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Percocos and Zerillis

Postby cassidy » 21 Nov 2014, 14:35

I've been using Ancestry.com for a good while, but I kind of hit a wall with the Italian immigrants on my father's side. Even the recent "open global records" day didn't help me, so I thought I'd look for more sources of information.

I know that my great-grandfather Giovanni Percoco (1891-1938) left Naples and arrived in New York in 1902 with his mother, Angela (1858-?). He eventually married Lucia Zerilli (1884-1968), originally of Marsala, Trapani, Sicily, who arrived in 1906 and went to live with her previously-immigrated brother Giuseppi. I just can't find anything further back: who was Giovanni's father? What was Angela's maiden name? What about Lucia and Giuseppi's parents?

I'd also like to know more about my great-aunt, Anto(i?)nette Percoco (b. 1916), if that's possible - I can't find anything at all for her after the early censuses. It would be nice to know if my dad has cousins out there!

Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

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Re: Percocos and Zerillis

Postby erudita74 » 21 Nov 2014, 15:03

do you have their NYC marriage record? Parents' names should be on that record.

Percoco Giovanni Nov 8 1914 certificate # 28208 Manhattan
Zarrella Lucietta Nov 8 1914 #28208 Manhattan

http://italiangen.org/docs-forms-downlo ... t-form.pdf

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Postby liviomoreno » 21 Nov 2014, 16:11

I believe I found Giovanni's manifest in Ellis Island, he was traveling with his aunt Angela Rosa Percoco, not with his mother.

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Re: Percocos and Zerillis

Postby suanj » 21 Nov 2014, 17:03

I found this record:

John Percoco

New Jersey, State Census, 1915

Name: John Percoco
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1915
Event Place: West Hoboken, 1 ward, Hudson, New Jersey, United States
Gender: Male
Birth Date: Jan 1891
Birthplace: Italy

wife:
Name: Lucy Percoco
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1915
Event Place: West Hoboken, 1 ward, Hudson, New Jersey, United States
Gender: Female
Birth Date: Dec 1888
Birthplace: Italy


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Re: Percocos and Zerillis

Postby erudita74 » 22 Nov 2014, 07:26

Don't know if you have him on the 1910 census-surname spelled as Percuoco-living at 19 Center Street in Jersey City

John Percuoco
United States Census, 1910
Name: John Percuoco
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Jersey City Ward 5, Hudson, New Jersey, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 19
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Nephew
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Nephew
Birth Year (Estimated): 1891
Birthplace: Italy
Immigration Year: 1901
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Benjamin Castilano Head M 68
Nicholas Castilano Son M 40
Rose Percuoco Sister-in-law F 52
John Percuoco Nephew M 19
Adeline Castilano Niece F 46
Carmelia Castilano Niece F 15
District: 123 , Sheet Number and Letter: 14A , Household ID: 250 , Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) , Affiliate Publication Number: M1283 , GS Film number: 1374903 , Digital Folder Number: 004330912 , Image Number: 00774

1920 census -he is with his wife and children Antonette and Victor living on Central Avenue in Jersey City, with his name spelled as John Percoco, but I gather you already have the info from that census

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Re: Percocos and Zerillis

Postby erudita74 » 22 Nov 2014, 07:36

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KM4J-WK2

1905 census-I believe this is the same family.

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Re: Percocos and Zerillis

Postby erudita74 » 22 Nov 2014, 08:31

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K315-9K7

Here's Antonette on the 1940 census married to an Anthony P. Rinaldi. Her 1 year old daughter and brother are on this census too.

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Postby Marcello_DAleo » 22 Nov 2014, 09:24

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Giovanni Percoco
Name: Giovanni Percoco
Arrival Date: 14 Jul 1902
Birth Date: abt 1892
Age: 10
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Italian
Last Residence: Caserta
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Palatia
Traveling with his aunt Percoco Angela Rosa, age 46, married
Going to join his aunt Carolina Percoco living in Jersey City NJ at #85 Gambridge Street
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Re: Percocos and Zerillis

Postby erudita74 » 22 Nov 2014, 14:14

I found an obit for Lucy Percoco in Ellenville NY. She died at age 83 in 1968 and was John's widow at the time. Her brother was an Alfred Carrella- a misspelling of his surname in the obit? (The Kingston Daily Freeman, July 5, 1968)

http://www.fultonhistory.com/fulton.html

Do a search for Lucy Percoco and it should be the 11th listing that comes up in the search. Also if you search for her son Anthony Percoco, or Antthony V Percoco, you will see that he was a high school teacher in Ulster County NY.

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Re: Percocos and Zerillis

Postby erudita74 » 22 Nov 2014, 18:44

Birth record for Giovanni Percoco in Caserta, Italy-

I believe this is his birth record
Record #2 dated Jan 1, 1891 but the birth took place on Dec 30, 1890 in the house at #146 via Corso Campano
Father: Antonio Percoco, age 38, innkeeper
Mother: Antonetta Fusco

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,349533401

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Re: Percocos and Zerillis

Postby cassidy » 02 Dec 2014, 14:24

Thank you so much for your help! I'm sure this will get me over the bump.

1888 does make more sense for Lucy's birth than 1884, given that my grandfather was born in 1926. And Carrella makes sense as a typo, because Zarella seems to be the spelling they eventually standardized to.

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Re: Percocos and Zerillis

Postby erudita74 » 02 Dec 2014, 14:30

Hi Cassidy
So glad all this information will get you past the roadblock.
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