I have been searching for quite a while now looking for information on my mother's fathers side of the family. When my family came over from Sicily they changed the name from Migliaccio to Milaccio. And that's where I pretty much hit a dead end. I know very little but will tell you all that I know.
My grandfather's name is - Joseph Milaccio he has a brother named Anthony Milaccio
His Father is named- Michael Milaccio but may have been born Anthony Michael Milaccio or Joseph Michael Milaccio married a Carrie Catherine Cassell she went by Catherine and her last name was also changed and we do not know what her original name is as well.
His Grandmother is named- Louise Skiano or Schiano there is a debate on spelling. She was born in 1882 in Italy. She arrived in New York in 1905 at age 23. A Census from 1930 says she lived Philadelphia. She got divorced and married a Ralph Schiano. But, I came across a paper that had a louise schiano married to a salvatore schiano so ralph may not be his name either. we do not know her maiden name. There is no marriage license, divorce paper, or census for Louise and my great grandfather. (james?) I'm starting to think he was not real.
His Grandfather is named- maybe James.. can not find any records on him.
I also know that Michael (my great-grandfather) may have had siblings named Joseph(may actually be my great grandfather due to birth dates recently discovered.),jimmy,johnny and a sister named frances Milaccio as well. And a few half siblings from his mother (louise) and step-father (ralph) named frankie,Pasquelo, and christine Schiano.
So if anyone could help my family and I it would be greatly appreciated. We have truly hit a dead end
Hi, I found: 1930 United States Federal Census about Louis Skiano Name: Louis Skiano (Louise Schiano) Gender: Female Birth Year: abt 1882 Birthplace: Italy Race: White Home in 1930: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Map of Home: View Map Marital Status: Married Immigration Year: 1905 Relation to Head of House: Wife Spouse's Name: Ralph Skiano Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Occupation:
Age at first marriage:
View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Ralph Skiano 46 Louis Skiano 48 Christine Skiano 9 Pasqualo Skiano 6 Frankie Skiano 5 Joseph Millacio 22 Johnny Millacio 18 Jimmy Millacio 13 Francis Millacio 11
seeming the right family... I believe she was married ( first husband) at Gennaro or Gianuario Migliaccio born on 20 Jan 1879 in Italy.. the data by this record: U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Ginanio Migliaccio Name: Ginanio Migliaccio City: Philadelphia County: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania Birth Date: 20 Jan 1879 Race: White Draft Board: 3
residence 1340 Webster st Philadelphia, PA, wife Luise Migliaccio at 1340 Webster st Philadelphia, PA.. no italian birthplace, just: Italy...
marriage at Raffaele Schiano: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951 about Luisa Migliaccio Name: Luisa Migliaccio Gender: Female Spouse: Raffaele Shiano Spouse Gender: Male Marriage Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Marriage Year: 1926 Marriage License Number: 536913 Digital GSU Number: 4141786 regards, suanj
I believe that this record is abt a daughter of Gennaro Migliaccio ( changed the first name in James Migliaccio) and Lucia De Buono ( ...or similar italian maiden name spelling): Marie Meglecces Or Migliaccio, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915" Name: Marie Meglecces Or Migliaccio Event Type: Death Event Date: 04 Mar 1914 Event Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Gender: Female Race: White Age: 0 Birth Year (Estimated): 1914 Birth Date: 16 Jan 1913 Birthplace: Philada. Marital Status: Unknown Spouse's Name: Father's Name: James Meglecces Or Migliaccio Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Name: Louise Dunbu Mother's Birthplace: Italy Occupation: Address: Residence Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennyslvania Cemetery: Burial Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Burial Date: 06 Mar 1914 Additional Relatives: GS Film number: 1429022 Digital Folder Number: 004009352 Image Number: 00083 Reference ID: cn 6080
I believe that James Migliaccio divorced from Luise before or in 1920, because I found:
James Migliccio in household of Michael Fiorentina, "United States Census, 1920" Name: James Migliccio Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1920 Event Place: Philadelphia Ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States District: 66 Gender: Male Age: 43 Marital Status: Married Race: White Race (Original): White Can Read: No Can Write: No Relationship to Head of Household: Boarder Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Boarder Own or Rent: Birth Year (Estimated): 1877 Birthplace: Italy Immigration Year: 1901 Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Sheet Number and Letter: 3B Household ID: 59 Line Number: 89 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: T625 GS Film number: 1821615 Digital Folder Number: 004384798 Image Number: 00364 Household Gender Age Birthplace Head Michael Fiorentina M 39 Italy Wife Maria Fiorentina F 42 Italy Daughter Filomena Fiorentina F 14 Pennsylvania Daughter Lucie Fiorentina F 10 Pennsylvania Daughter Margarita Fiorentina F 12 Pennsylvania Son Antonio Fiorentina M 5 Pennsylvania Boarder James Migliccio M 43 Italy Boarder Raphael Pisons M 29 Italy
the age is a bit wrong.... but it is very possible that is right person...
