Mirra Family Ercolano Campania Napoli Italia

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Mirra Family Ercolano Campania Napoli Italia

Postby Terrirites » 13 Sep 2015, 09:15

Hello, I am so glad to have found you all and became inspired when I saw several "Mirra" family members. I have hit a wall with my grandfather. Most of the family who would know anything about his past in Italy have already passed on. I'm hoping for a connection.

Luigi (aka Louis) Mirra was born 4, Feb 1903 in Naples, more specifically I believe Ercolano, Campania. I know nothing of his family he left behind in 1920 when he was 17... He came to NY as a ship deck boy (I can get the name of the ship if that would help but it's not at my fingertips at the moment) I understand he came down with TB and had to be hospitalized here so he stayed after he recovered and eventually won citizenship.

My grandmother's (his future wife) father Giovanni (John) Monforto (aka Monforte) took a liking to him while visiting him in the hospital as a volunteer. He himself had immigrated from Compobasso and was responsible for bringing many family members over. My Grandfather Luigi married my Grandmother Anne (Anna, Anotonette) and had my Aunt Josephine, Uncle John and finally my Dad, Louis Anthony Mirra 1940. I am curious if Luigi had any siblings, who his parents were and/or if they they ever came over too.

It seems I'm at a point where I have to search Italian records to get any further information and that seems much more difficult as I know very little Italian!
If any of this is familiar to anyone, I'd love to hear about it!
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Re: Mirra Family Ercolano Campania Napoli Italia

Postby adelfio » 14 Sep 2015, 16:26

Welcome to IG website
Death record of
Name:John A Monforto
Gender:Male
Race:White
Age:63
Birth Date:24 Jun 1894
Birth Place:Italy
Death Date:6 Dec 1957
Death Place:Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Father Name:Michele Monforto
Mother Name:Antonette Capone
Spouse Name:Assunta Dimauro
Certificate Number:115691
Was Giovanni Monforte married twice second wife named Maria Donata Porcaro or is that a typo in the death record
PG LINK TO RECORD
http://interactive.ancestry.com/5164/42 ... turnRecord

Heres the birth record of Giovanni Antonio Monforte
Index#67
1894 June 24th in the town of Gambatesa in a house on via Porta Vallone birth of Giovanni Antonio Monforte son of Michele Monforto age 32 farmer and Antonette Capone

PG LINK TO RECORD
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

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Re: Mirra Family Ercolano Campania Napoli Italia

Postby suanj » 14 Sep 2015, 17:19

Hi
Ercolano name town, in past time was Resina, so Resina is the old name of Ercolano (since 1969) and you can try in the civil record's microfilms to find your ancestor and parents and siblings:

https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library

abt John Monforto the right italian spelling is Giovanni Antonio Monforte born in Gambatesa ( Campobasso province) on 24 Jun 1894 #67, son of Michele Monforte 32 old, farmer, and of Antonietta Capone, farmer..

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... 2.jpg.html click to enlarge
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