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Enfusse surname

Postby sissyann1973 » 26 May 2014, 08:54

My great grandfather came to the US from Italy in 1901. He was born in 1882. On the 1920's census record he shows his name as John Enfusse and married to my great grandmother Georgia Enfusse in Perry County KY. I can't find this last name nowhere as being part of any Italian last name. On the marriage record for his 3rd wife, it shows John's dads name as Domenic Enfusse and his mothers name as Mary Myratin but can't find those names anywhere either. I would appreciate any help for information.

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Re: Enfusse surname

Postby johnnyonthespot » 26 May 2014, 10:06

The best I could come up with is Fusella, a surname which exists very sparsely in modern Italy, mostly in the Pescara area on the eastern coast of Abruzzo.

John Enfusse's 1918 WWI draft card indicates that he was a naturalized citizen at that time; the 1920 census goes further and says that he naturalized in 1910. I would suggest that you obtain copies of his naturalization documents as you may find another name within.

Since he naturalized after September, 1906, USCIS is the one place to go for certain to obtain copies of naturalization documents. Start at http://www.uscis.gov/genealogy and click the "Order Online Now" link on the right. You will need to order an "Index Search" first, wait, wait (typically 8 - 12 weeks), receive report, then come back and order a "Records Request" based on the results of the index search.

Another option - much faster, much less expensive, but not certain to acutally have records - is the US National Archives. Start here https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonl ... chives.gov, click Order Reproductions then Immigration & Naturalization Records. When filling in the order form, you may need to put xxxxxx's or 99999's in some fields where you don't have actual info; then use the comment box for additional information.

If you have reason to believe that he lived in the same location in 1900 or 1910 as that indicated on his WWI draft registration and 1920 census (Perry, KY), you can try reviewing the 1900 and 1910 census, page-by-page, to see if you can locate John with a different surname. It's a long shot, but doable.

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Of course, the 1900 census won't work because he presumably wasn't in the US yet. The 1910 census is a possibility since it doesn't come up when searching for Enfusse...
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Re: Enfusse surname

Postby suanj » 26 May 2014, 10:47

Hi,
I believe that the italian spelling of surname is: INFUSSI
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Re: Enfusse surname

Postby sissyann1973 » 26 May 2014, 19:15

I have checked the name Infussi on Ancestry.com but I am not coming up with a Giovanni or John. Why is he not on the 1910 census record. I don't know where he was before he married my great grandmother in 1912 but his oldest son's daughter said her dad once told her that John worked on the railroad.



suanj wrote:Hi,
I believe that the italian spelling of surname is: INFUSSI
hoping helpful,
best regards,
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Re: Enfusse surname

Postby sissyann1973 » 26 May 2014, 19:16

I checked that name on Ancestry.com and only comes up with a Donato Fusilla but I don't think that is him but who knows.





johnnyonthespot wrote:The best I could come up with is Fusella, a surname which exists very sparsely in modern Italy, mostly in the Pescara area on the eastern coast of Abruzzo.

John Enfusse's 1918 WWI draft card indicates that he was a naturalized citizen at that time; the 1920 census goes further and says that he naturalized in 1910. I would suggest that you obtain copies of his naturalization documents as you may find another name within.

Since he naturalized after September, 1906, USCIS is the one place to go for certain to obtain copies of naturalization documents. Start at http://www.uscis.gov/genealogy and click the "Order Online Now" link on the right. You will need to order an "Index Search" first, wait, wait (typically 8 - 12 weeks), receive report, then come back and order a "Records Request" based on the results of the index search.

Another option - much faster, much less expensive, but not certain to acutally have records - is the US National Archives. Start here https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonl ... chives.gov, click Order Reproductions then Immigration & Naturalization Records. When filling in the order form, you may need to put xxxxxx's or 99999's in some fields where you don't have actual info; then use the comment box for additional information.

If you have reason to believe that he lived in the same location in 1900 or 1910 as that indicated on his WWI draft registration and 1920 census (Perry, KY), you can try reviewing the 1900 and 1910 census, page-by-page, to see if you can locate John with a different surname. It's a long shot, but doable.

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Of course, the 1900 census won't work because he presumably wasn't in the US yet. The 1910 census is a possibility since it doesn't come up when searching for Enfusse...

