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Looking for Giallanza Information

Postby philguercio » 02 Oct 2011, 16:28

Please assist. I am seeking information for he family name Giallanza. My great grandmother was Rosa Giallanza. She was born in Cefalu, Sicily, Italy in 1972. She married Giussepe Guercio in Santa Ninfa District,Palermo Province, Sicily, Italy on April 23, 1887. Her parents were Filippo Giallanza and Concetta Fillippone.

Looking to fill in this important branch in our family tree. Any assistance would be most appreciated.

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Re: Looking for Giallanza Information

Postby pink67 » 03 Oct 2011, 08:38

Hi Phil,

don't know if you already have these dates, in the doubt...

from the site of Mr. Hugh Tornabene:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... index8.htm

Surname, Guercio
firstname, Ginseppa
father, Francesco
mother, Poilara Nicoletta correct spell Pollara
district, ufficio 2
date, 23 aprile 1887
folio, v. 124
number, n. 0244
spouse GialLanza Rosa

Surname, Giallanza
firstname, Rosa
father, Filippo
mother, Filippone Concetta
district, ufficio 2
date, 27 aprile 1887
folio, v. 124
number, n. 0244
spouse Gnarino Giuseppe

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Re: Looking for Giallanza Information

Postby pink67 » 03 Oct 2011, 08:48

From Ancestry.com the marriage dates for Rosa's parents:

Palermo, Matrimoni in Italia, 1820-1895
Palermo, Italy, Marriages, 1820-1895

Name: Filippo Giallanza
Spouse: C Filippone
Marriage Date: 25 lug 1865 (25 Jul 1865)
Marriage Place: Citta, Palermo
Father Name: Antonino Giallanza
Mother Name: Rosa Policani
Volume: 444
Number: 501

And Giuseppe's parent's marriage dates:

Palermo, Matrimoni in Italia, 1820-1895
Palermo, Italy, Marriages, 1820-1895

Name: Francesco Guercio
Spouse: Nicoletta Polarà
Marriage Date: 24 dic 1861 (24 Dec 1861)
Marriage Place: Santa Ninfa, Palermo
Father Name: Giuseppe Guercio
Mother Name: Anna Mannino

Volume: 418
Number: 298

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Re: Looking for Giallanza Information

Postby pink67 » 03 Oct 2011, 09:10

Origin of the Giallanza lastname:

from
http://www.cognomiitaliani.org/cognomi/cognomi0007i.htm

GIALLANZA Giallanza è tipicamente siciliano, con un ceppo a Palermo ed uno a Naso nel messinese, dovrebbe derivare da un soprannome e nome composto dalla fusione del nome Gian, una forma tronca contratta del nome Giovanni, unito a Lanza (lancia), probabilmente ad indicare nel capostipite un Giovanni uomo d'armi.

and Rose's family:

11 march 1903:

Giallanza Filippo, age 64, married, shoemaker, from Palermo to NYC to join his daughter Rosa Giallanza married Guercio living on 336 East 12th Street
travelling with son Ignazio (possibly his name was crossed out?) age 16, male , single, and daughter Antonina age12 , female, single

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013

I believe the two cjhildren were not allowed to leave Palermo with their father, in fact ther's a post-arrival manifest in this date for them both:

1 May 1903:

Giallanza Ignazio, age 15, male single, from Palermo to New york to join his father Filippo living on 419 East 12th street, he was travelling with his sister Antonina Giallanza age 13:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0002

8 September 1903

Filippone Concetta, age 52, female, amarried, from Palermo to NYC to join her husband Giallanza Filippo, she was travelling with another son, Antonino Giallanza age 7:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015

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Re: Looking for Giallanza Information

Postby pink67 » 03 Oct 2011, 14:28

From the site Ancestry.com the military enlistments for thw two wars for Ignazio Giallanza, Rose's brother:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Ignacio Gellinaza
City: Brooklyn
County: Kings
State: New York
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 24 Jun 1888 place of birth Palermo
Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1754496
DraftBoard: 58

image:
http://postimage.org/image/1e3283u4k/

and from Familysearch.org the WW2 Draft card:

United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Name: Ignazio Giallanza
Event: Military
Event Date: 1942
Event Place: Brooklyn, , New York
Residence: Brooklyn, , New York
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 24 Jun 1888
Film Number: 2369620
Digital Folder Number: 4126611
Image Number: 04582

image here:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1861144

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Re: Looking for Giallanza Information

Postby pink67 » 03 Oct 2011, 14:48

These are the birth dates for some of Rose's siblings, from the site:
http://sites.google.com/site/palermobirths/

Surname, Newborn, Father, Mother, Birth Day, District, Volume, Number


Guercio Nicolina / Giuseppe / Gi;tllanza Rosa / 3 01 1897 / uf2 / 359 / 1711

Guercio Nicoletta / Giuseppe / Giallanza Rosa / 21 12 1896 / uf2 / 381 / 4685

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Re: Looking for Giallanza Information

Postby pink67 » 03 Oct 2011, 15:16

Censuses for Rose and Joseph Guercio:

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Joseph Guircia[Joseph Garcia]
[Joseph Guireia]
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 16, Kings, New York
Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Rose Guircia
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Guircia 55 head, born in Italy,
Rose Guircia 47 wife, born in Italy
Philip Guircia 24 son, born in Italy
James Guircia 8 son, born in NY

address: 86 Bay 49th street
image here:
http://postimage.org/image/21dzxs0o4/

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Joseph Guercio
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
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Age: 65
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Relation to Head of House: Father
Spouse's Name: Rose Guercio
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
Philip Guercio 35 head, born in Italy, immigr. year 1903
Sadie Guercio 29 wife, born in NY
Joseph Guercio 8 son, born in NY
Rose Guercio 5 daughter, born in NY
Bennie Guercio 3 son, born in NY
Grace Guercio 9/12 daughter, born in NY
Rose Guercio 58 mother, born in Italy, married at the age of 15, immigr. year 1901
Joseph Guercio 65 father, born in Italy, married at the age of 22, immigr. year 1900

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http://postimage.org/image/21f8lae04/

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