My great grandfather was Biagio Sabella. He came to the US about March 16, 1900 according to the Ellis Passenger Log. Here is his log info: First Name: Biagio Last Name: Sabella Ethnicity: Italy, Italian Last Place of Residence Sciacca Date of Arrival: Mar 16, 1900 Age at Arrival: 25y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Marco Minghetti Port of Departure: Palermo Manifest Line Number: 0009
I do remember him when I was a little girl. He did not speak english. What I am hoping for is more information about his roots and my great grandmothers too. She also came from Sciacca. But there is no record of her. They are both at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Colma Calif. My grandfather was Alfred Sabella.
I miss them all and would be so happy if I can find family or roots in Sciacca for my great grandfather (Biagio Sabella) and great grandmother.
You can contact me if you have any leads or if you can help.
Hi by this record: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Biagio Sabella Name: Biagio Sabella City: San Francisco County: San Francisco State: California Birth Date: 18 Feb 1875 Race: White Draft Board: 12
Biagio married in Manhattan, New York on 17 Jun 1901: Last Name First Name Month Day Year Cert nmbr County FHL Roll Sabella Biago Jun 17 1901 12239 (1901) Manhattan 1570514 Accursia, Gerwda (Accursia Gelardi) regards, suanj
Accursia Gelardi travelled with mother Caterina R... (unreadable and both joining at Accursio (male) Gelardi 15 Spring st New York
First Name: Accursia Last Name: Gelardo Ethnicity: Italy, Italian Last Place of Residence: Sciacca Date of Arrival: Jul 06, 1897 Age at Arrival: 16y Gender: F Marital Status: Ship of Travel: Elysia Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0022 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0022 Accursia was born around 1881 in Sciacca... regards, suanj
OH! THANK YOU SOOOOO much! You have given me something to go on. I am the 4th gen here. But yet I could not get any information. My father Billy Sabella died early he was 44yrs. My grandfather Alfred A Sabella son of Biagio and Accursia, when I asked him he would not talk about it. He only like to talk about here and now. And my great grandfather did not speak english. I never knew my great grandmother because she had already passed away. The only picture I have of her is on her gravestone.
You gave me a start. I thank you for that. I do not understand my bond with my Italian side it is so small. My grandmother who married my grandfather was 100% Russian. How a 100% Russian and a 100% Italian ever made it I have no idea. But from them came my dad than me. The Russian side is next to explore. But for me the Italian side feels so strong in me. I try to understand why but have no answer. When growing up I felt that the Sabella did not feel or seem to care any more about their roots as I wish they had passed photos and family down to me. They didn't but I am here now. I am 64yrs this year and before its too late I want to pass the pride I have to my children. I thank you so much suanj. I will go to your site and pay for more help. I have a photo I found it in my grandfathers house I do not know who it is. Maybe my great grandfather maybe my grandfather. It is a man sitting on maybe a beach. He looks young. Smoking and wearing a hat. Suanj I am glad I found you. I am glad because you are helping me fill a missing part of me.
