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Help with Francesco Calcagno (b1887) in Messina

Postby CalcagnoCaccamise » 20 May 2012, 16:01

I am researching my grandfather and his ancestors, presumably from Messina. Francesco came to Syracuse, NY around 1906 with brother Salvatore (1889), joined in 1909 by mother Pasqualine (last name?, widowed by 1910, died approx. 1917), and sisters Giovanna (1892), Giuseppa (1894), and Carmela (1899). Giovanna and Giuseppa married brothers Dominick and Salvatore Sindoni from Spadafora while in Syracuse in 1910. Domestic violence against Francesco's wife, Mary Giacobbi (married 1911,) caused Francesco to move back to Sicily around 1922. My father was ten at the time and never talked about his dad. I would love some help finding information about Francesco, his parents, or other facts. Information on his brother and sisters wold also be appreciated. (I have the 1910, 1920, 1930 US census records - 1930 without Francesco - plus WWI draft reg.) In the US, he went by "Frank" as did my father and I.
I am most appreciative of your help.
Sincerely,
Frank Calcagno

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Re: Help with Francesco Calcagno (b1887) in Messina

Postby pink67 » 21 May 2012, 17:50

Hi Frank,

Don't know if you already checked this great site:

http://www.fultonhistory.com/

There are some newspaper articles about Frank and his wife...

http://www.fultonhistory.com/Newspaper% ... ehtml&.pdf

http://www.fultonhistory.com/Newspapers ... ehtml&.pdf

From the 1920 arrival manifest for Francesco's sister Giovanna you can see that she stated that she was born in the hamlet San Martino of Spadafora town.

from Ellisisland.org

12 october 1920

Calcagno Giovanna, age 27, female, married (she was travelling with her husband Domenico Sindoni), nearest relative in Italy her mother in law Domenica La Macchina in Spadafora. Giovanna and her husband stated that they were going to meet Giovanna's brother Francesco Calcagno living in Syracuse, 209 Catherin street. Place of birth for them both is Spadafora, San Martino

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0030

page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0030

San Martino is an hamlet of the town of Spadafora, in the province of Messina, the site Familysearch has online the civil registrations for Spadafora, this is Francesco Calcagno Birth Act, if you have his birth date you can compare it...

Birth Act number 17 - Year 1887

Calcagno Francesco Placido was born in Spadafora san Martino on the day 2 february 1887, son of Francesco Calcagno age 30, resident in Milazzo now living in Spadafora and of his wife Pasqua La Rosa

Annotation of Marriage:
Francesco Calcagno married Giunto Carmela in Venetico (Messina province) on 29 july 1922 Act number 1 - Part II - Serie B

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https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... c=14215807

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Re: Help with Francesco Calcagno (b1887) in Messina

Postby pink67 » 21 May 2012, 17:58

1909 arrival manifest for Francesco's mother Pasqua La Rosa:

15 october 1909

Pasqua La Rosa, age 46, female, widow, palce of last residence in Italy Venetico (Messina Province) travelling with her daughters Calcagno Giovanna, Giuseppa and Carmela, leaving none in Italy, going to Syracuse NY to join Francesco Calcagno her son. Place of birth for them both is Venetico

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013

page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013

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Re: Help with Francesco Calcagno (b1887) in Messina

Postby pink67 » 21 May 2012, 19:23

From the siste Ellisisland.org the 1906 arrival manifest for Francesco:

12 june 1906

Calcagno Francesco Placido, age 19, male, single, place of last residence in Italy Venetico going to Syracuse to meet his brother Salvatore Calcagno

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http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0026

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Re: Help with Francesco Calcagno (b1887) in Messina

Postby CalcagnoCaccamise » 21 May 2012, 22:28

OMG, Laura, if I wasn't married happily for over 30 years, I'd try to kiss your hand! This is more than I ever expected! Thank you so much. Yes, I was aware of Fultonhistory; it is a fantastic site, where I found 90% of what I knew of Francesco previously. (If anyone is reading this and needs historical info about Western New York, you must visit this site.) We also suspected he remarried when he returned to Sicily, but not that quickly! If you read the news articles you cite, you can see how weird (and sad) their early marriage was...
I never anticipated answers from this site so quickly. I am indebted to you and Italiangenealogy.com!!

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Re: Help with Francesco Calcagno (b1887) in Messina

Postby adelfio » 21 May 2012, 23:45

PREGO LAURA!! Great work
Familysearch.org
Venetico,Messina 1870-1910 Italy, Messina, Messina,(Tribunale),1866-1939
Image 261 of 491
INDEX #47
1892 Dec 24th before the civil official of Venetico Francesco Guido
appeared Francesco Calcagno age 34 tavern keeper with his wife Pasqua La Rosa in house on via Provenciale at 5:00 PM gave birth to a baby girl named Giovanna Calcagno
click for record keep clicking to enlarge

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Re: Help with Francesco Calcagno (b1887) in Messina

Postby CalcagnoCaccamise » 22 May 2012, 00:09

Thank you, Marty. I am stunned at the expertise on this site!

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Re: Help with Francesco Calcagno (b1887) in Messina

Postby adelfio » 22 May 2012, 01:36

Venetico
Nati 1870-1910
Image 303 of 491
INDEX#18
1894 May 17th before the civil official of Venetico Filippe Surdo
appeared Francesco Calcagno age 38 farmhand with his wife Pasqua La Rosa in house on via Provenciale at 3:14 PM gave birth to a baby girl named Guiseppa Calcagno
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Re: Help with Francesco Calcagno (b1887) in Messina

Postby pink67 » 22 May 2012, 12:58

Thank you, I'm always happy to help!! :D

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