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My husband and I are at a dead end!

Postby AmandaDeRenzi » 23 May 2012, 06:19

Okay so Here are the names I have on my father's side of the family:

My father Salvatore James DeRenzi (1957-present)his father Mario Frank DeRenzi (1929-1990) whose father was Gray Bimgnamo DeRenzi (1896-1978)
My father's father's mother was Lena Mangano

My father's mother Doralba Juliana Pignataro (1931-2009) whose father was Salvatore Pignataro (1896-1957) whose father I believe was Frank Pignataro but I am not certain.
My father's mother's mother was Josephine Lucchesi

I believe that Campilongo and Cirimele are in there somewhere as well

We are primarily from Calabria and Palermo I think.

And my husbands fathers side are:

Lorenza Gambuzza(1929-1975) and her father Anthony Gambuzza
Lorenza's mother Sarah (or Seraphina, or Serafina)Di Grandi (1887-1952) Who also had a mother with the same name

Not completely sure where where they are from other than certainly from Sicily.

That is all I know other than that they immigrated to San Francisco probably at my and my husbands great grandparents level...Lena may have been born in New York but our grandparents were both born in San Francisco.

Anyone have any information on my family? :0)
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Postby suanj » 23 May 2012, 11:00

Hi, maybe the right Antonio Gambuzza???

1920 United States Federal Census about Antonio Gambuzz
Name: Antonio Gambuzz
[Antonino Gambuzze]
[Antonio Gambuzzi]
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1920: San Francisco Assembly District 33, San Francisco, California
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1912
Relation to Head of House: Brother

[Father]
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Gambuzz 42
Agata Gambuzz 33
Salvatore Gambuzz 17
Rosario Gambuzz 13
Antonio Gambuzz 35
Louis Gambuzz 44 ( him first name was Luciano really)


NAME:
Tony Gambuzzo
BIRTH:
28 Jul 1883 - Other Country
DEATH:
8 Jun 1940 - San Francisco


the wife:
NAME:
Sarah Gambuzza
BIRTH:
8 May 1887 - Other Country
DEATH:
1 Nov 1952 - San Francisco


Lorenza Gambuzza birth:
California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Lorenza Gambuzza
Name: Lorenza Gambuzza
Birth Date: 4 Apr 1929
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Digrande
Birth County: San Francisco


Antonio Gambuzza possible arrival??

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Antonio Gambuzzo
Name: Antonio Gambuzzo
Arrival Date: 9 May 1911
Birth Year: abt 1884
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: d l zallo ( Pozzallo town, Ragusa province, Sicily, IT)
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Verona
father Salvatore in Pozzallo, final destination Brooklyn, NY...

I cannot find the WWI draft registration card of Antonio Gambuzza as a well the 1930 census..
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Re: My husband and I are at a dead end!

Postby suanj » 23 May 2012, 11:20

the oldest daughter of Antonio Gambuzza:

California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Constance Virginia Gilman
Name: Constance Virginia Gilman
[Constance Virginia Gambuzza]
Social Security #: ------------
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 18 Jul 1921
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 15 Oct 1986
Death Place: Contra Costa
Mother's Maiden Name: Degrande
Father's Surname: Gambuzza

the her first name at birth was Concetta:
California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Concetta Gambuzza
Name: Concetta Gambuzza
Birth Date: 18 Jul 1921
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Degrande
Birth County: San Francisco
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Postby suanj » 23 May 2012, 11:20

directory:
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) about Sarah Ganbuzza
Name: Sarah Ganbuzza ( wid Anthony)
Gender: F (Female)
Residence Year: 1944
Street Address: 201 Ander-
Residence Place: San Francisco, California
Spouse:
Anthony Ganbuzza
Publication Title: Polk's Crocker-Langley San Francisco City Directory
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Re: My husband and I are at a dead end!

Postby ccomella » 03 Sep 2012, 00:51

Hi Amanda -

On your father's side of the family, I have seen all of the surnames you mentioned in the civil records for the town of Verbicaro in Calabria, Italy.

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Postby mav3339 » 04 Sep 2012, 21:01

according to ellisisland.org records, Salvatore Pignatore arrived in New York in Dec 1911:


Salvatore
Last Name: Pignataro
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Verbicaro, Cosenza
Date of Arrival: Dec 22, 1911
Age at Arrival: 16y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Prinzess Irene
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0024
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