Hello! Could you all please help me...I am trying to research my family heritage on my mother's side. I know that my great grandfather was named Giuseppe Di Natale (from Sicily) and his wife was Gaetana Bordonaro (from Pietraperzia)...the both moved to Boston in the early 1900s and were married here in Boston.....Giuseppe's father was Salvatore Di Natale and his mother was Maria Romano.....could someone please help me figure out what town Maria was from, and what her parents names were? I am desperately searching Ellis Island and familysearch and can't find what I'm looking for. Thank you so much. I have been believing all this time that my great grandparents on my mom's maternal side were 100% from Pietraperzia but I can not find evidence to back this up. Grazie mille!
1920 United States Federal Census about Joseph Di Natale Name: Joseph Di Natale [Joseph Dinatale] Age: 12 Birth Year: abt 1908 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1920: Boston Ward 5, Suffolk, Massachusetts Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1917 Relation to Head of House: Son Marital Status: Single Father's Name: Salvatore Di Natale Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's name: Mary Di Natale Mother's Birthplace: Italy Able to Read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Salvatore Di Natale 57 Mary Di Natale 44 Joseph Di Natale 12 Michael Di Natale 9
Boston Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1943 about Giuseppe Dinatale Name: Giuseppe Dinatale Arrival Date: 23 Jan 1917 Age: 8 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909 Gender: Male Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of departure: Palermo, Italy Ship Name: Cretic Port of arrival: Boston, Massachusetts Friend's Name: Rosario Romano Last Residence: Sicily Birthplace: Pietraperria, Caltaniyetta
with parents: Salvatore DI NATALE and Maria Calogera ROMANO siblings of Giuseppe DI NATALE: Giovanna (sister) Rocca( sister), Michele (brother) no relatives in Pietraperzia; Salvatore joining at brother in law Rosario ROMANO in Boston
I believe that this is the arrival of Maria Calogera Romano parents:
Giuseppe Romano Boston Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1943 about Guiseppe Romano Name: Guiseppe Romano Arrival Date: 30 Sep 1907 Age: 60 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1847 Gender: Male Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of departure: Naples, Italy Ship Name: Canopic Port of arrival: Boston, Massachusetts Friend's Name: Rosario Romano Last Residence: Palermo Birthplace: Misilenni, Palermo wife Giuseppa, children: Rachela, Marianna, Francesco; last residence Misilmeri, sister Leonarda Romano in Misilmeri, all family members was born in Pietraperzia, final destination Rosario Romano son in Boston
ciao suanj! grazie per l'aiuto.....I'm so happy to see these names because I definitely think this is my family : ) so does this suggest that the Romanos lived in Pietraperzia and then moved to Misilmeri? grazie di cuore!
Hi Marty thanks for the precisation; you are right! I know not if is a error, however Maria Calogera Romano, wife of Salvatore Di Natale, on the ship's manifest resulting born in Pietraperzia, so seemed strange to me that the parents and siblings was born in Misilmeri... maybe the ship's manifest of her parents, it is no abt the right family; my idea is that because Salvatore di Natale joining at Rosario Romano brother in law and resident in Boston, and because also Giuseppe Romano joining at Rosario Romano son in Boston, so I believed that all matching ... but maybe I am wrong... maybe was more Rosario Romano in Boston! All the best, suanj
well just for to clarify; it was so many Romanos emigrated in Boston, Mass. ! that is hard to find the right Romanos!
the Romanos of Misilmeri cannot be the right parents of Maria Calogera DI NATALE nee ROMANO born in Pietraperzia;
in Salvatore and Maria Calogera arrival 1917 they joining at Rosario Romano brother of Maria Calogera, and the address of Rosario was 6.. or 60 or... (?) Prince st Boston I found another Rosario Romano in Boston; (the previous born in 1878 in Misilmeri and cannot be the right brother of Maria Calogera); this other Rosario was born around 1868 and in 1910 census the address was 348 Princeton st and maybe this is right, because just 2 Rosario Romanos was in Boston, one born in Misilmeri( I found also the arrival) and it is not the right Rosario, and this other Rosario born around 1868:
1910 United States Federal Census about Rosario Romano Name: Rosario Romano Age in 1910: 42 Birth Year: 1868 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1910: Boston Ward 1, Suffolk, Massachusetts Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1886 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Rose Romano Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age Rosario Romano 42 Rose Romano 48 (nee Amabile...) Frank Romano 19 Josephine Romano 10 Mary Romano 7 Carmine Botti 39 Joseph Piligrino 23 Frank P Napoli 26 Tony Lamana 23
so maybe this could be the right Rosario.... who know? I cannot be sure abt that... maybe can be helpful to find the arrival, naturalization and marriage of this Rosario for to know abt birthplace and parent's names... but the main advice, Marty given you: to search in Pietraperzia civil records abt Maria Calogera Romano, so you will know all.. suanj
thanks again for posting that manifest....did you find it from the ellis island website? for some reason, I was trying to find it via the ellis island website but could not come up with anything! so strange.
the ship's manifest is in this database: Boston Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1943 by ancestry.com or you can find it also, free, in this database Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943 by familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org/search/col ... on/1923995 suanj
I still am going crazy over this! I wrote to Pietraperzia, and they finally got back to me saying they could find no relevant records....I'm certain I have found my great grandfather's manifest and also my great great grandfather' but the town of origin do not match
however by ship's manifest the birthplace of Salvatore Di Natale and wife and children was Pietraperzia... if you wish you can search by yourself in Pietraperzia civil records by LDS microfilms: Registri dello stato civile di Pietraperzia (Caltanissetta), 1820-1910 Civil registration of births, banns, marriages, deaths, citizenship records, supplemental documents from Pietraperzia, Caltanissetta, Italy. Since 1927 Pietraperzia has been part of Enna province. Text in Italian. Some years may be missing or out of order. https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/577553 suanj