Thank you, Thank you for finding my grandmother, with a misspelled last name. I have looked for it in vain. I want to share a letter written by her father-in law that was hand carried from Italy to California. My grandmother Maria Vendrame was married the day after she arrived in Calif.
Visna 24 July 1916
I an sending this letter with your fiancee, and I have to tell you that we are all enjoying perfect health except your mother who has many nerve pains as you know, but later she will tell you everything. Today your fiancee is leaving from here to reach you in California and I an very happy that you will be united holy marriage, because this is the reason of her departure. I pray and exhourt you to love her with all your heart, because she has always loved you from here and she never made anyone gossip about her business: and I tell you more, that in her family when she was giving the last farewell everybody was crying as she was a dead person going to her grave.
Forgive me dear son if I lenghten the letter with this recommendation, and I am sure that you know her better than me: I will not tell you more aobut this and about other things and I will let your fiancee talk about all the other events. I exhourt your to greet your employers and tell them I hope every good thing for them.
In the end of this letter I feel to give you my paternal blessings, and I bless you dear son in the name of the Lord and I bless you in the name of the Holy Virgin Mary and in the name of all the holy saints in heaven, and this will be.
I'm the grand son
Researching in the provience of Treviso, Italy, Provaglio Sopra, Val Sabbia of Brescia. Domege di Cadore
Forno di Rivara, TO, Canischio, TO
Surnames Melchiori of Oderzo, TV, Vendrame of TV, Rossi of Rai di San Polo, Bonotto of TV.
I don't know how much research you have done, so just a thought to offer. On her passeneger manifest is a number followed by a date of 9-30-1941 (sorry, forgot to write it down. I think that was what was at the end of the notation) On this date the manifest was checked to confirm her arrival in this county. Somewhere there should be a Declaration of Intent, the first papers filed in the naturalization process. Do you have this or know if she did become a citizen?