Looking for info on both Mariano Guarrera, born in 1890, in Giarre or Macchia, Sicily and his wife, Guiseppia (Josephine)La Spina as well as their families. He immigrated to Gloucester County, New Jersey around 1908.
Hi by passport, Mariano was born in Giarre: U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 about Mariano Guerrero Name: Mariano Guerrero Birth Date: 25 Feb 1890 Birth Place: Giarre, Italy Age: 32 Residence: Eldridge Park, New Jersy Passport Issue Date: 16 Oct 1922 Father Name: Vito Guerrero Father's Birth Location: Giarre, Italy Father's Residence: Deceased Passport Includes a Photo: yes
abt Josephine La Spina I found a immigration record abt Giuseppa LASPINA coming from Valguarnera, Sicily, IT, 16 old in 1907:
First Name: Giuseppa Last Name: Laspina Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Valguarnera, Sicily Date of Arrival: Feb 19, 1907 Age at Arrival: 16y Gender: F Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Calabria Port of Departure: Palermo Manifest Line Number: 0018
ok. In 1923 arrived this other Giuseppa La Spina First Name: Giuseppa Last Name: La Spina Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Giarre, Sicily Date of Arrival: Jun 24, 1923 Age at Arrival: 21y Gender: F Marital Status: M Ship of Travel: Providence Port of Departure: Palermo Manifest Line Number: 0008
United States Census, 1920," Mariana Guarrera, , Hudson, New Jersey
name: Mariana Guarrera residence: , Hudson, New Jersey estimated birth year: 1885 age: 35 birthplace: Italy relationship to head of household: Self gender: Male race: White marital status: Married father's birthplace: mother's birthplace: film number: 1821042 digital folder number: 4313343 image number: 00455 sheet number: 8 Household Gender Age Birthplace self Mariana Guarrera M 35y Italy wife Josie Guarrera F 28y Italy son Thomas Guarrera M 7y New Jersey son Alfred Guarrera M 6y New Jersey dau Bessy Guarrera F 3y4m New Jersey
Possible passenger list info for Mariano- his passport says he arrived on or about April 26, 1908, so he may have remembered the year incorrectly.
First Name: Mariano Last Name: Guaniera Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Giane, Catania Date of Arrival: Apr 22, 1909 Age at Arrival: 19y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Ancona Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Manifest Line Number: 0010
His destination was to an uncle, Salvatore ? at 2111 First Ave in NY. Possibly someone could upload the image for you to the forum.
Mariano was naturlaized on 8 Feb 1939 in Philadelphia. I found his date of death in the NJ Death and Burials Index. I'm checking with my friend about the names of his children. I know one is Anna, possibly Sebastiana. I know he traveled with his children from Italy to the US on 10 May 1934. He was a widower by then. I also noticed the detention sheet on Guiseppina. I'll check out the 26 Apr 1908 sailing. I believe you are the one who sent me a message from a friend regarding the Quattrocchi family in Zafferana Etnea. Thanks if it was you. She was a wealth of information and taught me how to extract from the Latin church records.
If he was naturalized in Phillie, then the person whose passport was posted by suanj may not be the right person, as that person seems to have been in Fort Niagara NY, which would coincide with the Western NY naturalization for the person I found.