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Looking for Medico Ancestors

Postby Italianpolack » 16 Feb 2014, 23:22

My great grandfather was Ignazio Medico (1887?-1968?) from San Cataldo, Sicily. His wife was Vincenzia (Jenny) Medico- Montante (1888?-1964?) they moved to the U.S. in the 1900s.

I am looking for who were Ignazio's parents/relatives. He had a brother Angelo Medico (1886?-1965?) I know who his children were, (one was my grandmother). I am having trouble finding records or names for anyone born before Ignazio. If anyone knows or knows where I could look I would appreciate the information. Thanks.
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Re: Looking for Medico Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 17 Feb 2014, 00:01

Hello and welcome to the forum :-)

Is this your Ignazio in Wayne, Michigan in the 1920 US Census?
Wife is Jennie.
Brother, Angelo, living with him
Age of Ignazio is 38 - putting his approx. DOB at 1882 :-)


Ignazio Medico, "United States Census, 1920"
Name: Ignazio Medico
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Detroit Ward 5, Wayne, Michigan, United States
District: 181
Gender: Male
Age: 38
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Own or Rent: Own
Birth Year (Estimated): 1882
Birthplace: Italy
Immigration Year: 1903
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Sheet Number and Letter: 24A
Household ID: 437
Line Number: 47
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: T625
GS Film number: 1820804
Digital Folder Number: 004311642
Image Number: 00564
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Ignazio Medico M 38 Italy
Wife Jennie Medico F 33 Italy
Daughter Frances Medico F 11 Pennsylvania
Son William Medico M 9 Pennsylvania
Daughter Anna Medico F 7 Pennsylvania
Daughter Grace Medico F 4 Michigan
Daughter Mary Medico F 1 Michigan
Brother Angelo Medico M 32 Italy

I have located 2 birth records for the name Ignazio Medico in 1881 in San Cataldo
... here is the possible birth record for Ignazio Medico from San Cataldo in 1881


REcord #419 (at the bottom left of the image)
The midwife, Carmela Valle, 53, appeared before the official on 7 July 1881, in San Cataldo, to present a male child born at 4 AM on the 3rd of July to [father] Gioachino Medico, middleclass, and his wife, Lucia Asaro, also middleclass, both residents of San Cataldo
The child was given the name IGNAZIO
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There appears to be a notation in the column, but it refers to a correction of the mother's name from Grazia to Maria Grazia, so I think it is a mistake. Maybe someone will take a look and confirm or correct me about the notation...

Here is the second birth record for Ignazio Medico (and I believe this is the record that should have had the name correction)
REcord #560
Dated 12 September 1881 with birth on the 10th.
Father is Biagio Medico, 32, middleclass
Mother is Grazia Frattellone, his wife. (this may be Maria Grazia per the correction)
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Re: Looking for Medico Ancestors

Postby Italianpolack » 17 Feb 2014, 06:25

Thank you so much! Trying to figure out the certificates and verify those names.
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Re: Looking for Medico Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 17 Feb 2014, 23:10

Maybe this will help....

POSSIBLE arrival manifest for Ignazio Medico in Sept 1909, NY on SS Konig Albert
Age 24, leaving mother, LUCIA, in San Cataldo
Going to brother, Cataldo, at Elizabeth St., NYC


Ignazio Medico, "New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924"
Given Name: Ignazio
Surname: Medico
Last Place of Residence: S. Cataldo, Caltanisetta
Event Date: 01 Sep 1909
Age: 24y
Nationality: Italian, South
Departure Port: Naples
Arrival Port: New York
Gender: Male
Marital Status: S
Citizenship Status:
Ship Name: Koenig Albert

***On the line below Ignazio is traveling Giuseppe ASARO from San Cataldo as well. POSSIBLY a cousin? The birth record #419 has Ignazio's mother as LUCIA ASARO

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Re: Looking for Medico Ancestors

Postby Italianpolack » 17 Feb 2014, 23:36

Tessa78 wrote:Maybe this will help....

POSSIBLE arrival manifest for Ignazio Medico in Sept 1909, NY on SS Konig Albert
Age 24, leaving mother, LUCIA, in San Cataldo
Going to brother, Cataldo, at Elizabeth St., NYC


Ignazio Medico, "New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924"
Given Name: Ignazio
Surname: Medico
Last Place of Residence: S. Cataldo, Caltanisetta
Event Date: 01 Sep 1909
Age: 24y
Nationality: Italian, South
Departure Port: Naples
Arrival Port: New York
Gender: Male
Marital Status: S
Citizenship Status:
Ship Name: Koenig Albert

***On the line below Ignazio is traveling Giuseppe ASARO from San Cataldo as well. POSSIBLY a cousin? The birth record #419 has Ignazio's mother as LUCIA ASARO

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Thank you so much, Tessa! I am very confused but will keep trying these names and looking for matches.
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Re: Looking for Medico Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 17 Feb 2014, 23:58

So sorry for the confusion... :-)

Sometimes we just have to set aside records until they can tell us something...

