I am trying to locate information on one set of my great grandparents: Calogero Governali and Giacomina DiMiceli. I believe that they all came from Corleone in Sicily, or near that area. I don't think they ever left Italy, but a number of their children did. Some of their children were named Bernardo, Caterina, Chico Paolo, Maria, Marida, Matteo and Giuseppe (My Grandfather).
joegov wrote:I am trying to locate information on one set of my great grandparents: Calogero Governali and Giacomina DiMiceli. I believe that they all came from Corleone in Sicily, or near that area. I don't think they ever left Italy, but a number of their children did. Some of their children were named Bernardo, Caterina, Chico Paolo, Maria, Marida, Matteo and Giuseppe (My Grandfather).
Can you provide some details (dates of birth and marriage, where settled in US, etc.) for those who immigrated? We try to trace back using US records to find place of birth.
Do you know what year your Grandfather arrived? There are quite a few "Giuseppe Governali" in the Ellis Island records... most from Corleone.
ALSO - do you have approx. years of birth for your GGF and GGM?
Hi, if it is the right Giuseppe Governali, he was born abt in 1875:
New York, State Census, 1915 about Joseph Governali Name: Joseph Governali Birth Year: abt 1875 Birth Place: Italy Age: 40 Gender: Male Residence Place: New York, New York Relationship: Head Color or Race: White Number of Years in US: 15 Assembly District: 28 House Number: 159 Line Number: 45 Page Number: 04 Household Members: Name Age Joseph Governali 40 Bessie Governali 26 Charles Governali 8 Martin Governali 3 Frank Governali 5/12 Jennie Governali 6
Immigration: New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Giuseppe Governale Name: Giuseppe Governale Arrival Date: 8 Jan 1900 Birth Date: abt 1875 Age: 25 Gender: Male Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian Port of Departure: Napoli Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Sempione
joining at brother Matteo
If it is the right Giuseppe, here the baptism act: Giuseppe Governale/i born in Corleone, son of Calogero and of Jacoba Di Miceli, baptized in San Martino church in Corleone on 26 sep 1874 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 1346417062 the record (last record on left page) is in latin. Regards, suanj
Following up on suanj's lead... Here is the civil birth registration for Giuseppe Luca Governali
Record #417 Dated 26 September 1874 at 3 PM at the town office in Corleone Appearing before the official was Rosa Guaglietti(?), age 60, midwife and resident of Corleone, to present a male child born to Giacoma di Michele, age 40, residing in Corleone... and to Calogero, [spouse], age 45, residing in Corleone. Birth on the 25th of the month of September at 8:20 AM at the home of his parents. Child was given the name GIUSEPPE LUCA