Hi Tessa, I am back after a few years away. Too many Mancini's and Nardella's. How can someone find out the impossible? Have been looking for Guiseppe Nardellas location in his final days, 1950s; and seems that my GF Giovanni Mancini fell to earth from the sky. Thanks, Jack
manc wrote:Hi, I am looking for GF Giovanni Mancini. He left Sava in 1910-11 and came to Massachusetts. He married Mary Nardella, daughter of Guiseppe Nardella of Winooski, VT. Thx Jack
Possible arrival for your GF?
Giovanni Mancini, "New York, Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924" Given Name: Giovanni Surname: Mancini Last Place of Residence: Sava, Italy Event Date: 24 May 1912 Age: 24y Nationality: Italy, Italian South Departure Port: Naples Arrival Port: New York Gender: Male Marital Status: S Citizenship Status: Ship Name: San Giorgio
Heading to Worcester, Massachusetts... looks like "friend Albeno Spazuolo?"
ACcording to this 1920 US Census, Joseph (Giuseppe) Nardella and his wife were living with his son-in-law Fiore Mela in Colchester (in same county as Winooski) Vt.
1920 United States Federal Census about Joseph Nardella Name: Joseph Nardella Age: 46 Birth Year: abt 1874 Birthplace: Italy Home in 1920: Colchester, Chittenden, Vermont Race: White Gender: Male Immigration Year: 1911 Relation to Head of House: Father-in-law Marital Status: Married Father's Birthplace: Italy Mother's Birthplace: Italy Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Fiore Mela 31 Lena Mela 21 Mary P Mela 1 [1 7/12] John Mela 0 [1/12] Joseph Nardella 46 Corinda Nardella 45
Try searching for the Mela family in the 1930 and 1940 censuses
Found another manifest for Giovanni - birthdate about 1891, from SAVA
Boston, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1954 about Giovanni Mancini Name: Giovanni Mancini Gender: Male Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian) Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891 Birth Place: Sava, Italy Age: 21 Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Ship Name: Canopic Arrival Date: 11 Aug 1912 Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts Friend's Name: Alberto Spagnola Last Residence: Italy
This Giovanni is leaving FATHER Cosimo in Sava, goin to Worcester, MA to Alberto Spagnola (I think this is the same person from the 1912 NY manifest I posted.)
I have looked at many arrivals to Boston for Mancinis... Have only found one Giovanni Manicini on the Romanic in 1909, but he was age 12 and traveling with his family
manc wrote:Hi Tessa, I am back after a few years away. Too many Mancini's and Nardella's. How can someone find out the impossible? Have been looking for Guiseppe Nardellas location in his final days, 1950s; and seems that my GF Giovanni Mancini fell to earth from the sky. Thanks, Jack
Jack, you posted this information in May 2012...
Re: Looking for Nardella relatives in Sava, Italy.
Postby manckj » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:16 am Giuseppi Nardella died in 1968 at home in Sava. The family villa was on Via Roma and was split up and sold after his death. Part of the property was given to Gigia??, a family servant. Also, Clorinda Buccoliero Nardella, Giuseppi's wife had a brother, Leonardo, who died in 1952 in Sava.
Guiseppe was my GM's father. Have good info on that side. Don't know where Guiseppe ended up after leaving US for Italy after family fight. Supposedly in the Trieste area. Guiseppe Nardella's daughter Mary, my GM, married Giovanni Mancini. But where did this guy come from? I am not certain that GF is on any ship passenger list. Trying to connect this with what relatives are telling me; it does not line up. All I find is that Giovanni Mancini started his life in Winooski, VT. His father was Francesco and his mother was Pasana Soloperto. I cannot confirm him on any ship manifest. Maybe he came in through Canada. When I did this research in 2012, same ending...where did he come in?