I am looking for information on my great grandmother, Rosa Bevilacqua. According to the 1900 US census she was born Apr 1898. From a family Bible we know she came from Torriglia, Liguria, Genova. She arrived in the US 9 Nov 1897. The record states she planned on going to NY (where she arrived) to be with her brother and uncle; don't have their names - wish I did.
She went from NY to NJ and by the 1900 census, she had married Luigi (Louis) Mangini, born Apr 1871 (he arrived in 1894, according to census) and had a baby girl by then (4 months old) Teressa Mangini and was living in Pompton Township, Passaic County, New Jersey.
I can't find a church that has records of her marriage or children's baptisms. I've checked with several and dead end. There were 2 more girls born: Palmyra, born 1901 and Mary Amelia (Minnie) in 1903.
Luigi fell ill around 1907 and went on a sea voyage for his health, to Italy and died there.
Rosa (Rose) remarried Stephen Shutte (also from Genova) in 1908 in Wanaque, Passaic County, NJ and had 3 boys: August, Robert, John.
Rosa died 27 Sep 1936 in Wanaque, Passaic, NJ and is buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Butler, NJ.
The church records show Luigi being buried in NJ in 1920, so not a big help there.
I am trying to locate the parents of both Luigi and Rosa. Any help is appreciated.
On this free site you can see the naturalization papers for Rose's second husband Stephen Shutte (correct italian name possibly was Stefano Sciutto)... he was born in Fontanigorda, Genoa Province, Liguria region... Steve stated that his wife Rose was born in Torriglia, Genoa Province on the day 10 april 1881 and that they married on 18 april 1906
Name: Serafino Traverso Home in 1930: Wanaque, Passaic, New Jersey View Map Age: 52 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Serafina Traverso Race: White Occupation:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace: View image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Serafino Traverso 52 Serafina Traverso 47 Alfred Traverso 24 John Traverso 22 Alice Traverso 19 Teresa Traverso 11
all child born in NJ...
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Michael Traverso Home in 1920: Wanaque, Passaic, New Jersey Age: 42 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1878 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) [Head] Spouse's Name: Serafina Traverso Father's Birth Place: Italy Mother's Birth Place: Italy Marital Status: Married Race: White Sex: Male Home owned: Own Year of immigration: 1901 Able to read: No Able to Write: No Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Michael Traverso 42 Serafina Traverso 36 Alfred Traverso 14 John Traverso 12 Alice Traverso 9 Teresa Traverso 1
Bevilacqua Serafina, (annotation, sister in law of number 22 Mangini Luigi) age 19, single, from Torriglia to NJ (Wyanotte?) top join her sister and brother Rosa and Giacomo. Travelling with Luigi Mangini, age 32, married, from Torriglia to NJ (same place) to join his wife. Stating that he was in the U.S. before, from 1894 to 1903 Accompanied by his daughter Rina? U.S. born (maybe short for Teresa, Teresina?) age 4, female, joining her mother in NJ. TRavelling with them also Bevilacqua Paolo age 17, male single joining his cousin's Luigi Mangini's house in NJ
I am wondering if these might be some relatives that I am also looking for. I have made a post yesterday re: Rosa Bevilacqua/Luigi Mangini.
In the remark section of the Ellis Island record, the area in NJ they are going to would be "Wanaque" and this is exactly where my ancestors lived. The area was then known as "Midvale" but the State Watershed flooded the area to make the Wanaque Reservoir.
My grandmother, Mary Amelia Mangini was born there, on the old Hook Road, which shows in the census.
I am trying to find out who the parents were for Rosa as well as Luigi. All help is appreciated.
After reading your post above about Rose's second marriage to Stephen Shutte, that "sealed the deal" about this being my great grandmother. She did, indeed marry Stephen Shutte from Torriglia (according to family Bible) and had 3 boys. The first child she had while married to Luigi Mangini (Teressa - Renie) was born in 1900. Luigi became ill and went on a voyage to get better but died in Italy on that voyage. We knew it was around 1904-7, so in 1904 my great aunt Renie would have been 4. I guess Rosa went with her daughter to get her husband's body.
I have a picture of Luigi that I posted on the ancestry message board yesterday.
You are an angel for finding this information for me. You have been able to decipher the writing where I was never able to before. Thank you for putting the pieces together for me. I cannot wait to share this information with my relatives!
Would you happen to know what the word "Budie" would refer to? When I asked my mother and sister if the name Bevilacqua meant anything to them, they both responded with Budie (don't know the spelling). But they said it was probably an Italian nickname such as what we called our grandmother (Minnie) was "Nonie" and her sister Renie was "Lala Renie".
If you have any idea...even a guess, it would be nice to add to whomever it belongs to in my tree.
Would you mind telling me how/what you used as a query to the familysearch.org?
I tried to replicate it in order to better conduct my research, but no matter how I input the information for Rosa and Luigi, I do not get the same information that you did...try as I might.
The site seems to be a great tool but when I put Rose's birth date and birth town, or try the same with adding Luigi as her husband...zero responses. It makes me feel so stupid since I used to design databases for a living
So if you wouldn't mind...would you please tell me "how" you searched to get the information that included the marriage information?