Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

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Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby KBritton-Levaggi » 17 Feb 2012, 19:55

I am a young American family-historian looking for information on the Levaggi's of Genoa. I am planning a trip to Italy in September and would love to do a little research while I am there if possible.

I am the grand daughter of Madeline Levaggi-- the daughter of Andrew C Levaggi who was born in 1893 and lived in Bloomington, Indiana until his time of death in 1963. His parents were Italian immigrants, Davide Levaggi (born in Genoa 3/19/1862) and Sarah Levaggi (b May 1870), whom immigrated through New York around 1882. They were living in Cincinnatti, Ohio by the time of the 1900 US census.

I believe that David died in Mezzanego while visiting family there in 1929. He had a brother named Angelo Levaggi living in Mezzanego in the early 20th century, as he is listed as the person of contact on the ship records.

I am very interested in ANY information on the Levaggi's that any one has to offer. Also, if you know a way of finding the names of Davide's parents I would be SO appreciative. I am having trouble searchign for Italian records here in the USA.

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Re: Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby suanj » 21 Feb 2012, 21:44

Hi, by passport, Davide Levaggi was born in Mezzanego also


U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
about Devrde Levaggi
Name: Devrde Levaggi (Davide Levaggi)
Birth Date: 19 Mar 1862
Birth Place: Mezzouigo, Italy (Mezzanego)
Age: 47
Residence: Cincinnati, Ohio
Passport Issue Date: 25 Aug 1909
Passport Includes a Photo: No

I found a marriage transcription (Mezzanego 20 dec 1877)abt marriage in Hamburg, Germany, of 22th sep 1875 abt:

-Angelo Nicola Levaggi 27 old, farmer, born in Mezzanego, resident in Altona, son of Lorenzo Levaggi resident in Mezzanego and of Maria Ginocchio ditto

-Maddalena Luigia Basso, farmer 17 old, born in Moconesi, resident in Altona, daughter of Emanuele Basso resident in Altona and Rosa Casagrande resident in Moconesi

from what I understand, Angelo emigrated in Altona-Hamburg, married at Maddalena, also a italian immigrant in Altona-Hamburg.. he back in Italy in 1877 and I know not if, after some year, he back definitively in Mezzanego...
it could be the your Angelo??
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Postby suanj » 21 Feb 2012, 22:10

In 1929 no death record in Mezzanego abt Davide Levaggi
here the link for 1929 deaths in Mezzanego:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... c=14029974
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Re: Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby Tessa78 » 21 Feb 2012, 23:26

Here is another passport application by David Levaggi in 1921...

For himself and wife Sarah - And it includes a PHOTO of them :D

According to the passport he is living in Indiana and working as a glasscutter
His father is now deceased
He traveled to Italy in 1909 (Aug - Dec)
He was naturalized in Kings County, New York, 23 October 1889

page 1 RIGHT SIDE
Click once to enlarge and again to magnify
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page 2 LEFT SIDE
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PERHAPS David's death occurred closer to this visit in 1921????

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Re: Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby suanj » 22 Feb 2012, 10:45

Hi Tessa
Davide made another trip, back from Italy, in 1924:


First Name: Davide
Last Name: Levaggi
Ethnicity: US Citizen
Last Place of Residence: New York City
Date of Arrival: Jul 26, 1924
Age at Arrival: 62y Gender: M Marital Status: W
Ship of Travel: Conte Rosso
Port of Departure: Genoa
Manifest Line Number: 0017


http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0017

so surely, he died after 1924....
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Re: Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby suanj » 22 Feb 2012, 11:41

I found the death record of Davide; he died in Chiavari Hospital on 29 Dec 1929; the death transcription in Mezzanego is dated 21 feb 1930;
Davide Levaggi son of late Lorenzo

Davide Levaggi 67 old, born, domiciled and resident in Mezzanego, died in Chiavari Hospital on 29 Dec 1929; son of late Lorenzo Levaggi and of late Maria Ginocchio; widow of Serafina FOSSA daughter of Luigi.

http://imageshack.us/f/35/davidelevaggideath.jpg/

so the record above of Angelo Levaggi is abt the right Angelo, brother of Davide.
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Re: Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby Tessa78 » 22 Feb 2012, 13:58

GREAT FIND, suanj!!! :D

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Postby suanj » 22 Feb 2012, 15:33

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Re: Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby boozy.bird » 25 Feb 2012, 16:16

I also have Ginocchio family members from Mezzanago in my family tree but have limited information about them can anyone help me to find out more about Caterina Ginocchio wife of Dominico Lagorio born approx 1817. Also Theresa Ginocchio 1847- born in Borgonovo died in 1903 in Prati de Mezzanago daughter of Peitro & Caterina Marre. Can anyone help please.

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Re: Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby suanj » 25 Feb 2012, 16:34

Prati di Mezzanego is a hamlet of Mezzanego town; by familysearch
this records are available online abt Mezzanego:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/ima ... 2F14029278
abt births, the civil records starting from 1866)

however by ancestry.com the death records are availables for 1903 year
I found the death of Teresa Ginocchio, 58 old, daughter of Pietro Ginocchio and Caterina Marri-right spell-
decesead on 8th jul 1903 Prati di Mezzanego, widow of Francesco Lagorio
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Re: Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby boozy.bird » 25 Feb 2012, 17:09

Are there any death records for her parents please ?

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Re: Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby pennylick » 27 Feb 2012, 19:30

Suanj,
Are the links for "familysearch" a subscription site as I keep getting a "please try later" after a few searches.
I'm trying to find a marriage document for Carlo Manfredi,born c1858.
His first child Marie was born in 1881, so i'm looking around 1875/1881. Any help will be much appreciated.

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Re: Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby suanj » 27 Feb 2012, 21:33

the familysearch.org website, free subscription, it work very well...
maybe ... "please try later" is for temporary problem; now it work and all is ok

it are no the marriage acts, but bann marriages

you can search here
Matrimoni, pubblicazioni 1873-1880

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... c=14029866
no index so you must read the names on the bottoms, 416 pages, and I am sure that you will find the marriage bann ...
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Re: Levaggi family-- Genoa/Mezzanego

Postby KBritton-Levaggi » 10 Apr 2012, 17:40

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