I believe that (MAYBE) the maiden name of Luise could be D'Abundo ( so no De Buono as I thinked initially), because I found this possible marriage record:
Migliaccio, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951" Name: Migliaccio Spouse's Name: Maria L D'Abundo Event Year: 1905 License Number: 185722 Image Number: 00001 Digital Folder Number: 4140419
arrival: New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Luide S'abundocheain Name: Luide S'abundocheain ( Maria Luisa D'ABUNDO) Arrival Date: 13 May 1905 Birth Date: abt 1882 Age: 23 Gender: Female Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Calabria coming from Forio d'Ischia, final dstination Philadelphia, PA , joining at brother Giovanni D'Abundo ( the informant on the death record of Mary Migliaccio) in Philadelphia
Thanks to all of you!! This helped us so much. Luisa is definitely my great great grandmother, and As far as genarro goes I believe he is my great great grandfather as well. Was divorce a common thing to do back then? I was under the impression that divorce was very rare...? To the person who asked if I knew anything more on michaels family all I know is what I wrote before unfortunately.. Do any of you know anything about a Catherine cassell? That is my great grandmother and she was married to Michael. Catherine was born in 1917. Her father was Anthony cassell born in 1885 in Italy and her mother was Sarah logue born in 1897 in Pennsylvania. Even little things would help us thanks again for everything !
Sorry for the multiple posts.. but can any of you offer any insight as to why my family's name would have been changed from migliaccio to milaccio.. and who was the one to actually change it. I assumed it was Ginanio but he was still a migliaccio? also, is there a birth certificate anywhere for Ginanio/Gennaro that would tell me his parents? Another question is if my great-grandfather was really born Michael. Because there no michael's listed on any of the census i've seen with louisa and ralph. Thanks for helping me out with all of these questions.It means a lot we've been trying to find answers for years.
Hi: -Maria Luisa D'Abundo is your gggmother.. that is sure to 100% my search is right!
-she was born in Forio d'Ischia on 25 Jan 1882 daughter of Giuseppe D'Abundo and of Maria Raffaela Agnese Di Tommaso (Di Tommaso is her maiden name)
- Ginanio is the bad transcription of italian Gennaro; the surname was MIGLIACCIO and I believe that he was born also in Forio d'Ischia, but I no found the birth record in 1879 Forio d'Ischia births... I found a Gennaro Migliaccio born in 1877 in Forio d'Ischia.. Gennaro changed the first name in James... I no have further infos... Maybe Gennaro died before of 1926 and Louise remarried at Raffaele Schiano...
I believe that could be very helpful to find the 1910 census of family.. regards, suanj
abt Cassel line: 1920 United States Federal Census about Tomy Cassile Name: Tomy Cassile [Tony Cassels] Age: 32 Birth Year: abt 1888 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1920: Philadelphia Ward 33, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1900 Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Sarah Cassile Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Home Owned: Rent Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Tomy Cassile 32 Sarah Cassile 23 b. in PA Katheryn Cassile 2 [2 9/12] Dominic Cassile 0 [10/12]
1930 United States Federal Census about Anthony Cassell Name: Anthony Cassell Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1885 Birthplace: Italy Race: White Home in 1930: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Map of Home: View Map Marital Status: Married Immigration Year: 1903 Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Sarah Cassell Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Occupation:
Age at first marriage:
View Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Anthony Cassell 45 Sarah Cassell 33 Catherine Cassell 13 Dominick Cassell 11 Joseph Cassell 9 [9 11/12] Angeline Cassell 8 [8 6/12] Virginia Cassell 4 [4 11/12] Anthony Cassell 3 [3 2/12] Michael Cassell 1 [1 1/12]
U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Tony Cassil Name: Tony Cassil City: Philadelphia County: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania Birthplace: Italy Birth Date: 12 Mar 1888 Race: Caucasian (White) Draft Board: 45
alien, born in Anar Falarise, Italy??? unreadable.... suanj
agan me abt Cassel line( CASILE right italian spelling):
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Antonio Casile Name: Antonio Casile Birth Date: 29 Mar 1889 Birth Place: Regio Calabrio, Italy Residence: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
wife Sara Casile 1004 W Ontario st Philadelphia.. as you can read the birth date is a bit different from the birthdate on WWI draft registration card, but no doubts that is the right person, father of Catherine Cassel...
I found a possible arrival:
First Name: Antonino Last Name: Casile Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Cataforio Date of Arrival: Apr 21, 1905 Age at Arrival: 20y Gender: M Marital Status: M (?) Ship of Travel: Gallia Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0015