Carlo (Charles) Torretta

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Carlo (Charles) Torretta

Postby michellerobichaud » 30 Jun 2012, 23:22

Hi,
We're looking for the ancestral town of Carlo Torretta born August 22, 1898 or 1897 believed to be in very northern region of Italy. It is believed his mother's maiden name is Magnaghi or something similar to that. Possibly emigrated in 1914 to the US. Thank you for any help.
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Re: Carlo (Charles) Torretta

Postby vj » 05 Jul 2012, 18:48

Welcome to the Forum!
He may be from Lonate Pozzolo, Varese, Lombardy
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Possible 1914 Ship Manifest

Traveling with line 15, an uncle Francesco Canziani, probably his mother's brother
His surname was transcribed incorrectly, the first letter is a 'T' (compare to the 'C' in Carlo)

Ship Name: Rochambeau
Arrival: 24 Mar 1914
Port of Departure: Le Havre
Port of Arrival: New York, New York

Carlo Conetta (probably Torretta) 16, abt 1898
- naturalization notation 22(San Francisco)-65503 4/25/38
- last residence Lonate Pozzolo
- leaving father Domenico in Lonate Pozzolo
- destination Crockett (Contra Costa) CA
- joining uncle Giovanni Ganzianni (Canziani) Box 556 Crockett
- born in Lonate
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Do you have these records?

CA Death Index

Last Name First Name Middle Birth Date Mother Maiden Father Last Sex Birth Place Death Place Residence Death Date SSN Age

TORRETTA CHARLES 08/22/1897 CANZIANI M REST (OTHER) CONTRA COSTA 10/20/1983 558-07-xxxx 86 yrs

Wife?
TORRETTA PIERINA 07/02/1901 CRIVELLI MAGNAGHI F REST (OTHER) CONTRA COSTA 11/14/1989 554-64-xxxx 89 yrs

Son?
TORRETTA ALBERT LOUIS 11/14/1929 MAGNAGHI M CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO(38) 09/04/1988 547-36-xxxx 58 yrs

If you order Charles Torretta's SS Application it should list his place of birth and parents' names

Social Security Application SS-5

His SS# is available here if you don’t already have it:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... _form=true

About the SS Application:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/online_re ... equest.htm
The SS-5, or Application for Social Security Number is a great resource for learning more about individuals who died after about 1960, and generally includes the following:
- Full name
- Full name at birth, including maiden name
- Present mailing address
- Age at last birthday
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Father's full name
- Mother's full name, including maiden name

- Sex
- Race as indicated by the applicant
- Whether the applicant ever applied for Social Security or Railroad Retirement before
- Current employer's name and address
- Date signed
- Applicant's signature


Order form SSA-711 (can be done online):
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm
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Re: Carlo (Charles) Torretta

Postby michellerobichaud » 09 Jul 2012, 04:11

Thank you so much. The ss# matches the one I found for him. I'm going to confirm the rest of the information with his grandson. This is amazing. I can't thank you enough. We're visiting Italy and we wanted to visit the town his family comes from and because of your post we can now do that. :)
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Re: Carlo (Charles) Torretta

Postby vj » 09 Jul 2012, 15:30

Thank you for your note :D .
Please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help.
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Re: Carlo (Charles) Torretta

Postby vj » 09 Jul 2012, 17:47

For your trip
This may help you locate Torretta and Canziani family currently living in/near Lonate Pozzolo.
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White pages:
http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html
(Type in Surname and Town in the white boxes at the top of the page, remember women keep their maiden names in Italy)

Form Letter to a Possible Relative
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Re: Carlo (Charles) Torretta

Postby Paul1006 » 09 Oct 2012, 08:08

My grandmother was a Magnaghi. The family is from the area around Varese specifically Gallarate & Cardano al Campo.
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Re: Carlo (Charles) Torretta

Postby gtorretta » 15 Jun 2014, 19:07

I'm new to this site. My father Albert Louis Torretta was born here in the US to Charles and Pierina(Magnaghi)Torretta. We lived in the San Francisco Bay Area. Would love to connect the dots with relatives or where they were from in Italy. Please advise. Thank you. Gino
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