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Ellis Island to Vicksburg,Miss 1906 Endentured Servants

Postby shelleyrock » 18 Aug 2013, 09:04

Hi, My family came through Ellis Island and then went to Vicksburg, Miss or Louisiana . They worked on a plantation for 4 or 5 months and then escaped up to Connecticut. I have Ellis Island records. Need help finding any records of the them down in Mississippi.
Giovanni Bighinatti or Bighinati.
Thanks for any help.
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Re: Ellis Island to Vicksburg,Miss 1906 Endentured Servants

Postby erudita74 » 18 Aug 2013, 14:29

shelleyrock wrote:Hi, My family came through Ellis Island and then went to Vicksburg, Miss or Louisiana . They worked on a plantation for 4 or 5 months and then escaped up to Connecticut. I have Ellis Island records. Need help finding any records of the them down in Mississippi.
Giovanni Bighinatti or Bighinati.
Thanks for any help.



This family did arrive at Ellis Island in 1906 and their destination was to Vicksburg, Mississippi and to a so-called cousin named Amedeo Aranzi. They are listed as "field workers" on the passenger list. As I previously stated, they could not have entered this country in 1906 and been listed as "indentured servants," as the inspectors at Ellis Island would have turned them away. I think that, even though they were treated as if they were indentured servants, technically they were not. Their passage was paid for by this person, as stated on the passenger list. He was, more than likely, the plantation owner who had paid for their passage in return for them contracting work with him on his plantation or out in the fields he owned. They were probably treated like "indentured servants," although technically they weren't. Since you say they were only in Mississippi for 4 or 5 months before escaping to Ct, I doubt we will be able to locate any records for this family while in Mississippi.

Here is an article you may want to read:
http://s1.zetaboards.com/anthroscape/topic/2921554/1/



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Re: Ellis Island to Vicksburg,Miss 1906 Endentured Servants

Postby Tessa78 » 18 Aug 2013, 18:21

shelleyrock wrote:Hi, My family came through Ellis Island and then went to Vicksburg, Miss or Louisiana . They worked on a plantation for 4 or 5 months and then escaped up to Connecticut. I have Ellis Island records. Need help finding any records of the them down in Mississippi.
Giovanni Bighinatti or Bighinati.
Thanks for any help.


The correct spelling of the name is BIGHINATI :-)

Do you have this birth record for Gemma?
Record #14
Dated 22 January 1885 - birth on 18 January 1885 at 10 AM
Father is Giovanni Bighinati - son of Giulio, age 27 and a landowner
Mother is Candida Zaghini, daughter of deceased Antonio, his wife age 22, housewife
Child was named GEMMA ERMIDE

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 1673882999

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:D - Great article link!

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Re: Ellis Island to Vicksburg,Miss 1906 Endentured Servants

Postby shelleyrock » 18 Aug 2013, 20:20

Thank you for that information. The only thing i doubt is that Amedeo
was a plantation owner as Italians were regarded as 2nd class citizens
during that time. I have to research that name.
I really appreciate your input .
Thanks again, Shelley
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Re: Ellis Island to Vicksburg,Miss 1906 Endentured Servants

Postby Tessa78 » 18 Aug 2013, 20:24

Also located the arrival of Amadeo Avanzi (the cousin listed on Giovanni's manifest as paying for passage) - He was also an immigrant heading to Mississippi...

Amadeo (age 44) arrived in 1905 with his wife, Teresa Bansati (41), and son Giuseppe (16)
He was going to Vicksburg, Miss
Passage was paid by "uncle" Giuseppe Eparco

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Amadeo Avanzi
Name: Amadeo Avanzi
Arrival Date: 12 Oct 1905
Birth Date: abt 1861
Age: 44
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian (North) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Antonio Lopez

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Re: Ellis Island to Vicksburg,Miss 1906 Endentured Servants

Postby shelleyrock » 18 Aug 2013, 20:33

Oh my gosh, thank you!
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Re: Ellis Island to Vicksburg,Miss 1906 Endentured Servants

Postby Tessa78 » 18 Aug 2013, 20:37

Looks like Amadeo and family moved to Missouri :-)


1910 United States Federal Census about Amadeo Avanzi
Name: Amadeo Avanzi
[Amadeo Avangi]
Age in 1910: 49
Birth Year: abt 1861
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1910: St Louis Ward 5, Saint Louis City, Missouri
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1905
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Teresa Avanzi
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Amadeo Avanzi 49
Teresa Avanzi 45
Joseph Avanzi 21
Mary Avanzi 20
John Avanzi 18
Valdemar T Avanzi 13
Santina Avanzi 8
Helen Avanzi 1
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Re: Ellis Island to Vicksburg,Miss 1906 Endentured Servants

Postby erudita74 » 19 Aug 2013, 13:46

Shelley

http://www.lexisnexis.com/documents/aca ... erBPt4.pdf

look at page xi

The 52 page pdf file is very slow to load, but I think you will find useful info in it.

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Re: Ellis Island to Vicksburg,Miss 1906 Endentured Servants

Postby shelleyrock » 20 Aug 2013, 21:06

thanks Erudita!
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