Is it possible for two single people to get married on the ship/boat on the way to America? Supposedly My grandmother Annie /Anna Arena and Luigi Scognamiglio/ Scognamillo go married on the ship. I cannot find anything on her arrival She died in NY in the 40's
I imagine so, although it might have been more common and easier for people to be married at Ellis since they had a mechanism in place for that. On a ship with a zillion other people milling around, it might be hard to grab the chaplain and do it, but Ellis had a system in place to prevent single women from debarking without being met by a relative for their own protection. And if she were pregnant and arriving with her beau, they pretty much required the couple to marry before leaving the station for reasons of -- I am not making this up -- "moral turpitude." Might she have been married at Ellis Island?
Sorry just delete my post I found something that might be their marriage cert. luigi Scognamiolo and Annina Jovina Could it be possible a Jovina could be a Arena?? I'll let you know when the certificate comes in the mail.