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Finding long lost 2nd great grandparents

Postby AXD7107 » 05 Jul 2015, 22:41

I'm in search of my 2nd great grandparents their last name is Dessano, Guy and Manay, both from Italy. I know they came to the United States from italy in the late 1880's they had a son in 1901 and he was a US Citizen, he was born in New York. Then they moved to Bridgeport Connecticut and had 3 more children. But there seems to be no census record for them before 1930 and after 1940 they just disappear. No death records, nothing I know they had pasted away before I was born, but by this time so has anyone that knew them and that I've known that had this knowledge. On the 1930's census it says Guy was natralized, but not when or where. And I can't seem to find any record of it. I've searched Passenger ship records and no luck with the surname or their given names. Please help I'm lost as to where to go from here.

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Re: Finding long lost 2nd great grandparents

Postby erudita74 » 07 Jul 2015, 01:03

could this be them on the 1900 census in NY? Dessino (surname) Guy and Nuncio on the census

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSKH-237

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Re: Finding long lost 2nd great grandparents

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Jul 2015, 01:46

Is this the family in 1930 US census in Connecticut?
The three children listed here were all born in Connecticut. Oldest is 25, so the family was in Connecticut by about 1905...

Manay Dessano in the 1930 United States Federal Census

Name: Manay Dessano
Birth Year: abt 1875
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Homemaker?: Yes
Home in 1930: Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: Thompson St.
Ward of City: Eighth
Block: 832
House Number in Cities or Towns: 58
Dwelling Number: 77
Family Number: 102
Age at First Marriage: 25
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Language Spoken: Italian
Immigration Year: 1897
Naturalization: Naturalized
Able to Speak English: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Guy Dessano 68
Manay Dessano 55
Dominick J Dessano 25
Jack Dessano 24
Rose Dessano 20

http://interactive.ancestry.com/6224/45 ... turnRecord


US City Directory for 1924 = shows wife as Nunziata - same as 1900 census that erudita :-) posted...
Name: Guy Dessano
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1924
Street address: 36 N Washington av
Residence Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Occupation: Employee
Spouse: Nuziata Dessano
Publication Title: Bridgeport, Connecticut, City Directory, 1924

In 1930 City Directory for Bridgeport...
First name is GAIO Dessano, wife is Nunziata, at 58 N. Washington Ave.
Also at this address is
Domenico - a metalworker
Jack - no occupation given
Rose - a stenographer

Name: Gaio Dessano
Gender: Male
Residence Year: 1930
Street address: 58 N Washington av
Residence Place: Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Spouse: Nunziata Dessano
Publication Title: Bridgeport, Connecticut, City Directory, 1930

http://interactive.ancestry.com/2469/10 ... turnRecord

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Here is what appears to be the death of their daughter Rose in 1981 in Connecticut
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZGF-W2S

Record of Rose D Soldi from Connecticut Death Index
Name: Rose D Soldi
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 1981
Event Place: Bridgeport, , Connecticut
Residence Place: Stratford, , Connecticut
Address: 520 PROSPECT DR
Age: 72
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Occupation: PERSONEL DEPT.
Industry: D.M. READS COMPANY
Birth Year (Estimated): 1909
Father's Surname (Original): DESSANO
Spouse's Name: EDWAR
Certificate Number: 17432

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Re: Finding long lost 2nd great grandparents

Postby erudita74 » 07 Jul 2015, 02:27

the city directory was a great find, T.

I think there was a son named Joseph born in 1901. This may be him-

Joseph Dessano

Head

United States Census, 1940
birth:
1901
Connecticut
residence:
1940
Voting District 12A, Bridgeport, Bridgeport Town, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
spouse:
Fannie Dessano
children:
Irene Dessano, Dorathy Dessano, Donald Dessano

Joseph Dessano

Head

United States Census, 1930
birth:
1902
New York
residence:
1930
Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
spouse:
Fanny Dessano
children:
Irene Dessano, Dorothy Dessano, Donald Dessano

Joseph Dessano

United States Social Security Death Index
birth:
1 January 1901
death:
September 1976
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut

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Re: Finding long lost 2nd great grandparents

Postby Tessa78 » 07 Jul 2015, 02:45

Yes, I believe you are correct about the son, Joseph. :-)

In the 1920 US City Directory for Bridgeport, CT...
Listing:
Dessano - Guy , employee BBrass Co., home address is 38 N. Washington Ave
" Joseph, employee Electric Cable Co., home address is 38 N. Washington Ave.

They also appear in 1921 and 1922

http://interactive.ancestry.com/2469/10 ... turnRecord

In the 1927 City Directory...
Dessano - Domenico carpenter -residing 52 Thompson St.
" - Guy (wife Lizzie) - laborer residing 52 Thompson St.
" - Jacob - residing 52 Thompson St.
" - Joseph (wife Fannie) employee - Bilton Mach Tool Co., residing 77 Randall Ave.

http://interactive.ancestry.com/2469/10 ... turnRecord

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Re: Finding long lost 2nd great grandparents

Postby erudita74 » 09 Jul 2015, 02:22

I think this is an earlier Rosa born in Manhattan who died. They were living on 184th in the 1900 census. I also was going to suggest that Guy's Italian name was Gaetano, as my mother's brother was a Gaetano and he was sometimes called Guy.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WX3-56Y

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