Happy of help you! here the 1930 census: 1930 United States Federal Census about B Sabella Name: B Sabella Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1876 Birthplace: Italy Race: White Home in 1930: San Francisco, San Francisco, California Map of Home: View Map Marital Status: Widowed Immigration Year: 1898 Relation to Head of House: Head Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Occupation:
Age at first marriage:
View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age B Sabella 54 Katherne H Sabella 22 (b. NY) Charles Sabella 15 (b. NY) Marrie Sabella 13 (b. NY) August Sabella 11 (b. CA) Dolores Sabella 10 ditto Antonette Sabella 8 ditto Augustina Sabella 4 ditto Anna Mosier 23 boarder b. Russia Vera Mosier 2 boarder b. California
I found also the 1915 census: New York, State Census, 1915 about Beagio Sabella Name: Beagio Sabella 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: 16 Assembly District: 03 House Number: 56 Line Number: 26 Page Number: 29 Household Members: Name Age Beagio Sabella 40 Gellati Sabella 35 Gerstein Sabella 13 Alponso Sabella 11 Kaho Sabella 7 Antonie Sabella 3 Charles Sabella 3/12 I believe that Alfred Sabella was born as Alfonso/Alphonse Sabella and in 1930 census he appearing not because married... it is probable? Regards, suanj
You are so kind to help me. I wish I could travel back in time just to hug my family roots. Because of all of them I am so I am today. I can not understand why no one in the family cared. It was ok we are in the US now forget about our history. I am totally confused by this. Anyway my Father was Billy Sabella, My Grandfather was Alfred Alfonso Sabella born in NY on or about Jan 28th 1904 died May 1986. Like you I can not find him either. My father was an only child. So my grandfathers sisters and brothers were referred to as my aunts and uncles. I have met everyone on the census list we used to have big family gatherings. Charles Sabella was also my godfather. I know my grandfather (Italian) met my grandmother who was full Russian! HAHAHa funny to think of a Russian and Italian as husband and wife. Her name was Catherine also some spelled it with a K. Her family came here from Russia through Canada to the US. And some where somehow to met! What a story I would love to know.
Wouldn't it be so wonderful to go back and say Thank you, I am here because of you and I am proud. Poor, rich good or bad, it means nothing to me. Family is a wall and as a family we are strong, no matter our race or where we live we are all together by our blood. I need not know them all I understand that. But to be proud of family you need not meet them, this is as close I can get.
Hi, yes the family is the FAMILY! Here Alfred in 1940 census:
1940 United States Federal Census about Alfred Sabella Name: Alfred Sabella Age: 36 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: New York Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1940: San Francisco, San Francisco, California Map of Home in 1940: View Map Street: Moscow House Number: 662 Farm: No Inferred Residence in 1935: San Francisco, San Francisco, California Residence in 1935: Same Place Sheet Number: 61B Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 18 Occupation: Presser House Owned or Rented: Owned Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 3500 Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40 Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work Weeks Worked in 1939: 20 Income: 400 Income Other Sources: No Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Alfred Sabella 36 Katherine Sabella 30 Billy Sabella 12
Alfred A Sabella, "California, Death Index, 1940-1997" Name: Alfred A Sabella Event Type: Death Event Date: 25 May 1986 Event Place: San Mateo, California, United States Birth Date: 04 Feb 1904 Birthplace: New York Gender: Male Father's Name: Mother's Name: Geraldi
born on 4 Feb 1904....
me too cannot find more... it is a mystery... best regards, suanj
Marriage of Accursio Sabella and of Caterina Friscia INDEX#137 1869 Dec#4 in the town of Sciacca appeared Accursio Sabella age 27 (1842)sailor born and resides in Sciacca son of Calogero Sabella and Caterina Saladino married to Caterina Friscia age 20 (1849)born and resides in Sciacca daughter of Biagio Friscia and Rosa di Attardo
Death of Calogero Sabella INDEX#109 1872 April 8th in town of Sciacca in house in the quarter Madrica #5 death of Calogero Sabella age 75 (1797)born and resides in Sciacca son of deceased Antonio Sabella and deceased Aurelia Maniscalco husband of Caterina Saladino PG LINK TO DEATH RECORD 2 PGS https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 1727556260
Hi. I just noticed this post, so I registered to give you some information. (If you haven't found anything.) I am pretty sure we are cousins My Mother and I had my Grandmother do a family history on video a few years before she passed, which helped us out with the family tree research later. (She died when she was almost 98 in 2010.) Anyway, I recall this family member of yours - she called him " Sebrazzi." My Mother and I have gotten the family tree pretty far back, if you want to check it out, I need to email you the link. He is in the tree. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org - maybe you have information that I don't have that I can add to the tree. My Grandmother was Maria Geraldi, perhaps you met her?