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Looking for a birthplace and need help.

Postby AnthonyLucchi » 02 Oct 2012, 08:03

Hello, I'm trying to locate my great great grandfather's place of birth so that I can eventually request a comune for a birth or baptism record. He was born around 1876, near Naples.

My great grandfather's name was James Shero. His last name is an Americanized version of Ciero. James' father's name was Guiseppe Ciero. James' mother's maiden name was Nicoletta Chinsano.

Looking online I found information about Guiseppe and Nicoletta's marriage certificate.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6H5-RKD

Is it very odd that his parents are listed as having a different surname?

I also manage to find a 1940 census record, under the Shero name.
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQM3-9GP

Nicoletta was born around 1880 but I don't know what part of Italy she was from either.

Any help would be very appreciated.

Thanks,
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Re: Looking for a birthplace and need help.

Postby pink67 » 02 Oct 2012, 14:22

Hi Anthony, welcome to the forum :D

most likely Nicoletta's correct lastname was Chiusano and she may have been born in Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi which is a town in Avellino province, Campania region.
This is her possible 1905 arrival manifest:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0018

Is it very odd that his parents are listed as having a different surname?


This is a normal thing because in Italy women keep their maiden name for all their lifes, even if married.

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Re: Looking for a birthplace and need help.

Postby pink67 » 02 Oct 2012, 14:38

For references, from the site Ancestry.com:

1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Joseph Shero
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1930: Harrison, Westchester, New York
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Marital Status: Married
Immigration Year: 1904
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Nellie Shero
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Shero 52
Nellie Shero 47
Josephine Shero 18
James Shero 14
Claude Tompkins 28
Lena Tompkins 21
Harriet Tompkins 0
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1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Joe Shero
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1920: Harrison, Westchester, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1904
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Nellie Shero
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: No
Able to Write: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joe Shero 43
Nellie Shero 41
Rose Shero 13
Lena Shero 11
Josephine Shero 8
James Shero 4

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Re: Looking for a birthplace and need help.

Postby pink67 » 02 Oct 2012, 14:59

Possible 1910 census?

1910 United States Federal Census

Name: Ginieffi Chilla
[Giuseppi Thillo]
[Ginieffi Ghillo]
Age in 1910: 30
Birth Year: 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1910: Harrison, Westchester, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1904
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)]
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Nicoletta Chilla
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Ginieffi Chilla 30 head
Nicoletta Chilla 25 wife
Rosie Chilla 3 daughter, born in NY
Pasqualina Chilla 2 daughter, born in NY
Johnston Cumberls 25 boarder
Gaisella Calvello 18 [16] boarder
Franklin Madrockello 53 boarder
Guilli Defino 20[26] boarder

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