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Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby kahuka » 25 Jan 2012, 05:25

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!
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Re: Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby suanj » 25 Jan 2012, 12:06

hi, I believe right the records:

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

arrival:

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

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Re: Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby suanj » 25 Jan 2012, 12:23

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

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Re: Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby kahuka » 25 Jan 2012, 14:33

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!
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Re: Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby adelfio » 25 Jan 2012, 16:54

Great find Suanj
pg 2 of the ship manifest last column says birthplace is Misilmeri (Palermo).
THere are Italian records Births, marriages, deaths, banns; supplements to births, marriages, deaths 1820-1894 from Family History Library on micro film for 5.50 for rent and viewing and copying
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Films from Misilmeri (Palermo) from FHL
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Films from Pietraperzia (Caltanissetta), 1820-1910 from FHL
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Re: Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby suanj » 25 Jan 2012, 17:51

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!
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Re: Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby suanj » 25 Jan 2012, 18:45

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
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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..
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Re: Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby kahuka » 25 Jan 2012, 19:10

thank you so much for your efforts into this research! Romano is such a common last name....
I will pursue a search in the Pietraperzia civil records! vi ringrazio : )
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Re: Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby kahuka » 29 Jan 2012, 02:38

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.
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Re: Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby suanj » 29 Jan 2012, 07:35

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
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https://www.familysearch.org/search/col ... on/1923995
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Re: Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby kahuka » 07 Jul 2013, 03:58

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 :(
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Re: Romano/Di Natale from Pietraperzia

Postby suanj » 07 Jul 2013, 06:54

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.
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