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Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby Amansolillo » 31 Oct 2011, 00:53

My great-grandfather was Domenico Fusco. He arrived in America from Itri in 1906 and settled in Rhode Island. His sister Teresa followed him a year after. With one of them came their step-mother, Maria Giuseppa Sinapi. I presume Maria died before 1921, as my grandmother does not remember her. Maria was the second wife of Francesco Fusco, who did not come to America. Allegedly, Francesco was born in 1847. Aside from Teresa and Domenico, Francesco had 2 other known children, Civita and Serafina. Nothing is known about Francesco's first wife, aside from that she died presumably around 1888, which was the year of Domenico's birth, Domenico being their youngest child. I'd appreciate any information on the birth and death date of Maria Giuseppa Sinapi, the identity of Francesco Fusco's first wife, and any information on Francesco himself. Thanks.
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: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby pink67 » 01 Nov 2011, 17:55

Just for references, from Ancestry.com, the 1910 census for Domenico:

1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Domenico Fusco
Age in 1910: 23
Estimated Birth Year: 1887
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Cranston Ward 4, Providence, Rhode Island
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of immigration: 1906
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Costantino De Biare 35 [33] head, born in Italy, married since 8 years, immigr. year 1906
Teresina De Biare 24 wife, born in Italy, married since 8 years, mother of three children among whom only 2 livings, immigr. year 1906
Mariagrazia De Biare 3 daughter, born in RI
Giovannino De Biare 2 son, born in RI
Gaetana Zue 58 female, boarder, born in Italy
Domenico Fusco 23 boarder, born in Italy, married since 1 year, immigr. year 1906
Bettina Fusco 24 boarder, born in Italy married since 1 year, immigr. year 1907
Raffaele Pezzaco 17 boarder, born in Italy.

image here:
http://postimage.org/image/45awlx5k1/

I found on the site Familysearch .org the birth dates for Teresina De Biase's child and i noticed that her maiden name was Fusco, whas she Domenico's sister?:

Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914

Name: De Biase
Gender: Female
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 21 Dec 1906
Birthplace: Knightsville, Providence, Rhode Island
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Augustine De Biase
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Theresa Fusco
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09617-3
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 2381691
Reference Number: Item 6

and:

Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914

Name: John Debiase
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date:
Baptism/Christening Place:
Birth Date: 21 Dec 1908
Birthplace: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, US
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: Castanzo
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Marie Fusco
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09618-7
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 2383587
Reference Number: Item 2

Then I searched for Teresa Fusco's arrival manifest, here it is:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004

30 october 1905:
Teresa di Biase Fusco was 20 years old, married, and was travelling with her daughter Elisa Di Biase age 2, Teresa stated that she was italian but her last residence for her and Elisa was Marseilles (France). She was joining her husband Constantino de Biase who was living in Cranston Street 1715, Providence RI.
So, possible, she and her husband emigrated from Itri for first in France-Marseilles and then in the U.S.

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Re: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby pink67 » 01 Nov 2011, 18:04

Death dates for Elisa Di Biase , the first daughter of Teresa and Costantino:

Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

Name: Luisa Debiase
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 11 Sep 1907
Death Place: Rhode Island, United States
Age: 4
Birth Date: 1903
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status:
Spouse's Name:
Father's Name: Costanzo Debiase
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Teresa Debiase
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09336-4
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 1906751
Reference Number: 34

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Re: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby pink67 » 01 Nov 2011, 18:09

Possible 1906 arrival manifest for Domenico travelling with his mother with a different first name:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0026

20 july 1906:

Fonscho (a terrible mispelling of Fusco) Gaetana, female, age 40, widow, from Marseille (last residence) to Providence RI to join her daughter Teresina; travelling with her son Domenico, age 18, single, labourer, last residence Marseille, joining his sister Teresina in Providence RI.

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Re: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby pink67 » 01 Nov 2011, 19:50

Teresa Fusco's husband Costantino Di Biase died on 8 october 1918, here is the link to the city directory with the date:

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view. ... gskw=&cr=1

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Re: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby Amansolillo » 01 Nov 2011, 20:00

Teresa was Domenico's sister, older than him by about 2 years. After Costantino died, she remarried to Vincenzo Soscia. There could be a good chance that the 1906 arrival manifest could be accurate because allegedly, my great-grandfather could speak French
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: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby Amansolillo » 02 Nov 2011, 03:42

The 1906 manifest says that Maria Gaetana was widowed. That would mean that Francesco died before 1906
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: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby pink67 » 02 Nov 2011, 08:03

Yes....

