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Francesco Bova

Postby MBova » 21 Apr 2005, 15:57

Hello,
I am currenty researching my family history and am looking for any information on the following.

Francesco Bova born Termini-Imerese circa 1866
Came to America in 1886, settled in East St. Louis,IL
His father was Phillip Bova.
His mother was Antevtna Busaten.
I was wondering if he had any brothers and sistlers?
He married Phillipa Scalato in East St. Louis,IL
Any info Or leads would be appreciated.
thank you
Michael Bova(great grandson of Francesco)

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby mfjp » 22 Apr 2005, 01:35

Would this be his ship's record? See line 76.

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Francisco Bova
14 Apr 1886
1865 (Estimated birth year)
Male
Naples, Italy and Palermo, Italy
Italy
St Louis
Indipendente
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There are more Bova's on this same page (last 4)... Antonina, Rosina, Vincenzina, and Rosalia.

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby brujaojos » 22 Apr 2005, 04:19

MBova wrote:Hello,
I am currenty researching my family history and am looking for any information on the following.

Francesco Bova born Termini-Imerese circa 1866
Came to America in 1886, settled in East St. Louis,IL
His father was Phillip Bova.
His mother was Antevtna Busaten.
I was wondering if he had any brothers and sistlers?
He married Phillipa Scalato in East St. Louis,IL
Any info Or leads would be appreciated.
thank you
Michael Bova(great grandson of Francesco)


Hi Michael,

The Family History Center has microfilm for the town of Termini-Imerese. You can go to your nearest FHC and order and rent the film for about $3.50 a roll. It takes about 2-3 weeks for the film to come in and you will be able to find the Birth, Marriage, and Death Acts of your ancestors.

The link below is the microfilm numbers.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... =1&last=50

Here is the link to find your nearest FHC.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

I hope this helps,
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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby MBova » 22 Apr 2005, 19:08

Yes that is him, Thanks for the page mfjp. My Grandfather never spoke of any uncles. I will try the FHC Thanks again for tip Trish. I appreciate the help.
Mike

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby JamesBianco » 22 Apr 2005, 19:31

You are lucky, there are some actual records and transcriptions online for Termini Imerese, Sicily. Someone had done a lot of work!

go to this page (Rootsweb) -->

http://www.rootsweb.com/~itapaler/towns.html

and scroll down to Termini Imerese, you will find a few great sites with records online for the town.

Good Luck!!

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby wldspirit » 22 Apr 2005, 20:38

Surname GivenName Age Sex Race Birthplace State County Location Year

BOVA FRANK 54 M W ITAL IL ST CLAIR 3-WD EAST ST LOUIS 1920


Name: Frank Bova
Age: 54
Marital Status: Widowed
Immigration: 1883 Naturalized: 1895?
Children,
Josephine Bova
Age: 19
Marital Status: M
Phillip Bova
Age: 16
Marital Status: S
Anna Bova
Age: 14
Margarite Bova
Age: 13
? Bova (cannot make out name)
Age: 4
All children born in Illinois.......There is also a cousin living in the home,
Joseph ? (cannot make out last name) age 31,
as well as a son in law, Anthony, age 28.......
another daughter age 27, married to Anthony......(cannot make out first name, starts with a N)
three grandaughters, Mary 8, P ? (cannot make out first name) 5,
Antonette 24? (perhaps mistaken for 4?)
another daughter listed as Mary, age 20, and grandson Salvadore P?(cannot make out last name) age 4.

Maybe Mfjp can take a look at this and make out the names I could not make out.............
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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby mfjp » 23 Apr 2005, 05:36

Thanks wldspirit for looking this up, my pleasure to help. MBova, if you want a copy of this census, I can link it to a private message for you to print from at home.

Yes I agree that year of immigration is 1883, Nat. 1893

Francesco was a widow at this time, but certainly had lots of family with him.

Michael (son) age 4

Persateri,(?) Joseph (cousin)

daughter Nillie (maybe Antoniella?) age 27

grandaughers (of the head of the house)

Philipine age 5
Antonette age 2.5

and another daughter Mary age 20

not done yet... as this census info continues on the next page too

Persateri Salvadore age 4 mo...

I can't get over the new look of this site!!!
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wow... just noticed this... I can add an attachment and a file comment when I reply to a post... allowable files are... gif  jpeg  jpg  png  tga  tif... cool!! EDMONDO is spoiling us here!!

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby MBova » 23 Apr 2005, 05:59

I would love a link to print. I just talked to My Father, Michael, his dad was the four year old Michael on the census. Thanks so much. Michael

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby mfjp » 23 Apr 2005, 06:21

That's wonderful to hear!!

Wldspirit, you found another good one!! Will be sending you a link shortly.

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby wldspirit » 23 Apr 2005, 15:10

1910 census info for Bova, Missouri side:

BOVA AGOSTINO 40 M W ITAL MO ST LOUIS 4-WD ST LOUIS 1910

BOVA FRANK 26 M W ITAL MO ST LOUIS 4-WD ST LOUIS 1910

BOVA JOHN 52 M W ITAL MO ST LOUIS 4-WD ST LOUIS 1910

BOVA JOSEPH 36 M W ITAL MO ST LOUIS 4-WD ST LOUIS 1910

BOVA JOSEPH 67 M W ITAL MO ST LOUIS 5-WD ST LOUIS 1910

BOVA JOSEPH R 21 M W ITAL MO BUCHANAN 3-WD ST JOSEPH 1910

BOVA NED 29 M W ITAL MO ST LOUIS 5-WD ST LOUIS 1910

BOVA NICHOLAS 52 M W ITAL MO ST LOUIS 4-WD ST LOUIS 1910

and 1920.........