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Postby suanj » 26 May 2014, 21:10

sissyann1973 wrote:I have checked the name Infussi on Ancestry.com but I am not coming up with a Giovanni or John. Why is he not on the 1910 census record. I don't know where he was before he married my great grandmother in 1912 but his oldest son's daughter said her dad once told her that John worked on the railroad.



suanj wrote:Hi,
I believe that the italian spelling of surname is: INFUSSI
hoping helpful,
best regards,
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abt the arrival...maybe the name is transcribed wrong on ancestry.com or on ellisisland.org
what is strange that John don't appear on 1930 census as a well on 1940 census.... where he was..?
also if working in Railroad.. in the censuses of some other State .. he must be... instead I cannot find more records....
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 26 May 2014, 22:36

Sissyann, perhaps if you tell us everything you do know about John and his wives we might have better luck tracking them down.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 26 May 2014, 23:51

Perhaps this will help:

On Ancestry.com, there is a "Bourne Family Tree" owned by username Vicky398. In it, she has John Enfusse married to Georgia Hall with children Roy, Mae (Mary?), Peter, Rosie Scott, and Manuel Bourne.

Importantly, she also shows John married Leona Callahan June 30, 1928 in Wise County, Virginia.

Now, thhis is very interesting: another tree, "Cristina Boyd Family Tree" owned by Cristina Boyd, lists this passenger manifest as belonging to John Enfusse. Note the new names and birthplace:

Boston, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1954 about Pietro Infussi
Name: Pietro Infussi
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birth Place: Guarcuie, Romania
Age: 25
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Canopic
Arrival Date: 7 Jun 1909
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Arcorugelo
Last Residence: Romania

Is Cristina's information accurate? Who can say for sure?

Also, make of this what you will:


1930 United States Federal Census about Manuel Infusse
Name: Manuel Infusse
[Manuel Enfusse]
[Manuel Infasse]
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1924
Birthplace: Kentucky
Race: White
Home in 1930: District 2, Owen, Kentucky
Map of Home: View Map
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Foster Son
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward Bourne 29
Elisabeth Bourne 26
Ollie E Bourne 8
Manuel Infusse 6

Manuel is listed as a "Foster son" to Edward and Elisabeth.
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Re: Enfusse surname

Postby sissyann1973 » 27 May 2014, 00:07

Here is everything I do know about John. He came to the US in 1901, married my great grandmother (Georgia) in 1912 in Perry County, Ky. They had 6 children: Roy, Mary (Mae), Peter (Pete), Rosie, Manuel and Spencer. Georgia died sometime between having Spencer in 1924 - 1927. John married a Martha Sloan in 1927, divorced her and married a Leona Callahan June 30, 1928 in Wise County, VA because his divorce wasn't finalized with Martha until Sept. 1928 in Letcher County, KY. He died before the 1930's census records because Leona shows on 1930's census records to be living as a servant in Fayette County, KY as widowed. I have heard that both my great grandparents died of TB in close years together which may be true but can't find any death records on them in Perry or Letcher County. All the children went to an orphanage somewhere in Northern Ky but don't know exactly which one. I am assuming after Georgia died he moved to Letcher County Ky because that is where him and Martha lived and also he lived in Letcher County with Leona.

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Re: Enfusse surname

Postby sissyann1973 » 27 May 2014, 00:21

Christina is my cousin and we found a Peitro Infussi but she just put that in there in case we need that information at some point.

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Re: Enfusse surname

Postby suanj » 27 May 2014, 10:16

Hi abt the surname spelling, I am sure that Infussi is right spelling.. the birthplace could be Guarcino ( currently in Frosinone province, previously: in Roma province).. abt Pietro Infussi I found a similar record
First Name: Pietroangelo
Last Name: Infussi
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Guarcino
Date of Arrival: May 24, 1906
Age at Arrival: 24y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Germania
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0016

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0016

final destination Providence RI..
I believe that the first name of your ancestor was no John/Giovanni... because I made a deep search on the arrivals as a well in 1910 census and I cannot find a John/Giovanni Enfusse/Infussi

he maybe used John first name when married at Georgia....
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Re: Enfusse surname

Postby johnnyonthespot » 27 May 2014, 12:22

Sissyann,

Most definitely, please look into obtaining naturalization documents as I described in an earlier post. This is often the best place to find change of surname documented.

Start with the National Archives; their searches are very fast (often less than 2 or 3 weeks) and they do not charge at all for failed searches. USCIS takes 2 to 3 months on average, first for the index search and then again for actual document retrieval - and you have to pay both times. In most parts of the US, the National Archives only holds records of naturalizations performed in federal courts; in 1910 Kentucky it is difficult to guess whether John would have done so in a federal or state court (but to be honest, I would guess state...).