I know that age is off and civil status is wrong but I believe that maybe the Gaetana listed with them in the 1910 census may have been Domenico and Teresina's mother:


1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Domenico Fusco
Age in 1910: 23
Estimated Birth Year: 1887
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Cranston Ward 4, Providence, Rhode Island
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of immigration: 1906
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Costantino De Biare 35 [33] head, born in Italy, married since 8 years, immigr. year 1906
Teresina De Biare 24 wife, born in Italy, married since 8 years, mother of three children among whom only 2 livings, immigr. year 1906
Mariagrazia De Biare 3 daughter, born in RI
Giovannino De Biare 2 son, born in RI
Gaetana Zue 58 female, single, boarder, born in Italy, immigr. year 1906
Domenico Fusco 23 boarder, born in Italy, married since 1 year, immigr. year 1906
Bettina Fusco 24 boarder, born in Italy married since 1 year, immigr. year 1907
Raffaele Pezzaco 17 boarder, born in Italy.


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Re: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby pink67 » 02 Nov 2011, 08:45

Possible 1920 census for Domenico Fusco from Ancestry.com:

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Thomas Fusco
Home in 1920: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 22
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898 :?:
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House:Self (Head) [Head]
Spouse's Name: Alice Fusco
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1911
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Fusco 22
Alice Fusco 33
Arthur Fusco 5
Frank Fusco 3 [3 3/12]
Josephine Fusco 0 [10/12]

they were living in the same house with:

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: James Soscio
Home in 1920: Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) [Head]
Spouse's Name: Thersea Soscio
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1909
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
James Soscio 38 head,
Thersea Soscio 35 wife
Rosemina Di Biase 14 step-daughter
John Di Biase 10 step-son
Frank Di Biase 8 step-son
Thomas Di Biase 5 step-son
Mary Soscio 10 daughter
Danial Soscio 8 son
Annie Soscio 4 daughter
Giatono Di Biase 64, female, widowed, mother in law,

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So Gaetana was living with Teresa on 1920...

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Re: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby pink67 » 02 Nov 2011, 09:00

On 1925 Gaetana was living:

From familysearch.org:

Rhode Island State Census, 1925

Name: Teresa Socia
Residence: Cranston Ward 04, E.D. 105, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Date: 1886
Place of Birth: Italy
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Gender: Female
Race: White
Page Number: 72
Line Number: 2
Film Number: 1769612
Family Number: 198
Household Gender Age
Vincenzo Socia M 40y head
Teresa Socia F 39y wife
Mary Socia, 14y daughter
Dannie Socia 13y son
Anner Socia F 7y daughter
Fannie Socia F 4y daughter
Rosie Socia F 2y daughter
Alice Diviase F 19y step-daughter
John Diviase M 13y step-son
Frank Diviase M 13y step-son
Thomas Diviase M 10y step-son
Gaetano Diviase F 65y step-mother born in IT, alien

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Re: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby pink67 » 02 Nov 2011, 09:07

Possible death dates for Gaetana:

from Ancestry.com:

Rhode Island Deaths, 1630-1930

Name:Gaetana Fusco
Relation: wid
Kin 1: Francesco Fusco
Kin 2: Adelina Fusco
Death Date: 3 Jul 1926
Age:69 Yrs

same record from Familysearch.org:

Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950

Name: Gastana Fusco
Gender: Female
Burial Date:
Burial Place:
Death Date: 03 Jul 1926
Death Place: Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 69
Birth Date: 1857
Birthplace:
Occupation:
Race:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Francisco
Father's Name: Agostino Zue Or Zrie
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name:
Mother's Birthplace:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B03097-7
System Origin: Rhode Island-EASy
Source Film Number: 1940531
Reference Number: 12


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Re: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby Amansolillo » 02 Nov 2011, 11:58

I'm curious as to what Zue means. Apparently, Maria Gaetana's maiden name was Sinapi, and that was listed as such (though mispelled) on Domenico's marriage record.
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: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby Amansolillo » 13 Dec 2011, 02:59

Domenico and his stepmother worked in Marseilles for a period of time. Could there be any records that could shed some light on anything?
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: Fusco and Sinapi help

Postby Amansolillo » 22 Dec 2011, 22:28

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


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