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Postby JLacerenza » 13 Aug 2005, 18:14

Looking for all history of how the Lacerenza's started in Italy.
Lacerenza Name their are so many.
I was born in Ct. I am one of seven children my parents have.
My Fathers name was Francis Michael Lacerenza. His Parents came over years ago on the boat from Italy.
My dad was born in 1923.
I would like history if anyone has some to share.

Janine lacerenza

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Postby mfjp » 13 Aug 2005, 19:38

Hello Janine,

If you could confirm the name of your Grandparents, we could look for a boat record... and take it from there... if you know your Grandmother's maiden name, please let us know.
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Am hoping that this 1930 census record shows the correct family.

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Name: Frank Lacerenza Age: 7, Estimated birth year: abt 1923

Relation to head-of-house: Son

Father's Name: James Lacerenza (born about 1879, immigration about 1893, married at about age 20)
Mother's Name: Catherine Lacerenza (born about 1885, immigration about 1901-2?, married at about age 16)
Home in 1930:
 Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Year: 1930 ; Census Place: Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut ; Roll: 259 ; Page: 30A ; Enumeration District: 199 ; Image: 884.0 .

Siblings Vito, Frank, Beatrice, Charles, Lucy, Daniel, James...

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Postby JLacerenza » 14 Aug 2005, 18:55

Catherine was my Grandpas wife her last name was Georiga I think I spelt that right. Their oldest sons name was Tony, then the other names,Lucy, jenny, vito, james,Francis(Frankie),Charles, I'm not sure of the rest most were born in Stamford, Ct.
I'm not even sure what town MY Grandparents came from in Italy.You are on the right track of My Family history in Italy.Thank you so much!
My oldest Aunt owned an Funeral parlor in Portchester NY.,The name was Gunapero's That may not be spelt right , sorry my spelling is poor.
My uncle Tony, than uncle James(Jimmy) and then cousin Richard all owned and Cousin Richard still owns The Lacerenza's Funeral Parlor in Stamford, CT. TO this day.
Janine
PS. James was also my Grandpas name.
I made a mistake on my Dads DOB. IT was 8-22-1922

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Postby brujaojos » 14 Aug 2005, 20:06

Hi There,

Here's some information for you.

Name: CATHE K LACERENZA
Death Date: 27 July 1963
Death Place: Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age: 78 Years
Marital Status: Widowed *
Spouse: VINC
State File #: 14870
Residence: Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut

*Note: It states widow, so James (Vincenzo, her husband) was deceased before 1963.

This could be death information on the siblings of Vincenzo and Caterina

Name: ANTHONY LACERENZA
Death Date: 11 December 1949
Death Place: Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age: 45 Years
Marital Status: Widowed
State File #: 18292
Residence: Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut


Name: FRANK M LACERENZA
Father's Surname: LACERENZA
Death Date: 27 May 1980
Death Place: Darien, Connecticut
Age: 57 Years
Birth Place: Connecticut
Birth Date: 22 August xxxYOB22
Marital Status: Married
State File #: 09994
Residence: Darien, Connecticut


Name: BEATRICE VERRASTRO
Father's Surname: LACERENZA
Death Date: 16 June 1995
Death Place: Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut
Age: 87 Years
Birth Place: Connecticut
Birth Date: 27 September 1907
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse: DOMIN
State File #: 13906
Occupation: SEAMSTRESS
Industry: WATERBURY GARMENT CO
Residence: Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut
Address: 1312 WEST MAIN ST ,


Name: JEANETTE A GUNIPERO
Father's Surname: LACERENZA
Death Date: 10 May 1997
Death Place: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age: 95 Years
Birth Place: Connecticut
Birth Date: 10 May 1902
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse: JAMES
State File #: 10660
Occupation: HAIRDRESSER & COSMET
Industry: CUTTING STYLING HAIR
Residence: Out of State, New York
Address: 353 WESTCHESTER AVE ,


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Re: Lacerenza

Postby brujaojos » 14 Aug 2005, 20:34

Hi Again,

Here is the information on the 1920 census. I know someone on here will be kind enough to post it for you. (thank you :) )

Name: James Lacerenza
Age: 39 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1920: Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut
Roll: T625_179
Page: 1 B
ED: 168
Image: 315

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Postby JLacerenza » 14 Aug 2005, 20:39

Trish, you are a Godsent, Thank you!
This is my family you are sending to me.
I am so happy.Please sent me as much as you can.
Right now I am in Stamford CT.visting some of my brothers and sisters.
Life is Great!
My brother and sisters name are.
Debbie,Cathy,William,Frankie JR. ME(Janine), Christine and Renee'
We are Proud to have that last name Lacerenza
Most of us are Married with childre, Renne and her husband Matt just had a baby boy 19 days ago. at Yale New Haven Hospial.
We left Pa.Yeasterday afternoon to see the Baby Luke.and others.
Janine

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Postby brujaojos » 14 Aug 2005, 22:30

JLacerenza wrote:Trish, you are a Godsent, Thank you!
This is my family you are sending to me.
I am so happy.Please sent me as much as you can.
Right now I am in Stamford CT.visting some of my brothers and sisters.
Life is Great!
My brother and sisters name are.
Debbie,Cathy,William,Frankie JR. ME(Janine), Christine and Renee'
We are Proud to have that last name Lacerenza
Most of us are Married with childre, Renne and her husband Matt just had a baby boy 19 days ago. at Yale New Haven Hospial.
We left Pa.Yeasterday afternoon to see the Baby Luke.and others.
Janine


Dear Janine,

I'm from Philadelphia. :) Also, I have a very dear friend in Stamford. Betty is such a sweetheart.

