Pacini/DiNasso - Lucca & Livorno

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Pacini/DiNasso - Lucca & Livorno

Postby tlisti » 02 Mar 2015, 12:25

Hello. I am interested in finding out more about my GGfather, Lewis/Luigi Pacini. He was b in Lucca 1869, and married Esmerelda DiNasso, b 1879, Livorno. Lewis & Esmerelda had a daughter, Rena, b 1900, Livorno, and she a brother named Ilario/Tlario DiNasso, b 1880 in Leghorn. Their mother came to the United States as Maria Virgili, b 1858, she later married a Bernardoni in Houston, Texas.

My Pacini family came from Genoa to NY, then to Mississippi, then Galveston/Houston.

I am traveling to Italy this August, and would like to find out more about my family there. Any help?

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Re: Pacini/DiNasso - Lucca & Livorno

Postby adelfio » 02 Mar 2015, 20:18

Is this your Luigi Pacini says born in 1871 I got a feeling he was born in Bagni di Lucca province of Lucca
Do you have his fathers name?
Lewis Pasena
United States Census, 1920
Name: Lewis Pasena
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1920
Event Place: Houston Ward 6, Harris, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Own or Rent: Rent
Birth Year (Estimated): 1871
Birthplace: Italy
Immigration Year: 1900
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Lewis Pasena Head M 49 Italy
Surelda Pasena Wife F 40 Italy
Rena Pasena Daughter F 20 Italy
Gena Pasena Daughter F 14 Texas
Joe Pasena Son M 11 Texas
Dena Pasena Daughter F 8 Texas
Mathew Pasena Son M 6 Texas

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Re: Pacini/DiNasso - Lucca & Livorno

Postby tlisti » 03 Mar 2015, 16:48

Yes, this is my Lewis Pacini (name spelled wrong on census), his wife was Esmerelda.

Ship manifest: 1901
his wife, Esmerelda di Nasso Pacini,
figlia Rena
Esmerelda's brother Illario di Nasso. (naturalization papers say he was born in Leghorn).

1910 Pass Christian Harrison, MS: Esmerelda Pacini and children; brother Ilario diNasso. Her Mother, Maria Virgili lives next door with husband Victor Bernardoni.

Dena Pacini is my Grandmother, and showed his fathers name as Sam Pacini on death cert.

Wow, Thanks again, Marty! I plan to visit all these places on my trip.

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