I would like help finding my Grandfather who was born in Italy in 1898. I think he was born in one of these three towns - Catanzara, Gasparina, or Montepaone. He came to the USA in or around 1911. He was 13 years old at the time. His name was George F Fiorentino. He was deported back to Italy sometime in either 1932 or 1933. I do not think he obtained United States citizenship while in the USA. I think he passed away in Italy in the town of Montepaone. He had remarried in Italy and had 3 sons.
Hi, I found this record: dated 17 sep 1918 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about George Frank Fiorentino Name: George Frank Fiorentino City: Philadelphia County: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania Birth Date: 23 Feb 1899 Race: White Draft Board: 6
next of kin: brother Frank Fiorentino in US Army
I found a naturalization of Frank Fiorentino born on 27 jul (or jun)1888 in Catanzaro, making military service in Camp Crane Allentown, PA and naturalizedo on aug 1918 Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974 about Frank Fiorentino Name: Frank Fiorentino State: Pennsylvania Court Type: District Court Court Location: Eastern District, Pennsylvania Naturalization Record Type: Petition for Naturalization Naturalization Record Number: 27903
I believe that George Frank Fiorentino was born in Gasperina with italian name of Gregorio Fiorentino:
First Name: Gregorio Last Name: Fiorentino Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Gosperina, Catanzaro Date of Arrival: May 14, 1914 Age at Arrival: 16y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Konig Albert Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0020 father Giuseppe in Gasperina, joining at brother Francesco Fiorentino in Philadelphia, PA
Thank you so very much for all of the info. Hopefully this is the correct Fiorentino. At least it gives me a place to start. I am trying to get dual citizenship thru my Grandfather so that I would be able to live in Italy. This was a great help.
Hello I have one other question at this time. My Grandfather was born in Italy but my Father was born in the United States and was the fifth of five sons. None of the sons were born in Italy. We do not know if my Grandfather naturalized but I do know he was deported back to Italy right before my Father's birth. My Grandfather's name is on my Father's birth certificate. Would I be eligible for dual citizenship? I am getting conflicting answers on some of the articles I have read. Thank you again John
ftino1951 wrote:Hello I have one other question at this time. My Grandfather was born in Italy but my Father was born in the United States and was the fifth of five sons. None of the sons were born in Italy. We do not know if my Grandfather naturalized but I do know he was deported back to Italy right before my Father's birth. My Grandfather's name is on my Father's birth certificate. Would I be eligible for dual citizenship? I am getting conflicting answers on some of the articles I have read. Thank you again John
hmmm it are some problem... because: 1. I know not if your George Frank Fiorentino in USA was the Gregorio Fiorentino that I found.
2. if yes, if it is the correct person, on your father birth certificate the him father name was George F Fiorentino and as you can prove that George Frank Fiorentino and Gregorio Fiorentino is one and the same person?
3. On Gregorio Fiorentino ship's manifest are the marking abt naturalization or so http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0020 and it are also a big "A" on. I know not what mean maybe some member here can help better.. because to know abt the naturalization is very important..
so before of anything, you can give some additional details abt George Frank Fiorentino where he lived ... the wife name.. if they was married legally.... the children names... so we can have a better idea..... Regards, suanj
My Grandfather was married in the United States to a woman named Mary Catherine Martelli(maiden name). My Father's birth certificate states her name as Mary Catherine but she went by Catherine. They had 5 sons in the United States - names were Joseph,George,Frank,Ralph and John. When he was deported back to Italy he was with another woman,not sure if they ever married,but they had 3 sons whose names are Salvatore,Anthony, and Peter. The last I knew Salvatore lived in Montepaone. I think this is where my Grandfather died. I have no idea of my step grandmother's name in Italy.
