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Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby deplante1 » 01 Aug 2015, 22:26

I am trying to find any information on my husband's family from Italy. We know they came to New York around 1880-90s and the surname was most likely changed. The one clue we have is the WW II draft card for Anthony Chuffa which shows his birth as 15 Mar 1879 - White Sand, Italy.

I have not been able to find anywhere in Italy called White Sand and wonder if it could be a phonetic spelling or translation.

I appreciate any insight on the town or family.

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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 02 Aug 2015, 20:59

Can you post the WWII card or a link to it, please?

I believe the correct spelling of the surname may be Ciuffa :-)
Did Antonio have a sister Vincenza, and a brother Giuseppe?

Found this POSSIBLE arrival manifest in 1885. Unfortunately, it does not identify a place of birth or residence in Italy.
Antonio, age 8, is traveling with his mother(?) Agnese Pasquale, age 36, sister (or brother as it looks like Vincenzo) Vincenza, age 14, and a younger brother Giuseppe, age 2.

Lines 95-98
http://interactive.ancestry.com/7488/NY ... turnRecord

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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby Biff83 » 02 Aug 2015, 21:13

Hello T.,

WWII Draft Registration card.

http://interactive.ancestry.com/1002/NY ... sePUB=true

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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby Biff83 » 02 Aug 2015, 21:20

1930 census

http://interactive.ancestry.com/6224/46 ... sePUB=true

1920 census

http://interactive.ancestry.com/6061/43 ... sePUB=true

Interesting that daughter is called Agnes--for mother's first or maiden name?

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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 02 Aug 2015, 21:20

Hi Biff!! :-)

Thanks for posting that...

Or the name was reversed - Agnese Pasquale???


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Postby Biff83 » 02 Aug 2015, 21:32

1910 census; marriage about 1898.

http://interactive.ancestry.com/7884/44 ... sePUB=true

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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby Tessa78 » 02 Aug 2015, 21:41

Found nothing in the NYC marriage index... :-(

Also tried looking for Michele Ciuffa (thinking maybe first son named after Antonio's father???), but without success...

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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby joetucciarone » 03 Aug 2015, 00:12

I just did a search on surnames in Italy. The name "Ciuffa" occurs mainly in and around Rome but very few other places.

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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby adelfio » 03 Aug 2015, 03:04

Heres the family tree of Antonio wife was Antoinette Gentile

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http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/55122277 ... 4420?ssrc=

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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby suanj » 03 Aug 2015, 09:10

Hi here 1900 census:


Antonio Ciuffa

United States Census, 1900

Name: Antonio Ciuffa
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1900
Event Place: Borough of Brooklyn, Election District 2 New York City Ward 2, Kings, New York, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 23
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): W
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head
Years Married: 2
Birth Date: Jan 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1898
Immigration Year: 1887
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy

Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Antonio Ciuffa Head M 23 Italy
Antonio Ciuffa Wife F 32 Italy
Michael Ciuffa Son M 0 New York
Camillo Sganga Boarder M 29 Italy
Samuele Capelba Boarder M 36 Italy
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1325221
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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby suanj » 11 Aug 2015, 17:20

Hi, on 1920 census, the home address was: 243 Devoe St, Brooklyn, Kings, New York
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http://s16.postimg.org/nihrnvnwl/1920_a ... Chuffa.jpg
well same address of


Anthony Chiffo

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards

Name Anthony Chiffo
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1917-1918
Event Place New York City no 50, New York, United States
Gender Male
Nationality Italy
Birth Date 15 Dec 1877
Birthplace , , Italy

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G16T-939F
the surname is spelled differently and the birthdate is more probable, according to ship's manifest...
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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby suanj » 11 Aug 2015, 17:38

Anthony Chuffa parents..? Possible 1910 census:


Salvakore Chufhoe

United States Census, 1910

Name Salvakore Chufhoe
Event Type Census
Event Year 1910
Event Place Manhattan Ward 13, New York, New York, United States
Gender Male
Age 62
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1848
Birthplace Italy
Immigration Year 1891
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Birthplace Italy

Household

Role

Gender

Age

Birthplace

Salvakore Chufhoe Head M 62 Italy
Agnes Chufhoe Wife F 61 Italy
the immigration year is wrong, but I believe right parents,
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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby suanj » 11 Aug 2015, 17:54

This Agnese in 1940 census:

Agnis Chuffo

United States Census, 1940

Name Agnis Chuffo
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Assembly District 16, Brooklyn, New York City, Kings, New York, United States
Gender Female
Age 91
Marital Status Widowed
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Grandmother
Relationship to Head of Household Grandmother
Birthplace Italy
Birth Year (Estimated) 1849
Last Place of Residence Same Place

Household

Role

Gender

Age

Birthplace

Rocco Dellebovi Head M 66 Italy
Thresa Dellebovi Wife F 62 Italy
Gilda Dellebovi Daughter F 19 New York
Agnis Chuffo Grandmother F 91 Italy


and the Death record of her husband:


Salvatore Chieffo

New York, New York City Municipal Deaths

Name Salvatore Chieffo
Event Type Death
Event Date 17 Mar 1921
Event Place Manhattan, New York, New York, United States
Address 24 Browe St.
Residence Place New York City, New York, New York
Gender Male
Age 72
Marital Status Married
Race White
Occupation Retired
Birth Year (Estimated) 1849
Birthplace Italy
Burial Date 19 Mar 1921
Burial Place Manhattan, New York, New York
Cemetery Calvary
Father's Name Donato Chieffo
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Name Rachele Patrove ( right: Patrone)
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Spouse's Name Agnes Chieffo


The Agnes death:


Agnes Chieffo

New York, New York City Municipal Deaths

Name Agnes Chieffo
Event Type Death
Event Date 12 Jun 1943
Event Place Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States
Address 267 Lake Street
Residence Place New York, Kings, New York
Gender Female
Age 94
Marital Status Widowed
Race White
Occupation Housewife
Birth Date 25 Jan 1849
Birthplace Italy
Burial Date 15 Jun 1943
Cemetery Calvary Cem.
Father's Name Donato Cieffo
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Name Rachaele Cuozzo
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Spouse's Name Salvatore

well the her daughter Maria Teresa, was born in Bagnoli Irpino on 1877 https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... ,348465202
and Agnese maiden name was Cuozzo, so no Pasquale...
So it is no the right family-- :shock:


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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby deplante1 » 12 Aug 2015, 01:52

Hi susanj,

I will have to check on the possible parents.
I know his birth date is March 1879 from his draft card and other family information.

My husband thinks his father once mentioned the name was spelled Cuiffo.

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Re: Need help finding link to Italy for Antonio Chuffa born 1879 in White Sand, Italy

Postby deplante1 » 12 Aug 2015, 02:02

Tessa78
Thank you. I will see if anyone in the family knows about siblings.

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Thank you for posting the WWII draft card.

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