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grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby lizboyd » 05 Aug 2012, 22:07

I am trying to find out if we still have relatives living in Lucca or the surrounding area. My grandfather, Emilio Federighi, immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1900's and eventually landed up in Prescott, Arizona. I believe his father's name was Giussepe and his mother's Dozzolina. He had three sisters, one of whom died at a young age. One of the surviving sisters married her sister's widower, who I believed had one or two children. The Federighis had olive groves which I'm told were wiped by a blight. I believe that the last name of our relatives currently living in Lucca might be Ambrosini. My mother tells me that one of our cousins worked for a large bank - perhaps Bank of America. My grandmother, Erminia who was from Lugano, Switzerland, died in 2005, and with her much of the family information. I would truly appreciate any information someone might have.

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Re: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby vj » 06 Aug 2012, 22:54

Hey Liz,
Welcome to the Forum!
We would all be happy to help.

Do you know if your grandfather was from the comune (town) Lucca or the province of Lucca?

Have you found all of your family's US records (immigration, census, military, etc)?

Thank You, Valarie
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White pages:
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Re: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Aug 2012, 22:55

Hi Liz :-)

There are currently 12 listings for the surname FEDERIGHI in the Italian Phone book for Lucca and the surrounding area.
http://www.paginebianche.it/ricerca?qs= ... i&dv=lucca

And two listings for AMBROSINI in Lucca :-)
http://www.paginebianche.it/ricerca?qs= ... i&dv=Lucca

Should you wish to write to one or more of these "potential" relatives...
Help with letter in Italian:
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... #relatives

T.

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Re: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 06 Aug 2012, 22:56

OOPS! Sorry for the duplicate post, vj! Great minds... :-)

T.

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Re: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby vj » 06 Aug 2012, 23:01

Hey T :D !
Looks like there aren't too many letters to write
Valarie

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Re: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby vj » 06 Aug 2012, 23:03

Liz, for everyone's reference, do these records belong to your family?

1940 census
http://imageshack.us/a/img217/1072/1940f.jpg

Home in 1940: Yavapai, Arizona
Street: Lincoln Avenue House Number: 570
Residence in 1935: Jerome, Yavapai, Arizona

head Emil Federighi 49, abt 1891 IT
- naturalized
- proprietor cafe
wife Erminia Federighi 35, abt 1905 Switzerland
- naturalized
daughter Daisy May Federighi 11, abt 1929 AZ
son Emil John Federighi 5, abt 1935 AZ
mother-in-law Mariane Mary/ Mary Mariani Federighi (?) 79, abt 1861 Switzerland
- widowed
- naturalized
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1930 census
http://imageshack.us/a/img822/45/1930s.jpg

Home in 1930:
Clarkdale Dairy
Clarkdale, Yavapai, Arizona

head Emilio Foderyhi 40
- married age 37, abt 1927
- immig 1909, Na (naturalized)
- dairyman, own farm
wife Erminio Foderyhi 25
- immig 1920
daughter Daisy M Foderyhi 2
mother-in-law Maria Mariani 70
- immig 1920

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Re: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby vj » 06 Aug 2012, 23:31

It appears that Emilio was born in Santa Maria del Giudice, Lucca, Toscana

1918 Naturalization paperwork
http://imageshack.us/a/img69/1307/1918c.jpg

Name: Emilio Federighi
Age: 28 Birth Date: 5 May 1890
Birth Location: Santa Maria del Giudice, Italy
Arrival Year: 1909
Issue Date: 2 Jul 1918
State: California
Court: San Diego, California Superior Court
Record Type: Petition for Naturalization
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1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
http://imageshack.us/a/img820/5378/1917ct.jpg

Emilio Federegh
Near Clarkdale, Yavapai, Arizona
Born 5 May 1890 in Santa Maria Italy
(Santa Maria del Giudice, Lucca, Toscana)
Alien
Farmer

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Re: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby vj » 06 Aug 2012, 23:50

1909 ship manifest
http://imageshack.us/a/img521/8293/1909g.jpg
next page
http://imageshack.us/a/img195/1548/1909b.jpg

Ship Name: La Provence
Arrival Date: 11 Apr 1909
Port of Departure: Havre
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
line 12

Emilio Federighi 19, abt 1890
- last residence Lucca
- leaving father Giovanni in Lucca
- destination Caliente Nevada
- joining cousin Domenico
- born in Lucca

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Re: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby vj » 07 Aug 2012, 00:03

Emilio's parents' names should be on his SS Application (cost $27)

SSDI
Name: Emil Federighi
SSN: 527-40-xxxx
Born: 5 May
Died: May 1961
State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (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: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Aug 2012, 01:43

Great finds, vj! :-)
Nice job in finding the EXACT place of birth :D

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Re: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby vj » 07 Aug 2012, 15:42

Thanks T :D !
We were very lucky to find two documents with his place of birth.
I hope Liz can find her family!
Valarie

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Re: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby lizboyd » 07 Aug 2012, 19:50

Thank you so much to everyone! The records you found are definitely those of my grandfather. Since I am new to this group, I'm still learning to navigate the posts. It is very exciting to learn more about my grandfather's family. I will follow up to see if the Federighis in Lucca are related to my grandfather.

Again, thank you!
Liz

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Re: grandfather's family still living in Lucca

Postby vj » 07 Aug 2012, 22:10

Liz :D ,
Thank you for your note. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do to help! Valarie


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