Giordano family in Sessa Cilento

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Giordano family in Sessa Cilento

Postby Charles Paolino » 19 Jan 2012, 17:54

I'm interested in tracing anyone named Giordano who came from Sessa Cilento, Salerno, Campania. My grandmother, Giordano Teresina, emigrated from there in 1911. Her sister, Angelina, and brother, Michele, also came to the United States from there -- presumably around the same time. I knew Angelina, but we lost track of Michele, who changed his name to Michael Jordan. He lived in the Paterson, New Jersey, area.

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Re: Giordano family in Sessa Cilento

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Jan 2012, 16:35

Charles Paolino wrote:I'm interested in tracing anyone ??? named Giordano who came from Sessa Cilento, Salerno, Campania. My grandmother, Giordano Teresina, emigrated from there in 1911. Her sister, Angelina, and brother, Michele, also came to the United States from there -- presumably around the same time. I knew Angelina, but we lost track of Michele, who changed his name to Michael Jordan. He lived in the Paterson, New Jersey, area.


Hello and welcome!

This is quite the TALL order...

Let's start with Teresina... Is Giordano her maiden name? If yes, could you also give us her married name and her approx. date of birth?
Where in US did she settle after immigrating in about 1911?

There are a number of MICHELE GIORDANO in New Jersey in the censuses...
Do you have the name of his wife, if married; and his approx. date of birth?

In the meantime...
There is currently ONE listing for Giordano in the Italian Phone book in SESSA CILENTO -
http://www.paginebianche.it/ricerca?qs= ... o+%28SA%29

If you wish to write to this potential relative :-)
Help with letters in Italian...
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... #relatives

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Re: Giordano family in Sessa Cilento

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Jan 2012, 17:26

POSSIBLE ship manifest for Angela?

Arriving NY - Dec 25, 1919
Angela Giordano Della Greca, age 35, from Sessa Cilento
Traveling with daughters, Orsola (11), and Filomena (9)
Joining husband Pasquale Della Greca in PATTERSON, NJ.
Leaving mother-in-law "Orsola Paolin" in Sessa Cilento.

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Re: Giordano family in Sessa Cilento

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Jan 2012, 17:31

From a posting on ONEWORLDTREE

Luigi Giordano
Born: 9 Sep 1849
Cava Dei Tirreni, Italy
Died: 1928

Spouse
Beatrice Filomena Longo
Born: 3 May 1846 in Sessa Cilento, PM, Italy
Died:
Marriage: 1 Aug 1877 in Sessa Cilento, By Mayor, Italy View Info
Children Sex Birth
Teresa Giordano F 24 Feb 1881 in Sessa Cilento, AM, Italy
Angela Giordano F 23 Jan 1884 in Sessa Cilento, Italy
Rosa Giordano F 29 Mar 1885 in Sessa Cilento, AM, Italy
Michele Giordano M 30 Aug 1887 in Sessa Cilento, AM, Italy

AND for TERESA Giordano....
SPOUSE
Domenick Paolino
Born: 1 Feb 1886 in Sessa Cilento, AM, Italy
Died: Feb 1964 in Morris Plains, New Jersey, USA
Marriage:
Children Sex Birth
Anthony Louis Paolino M 20 Mar 1911 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Teresa would have arrived in US prior to March 20, 1911 if son Anthony was born in Patterson :-)

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Re: Giordano family in Sessa Cilento

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Jan 2012, 17:43

POSSIBLE 1942 WWII Registration Card for Michele :-)

DOB listed as 29 August 1887 in SESSA
Living in Paterson, Passaic, NJ
Married and working for a Piano Company

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Re: Giordano family in Sessa Cilento

Postby Biff83 » 20 Jan 2012, 19:30

Hi T. :D

If the Michele Giordano on the WWII card is the correct Michele, his naturalization papers are available on the Passaic County site. They can be saved as pdfs but I have no way to convert them to a format so an image hosting service will post. Birth date is the same as is occupation but place of birth differs. Papers show Valle (possibly Valle dell'Angelo). Wife Pierina born Albion NY 1899, son Edward born 12 Oct 1921.

http://records.passaiccountynj.org/pres ... x?op=basic

Declaration also available for Domenico Paolino.

SSDI Info:
Name: Michael Jordan
Birth: 30 Aug 1887
Death: Jun 1978 - Elmwood Park, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America
Civil: New Jersey
Name: Edward Jordan
Birth: 12 Oct 1921
Death: Mar 1985 - Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America
Civil: New Jersey
Other: Paterson, Passaic, New Jersey, United States of America

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Re: Giordano family in Sessa Cilento

Postby Tessa78 » 21 Jan 2012, 03:20

Hi Biff :-D

Great find! It would appear that it is the right Michele/Michael...

AND there are FIVE pages to the record, including the Certificate of Arrival :)

Changing the format to post on the forum would be nice, but it probably would be just as easy for the poster to use the link you provided to print out the records...
Unless, of course, someone comes up with an easy solution to posting it :lol:

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Re: Giordano family in Sessa Cilento

Postby Charles Paolino » 21 Jan 2012, 21:15

It does appear that this is the right Michele Giordano. Teresina and Domenico were my grandparents, and I have a lot of documentation of their emigration.The reference to "Valle" on Michele's citizenship petition is a reference to Valle di Sessa Cilento, where the Paolino side of my family still lives. I'll see if I can use the date of death of Michele's son, Edward, to determine if there are any survivors.

Thank you so much for this help.


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