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Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby lkschilling » 20 Oct 2012, 20:21

Hello,

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.
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby lkschilling » 22 Oct 2012, 16:04

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.
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby vj » 22 Oct 2012, 16:20

Welcome to the Forum!
We'll be happy to see what we can do to help.
Have you found all of your US records? Sometimes than can contain helpful clues.
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for reference, is this the correct 1940 census?
http://imageshack.us/a/img204/1818/1940 ... ederal.jpg

Home in 1940: Lafayette, Boulder, Colorado
Street: Cleveland Street House Number: 200

head Pasqual Scarpella 38, abt 1902 CO
wife Anna Scarpella 37, abt 1903 IT
son Frank Scarpella 17, abt 1923 CO
son Johnnie Scarpella 14, abt 1926 CO
son Richard Scarpella 11, abt 1929 CO
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby vj » 22 Oct 2012, 16:42

probable 1920 census
living with brother George (born in IT) and parents
http://imageshack.us/a/img824/8669/1920g.jpg

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
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brother George, has place of birth, difficult to decipher...

1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
http://imageshack.us/a/img268/8412/1917b.jpg

Name: George Scorrpello
County: Boulder State: Colorado
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 14 Feb 1887
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probable 1910 census
http://imageshack.us/a/img338/5618/1910v.jpg

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
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby suanj » 22 Oct 2012, 18:24

hi, the oldest brother of Pasquale Scarpella: Tommaso Scarpella

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Thomas Scarpello
Name: Thomas Scarpello
County: Boulder
State: Colorado
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 16 Jan 1889

Race: Caucasian (White)
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birth place: Albany, Italy (?)
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby erudita74 » 22 Oct 2012, 18:52

"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


To request the record
https://secure.ssa.gov/apps9/eFOIA-FEWe ... t/main.jsp
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby vj » 22 Oct 2012, 19:50

from Find A Grave
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=82030990
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=82031075

Louisville Cemetery
Louisville, Boulder County, Colorado

Scarpella

Francisco A
1867-1927

Sarah
his wife
1865-1929
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby vj » 22 Oct 2012, 20:12

suanj wrote:hi, the oldest brother of Pasquale Scarpella: Tommaso Scarpella

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Thomas Scarpello
Name: Thomas Scarpello
County: Boulder
State: Colorado
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 16 Jan 1889

Race: Caucasian (White)
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birth place: Albany, Italy (?)
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Hey suanj!
It appears to be the same location as brother George's WWI Card
perhaps Albanese, L'Aquila, Abruzzo?
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby vj » 22 Oct 2012, 20:18

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
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby vj » 22 Oct 2012, 20:44

You can order a copy of your great grandfather's obituary here:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~bgs/B ... intro.html

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
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby suanj » 22 Oct 2012, 21:47

Hi Valarie!
It is hard to say the birthplace, but, maybe... Cosenza area ?
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby lkschilling » 29 Jun 2014, 08:09

you guys have been so helpful! I am so really grateful.

I've looked at everything, many times I heard Albania, when we've discussed this as a family that is what keeps coming back. Would it be crazy to think Albenga, IT?

Now looking for Mother's maiden name, thanks again so very much!!!!
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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby johnnyonthespot » 29 Jun 2014, 11:59

Welcome back!

George's WWI draft registration card?


U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about George Scorrpello
Name: George Scorrpello
County: Boulder
State: Colorado
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 14 Feb 1887
Race: Caucasian (White)

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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby johnnyonthespot » 29 Jun 2014, 12:34

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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Re: Trying to trace my great-grandfather

Postby suanj » 29 Jun 2014, 15:40

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

Birth act:
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,350180102
Francesco Antonio was 21 old in 1887 so born abt in 1866...

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