Seeking Musa Family from Brooklyn and Gardella from Detroit

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Seeking Musa Family from Brooklyn and Gardella from Detroit

Postby MaddalenaNYC » 22 Oct 2014, 05:16

I have documents to share and would also like to know more about our family.

The Musa patriarch in East NY Brooklyn was William Musa, a fruit and veg man who owned his own business. He was from Soragna.

The Gardellas of Detroit? I do not know much about them but my grandfather was Alexander a/k/a Anthony Gardella. They, as apparently all Gardellas, were from Neirone.

I have so much paper now after years of researching and, thankfully, being left documents from deceased relatives.

I am the last of my (cousins' ) generation.

If you are a Musa from Soragna and/or Brooklyn, NYC or a Gardella from Detroit and/or Neirone, please get in touch with me. Live is short.

Very best regards,
Maddalena

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Re: Seeking Musa Family from Brooklyn and Gardella from Detr

Postby PeterTimber » 22 Oct 2014, 15:17

Louis Musa, Fruit business, 2833 Atlantic AVENUE, Brooklyn, NY 1902

Maddalena if you give me the years your family members resided in Brooklyn, NY then we can catch all MUSA in the late 1800's to the early 1900's Peter
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Re: Seeking Musa Family from Brooklyn and Gardella from Detr

Postby PeterTimber » 22 Oct 2014, 15:36

John Gardella, Restaurant, 189 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 1902
Louis Gardella, Fruit business, 94 Murray Street, Manhattan, Residence #37 16th street, Brooklyn 1902

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Re: Seeking Musa Family from Brooklyn and Gardella from Detr

Postby MaddalenaNYC » 23 Oct 2014, 01:47

Louis may be ours. John is not although perhaps a extended family member.
Louis and Louise are big family names with us.

My family mostly lived on Vermont Street in East NY Brooklyn, a neighborhood still named as such.

Nonno, my great grandfather who died 17 years before I was born had a fruit stand on Fulton Street in Brooklyn. He and the family lived close by on Vermont Street.

I am looking for the years, 1900 through 1930. Musa fruit and vegetables on Fulton Street, Brooklyn?

Just a guess for me.

You are so kind to help me with this.

I have just received Nonno's death certificate from the NYC Municipal Archives. I now have the names of his parents from Soragna.

Nonno was not a Gardella. He was a Musa. His daughter, my grandmother married a Detroit Gardella.

I do know some Gardellas (Detroit and NYC). They may very well be distant relatives who made their claim in the New World in Lower Manhattan. But the Musas resided in Brooklyn.

Thank you for everything, Pietro.
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Re: Seeking Musa Family from Brooklyn and Gardella from Detr

Postby Tessa78 » 23 Oct 2014, 18:37

You may already have this...

A ship passenger information for a trip (not the first) for Guglielmo(William) Musa in 1904.
He states that he was in USA before - 1886 to 1903
He is returning to his home at 135 Vermont St., Brooklyn.
Lists his occupation as farmer.


First Name : Guglielmo
Last Name : Musa
Nationality : Italy, Italian North
Last Place of Residence : Brooklyn
Date of Arrival : February 15th, 1904
Age at Arrival : 41y
Gender : Male
Marital Status : Married
Ship of Travel : La Bretagne
Port of Departure : Havre
Manifest Line Number : 0025

And a US City Directory for 1902 for William Musa, fruit vendor...

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about William Musa
Name: William Musa
Residence Year: 1902
Street address: 136 Vermont (is actually 135 in the directory)
Residence Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Occupation: Fruit
Publication Title: Brooklyn, New York, City Directory, 1902

Image - second column on left, third line down.
http://interactive.ancestry.com/2469/22 ... turnRecord

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