I am trying to find family roots in Casteltermini, Sicily.
The only information I can provide is that my maternal grandmother was born Maddelena (sp) Mortorano, and she married my grandfather (whom I never knew as he died before I was born) whose last name was Geraci. They had 5 children, 2 boys, Pasquale and Frank (Chicco), and 3 girls, Mamie, Angeline, and my mother, Josephine. I don't know if any other children were born and may have died early deaths but I never heard them talking about any such siblings. Josephine was the only one of their children born in the US. I believe my grandmother was born around 1870 but am not positive.
I remember my uncle Pasquale (Pat) talking about Casteltermini and San Calogero. Can you guide me as to where I can get additional information? I am getting on in years and would like to leave my grandchildren as much information I can find regarding the family history.
1920 census: 1920 United States Federal Census about Lewis Grace Name: Lewis Grace [Lewis Gerace] [Luria Gerace] Age: 51 Birth Year: abt 1869 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1920: Trenton Ward 5, Mercer, New Jersey Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1907 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mary Grace Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Home Owned: Own Able to Read: No Able to Write: No Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Lewis Grace 51 Mary Grace 46 Patcy Grace 24 Angeline Grace 16 Frank Grace 14 Josephine Grace 7 [7 6/12] Mamie Sola 20 ( maybe Filomena Gerace married Sola; widowed) Peter Sola 4 [4 7/12]
1930 United States Federal Census about Madeline Geraci Name: Madeline Geraci Gender: Female Birth Year: abt 1874 Birthplace: Italy Race: White Home in 1930: Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey View Map
Marital Status: Married Immigration Year: 1910 Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's Name: Louis Geraci Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Occupation:
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Household Members: Name Age Louis Geraci head 58 Madeline Geraci wife 56 Frank Geraci son 23 Josephine Geraci daughter 18 Angeline Fordetta daughter 26 Frank Fordetta son in law 38 Louis Fordetta grandson 8 Josephine Fordetta grandaughter 7
First Name: Luigi Last Name: Geraci Ethnicity: Italy, Italian Last Place of Residence: Castelberimi, Sicily Date of Arrival: Sep 26, 1907 Age at Arrival: 40y Gender: M Marital Status: M Ship of Travel: Sannio Port of Departure: Palermo Manifest Line Number: 0003
Hello again On the marriage record..Luigi is abt 23,a sulfur miner and father is deceased Pasquale and mother is deceased Filomena Minardi(sp) Maddalena is abt 20, a seamstress, and father is deceased Francesco and mother is Maria Angela Esposito.