For future reference - here is the marriage of Biagio Medico and Maria Grazia Frattalone who are the parents of the Ignazio in the second birth record I posted.
Since we do not know which of the birth records is your family, you should keep this and I will look for the marriage of Gioachino Medico and Lucia Asaro, the parents of the Ignazio in the first birth record I posted.

Because of the naming traditions it is possible that the two Ignazios are cousins... and have the same grandfather :shock:

Hang in there! It will all make sense eventually :-D

Marriage record #121
Dated 30 November 1876 in San Cataldo
Groom: Biagio Medico, widower, of age 29, middleclass, born and residing in S. Cataldo. Son of deceased Ignazio who resided in S. Cataldo in his lifetime; and of Maria Teresa Asaro(? can not make out this name)
Bride: Maria Grazia Frattallone, single, minor, age 17, middleclass, born and residing in S. Cataldo. Daughter of Cataldo and of Maria Teresa Dell'Aiera.

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 1319584183

EDIT TO ADD:

Here is the marriage record of the parents (Giaochino Medico and Lucia Asaro) of the Ignazio whose record I posted first.
*** It appears that these two Ignazios are first cousins... and that their fathers are brothers who both named their first son after THEIR father, Ignazio :D

REcord #7 (bottom right of image)
REcorded in Parte II of the marriage records for 1877
Dated 18 September 1877
Groom: Giaochino Medico, single, 37, landowner born and residing in San Cataldo. Son of deceased Ignazio [Medico] and of Maria Teresa Asaro, residents of S. Cataldo
Bride: Lucia Asaro, single, 18, landowner born and residing in San Cataldo. Daughter of deceased Gaspare [Asaro] and of Mariassunta Amico

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 1319584183

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Re: Looking for Medico Ancestors

Postby Italianpolack » 18 Feb 2014, 06:17

Thank you so much for figuring out the two Ignazios. well, three, but the two cousins! No wonder why i found so many records for him and conflicting dates, now that makes much more sense. I am starting to see things more clearly. How do you find and decipher all of those records?
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Re: Looking for Medico Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 18 Feb 2014, 16:25

Italianpolack wrote:Thank you so much for figuring out the two Ignazios. well, three, but the two cousins! No wonder why i found so many records for him and conflicting dates, now that makes much more sense. I am starting to see things more clearly. How do you find and decipher all of those records?


LOTS of practice! :lol:

Glad to have helped.

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Re: Looking for Medico Ancestors

Postby Tessa78 » 18 Feb 2014, 23:40

Maybe some additional pieces to the puzzle? :-)

Found some records for Arcangelo Medico (could be your Ignazio's brother, Angelo?)

According to the 1920 US Census I posted above, Angelo Medico was married, but there was no wife listed in the Census with him. While searching for information I found what appears to be a 1940 Census for Ignazio and his family in Michigan, and it states that at least one of his children was born in Pennsylvania. Do you know if the brothers lived in Pennsylvania before Michigan?

This Petition for Naturalization for Arcangelo Medico, identifies his birthdate as 8 January 1887 in San Cataldo
Address in USA is in Pittston, PA
His occupation is miner
Wife's name is Maria
Child - Biagio, born in Pennsylvania but residing in San Cataldo (first born named after grandfather?)
Child - Salvatore, born in Pennsylvania

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Same Arcangelo (DOB 8 January 1887) living in Pittston in 1917 - WWI Registration
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IF this is the correct (Arc)Angelo Medico...
Here is his birth record from San Cataldo - and it would make him the brother of the Ignazio born to Biagio Medico :-)

Record #30
Dated 10 January 1887 in San Cataldo
Child born on 8 January to Biagio Medico, 38, middleclass; and his wife, [Maria] Grazia Frattallone
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 1677106241


Same Angelo in 1920 US Census in Michigan
?
All three children born in Pennsylvania

1930 United States Federal Census about Angelo Medico
Name: Angelo Medico
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1930: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Map of Home: View Map
Marital Status: Married
Immigration Year: 1905
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Medico
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Angelo Medico 43
Mary Medico 35
Sam Medico 17 (Salvatore?)
Nancy Medico 2
[2 10/12]
William Medico 19 (Biagio?)




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Re: Looking for Medico Ancestors

Postby Italianpolack » 19 Feb 2014, 03:13

Hi Tessa, yes, Angelo was Ignazio, my great grandfather's brother. I am not sure if Sam was Ignazio's son or Angelo's, but the story is that someone left a baby on their doorstep, and it was Sam, and they adopted him later on. Neat little story. I will look at these records in a bit, thanks.

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