Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

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Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby MaddalenaNYC » 15 Oct 2014, 23:39

I am searching for members of the Musa Family originally from Soragna, Italy who settled in the East New York section of Brooklyn, NYC in the late 1880s.
The patriarch was Guglielmo (William) Musa. He was my great-grandfather.
He had three children:

Luigi
Giuseppe -known as Joseph
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Maria known as Mamie and/or Mary

Luigi was married to Palmira and they had four children (five with one dying as a very young child).
Their children were Peter, Clara, Rose and Agnes.

Joseph died young in 1918 at the age of 37 years. He was a victim of the Influenza Pandemic. Joseph was married to a Maria and the two had at least four children.

Mamie was my grandmother. She married a Detroit Gardella whose family was from Neirone.

Any assistance would be appreciated.

Thank you all.

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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby MaddalenaNYC » 16 Oct 2014, 01:21

I wanted to add that I have Nonno's (my great-grandfather) Will from 1937 as well as the death certificate of his son, my great-uncle, Joseph Musa.

I also have more family papers concerning my grandmother and her children, my father and his siblings.

Would love to share all.
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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Oct 2014, 02:48

I located Luigi Musa and his marriage to Palmira Bellingeri on 4/11/1902 in Brooklyn, NY Marriage Cert #2229. I would like to get your inquiry in order. Are you building a family tree? Peter
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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby MaddalenaNYC » 16 Oct 2014, 03:49

Thank you! Yes, I would like to build a family tree.

I am the only one left of the third generation as my grandparents, their children and all of their grandchildren save me have died. I was born late in my father's life.

There is no one left save me.

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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Oct 2014, 04:17

what are your research objectives? Do you mean to go back as far back as possible from the USA to Soragna Italy? If so then you know everyone here by name and relationships so you will want to obtain information in Italy. If so may I suggest that for starters that you obtain or borrow the book titled Italian Genealogical Records by Trafford R. Cole which is an easy read and has illustrations of documents you will be seeking from that town of origin in Italy. Peter
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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby MaddalenaNYC » 16 Oct 2014, 04:59

for now, I only want to document the US family. The US family knew many hardships as my father and his siblings were in orphanages for many years.
None of them spoke of this and none were angry people, rather they were loving and kind.

Once I get a handle on the US family, I will, indeed, look further into our Italian roots and will certainly take your advice about the Cole book.
Thank you,

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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby PeterTimber » 16 Oct 2014, 14:43

May I suggest that you start off with a beginners tree making website at
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2402367,00.asp

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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby MaddalenaNYC » 17 Oct 2014, 04:38

Thank you, Peter, I will look into that website.

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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby adelfio » 17 Oct 2014, 16:28

You might look at Guglielmo Musa New York, Naturalization Petitions, 1794-1906 they made a correction to his name for it was Musa Guglielmo and it was corrected to Guglielmo Musa
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Postby PeterTimber » 17 Oct 2014, 18:06

Marty does that really make a difference?? Peter
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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby liviomoreno » 17 Oct 2014, 18:27

I believe it is very important to know which is the given name vs the family name.

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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby MaddalenaNYC » 18 Oct 2014, 02:29

I am very happy to receive any and all information! Thank you both.
Interesting enough on my great uncle's death certificate recently obtained from the NYC Municipal Archives (he died of the Spanish Flu in 1918), his mother's names were transposed; that is her last name was used as her first name.

Thank you for my Nonno's naturalization record!

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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby MaddalenaNYC » 18 Oct 2014, 02:33

By the way. Decades ago I had Nonno's name placed on the Immigrant Wall at Ellis Island. It cost $100.00 for each name and this was in the late 1980s. I wanted to place all of my ancestor's names on the wall but I could not do so financially. I chose Nonno as he was the one who returned to NYC from Italy to take my father and his siblings out of the orphanages. I never knew Nonno but his great commitment and love for his family lived on.

Many thanks again to you both for helping me.

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Re: Musa Family of East New York, Brooklyn, NYC

Postby MaddalenaNYC » 18 Oct 2014, 02:39

Marty (Martino?)
Where did you find this court order that corrected my Great Grandfather's name? I am trying to print a copy but can not.
Grazie.
Maddalena


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