Hello. My GG Grandmothers birth name was Filomena Cretella. She was born in southern Italy near Naples or Salerno in or about 1875. She married Francesco Proto(a) about 1895. I don't know much about her except for her maidan name and birth year. If anybody knows that name or can help me find it, much would be appreciate fm. Also if you can help me find her and her husbands graves that would be great. She died in 1955 and he died in 1959. Thanks
Boberek18 wrote:Hello. My GG Grandmothers birth name was Filomena Cretella. She was born in southern Italy near Naples or Salerno in or about 1875. She married Francesco Proto(a) about 1895. I don't know much about her except for her maidan name and birth year. If anybody knows that name or can help me find it, much would be appreciate fm. Also if you can help me find her and her husbands graves that would be great. She died in 1955 and he died in 1959. Thanks
Is this your Filomena and her family - 1940 US Census in Brooklyn.
1940 United States Federal Census about Filomena Proto Name: Filomena Proto Age: 64 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876 Gender: Female Race: White Birthplace: Italy Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Wife Home in 1940: New York, Kings, New York View Map Street: Manhattan Avenue Inferred Residence in 1935: New York, Kings, New York Residence in 1935: Same Place Citizenship: Alien Sheet Number: 15B Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Frank Proto 69 Filomena Proto 64 Frances Proto 29 Andrew Proto 27 Theresa Proto 28 Filomena Proto 2 Frank Proto 8/12 Joseph Proto 25
I did not find a marriage record for Filomena and Frank in New York City (all boroughs)
I did find some death index listings for PROTO in Brooklyn (Kings County) and Manhattan. You may be able to make a connection with one or more of them in the future... Surname First Name AGE Date of Death Cert.# County Proto Filomena 1 y Sep 15 1902 16611 Kings Proto Frances 66 y Feb 2 1946 3090 Kings Proto Francesca 69 y Jun 21 1912 18878 Manhattan Proto Francesco 2 y Jul 29 1909 22847 Manhattan Proto Francesco 55 y Mar 19 1914 9515 Manhattan Proto Frank 13 d Apr 7 1907 7415 Kings Proto Frank 15 y May 7 1920 11801 Kings Proto Frank 16 y May 30 1942 10897 Kings
POSSIBLE 1930 US Census for Frank and Filomena at Meeker Ave, Brooklyn
Living next door is William Proto and his family. William was also born in Italy and arrival date is same as Frank and Filomena. Do you know if this is a son?
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SAME family in 1910 Census? ALL born in Italy
Searched for an arrival for the family. If the above Census is correct... here is a possibility for an arrival manifest... Names are slightly different, but they may have chosen to "americanize" them when they settled in Brooklyn.
Arriving July 17, 1903 (agrees with 1910 census) on the SS Manilla Francesco/Frank is 32 (making birth about 1871), and a fruit seller/merchant, from Amalfi Wife is listed as Crofimena, age 28 (making birth about 1875) Children are Matteo, 7; Antonio, 4; Agnese, 2. Could they be William, Tony and Mary? The ages are correct. They indicate they are going to Francesco's brother Felice Mietrale(?) in NY. This would need to be searched.
given name: Francesco surname: Proto last place of residence: Amalfo date of arrival: 17 Jul 1903 age at arrival: 32y ethnicity: Italy, Italian South port of departure: Napoli port of arrival: New York City gender: Male marital status: M us citizen: ship of travel: Manilla HERE is a possibly WWI Registration Card for William. Address is same street as 1930 Census...
IF Francesco and Filomena are from AMALFI - you will need to write to the comune to request birth and marriage records.
Address: Ufficio dello Stato Civile Piazza Municipio, 5 84011 Amalfi (SA) Italy
Oh my god! Yes. That's them. I saw the manifest but I was confused with the names. His brothers name was Michele(Michael). All of the census' are correct. I know they had a child after they came to America but it died before 1910 so I think the frank Proto that died when he was 13 days old is that child. Thanks so much. I hope we will be in contact soon!