While you are in Stamford, try to get the Death Certificate of Caterina. You never know what kind of information could be on it. I would also try to get the Marriage Certificate of Caterina and Vincenzo while you are there.
If you wait till you get home, I'll give you the information how to get records from Stamford. They are so friendly and helpful there.:)

Any way, I'll dig up whatever I can and please have fun and enjoy your family and also send my congrats to the parents of Baby Luke.

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Postby Essgee » 14 Aug 2005, 22:49

James born Jan, 1, 1881 according to the records of WWI registrations. His wife is listed in 1917 as "Helena"...maybe she went by more then one name? Also check out a Domenico...also in Stamford, CT. Looks like he was head of household and living with him is an Angelo Lecerenza with his wife Anna. Angelo is listed as the father of Domenic and is age 85 in the 1930 census. Anna is 80. These could be the parents of James as the names tend to be similar in Domenick's family to those in Jame's family.

Jame's name in Italian could be Giacomo. However, the name Vincenzo is often translated as James as well.

Maybe you can locate the cemetery where these people were buried. Might find something in the cemetery records. Try and find an obituary for James or his wife...this could lead to more info. A death record may tell you exactly where he was born and the name of his parents.

James indicated he was naturalized in 1912. Find this paperwork along with the paperwork filed before the naturalization: Declaration of Intent and Petition to Naturalize. These should give you a lot of specific information.

Good Luck.

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Postby mfjp » 14 Aug 2005, 23:52

Here is the information on the 1920 census. I know someone on here will be kind enough to post it for you. (thank you )


Linking you to the 1920 census record Trish found.

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Life is great...

And welcome Luke. :P Congratulations to all.

Maria

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Postby brujaojos » 15 Aug 2005, 01:07

mfjp wrote:
Here is the information on the 1920 census. I know someone on here will be kind enough to post it for you. (thank you )


Linking you to the 1920 census record Trish found.

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/701/image38hs.gif

Life is great...

And welcome Luke. :P Congratulations to all.

Maria


Thank you Maria!!!! :) :) :)
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Postby JLacerenza » 15 Aug 2005, 06:02

Hi Again, It's me Janine
You all.. are so wounderful, helping me and my family as much as you all have..Thank you so so much.
Today, my daughter Michele , brother Bill and his two children and my Mother Theresa Lacerenza (Maslowski) all travled to Norwalk, CT. to See my sister Christine and her husband Jack and my brother Frankie for a family gathering it was great, except it started to rain buckets for hours and inside we stayed. Renee and Matt stayed home with Baby Lucas.
I will tell Renee all this great news tomorrow, she is trying to get a family tree for all of us.


Tomorrow we will head to Naugatuck. Ct to see, sister Cathy husband Joe and their children. Then back to Renees, to see baby and than Christines.

Tuesday, I will try to go to the Goverment Center in Stamford to get these records, that makes a lot of sence. If I cannot get there for some reason I will let you know so you can help me on how to get Records when I am back in PA.
WE will be heading back to PA. wednesday morning.
You are so great!
Janine

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Postby Essgee » 15 Aug 2005, 10:13

Ok...all you young guys with good vision....

Check out 1910 census of Fairfield, Stamford, Conn, 3rd Ward, Roll 130, book 2...ED 114, page 8A and 8B.

Looks like a variation of the name but spelled Lazerenz in the index...

Name is Jimmie, age 30, married at 20, arrived 1896 (hard to read)
Katie, age 25, married at 16, had 5 children, 5 children living, arrived 189?
Toney, age 6 born Conn.
Annie (???) age 5
next page looks like
Marie(???) age?
Bridget,
Charley...
Michael...father, age
Annie...mother
Dom?????
M?????
?????, sister-in-law

Need HELP to read...but this could be MICHELANGELO...the Angelo in the 1920 census and that would make him the father of Jimmy......

Also found this...not sure if date fits....Castle Garden Records

VITO-VZO. LACERENZA Occupation Laborer
Age 17
Sex M
Literacy U
Arrived 1897-04-28
Origin Italy
Port Naples
Last Residence U
Destination SAUFORD-CT
Plan Unknown
Ship Victoria
Passage Unknown

other children on board: Maria Luisa, age 2, Margherita, age 6, Domenico, age 8, Maria Giovanna, age 15......

Could this be the right family?????? If anyone can read that census entry better...please give it a try....can't seem to find anything in 1900 as of yet that is even close.........

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Postby VaDeb » 15 Aug 2005, 10:58

Looks like a good find Essgee, but it is very hard to read. I will post the pages here for others to look at. Too late to read it tonight. I will try and enhance and see if I can get anything tomorrow.

page 8A
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page 8B
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Postby Essgee » 15 Aug 2005, 11:01

On the passenger list mentioned above, Vito Vincenzo is #17, the others are ##18, #19, #20, and #21, all with surname Lacerenza. However, passenger # 16 is an Anna Pace...age 35. Is this the Annie listed in the 1910 census married to Angelo?

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Postby Essgee » 15 Aug 2005, 11:09

Debbie.......

Your posted version is a lot clearer then what I was reading.... Looks like the name is not Michele...but just plain Angelo! And the name under Domenic appears to be Lucia! I am beginning to think that the arrival record matches this census info. This is exciting...could mean that Anna Pace is the great grandmother......another surname to help locate where in Italy they come from....

Thanks for posting the census...

Susan


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