Also, you may find that the Kentucky State Archives maintains copies of naturalization documents. Give them a call: https://secure.kentucky.gov/KDLA/Default.aspx
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Re: Enfusse surname

Postby sissyann1973 » 03 Jun 2014, 02:11

Well, we got the papers from the CIA today and they could not find anything on John Enfusse and he did not naturalize in the US. I am back to square one on my research. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do now?

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Re: Enfusse surname

Postby sissyann1973 » 03 Jun 2014, 03:33

Are there any italian last names for Myratin in Italy?

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Re: Enfusse surname

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sissyann1973 wrote:Are there any italian last names for Myratin in Italy?

Myratin is wrong spell...
I searched abt the Infussi arrivals and I found:
( surname: transcribed correct or uncorrect but surely Infussi) first name, last residence, country, age, birthyear, immigration year
New York port
Infussi, Adele Guarcino 17 1888 1905
Infussi, Angelo Norina, Italy 32 1880 1912
Infussi, Angelo Normia, Italy 31 1878 1909
Infussi, Assunta Guarcino, Italy 36 1884 1920
Infussi, Eusebio Euarceni, Italy 33 1878 1911
Infussi, Francesco Guarcino 25 1878 1903
Infussi, Giuseppe Guarcino 23 1880 1903
Infussi, Pietroangelo Guarcino 24 1882 1906
Infussi, Teresa Guarcino, Italy 32 1889 1921
Tufussi, Alfredo 18 1895 1913
Tufussi, Cinara Guarcino, Italy 25 1882 1907
Tufussi, Enplcio Providence, U.S.A. 34 1879 1913
Tufussi, Pietro 28 1885 1913
Tufussi, Vincenzo Fiuggi, Italy 33 1880 1913
Lufussi, Luigi Guarcino, Italy 28 1885 1913
Infursi, Vincenzo Guarcino 23 1880 1903
Inglussi, Giuseppe Guarcino 34 1870 1904
Inlussi, Pietro Guarcino 19 1885 1904
Iratazzi, Placido Guarcino 17 1888 1905
Iufusi, Francesco Guarcino 25 1878 1903
Jufussi, Francesco Guarcino 24 1882 1906
Jufussi, Valentino Guarcino, Italy 16 1891 1907

Philadelphia port:
Francesco Infussi, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger List Index Cards, 1883-1948"
Name: Francesco Infussi
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 1910 (Apr)
Event Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Birthplace: Guaronio Italy
Ship Name: Ancona
Birth Year (Estimated): 1882
Affiliate Publication Title: Index (Soundex) Cards, Ship Arrivals at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jan. 1, 1883-June28, 1948
Affiliate Publication Number: T526
Affiliate Film Number: 24
GS Film number: 1380280

Digital Folder Number: 004759403

Image Number: 08545
Wife: Caterina in Guarcino
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/D ... cc=1921483
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1921481
I believe that the same Francesco is on 1910 census:

Frencesco Infussi in household of Giuseppe Marcucilli, "United States Census, 1910"

Name: Frencesco Infussi
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Jay, Franklin, Maine, United States
District: 129
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Boarder
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Boarder
Birth Year (Estimated): 1883
Birthplace: Italy
Immigration Year: 1904
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Sheet Number and Letter: 3A
Household ID: 33
Line Number:
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number: M1283
GS Film number: 1374553
Digital Folder Number: 004330009
Image Number: 00628
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head Giuseppe Marcucilli M 33 Italy
Wife Margherita Marcucilli F 32 Italy
Son Francesco Marcucilli M 10 Italy
Daughter Annita Marcucilli F 3 Maine
Son Antonio Marcucilli M 2 Maine
Son Enrico Marcucilli M 0 Maine
Boarder Bartolomeo Navarra M 25 Italy
Boarder Vincenzo Di Benedetto M 22 Italy
Boarder Michele Marciccilli M 30 Italy
Boarder Libero Coggi M 34 Italy
Boarder Carmine Monaco M 24 Italy
Boarder Giuseppe Monaco M 26 Italy
Boarder Giovanni Picinisco M 32 Italy
Boarder Frencesco Infussi M 27 Italy
Boarder Agostino Ettena M 36 Italy
Boarder Marco Del Monte M 42 Italy
Boarder Carmine Croguale M 25 Italy

I have no access to image, but if someone can read the Francesco profession... I cannot find other records abt this Francesco

now who was born in 1882 or so:
Pietro/Pietrangelo (Infussi/Tufussi) was born in 1882;
Cinara Tufussi (=Infussi) was female
Francesco Jufussi (Infussi) that immigrated in 1906 and 1910 and in 1910 was in Maine....

I believe that your ancestor had no John(Giovanni in italian) first name... just he used John...
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