BOVA DOMINICK 32 M W ITAL MO ST LOUIS 19-WD; ST LOUIS 1920

BOVA JOHN 66 M W ITAL MO ST LOUIS 4-WD; ST LOUIS 1920

BOVA JOSEPH M 30 M W ITAL MO BUCHANAN 2-WD; ST JOSEPH 1920

BOVA MICHAEL 58 M W ITAL MO BUCHANAN 3-WD; ST JOSEPH 1920

BOVA NICHOLAS 60 M W ITAL MO ST LOUIS 19-WD; ST LOUIS 1920

BOVA TONEY 43 M W ITAL MO ST LOUIS 4-WD; ST LOUIS 1920

1910 census info for Bova, Illinois side:

BOVA CHARLES F 25 M W ITAL IL MCLEAN 1-WD BLOOMINGTON 1910

and 1920..........

BOVA CHAS 36 M W ITAL IL MCLEAN 9-WD BLOOMINGTON 1920

BOVA FRANK 54 M W ITAL IL ST CLAIR 3-WD EAST ST LOUIS 1920

BOVA RAPH 20 M W ITAL IL COOK 4-WD CHICAGO 1920

BOVA ROCCO 52 M W ITAL IL COOK 17-WD CHICAGO 1920


If you need further info feel free to ask, one of us here at the forum can look up the details.......

Thanks Mfjp........I need to learn to link the census images...... :oops:

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby MBova » 23 Apr 2005, 19:47

Mfjp,
when it lists immigration 1883 naturalization 1893. Would that be the year he arrived. We had him arriving in 1886. Do you think he would "fudge" a little to become a citizen sooner? Also would you know on ship manifests Do they always list the adults followed by the minors accompanying him?
Thanks for your help.

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby mfjp » 23 Apr 2005, 20:06

Hi, I noticed that too.... the immigration year is right on... and many times off too... nothing unusual about this too.. sometimes the person made 2 trips to and from Italy... so info does vary...

Plus you have to consider that the census was taken almost 35-40 years after he arrived... so the memory can change too.. (I know my own father wouldn't be picky about details if a census records keeper was at the door asking questions about his info...)

According to the census, it says he arrived in 1883..

I looked at the ships record I linked... the name below Bova... it also looks like his cousins name Persateri... hard to read... what do you think? I think these manifests Ancestry.com are providing are getting way too small..

But there are other census records to look into.. 1900 and 1910 ..I know wldspirit posted more info (great!!) and immigration info should be in those records.

So, there's more info to look for... if someone can do that, it would be great, otherwise I will certainly look it up later... as the battles for the computers at home continues...
mfjp

Did he have a middle name??

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby MBova » 23 Apr 2005, 22:29

Mfjp,
Thanks for the info. I was kind of thinking that to, with so many people in the house and I don't believe he spoke english so he might have been misunderstood or didnt care. As far as I know he did not have a middle name. It's actually spelled Pusateri, Two cousins married into the family. Tony married Mary Bova in 1918. Nellie was married to a Pusateri as well.
Frank's parents were Philipo Bova and Antevtna Busaten.
Frank's wife was Philipa (scarloto? coming across multiple spellings with that one) her parents were Michael Scarlota and Josephine Caito.
I am going to FHC later this week to try and order film for birth records for Farnk putting his birth around 1866 or so. Thanks so much for the help. It seems like every name leads to more questions, but that is half the fun...speculating! thanks again to you and wildspirit!
michael

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby suanj » 23 Apr 2005, 23:11

[align=center]In 1886 Bova travels:[/align]

-Francesco Bova 4/14/1886 age 21 final destination St Louis

same travel but final destination New York :
-Cosima Bova age 32
-Antonina Bova age 23
-Giuseppe Bova age 12
-Rosalia Bova age 5
-Salvatore Bova age 40
-Vincenza Bova age 14

travel 12/1/1886 destination St Louis
-Ciriaco Bova age 32
-Salvatore Bova age 3
-Vincenza Bova age 13
-Vittoria Bova age 38
-Carmela Bova age 6
-Caterina Bova age 16
-Giovannina Bova age 11

travel 3/10/1886 final destination St Louis
-Giuseppe Bova age 5 male
-Giuseppa Bova age 5 female


travel 7/2/1886 final destination:
-Maria Bova age 4 New Orleans
-Pasquale Bova age 3 Columbus

travel 6/11/1886 but with final destination St Louis:
-Francesco Bova age 3 6/11/1886
-Giovanni Bova age 8
-Antonio Bova age 9 months
-Giuseppe Bova age 42
-Pietro Bova age 1

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Re: Francesco Bova

Postby MBova » 13 Jul 2005, 19:52

Thanks to everyones help I continue to make headway. I have not come across any surnames of "Busaten" which would be Franks mothers maiden name. This is whats listed on his death certificate. However I am of the feeling that with thick accents pronunciations can be misunderstood. If I follow that logic, I have come across a birth of Francesco Bova on the 14 of October( the month matches)1865 (one year off) to the parents of Filipo Bova (matches) and Antonina Pusateri. Busaten? Pusateri? This would be the missing link on the Pusateri connection as there are several listed as cousins in the census. The naming of the children after the parents of the couple also matches. Would this be wishful thinking on my part or is this a logical conclusion?


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