: 273
Sheet Number and Letter: 32A
Line Number: 38
NARA Publication: T626, roll 2176
Film Number: 2341910
Digital Folder Number: 4547305
Image Number: 00977
Household Gender Age
Pasquale Lacerenza M 48
Filomina Lacerenza F 40
Antonia S Lacerenza M 16
Christina C Lacerenza F 14
Emilio F Lacerenza M 12
William A Lacerenza M 10
Beatrice A Lacerenza F 8
Irma M Lacerenza F 5
Julia F Lacerenza F 1
Laurence Pescopiello M 79

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Sep 2011, 04:33

Lorenzo Piscopiello and family in 1910 Census
Living with them is boarder Pasquale Laurenza who marries Filomena...

Name: Lorenzo Piscopello
Birthplace: Italy
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Providence Ward 9, Providence, Rhode Island
Marital Status: Married
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1892
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Family Number: 2
Page Number: 1
Household Gender Age
Lorenzo Piscopello M 53y
Spouse Anna Piscopello F 47y
Child Filomena Piscopello F 19y
Child Fred Piscopello M 11y
Pasquale Lareranza M 28y

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Amansolillo » 22 Sep 2011, 05:03

Tessa78 wrote:To which Lorenzo was Maria Costanza Montecalvo married?


Lorenzo Grasso

Tessa78 wrote:What year did Giovannina Grasso immigrate with her sisters? Ship?


Giovannina arrived on November 5, 1912. She traveled alone on the Berlin. Antonia arrived before her on April 9, 1912, arriving on the Friedrich der Grosse.
Last names of interest: Mansolillo, Morena, Grasso, Montecalvo, Fusco, Sinapi, DelBonis, Grossi, Sormanti, Cocuzzoli, Simonelli, Bevilacqua, Uccello, Cultrera, Pesaturo, Fragola

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Amansolillo » 22 Sep 2011, 22:32

I found that the woman Lorenzo Piscopiello married was Anna DeLaura, which raises the question how Lorenzo could be Lorenzo Grasso's brother in law. The only relation in last name would be that one of Lorenzo Piscopiello and Anna DeLaura's daughters married a Montecalvo, but even then, that would give no credence to Lorenzo Piscopiello being considered Lorenzo Grasso's brother in law, as well as Giovannina's uncle
Last names of interest: Mansolillo, Morena, Grasso, Montecalvo, Fusco, Sinapi, DelBonis, Grossi, Sormanti, Cocuzzoli, Simonelli, Bevilacqua, Uccello, Cultrera, Pesaturo, Fragola

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Sep 2011, 23:17

On the 1910 Census it would appear that it this the second marriage for both Lorenzo Piscopiello and Anna... They have been married for 13 years. :-)
Daughter Filomena is age 19 - probably not the daughter of this Anna...

I think Lorenzo's first wife may have been the sister of Lorenzo Grasso, if you are looking for a "brother-in-law" connection...

The 1900 Census shows wife Anna as born about 1855.
The 1910 Census shows second wife Anna as born about 1863,

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Amansolillo » 23 Sep 2011, 01:23

I think the two Anna Piscopiellos mentioned in the 1900 census (those being the one listed as Filomena's mother and the other as Lorenzo's wife) are the same Anna. On Filomena's death record, an Angela (without a maiden name listed) was listed as being her mother. This Angela could be Lorenzo's sister.
Last names of interest: Mansolillo, Morena, Grasso, Montecalvo, Fusco, Sinapi, DelBonis, Grossi, Sormanti, Cocuzzoli, Simonelli, Bevilacqua, Uccello, Cultrera, Pesaturo, Fragola

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Sep 2011, 02:07

Here's an interesting record...
Rhode Island births and Christenings for Fedele Piscopiello born 1898
Mother is listed as ANNA TOTI

Name: Fedele Piscopiello
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 16 Sep 1898
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Lorenzo
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Anna Toti
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I05515-1
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 1822783
Reference Number: 217

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Re: Grasso Ancestors

Postby Amansolillo » 23 Sep 2011, 02:13

Curiously, several trees on Ancestry.com list her name as Anna DeLaura. Nevertheless, Anna Toti and Anna DeLaura would appear to be the same Anna
Last names of interest: Mansolillo, Morena, Grasso, Montecalvo, Fusco, Sinapi, DelBonis, Grossi, Sormanti, Cocuzzoli, Simonelli, Bevilacqua, Uccello, Cultrera, Pesaturo, Fragola


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