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Forsinengo and Scheverney from Varese, Lombardia

Postby mmoenck1 » 01 Apr 2013, 23:17

I fear I might be looking for names that were misspelled after emigration to the USA. The death certificate here in Minnesota for Lucia Sartori (1859-1926) lists her parents as Frank Forsinengo and Maria Scheverney. Lucia reported having been born in Brenta, Varese, Lombardia. There was mention of a relative from the Piedmonte, also. I do not find these surnames in any index or list, except for Forsinengo, Cesar, her brother, in Census lists for the USA. I feel this is a long-shot. Has anyone heard of these surnames? I am wondering if Fosinengo is modified from Forsini or Forengo? Perhaps Scheverney is a variant spelling of Chiaverini? I am perplexed.
Any help would be deeply appreciated.
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Re: Forsinengo and Scheverney from Varese, Lombardia

Postby suanj » 02 Apr 2013, 11:27

Hi, here
Cesare Forsinengo 1° trip:
Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1800-1945 about Cesare Forstnego
Name: Cesare Forstnego
Arrival Date: 29 Apr 1914
Age: 22 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (North) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Genova, Italy
Ship Name: America
Port of Arrival: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Friend's Name: Luisa Lartosi
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Brenta, Italy
father Pietro in Brenta, joining at aunt Lucia Sartori in St Paul, Minnesota


Cesare Forsinengo 2°trip:
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Cesare Forsinengo
Name: Cesare Forsinengo
Arrival Date: 17 Oct 1919
Birth Date: abt 1891
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: frenta
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Napoli
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Duca D Aosta
father Pietro in Brenta,joining at aunt Lucia Sartori in St Paul, Minnesota; already in USA from 1914 to 1915.


Cesare Forsinengo 3°trip:
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Cesare Forsinengo
Name: Cesare Forsinengo
Arrival Date: 1 Mar 1930
Birth Date: abt 1891
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: brenta
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian (North) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Roma


father Pietro Forsinengo in Brenta of Varese, returning at home in St Paul, Minnesota
http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=Vi ... 2011887406
the surname spelling seeming Forsinengo right...
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Re: Forsinengo and Scheverney from Varese, Lombardia

Postby mmoenck1 » 02 Apr 2013, 14:31

Many thanks, suanj!
So Lucia is Cesare's aunt, not a sibling. Yes, the surname spelling seems consistent. Still, these surnames seem unusual. I continue to search for relatives.
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Re: Forsinengo and Scheverney from Varese, Lombardia

Postby suanj » 02 Apr 2013, 17:54

Yes,
the Cesare father: Pietro Forsinengo was a brother of Lucia...
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Re: Forsinengo and Scheverney from Varese, Lombardia

Postby paola52 » 02 Apr 2013, 22:50

HI!
You are right :Forsinengo is a very unusual surname, not even listed in the Italian phone directory. Just a wild guess: the surname Fornengo is found in the Provinces of Novara and Verbania in Piedmont, near the Province of Varese, just across Lake Maggiore. Maybe worth a look. On the contrary Sartori is very common in Valcuvia, the valley north the town of Varese and near the lake where Brenta is located.
Brenta is a tiny village, not exactly a town, so hopefully if you write to the Comune someone can help you with Cesare's birth record. Even if the surname is misspelled surely there weren't many children named "Cesare" born there in 1891-92. Most employees are overworked, with no time to spare for unusuale questions, but in small communities it is always possible to find somebody interested in local history. Just try and don't be disapponinted if they don't aswer!

Mail address
affarigenerali@comune.brenta.va.it

As Lucia was born in 1856 you could also try to find her baptismal record, or that of Pietro, but nowadays parish priests often are in charge of more than one parish , and don’t always have the time to look at old records.

Parrocchia Santi Vito e Modesto
VIA ALLA CHIESA, 7 –
21030 Brenta (VA) –
Tel: 0332 604977

This is the website of the association of local historians and archivists of Valcuvia. Unfortunately the text is only in Italian, but you can contact them, writing in English Go to “contatti” on the right of the page
http://www.archiviostoricovalcuvia.org/home


Good luck!
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Re: Forsinengo and Scheverney from Varese, Lombardia

Postby mmoenck1 » 27 May 2013, 20:15

Paola,
Thank you for this information! I've been away from the site for a while and just found your note today. I will try your suggestions for my research. Lucia (nee Forsinengo) Sartori was my 2nd great grandmother. She emigrated to Saint Paul, Minnesota, with her husband and oldest daughter, Palmyra. John Sartori died in 1896. Lucia managed to raise her children alone, after some farming out. Palmyra (nee Sartori) Cantieri was my father's maternal grandmother.
Thank you so much for taking the time to reply.
Best wishes,
MaryAnn
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Re: Forsinengo and Scheverney from Varese, Lombardia

Postby paola52 » 27 May 2013, 22:41

:D Happy to help!
Surely Lucia was a remarkable woman. I hope you will find something about her.
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