Now I wonder if Nunziato may have died before Rosa immigrated... She was a widow when she married Antonio and it might explain why finding immigration records is so difficult. He was 43 when they married in 1898. Though I don't think a pregnant woman would have traveled alone in those days. If Sidoti got changed to Siroti, who knows what would have done to the name Nunziato.
suanj wrote:On Millie 1915 marriage record the her father name was: Memcio Serrotti Memcio maybe could be Nunzio in italian... Serrotti I believed Siroti..... But I had a perplexity... Siroti is a very rare surname in Italy.... so I think that maybe it could be SIDOTI.... also the fact that on a record the Millie father was Antonio and another Memcio seeming tho me that they no remembering very well .. and also the Millie birth place: San Francisco.. and from San Francisco, CA.. they lived in Cleveland, OH? Seeming more probable that NY going in OH.... Also abt Millie age.. I am positive that she was born after 1900 or in 1900 and lied abt age.... So I searched abt Sidoti ( first name: Nunzio or Nunziante or Nunziato) and I found a Nunziante SIDOTI 44 old with wife M. Rosa LA TORRE 20 old coming from Roccella (Roccella Valdemone, Messina, Sicily, T)
just a suggestion... and if my suggestion is right Mildred was born with name of Carmela Sidoti suanj
maybe you missed the ship's manifest that I already found abt Nunziato and Rosa... they arrived on Feb 16, 1900.. Nunziato must be deceased after Carmelina/Mildred birth.... It could be helpful to find the 1905 NY census... best regards, suanj
Raffaella, once again a big grazie for all of your help! My Father is thrilled by what we have found - especially the marriage record for Patsy and Millie! He was called a "bastard" by his stepfather who was very cruel. To see that marriage record to confirm that he was not a bastard and that his parents were married made him so happy. You helped bring dignity to a 98 year old man and I can't thank you enough!
I talked to my Dad and according to him, Millie's stepfather put her in a Catholic Orphanage so I think that solves this part of the puzzle. That would make her a ward of the church and Luigi was probably one of the clergy.
No wonder she married so young....
Biff83 wrote:On Mildred's 1915 marriage record to Patsy Santoro, consent was given by a Luigi Lopriore who stated she was his ward. Another clue?