Pecora Family from Cosenza

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Pecora Family from Cosenza

Postby makeane » 04 Feb 2012, 02:35

I have been trying for 3 years to find information on my great-grandfather, Giovanni Pecora. Here is the information I have to work from. Birth: March 24, 1880 in Cosenza, Calabria, Italy. Death: 22 May 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He married Luigina Coconato on or around 1901. I know he had at least two brothers, Luigi and Francesco, but may have had many more. His arrival to the US somewhere around 1903 to 1907. Anything you can do to help me would be so greatly appreciated.

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Re: Pecora Family from Cosenza

Postby princessbubbles_1 » 04 Feb 2012, 15:20

possible birth record for child of Giovanni Pecora
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1462519
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Name:
Ge*O Pecora
Birth Date:
12 Feb 1914
Birthplace:Illinois
Gender:
Male
Race:
Father's Name:
Giovanni Pecora
Father's Birthplace:
Cosenza, Italy
Father's Age:
34
Mother's Name:
Luigina Coconata
Mother's Birthplace:
Cosenza, Italy
Mother's Age:
30
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Re: Pecora Family from Cosenza

Postby suanj » 04 Feb 2012, 16:57

Hi,
I know that abt Giovanni Pecora you say 1880 birthyear, but if the below records are abt right family, maybe the birthyear is 1877/8:

United States Census, 1910 for John Pecara
Name: John Pecara (Pecora)
Birthplace: Italy
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Residence: Chicago Ward 19, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Race : White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1907
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Family Number: 259
Page Number: 15
Household Gender Age
John Pecara M 33y
Spouse Luigina Pecara
F 29y
Child Amelia Pecara
F 1y
Child Genoveffa Pecara
F y 1m
Luigi Pecara
M 29y (brother imm. 1909)

abt the brother:
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Louis Pecora
Name: Louis Pecora
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1881
Birth Place: Italy
Residence: Chicago, Illinois
Race: White



1920 United States Federal Census about John Perora
Name: John Perora
[John Pecora]
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 20, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1898
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Louisa Perora
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Home owned: Rent
Able to Read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age
John Perora
43
Louisa Perora
37
Millie Perora
11
Genevive Perora
9
Mary Perora
7
James Perora
5

1930 United States Federal Census about John Pecora
Name: John Pecora
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
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Marital Status: Married
Immigration Year: 1905
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Louisa Pecora
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:
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Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age
John Pecora
52
Louisa Pecora
48
Mary Pecora
18
James Pecora
17




now if the birthyear is 1878, by Cosenza archive:

Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Liste di Leva della classe 1878.Registro numero 152,
atto numero 189 di pagina 63 sezione c
Giovanni Pecora, carrettiere iscritto il 21/07/1898
nato il 20/03/1878 a COSENZA
da Ignazio Pecora e da Carmela De Luca


Giovanni Pecora born on 20 March 1878( really 23 March 1878) in Cosenza son of Ignazio Pecora and Carmela De Luca

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notes:
black and curly hair
brown eyes
black mole on right cheek

it could be your Giovanni??
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Re: Pecora Family from Cosenza

Postby suanj » 04 Feb 2012, 17:36

Possible second trip Mar 26, 1910 of Giovanni Pecora, married, age 28( maybe wrong):

pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013
father Ignazio in Cosenza


pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013
already in USA from 1904(?) to 1908; joining at brother in law Nicola Coconato in Chicago, IL

I believe that the Cuconato/Coconato coming from Rovito, Cosenza province, very close Cosenza town

http://maps.google.it/maps?hl=it&cp=5&g ... a=N&tab=wl

First Name: Nicola
Last Name: Cuconato
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian
Last Place of Residence: Rovito
Date of Arrival: Apr 15, 1902
Age at Arrival: 29y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Aller
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0010

joining at Ferdinando- brother- in Chicago IL

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0010

this Nicola Cuconato could be the brother of your Luigina?
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Re: Pecora Family from Cosenza

Postby makeane » 04 Feb 2012, 18:56

Thank you so much. That is incredible information on Nicola Coconato. Also the travel records going back and forth from Italy. My dad has always said no one ever knew their grandparents actual birthdays. It wasn't a big deal as it is today.

I am going to take this information and see what else I can find. Thank you again!


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