I am new here and not sure how it works but I am working on tracing my grandfather Pasqual Scarpella. He immigrated to the United States in the early 1900's and lived in Colorado the rest of his life. I know he had three sons but know nothing about his life in Italy. Would love to know more.
I have found out that my great-grandfather Pasqual Scarpella was actually born in Colorado, his parents Frank and Sarablinca were both born in Italy in the 1860's. I am trying to trace the Italian heritage of where Frank and Sarablinca came from. We have been told that it was northern Italy but that is all we know. Some rumblings about Albanian decent has circled the family but as far as we can tell they did come from Northern Italy and we would love to figure out where.
Home in 1920: Farm in Precinct 20, owns Niwot, Boulder, Colorado
head George Scarpella 32, abt 1888 IT - immig 1893, Nat (naturalized citizen) wife Mary Ann Scarpella 28, abt 1892 IT - immig 1890 children: Frank Scarpella 10 Sarah Scarpella 9 Rose Scarpella 5 Mike Scarpella 4 5/12 Julie Scarpella 1 6/12
father Frank Scarpella 52, abt 1868 IT - immig 1890, Nat (naturalized citizen) mother Sarablinca (Serafina) Scarpella 58, abt 1862 IT - immig 1893, Nat (naturalized citizen) brother Paskal Scarpella 18, abt 1902 CO ---
brother George, has place of birth, difficult to decipher...
Home in 1910: Farm in Twp 2, North Precinct 20, owns farm Newett, Boulder, Colorado
head Frank Scarpella 42, abt 1868 IT - married 20 yrs, abt 1890 - immig 1887, Na - farmer wife Searyfeen (Serafina) Scarpella 47, abt 1863 IT - 13 children born, 7 children living son George Scarpella 23, abt 1887 IT son Thomas Scarpella 21, abt 1889 IT daughter Della Scarpella 16, abt 1894 CO daughter Anna Scarpella 14, abt 1896 CO daughter Rosa Scarpella 13, abt 1897 CO daughter Lizza Scarpella 11, abt 1899 CO son Pasea (Pasquale) Scarpella 9, abt 1901 CO
daughter-in-law Anna Scarpella 19, abt 1891 IT - George's wife grandson Franka Scarpella 4/12
"United States Social Security Death Index," Paskel Scarpella, 1974 I believe this is him in the social security index
first name: Paskel middle name: last name: Scarpella name suffix: birth date: 23 February 1901 social security number: 521-09-1370 place of issuance: Colorado last residence: Lafayette, Boulder, Colorado zip code of last residence: 80026 death date: August 1974 estimated age at death: 73
possible naturalization record index: from ancestry. com
Name: Francesco Scarpello Year: 1903 Place: Colorado
Source Publication Code: 9678.2 Primary Immigrant: Scarpello, Francesco Annotation: Date and place of naturalization; a few are date and port of arrival. Also provides country of origin, names of witnesses, and volume and page numbers of original record.
Source Bibliography: WESTCOTT, LOIS. "Boulder County [Colorado] Naturalization Records." In Boulder Genealogical Society Quarterly. Vol. 14:1 (Feb. 1982), pp. 15-25 (D-I); vol. 14:2 (May 1982), pp. 58-62 (J-K); vol. 14:3 (Aug. 1982), pp. 122-131 (K-P); vol. 14:4 (Nov. 1982), pp. 163-168 (P-S). Page: 167
Like his SS Application (see Erudita's note above), it may have his mother's maiden name - if you don't already have it. Her ship manifest was probably under her maiden name since she arrived after her husband Francesco. Her manifest (with two sons) may have a last residence on it. (in Italy women keep their maiden names)
Last Name First/Middle Name Maiden Name Birth Date or Age Birth Place Death Date Paper Date/Page
Scarpella Pasco 23 Feb 1901 Louisville, CO 7 Aug 1974 9 Aug 1974/6
Just above the black line in the middle of the page there is Serafina Bellini (?); below the line are Giorgio Scarpella and Tomo(?) Scarpella.
Could this be the correct manifest? I am not entirely convinced (mostly because the ages are not quite right).
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Giorgio Scarpelli Name: Giorgio Scarpelli Arrival Date: 3 Jun 1891 Birth Date: abt 1887 Age: 4 Gender: Male Place of Origin: Horena Port of Departure: Fiume, Naples, and Palermo, Italy and Gibraltar Destination: New York Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Alsatia
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Great find Marty! I believe that Giorgio Scarpelli was born in San Cosmo Albanese... by Cosenza Archive: Codice SIAS IT-ASCS-F680258 Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Liste di Leva della classe 1887.Registro numero 230, atto numero 121 di pagina 237 sezione b Giorgio Scarpelli, iscritto il --/--/---- nato il 10/02/1887 a SAN COSMO ALBANESE da Francesco Antonio Scarpelli e da Serafina Bellucci
Giorgio Scarpelli born in San Cosmo Albanese on 10 Feb. 1887 son of Francesco Antonio Scarpelli and Serafina Bellucci