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GRANDFATHER

Postby SHEILY50 » 07 Jun 2012, 02:09

mY GRANDFATHER WAS SYLVESTER FESTA. DON'T KNOW WHAT PART OF ITALY HER COME FROM

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Re: GRANDFATHER

Postby Paolo47 » 07 Jun 2012, 12:13

Hello and welcome, :D

A guess here, If you can say your grandfather was living in Mechanicville, Saratoga, New York in 1920 and your grandmothers name was Margaret, take a look at this WW1 draft record.
http://postimage.org/image/xhjp7ftpv/

Is this his Social Security information?
Sylvester Festa
Last Residence: 12118 Mechanicville, Saratoga, New York, United States of America
Born: 19 Jan 1889
Died: Feb 1980
State (Year) SSN issued:
New York (Before 1951)

If you think this is your grandfather, he came from
Monteforte Irpino, Avellino, Campania.
http://www.comuni-italiani.it/064/054/index.html

Let us know, since there are many records available for this Sylvester Festa.

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Re: GRANDFATHER

Postby SHEILY50 » 07 Jun 2012, 12:35

My grandfather's last address was trenton,nj

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Re: GRANDFATHER

Postby princessbubbles_1 » 07 Jun 2012, 13:27

Hello and welcome,
possible record info
"United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," Sylvester Festa, 1942
Name:
Sylvester Festa
Event:
MILITARY
Event Date:
1942
Event Place:
Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey
Residence:
Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
03 Nov 1896
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Re: GRANDFATHER

Postby princessbubbles_1 » 07 Jun 2012, 13:47

Possible census record
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"United States Census, 1930," Sylvesta Festa, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey
Name:
Sylvesta Festa
Event:
Census
Event Date:
1930
Event Place:
Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey
Gender:
Male
Age:
33
Marital Status:
Married
Race:
White
Birthplace:
Italy
Estimated Birth Year:
1897
Immigration Year:
1903
Relationship to Head of Household:
Head
Father's Birthplace:
Italy
Mother's Birthplace:
Italy
Head
Sylvesta Festa
M
33
Italy
Wife
Rose Festa
F
32
Pennsylvania
Son
Neale Festa
M
15
Pennsylvania
Daughter
Angeline Festa
F
13
Pennsylvania
Son
Benny Festa
M
7
New Jersey
Son
Jeme Festa
M
6
New Jersey
Daughter
Millie Festa
F
4
New Jersey
Daughter
Elizabeth Festa
F
2
New Jersey

If this is the correct family then this is
Possible marriage info
"Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951," Rose Branda, 1925
Groom's Name:
Festa
Bride's Name:
Rose Branda
Marriage License Year:
1925
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Re: GRANDFATHER

Postby princessbubbles_1 » 07 Jun 2012, 13:54

"United States Social Security Death Index," Sylvester Festa, 1971
First Name:
Sylvester
Middle Name:
Last Name:
Festa
Name Suffix:
Birth Date:
3 November 1896
Social Security Number:
142-03-4592
Place of Issuance:
New Jersey
Last Residence:
Mercer, New Jersey
Zip Code of Last Residence:
08638
Death Date:
November 1971
Estimated Age at Death:
75
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Re: GRANDFATHER

Postby adelfio » 07 Jun 2012, 16:23

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record for Sylvester Festa World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
NEED A SET OF EYES FOR BIRTH TOWN
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Re: GRANDFATHER

Postby PippoM » 07 Jun 2012, 17:10

I read "Velena", and it might sound like "Avellino"
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Re: GRANDFATHER

Postby suanj » 15 Jun 2012, 10:58

Pippo you are right!
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Re: GRANDFATHER

Postby suanj » 15 Jun 2012, 11:19

1920 United States Federal Census about Sylvester Fest
Name: Sylvester Fest
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1894
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1920: Trenton Ward 13, Mercer, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1905
Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law
Marital Status: Widowed
[Widow]
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
Frederick Fury 42
Millie Fury 28
Pauline Fury 11
Jennie Fury 8
Benjamen Fury 6
Frank Fury 3
[5]
Rachel Fury 1
[1 11/12]
Sylvester Fest 26
Christine Fest 6 b. PA
Marie Fest 3 b. NJ
[3 8/12]
Frederick Fest 1 b. NJ

[1 5/12]
Pasquale Alexa 60

If this record is abt right family, Sylvester remarried at Rose Branda after death of first wife...

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Re: GRANDFATHER

Postby suanj » 15 Jun 2012, 11:39

I believe that the below record is abt Sylvester parents:
1920 United States Federal Census about Benjaman Fest(maybe...Benigno Festa italian name)
Name: Benjaman Fest
Age: 65
Birth Year: abt 1855
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1920: Trenton Ward 13, Mercer, New Jersey
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1905
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Christian Fest
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Home owned: Own
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Benjaman Fest 65
Christian Fest 65
Joseph Fest 16
Ralph Suriano 24 boarder


United States Census, 1930, " Benny Festa, Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey
name: Benny Festa
event: Census
event date: 1930
event place: Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey
gender: Male
age: 69
marital status: Married
race: White
birthplace: Italy
estimated birth year: 1861
immigration year: 1905
relationship to head of household: Head
father's birthplace: Italy
mother's birthplace: Italy
enumeration district number: 0066
family number: 14
sheet number and letter: 1B
line number: 64
nara publication: T626, roll 1365
film number: 2341100
digital folder number: 4660918
image number: 00649
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Benny Festa M 69 Italy
wife Christine Festa F 69 Italy
niece Christine Festa F 14 United States (niece/grandaughter)
niece Mary Festa F 12 United States ( ditto)
nephew Freddie Festa M 11 United States ( nephew/grandson)
relative boarder Sam Festa M 40 Italy


Christine, Mary and Freddie are the Sylvester children in 1920 census??? the names matching....

neighbor: Joseph Festa, wife Fances, and children: Christine, Benny, John


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Re: GRANDFATHER

Postby suanj » 15 Jun 2012, 12:16

Silvestro Festa arrival:
-Iandolo(???)Cristina age 46 married at Benigno Festa
children:
-Carmela Festa age 15
-Silvestro Festa age 9
-Giuseppe Festa age 2


all joining at Benigno Festa in Pennsylvania
the children surname was transcribed with mother maiden name, but on the ship's manifest the correction add Festa surname; here the record abt Giuseppe

First Name: Guiseppe
Last Name: Iandolo
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Avellino
Date of Arrival: Jul 16, 1906
Age at Arrival: 2y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Citta di Torino
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0004
and here the ship's manifest showing all family members... all coming from Avellino; I believe Avellino town

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004


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