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Issues finding city Great Grandfather is from...

Postby dlc519 » 06 Mar 2012, 18:02

I posted here a couple of years ago (time files) Unfortunately, I'm no closer to finding my family's city of origin. I'm hoping you can give me some ideas. My Great Grandfather was Luigi Criscillo. I know from living family members that we are from Caserta, but I know that doesn't necessarily mean the city and could refer to the province. He was born in July 1868 according to his death certificate. US Census say 1870 (he was hiding his true age do to age difference with his wife), and his gravestone says 1863. I have looked at microfilm to try to and find his Birth Record in Caserta (the town) and Santa Maria a Vico (where Criscillos reside today) but I haven't been successful. (I've look at all 3 years) I have been unable to find a manifest or naturalization papers for him. I do know that he came from Naples to NY in 1890. He married my Great Grandmother in Manhattan in 1899, and moved to Pittsburgh, PA in or around 1901. His parents are Nicolo Criscillo and Concetta Petrilli. Let me know if you need more information. Oh, and I even got baptismal records for 3 of his children with no mention of his birth city. Thanks for your help :)

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Postby Tessa78 » 06 Mar 2012, 18:16

Hi dlc :-)

You say he married in NYC in 1899...do you have a copy of the marriage record?
From NYC Marriage Index

Criscillo Luigi Jan 7 1899 Manhattan 1021 (cert #)
Barretto F. Jan 1 1899 Manhattan 1021

If not, request here:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vi ... iage.shtml

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Postby dlc519 » 06 Mar 2012, 18:57

Thanks, Tessa.

I do have a copy. That's where his parents names came from :) I just wish it had a city of birth on it :)

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Postby Biff83 » 07 Mar 2012, 00:25

Any chance that Luigi had an older brother Giuseppe?
There is a Giuseppe Criscillo listed on the 1898 NYC Manhattan marriage records as well as a Salvatore in the 1901 records.
http://stevemorse.org/vital/nymarriages ... iangen.org

1890 ship manifest for Luigi and Giuseppe Cricarello. I know this one's a stretch. First two lines.
http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8849 ... lo1890.jpg

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Postby suanj » 07 Mar 2012, 17:14

Hi, by this document the surname is wrote Criscella:

Pennsylvania, Order Sons of Italy in America, Mortuary Fund Claims, 1917-1978
about Nicholas Criscella
Name: Nicholas Criscella
Birth Date: 2 Jul 1902
Death Date: 18 Nov 1954
Death Place: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States
Father's Name: Luige Criscella
Mother's Name: Fortunata
Claim Number: 9070
Archive: Immigration History Research Center (IHRC)
Archive Location: University of Minnesota
Collection Title: OSIA Pennsylvania Mortuary Fund Claims
Reel: PA253
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and also in 1930 census the surname is wrote Criscela, transcripted wrong.. on ancestry.com

1930 United States Federal Census about Lewis Criscula
Name: Lewis Criscula
[Lewis Criscella]
[Lewis Criscala]
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1930: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
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Street Address: Carver St.

Marital Status: Married
Immigration Year: 1890
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Florence Criscula
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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Household Members: Name Age
Lewis Criscula
65
Florence Criscula
45
Ralph Criscula
26
Nicklas Criscula
28
Alexander Criscula
22
Josephine Criscula
18
Anthony Criscula
17
Americus Criscula
14
Marie Criscula
10
Eleanore Criscula
18

you are sure abt Criscillo surname spelling?
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Postby dlc519 » 07 Mar 2012, 17:33

From family history, they used to tease Nick because the spelling of his last name changed. They would call him "Criscillo" in a taunting way at school, etc. I've also seen several documents with Criscillo early on such as Luigi's Marriage Record, his children's Baptismal records, etc.

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Postby dlc519 » 07 Mar 2012, 19:46

I do have some family information that he had a brother who lived in Philadelphia. I have no idea what his first name is however. When I search, I find a Joseph Criscillo in Philadelphia. Is that a possible lead?

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Postby Tessa78 » 07 Mar 2012, 21:03

dlc519 wrote:I do have some family information that he had a brother who lived in Philadelphia. I have no idea what his first name is however. When I search, I find a Joseph Criscillo in Philadelphia. Is that a possible lead?


Also found Alexander Criscillo in Philadelphia :-)
Born about 1870
Arrived in US about 1895

Name: Alexander Criscillo
Event: Census
Event Date: 1930
Event Place: Philadelphia (Districts 0001-0250), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Age: 60
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: Italy
Estimated Birth Year: 1870
Immigration Year: 1895
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Enumeration District Number: 0064
Family Number: 50
Sheet Number and Letter: 13A
Line Number: 33
NARA Publication: T626, roll 2110
Film Number: 2341844
Digital Folder Number: 4639447
Image Number: 00583
Household Gender Age
Alexander Criscillo M 60
Spouse Alfonsina Criscillo F 60
Child Louis Criscillo M 21

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