Asaro/Assaro and Saverino (names/DOBs inside)

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Asaro/Assaro and Saverino (names/DOBs inside)

Postby Amulet » 26 Oct 2011, 22:44


I am embarking on proving dual citizenship. The 1930 census shows my great-grandfather was still an alien when my grandmother was born in the US. My father was born after 1948. I am starting the process by trying to get my greatgrandparents birth certificates and wedding certificate.

Their names are:

Anthony (may be Antonio?) Assaro (or Asaro). In early life he wrote Assaro and later the 2nd s was dropped. He was born Nov 12 1881 in Sicily. He died in 1976. He came over around 1906. His parents were Louis and Mary. We think he had a brother named Joseph.

My great-grandmother's name is Josephine Savarino born Jan 23, 1883 she came over around 1912. She died in 1956. Her parents were Philip and Mary J Savarino. We think she had a brother named Dominic.

Josephine was 15 and Anthony was 18 when they were married in Sicily.

Thank you SO much for a point in the right direction!!

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Re: Asaro/Assaro and Saverino (names/DOBs inside)

Postby suanj » 27 Oct 2011, 16:24

Hi Domenic Savarino and wife and children came back in USA in 921, father Filippo (Philip) in Alessandria della Rocca, Agrigento province, Sicily, IT) and joining at brother in law Ant. Assaro
(Asaro right) in Ohio, West Virginia:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Domenico Savarino
Name: Domenico Savarino
Arrival Date: 19 Apr 1921
Birth Year: abt 1886
Birth Location: Girgente
Birth Location Other: a essandria

Age: 35
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Palermo, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Canada

Domenico death:
Name: Dominick Savarino
Death Date: 07 Jan 1960
Death Place: Ohio, West Virginia
Gender: Male
Age: 74 years 1 month 6 days
Estimated Birth Year: 1886
Birth Place:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Philip Savarino
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Mary Savarino

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about
Name: Domenico Savarino
Birth Date: 4 Dec 1885
Birth Place: Italy
Residence: Ohio, West Virginia

the Domenico sister: Giuseppa ( Josephine) Savarino came in the USA in 1912:

First Name: Giuseppa
Last Name: Saverino
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Alessandria R., Sicily
Date of Arrival: May 15, 1912
Age at Arrival: 27y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Berlin
Port of Departure: Palermo

Manifest Line Number: 0030

pag 1 ... &line=0030
father Filippo Savarino in Alessandria della Rocca

pag 2 ... &line=0030
and joining at uncle in Illinois..

you can find the birth act by LDS microfilms:
Registri dello stato civile di Alessandria della Rocca (Agrigento), 1820-1929 Alessandria della Rocca (Agrigento). Ufficio dello stato civile
Births, marriages, banns, marriage documents, deaths, and miscellaneous documents from the civil registration office in Alessandria della Rocca, Agrigento, Italy. ... +Alessandr &columns=*,0,0
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Re: Asaro/Assaro and Saverino (names/DOBs inside)

Postby suanj » 27 Oct 2011, 17:15

abt Antonio Asaro; by 1930 census Louis Assaro/Asaro as born in Illinois; Louis death:
Name: Louis Assaro
Death Date: 18 Aug 1942
Death Place: Wheeling, Ohio, West Virginia
Gender: Male
Age: 25 years 4 months 23 days
Estimated Birth Year: 25 Mar 1917
Birth Place: Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Frances Cuffaro
Father's Name: Anthony Assaro
Father's Birthplace: Sicily
Mother's Name: Josephine Savarino
Mother's Birthplace: Sicily
Occupation: Coal Miner
Street Address: #2351 Overbrook Ave.
Residence: Wheeling, Ohio, West Va.
Cemetery: Mt. Calvary
Burial Place: Wheeling, West Va.
Burial Date: 21 Aug 1942
Film Number: 857620
Digital Folder Number: 4229915
Image Number: 23
Source: County Records
Reference Number: Serial #760

by 1920 census, if correct, seeming that Tony/Antonio/Antonino arrived in USA in 1904, alien

Name: Tony Assaro
Residence: , Jefferson, Ohio
Estimated Birth Year: 1884
Age: 36
Birthplace: Italy
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Film Number: 1821401
Digital Folder Number: 4384867
Image Number: 01006
Sheet Number: 2
Household Gender Age
Tony Assaro M 36y
Spouse Josephine Assaro F 34y
Child Leslie Assaro M 5y
Child Louie Assaro M 3y
Child Phillip Assaro M 1y


It is hard to say where your ancestor came from, the area could be some commune in Trapani province as a well Agrigento province...
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