CORNWALL Francis Anthony Fiorentino, 84, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012, at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He was the husband of Carol A. (Chernich) Fiorentino for the last 51 years. Born in Lancaster, on January 24, 1928, Francis was a son of the late George and Catherine (Martelli) Fiorentino. Francis was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Cornwall, the Lebanon Navy Club, and the Rexmont Fire Hall Club. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an avid Boston Red Sox Fan. Francis watched ETWN and said the rosary three times every day. He enjoyed sitting on his porch and talking with the neighbors, but most of all enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four children, Anita, wife of Craig Miller, Julie, wife of Dave Werner, FrancisFiorentino, Jr., and Ruth Ann, wife of Jon Beers; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one step great-grandchild; and two brothers, George, husband of Mary Fiorentino, and Ralph, husband of Jo Ann Fiorentino. He was preceded in death by a sister, Marian; and three brothers, Joseph, John, and Anthony. Funeral Mass Saturday 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 2596 Cornwall Road, Cornwall 17016. Interment at Holy Savior Catholic Cemetery. Viewing Saturday morning form 9 to 11 a.m. in the social hall at the church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 136, Cornwall, PA 17016. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements. Share your thoughts and memories with the family at our on line guest book at http://www.thompsonfuneralhomelebanon.com Published in Lebanon Daily News on February 23, 2012
possible census: 1930 United States Federal Census about George Ferantal Name: George Ferantal Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1898 Birthplace: Italy Race: White Home in 1930: Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Map of Home: View Map Marital Status: Married Immigration Year: 1913 Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Catharine M Ferantal Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Occupation:
Age at first marriage:
View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age George Ferantal 32 Catharine M Ferantal 32 Mary R Madonna 15 (stepdaughter) Joseph R Ferantal 5 George Ferantal 4 [4 5/12] Frank Ferantal 3 [3 8/12] Ralph V Ferantal 1 [1 8/12]
Hello I knew the Francis Fiorentino who passed away in February of 2012. He was my Uncle and lived across the street from my parents. My Grandfather George or Gregorio We think his first son George was born in Boston - at least that is what I was told. The rest of his children were born in Lancaster,pa. I did have the census,but the spelling of the last name was wrong but all the first names matched. Sorry for all the questions but anyone who would be able to give me any information on my family is deceased or doesn't remember anything. I did recently write to Salvatore Fiorentino in Montepaone. I know it takes a long time for letters to go to Italy from the United States but hopefully he may have some infon that can help. I so appreciate all you are doing.
next of kin: brother Frank Fiorentino in US Army. I found a naturalization of Frank Fiorentino born on 27 jul (or jun)1888 in Catanzaro, making military service in Camp Crane Allentown, PA and naturalizedo on aug 1918
well this Frank is no the brother of Gregorio Sorrentino; it is another Frank Fiorentino, a different person.. I found the brother of Gregorio Fiorentino: U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Frank Paul Feorantino Name: Frank Paul Feorantino Birth Date: 22 May 1892 Birth Place: Gasperina, Italy Residence: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
arrival: First Name: Frco. Paolo Last Name: Fiorentino Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Gasperina Date of Arrival: Jun 01, 1907 Age at Arrival: 15y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Neckar Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0011 with uncle Salvatore Fiorentino 41 old, joining at father Giuseppe in Philadelphia, PA 627 Catherine St http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 1988070400
I believe that the below record is abt a second trip of Gregorio father: First Name: Giuseppe Last Name: Fiorentino Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Gaspanna, Italy Date of Arrival: May 18, 1906 Age at Arrival: 50y Gender: M Marital Status: M Ship of Travel: Konigin Luise Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0022 with son Vincenzo 16 old, joining at son Pietro 627 Catherine st Philadelphia; Giuseppe was before in USA from 1895 to 1896 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0022
I found th ship's manifest also of Pietro Fiorentino ( named as the Giuseppe's father) with uncle Salvatore 38 old and the final destination in 1905 was Boston, MA:
First Name: Pietro Last Name: Fiorentino Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Gasperina Date of Arrival: Mar 10, 1905 Age at Arrival: 23y Gender: M Marital Status: M Ship of Travel: Konigin Luise Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0005
I believe that the Gregorio Fiorentino that I found , it could be the your right ancestor... but it is just my opinion, because matching: the George Frank Fiorentino oldest son first name (Joseph) with Gregorio father first name (Giuseppe=Joseph) by italian tradition....
the (right) Gregorio brother Francesco Paolo = Frank Paul lived in Lancaster, PA also; the oldest brother, Pietro, landed in Boston ....
but, without to know the right italian name of your ancestor... it is a bit hard... however... I believe that I am not far from the truth... and that Gregorio Fiorentino found could be your ancestor... Best regards, suanj
I want to Thank you so much for all your help. I am trying to gather more information so that I can prove this man named Gregorio is my Grandfather. I am trying to locate any kind of marriage records in Italy for him and also the United States. So far no luck but I will keep on searching. Plus I have not been able to locate his death certificate. I will keep in touch and let you know how my search is going. Thank you John