Looking for surnames,parents,sisters & brothers of Giuseppe(Joseph)1/9/1890-8/17/1958 & wife Domenica (Minnie)1/28/1889-3/23/1950 MASTRONARDI, from Binghamton NY USA; immigrated to the US in 1907 & 1911 from Castellano Bari Italy in 1907 & 1911, See Mastronardi photo albums: http://community.webshots.com/user/geliza Their children: Frank, Pete (Mastro), John, Angelo, Sam, Mary (Krolavic), Antoinette (Murray), Elizabeth (Martin), & Annie (Monticello)
Hi. I just wanted to chime in that I am currently researching Mastronardis (among others) in Basilicata. My husband's 2nd ggrandmother was Maria Gaetana Mastronardi, born 1832, probably in Ferrandina or Stigliano. There are also a number of Mastronardis in Pisticci. She married Domenico Cafarelli, and their first son Vincenzo, born in Ferrandina, was my husband's ggrandfather. In 1876, both Maria Gaetana and Vincenzo were living in Stigliano. Vincenzo married a Sarubbi in Accettura and brought his wife and children to the U.S. in 1893, settling first in Manhattan and then in West New York, NJ.
I am currently trying to find Domenico and Maria Gaetana's marriage record (before 1854) and Maria's birth record, but have been keeping track of any records with family surnames. If you discover a family link to these towns, please keep me in mind. Thanks, and good luck with your research.
Thanks for sharing your Mastronardi pics, geliza. I've come a long way in my research since that last post in September 2011. After a long search, I finally found Maria Gaetana Mastronardi's birth record in Craco in 1830. Her parents were Vincenzo Mastronardi, son of Andrea Mastronardi and Caterina Spera from Craco, and Angela Rosa Brescia from Ferrandina. I've been piecing together the tree of the Craco Mastronardi family and found that family members first moved to Craco somewhere between the late 1700s and the turn of the century. I don't know yet where they came from, but I suspect a connection with the Mastronardis in Stigliano. If you find a connection for your family in those towns, let us know.
sm domenicas parents great grandpa peter sitting gg Mary uncleVincent his sister aunt Julia - Copy.jpeg
great grandparents on my mother's side: Maria & Pietro Mastronardi.. children in pic Vincenzo & Giulia other children: my grandmother Domenica & husband (orphan) Giuseppe Mastronardi Vito Mastronardi (1892-1936) buried Calvary Cemetery JC NY & Giovanni (hit by a car & killed in NYC when first arrived.
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I looked at that shipmanifest says father is Pietro here is the birth record of Giuseppe Mastronardi INDEX#9 1890 Jan 9th in the town of Castellana, Bari birth of Giuseppe Mastronardi son of Pietro Mastronardi age 40 and his wife Giovanna Fortunato
INDEX#67 1881 Aug 25th in the town of Castellana, Bari marriage of Pietro Mastronardi age 32 farmer born in Castellana son of Simone Mastronardi and deceased Antonia Sabbatelli married Giovanna Fortunato age 30 born in Monopoli daughter of Giuseppe Fortunato and Pasqua Romanazzi
adelfio: Thanks so much that you are able to search these records (and you read Italian?) Now I'm really confused. Who is Maria in the above picture (said to be Pietro's wife?) And I was just told Giuseppe born 1/9/1890 was an orphan raised by the Mastronardi family and who married a Mastronardi daughter (Domenica).... Maria second wife or an something else?