Hi Marty Thank you so much for your response. On the ships manifesto papers it states that his last known address was Puazza but I cannot find such a place and therefore believe it to be Piazza as things were obviously misspelled. Would that be the right assumption? Barbara
The name on Ellis island search is Mariano Catarasa son of Gaetano Catarasa and Francesca Cantella coming over from Piazza Armerina leaving his brother-law Librio Cantella from Piazza Armerina also pg#2 says Mariano born in Piazza
Many thanks again! So he was born in Piazza as we thought... Will check the records from the National Archives as you suggested. Very exciting... Any chance you can help with my grandparents Andrea Acquaviva born around 1883 somewhere in Sicily and Vincenza Montaperto born in 1893 coming from Miovia (according to ship manifest)?