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Searching for Gamella family, Naples

Postby Sylence » 02 Jul 2012, 02:54

I have hit a road block in my family search. My great Grandfather was born in Naples in 1890 his name was Joseph Gamella. Married to Amelia Christofori from Sicily. Amelia's sister sara and brother Joseph also came over to the US and settled in Mongahela PA.

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Re: Searching for Gamella family, Naples

Postby vj » 05 Jul 2012, 00:28

Welcome to the Forum!
Do you have all of your US records?
Thank you, Valarie

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Re: Searching for Gamella family, Naples

Postby vj » 05 Jul 2012, 01:14

Here are a few records
The 1917 WWI Card may have a clue to a more exact birth location for Joseph

1942 WWII Draft Registration Card
http://imageshack.us/a/img210/5523/1942x.jpg

Name: Joseph Gamella (unsigned) Birth Date: 25 Oct 1890 Birth Place: Naples, Italy Residence: Passaic, New Jersey Race: White
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1930 census
http://imageshack.us/a/img72/45/1930s.jpg

Home in 1930:
3 Major Hollow, near East Main Street
Monongahela, Washington, Pennsylvania

Joseph Gamella 39 Amelia Gamella 33 Thelma Gamella 13 Tony Gamella 12 Pete Gamella 9 Cecilia Gamella 8 Nick Gamella 7 Joseph Gamella 4 2/12 James Gamella 1 1/12, boarder Frank Bruno 31
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1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
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Name: Joseph Gommel (not signed) County: Washington State: Pennsylvania Birthplace: (Yedena?) Italy Birth Date: 25 Oct 1890 Race: Caucasian (White) FHL Roll Number: 1926888 DraftBoard: 5

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Re: Searching for Gamella family, Naples

Postby vj » 05 Jul 2012, 01:37

If this is Joseph's SSDI you could order his SS Application for abt $27.
It should have his exact place of birth and parent's names
Valarie

Name: Joseph Gamella
SSN: 151-03-xxxx Last Residence: New Jersey Born: 28 Sep 1890 Died: Jul 1965 State (Year) SSN issued: New Jersey (Before 1951)

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: Searching for Gamella family, Naples

Postby vj » 05 Jul 2012, 02:44

Cristofani (Christopher in US)
from Marliana, Province of Pistoia, Tuscany
Here are some clues in Amelia's family's records
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brother Joseph and sister Sarah

1930 census
http://imageshack.us/a/img215/8581/1930w.jpg

Home in 1930: Monongahela, Washington, Pennsylvania
Joseph Christopher 36, sister Sarah Christopher 22

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brother Joseph

1927 Petition from Fold3 (subscription)
http://imageshack.us/a/img14/1060/petit ... izatis.jpg

Publisher: NARA
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Short Description: NARA M1537. Naturalization petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and the Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Roll: 391
Court: Records of the US Circuit and District Courts: Declarations of Intent and Petitions for Naturalizations, Oct 1820-Jan 1931
Year: 1927
Date: 1927-04-05
Immigrant Full Name: Joseph Christopher
Document Type: Petition for Naturalization
Home Country: Italy
Witness Full Name: Angelo Cattaneo
Year Immigrated: 1901

Note: born 12 Apr 1891 in Marhana (Marliana)
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1923 Declaration of Intention
http://imageshack.us/a/img684/2008/decl ... ention.jpg

Publisher: NARA
Record Group: 21
State: Pennsylvania
Short Description: NARA M1537. Naturalization petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930, and the Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Roll: 391
Court: Records of the US Circuit and District Courts: Declarations of Intent and Petitions for Naturalizations, Oct 1820-Jan 1931
Year: 1923
Date: 1923-02-06
Immigrant Full Name: Joseph Christopher
Document Type: Declaration of Intention
Home Country: Italy
Witness Full Name: [Blank]
Year Immigrated: 1901

Note: born 12 Apr 1891 in Marliana
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Father Pietro with brother Joseph and sister Sarah

Home in 1920:
http://imageshack.us/a/img341/9782/1920w.jpg
Monongahela Ward 1, Washington, Pennsylvania

head Pete Christopher 62
son Joe Christopher 28
daughter Sara Christopher 25
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brother Joseph

1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
http://imageshack.us/a/img17/4227/1917n.jpg

Name: Joseph Christopher County: Washington State: Pennsylvania Birthplace: (Marliana) Italy Birth Date: 12 Apr 1890 Race: Caucasian (White) FHL Roll Number: 1926888 DraftBoard: 5
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brother Joseph

1903 Ship Manifest
http://imageshack.us/a/img831/4434/1903bd.jpg

Ship Name: Trave
Arrival Date: 11 Feb 1903
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York

Line 13
Guesyya (Giuseppe) Cristofani 13, abt 1890
- last residence Marliana
- destination Monongahela
- joining father

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Re: Searching for Gamella family, Naples

Postby vj » 05 Jul 2012, 03:45

Cristofani

Amelia's probable 1915 Ship Manifest
http://imageshack.us/a/img259/6877/1915v.jpg
next page
http://imageshack.us/a/img209/7081/1915b.jpg

Ship Name: Patria
Arrival Date: 3 May 1915
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Patria

Line 19
Name: Hmilto(?) Cristofani 17, abt 1898
- last residence Marliana
- leaving her grandmother Anna Cristofani in Marliana
- joining her father Pietro Cristofani in Uniontown (Fayette) PA
- born in Marliana
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sister Sarah

1913 Ship Manifest
http://imageshack.us/a/img600/2499/1913e.jpg
next page
http://imageshack.us/a/img267/2682/1913b.jpg

Ship Name: Rochambeau
Arrival Date: 30 Jun 1913
Port of Departure: Le Havre
Port of Arrival: New York, New York

Line 12
Name: Severina Cristofani 20, abt 1893
- last residence Marliana
- joining father Pietro Cristofani in Sunny Side PA
- born in Marliana


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