Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

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Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby giamalvagambino » 15 Dec 2015, 04:34

Hi,

I'm new to the site and have been doing a LOT of family research. I always seem to lose the link once I get to Italy. I have found some information on my Gambino side, not much stretching after they came over from Italy to the States, but I don't have as much information on the Giamalva side. This is what I know:

Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva
Born: 23 Aug 1873
Died: 16 Aug 1943
Buried at Saint Matthew Cemetery (St. Louis, Missouri)

Married to

Leonarda "Leona" Gianusa or Giannusa
Born: 8 Oct 1880
Diet: 29 Jan 1955
Buried same place as Lorenzo

Had the children of:

Natale Giamalva b. 4 Oct 1907 D. 28 Aug 1975 Married to Mary Gambino

Anna Giamalva

Lena Giamalva

Dora Giamalva b. 21 Jan 1961 Married to Alfred Bertold

Josephine Giamalva 29 Aug 1911 D. 16 Jul 1998

Ben Giamalva B. 29 Jan 1914 D. 9 Sept 1989 Married to Ida M. Genre-Bert

Carol Giamalva

Joseph Giamalva B. 27 Oct 1921 D. 16 Jan 1990

Any information would be appreciated.

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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby suanj » 15 Dec 2015, 18:20

Hi, here the 1930 census, the name is misspelled:


Larenzo Gramolva

United States Census, 1930

Name Larenzo Gramolva
Event Type Census
Event Date 1930
Event Place Police Jury Ward 6, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States
Gender Male
Age 57
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1873
Birthplace Italy
Immigration Year 1902
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 12



Household

Role

Gender

Age

Birthplace

Larenzo Gramolva Head M 57 Italy
Leola Gramolva Wife F 49 Italy
Josephine Gramolva Daughter F 18 Louisiana
Benjamine Gramolva Son M 16 Louisiana
Dora Gramolva Daughter F 14 Louisiana
Carlo Gramolva Son M 10 Louisiana
Joe Gramolva Son M 8 Louisiana
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... cc=1810731
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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby suanj » 15 Dec 2015, 18:22

the 1920 census:


Graudenzio Giannalvo

United States Census, 1920

Name Graudenzio Giannalvo
Event Type Census
Event Date 1920
Event Place Independence, Tangipahoa, Louisiana, United States
Gender Male
Age 46
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1874
Birthplace Italy
Immigration Year 1904
Father's Birthplace Italy
Mother's Birthplace Italy
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 15



Household

Role

Gender

Age

Birthplace

Graudenzio Giannalvo Head M 46 Italy
Leonarda Giannalvo Wife F 38 Italy
Anne Giannalvo Daughter F 14 Louisiana
Natale Giannalvo Son M 12 Louisiana
Antonina Giannalvo Daughter F 11 Louisiana
Josephine Giannalvo Daughter F 9 Louisiana
Bonnardo Giamalno Son M 6 Louisiana
Antonina Giannalvo Daughter F 4 Louisiana
Calagiso Giannalvo Son M 0 Louisiana
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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby giamalvagambino » 15 Dec 2015, 20:29

Thank you so much! You've given me some good background and how to trace them. I'm so glad to get some information! If you find anymore please post.

You are amazing!

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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby suanj » 15 Dec 2015, 22:19

Hi here the 1910 census( sorry.. it is in italian Language):

Nome:
Lorenzo Gernmarear
[Lorenzo Gammarsar]
[Lorenzo Gammarear]

Età nel 1910:
37

Anno di nascita:
circa 1873

Luogo di nascita:
Italy (Italia)

Residenza nel 1910:
Police Jury Ward 3, Livingston, Louisiana

Indirizzo:
French Settlement Road

Sesso:
Male (Maschio)

Anno di immigrazione:
1902

Relazione con il capo famiglia:
Head (Capofamiglia)

Stato civile:
Married (Sposato/a)

Coniuge:
Leonalda Gernmarear

Luogo di nascita del padre:
Italy (Italia)

Luogo di nascita della madre:
Italy (Italia)

Lingua madre:
Italian

Professione:
Fruit Dealer

Settore lavorativo:
Own Shop

Employer, Employee or Other:
Own Account

Casa di proprietà o in affitto:
Own

Casa con o senza mutuo:
Free

Azienda agricola o casa:
House

Stato di naturalizzazione:
Alien

In grado di leggere:
No

In grado di scrivere:
No

Anni di matrimonio:
10

Lorenzo Gernmarear 37
Leonalda Gernmarear 28
Anna Gernmarear 4
Nattilee Gernmarear 3
Andolina Gernmarear 1
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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby suanj » 15 Dec 2015, 22:54

Gaudenzio Giammarva

United States World War I Draft Registration Cards

Name Gaudenzio Giammarva
Event Type Draft Registration
Event Date 1917-1918
Event Place Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States
Gender Male
Nationality Italy
Birth Date 23 Aug 1873
Birthplace , ,
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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby suanj » 15 Dec 2015, 23:06

here the arrival of Leonarda Gennuso coming from Alcamo (trapani province, Sicily) and joining at husband Gaudenzio Giammalva:


Lonarda Gennuso

Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists

Name Lonarda Gennuso
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 1903
Event Place New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Gender Female
Age 20
Birth Year (Estimated) 1883
Ship Name Manilla

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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby adelfio » 15 Dec 2015, 23:32

I think possible Leona name was Leonarda Gennusa from Alcamo province Trapani line 28 from this Arrival Date:9 Oct 1903 shipmanifest going to see husband in Kansas City looks like Ludovico Giammalva

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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby carubia » 16 Dec 2015, 02:58

Giammalva (or Giambalvo) and Gennusa (or Gendusa or Giandusa) are western Sicilian names mainly found in southern Palermo province (such as Chiusa Sclafani or Bisacquino), or, in the case of Giambalvo, northwestern Agrigento (such as Santa Margherita) and parts of Trapani. Gambino is more common and widely dispersed, but is also predominantly western Sicilian. Alcamo is in Trapani, next to Palermo, but a bit north of where these names are usually found.

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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby giamalvagambino » 16 Dec 2015, 04:27

You are all so helpful. Thank you so much for this information. Most of the relatives who can tell me anything has passed away. This is such a God send. Thank you all!

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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby carubia » 16 Dec 2015, 15:11

adelfio wrote:looks like Ludovico Giammalva
It looks like "Gaudenzio" to me.

There's an Antonino Giammalva from Alcamo 2 lines down, but he's going to meet his brother Francesco in New Orleans.

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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby suanj » 16 Dec 2015, 16:31

suanj wrote:here the arrival of Leonarda Gennuso coming from Alcamo (trapani province, Sicily) and joining at husband Gaudenzio Giammalva:


Lonarda Gennuso

Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists

Name Lonarda Gennuso
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 1903
Event Place New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Gender Female
Age 20
Birth Year (Estimated) 1883
Ship Name Manilla

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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby giamalvagambino » 16 Dec 2015, 18:26

The passenger list find is amazing! Thank you all for your hard work.

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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby carubia » 17 Dec 2015, 03:13

Unfortunately it seems that Alcamo birth records are not yet online, and the marriage and death records that are online begin in 1910. You could try writing to Alcamo's Stato Civile office requesting the birth records of Gaudenzio Giammalva and Leonarda Gennusa using the dates that you have above. The dates might be a little off or perhaps they were born elsewhere and only resided in Alcamo, but it's worth a shot.

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Re: Guedenzio "Lorenzo" Giamalva

Postby giamalvagambino » 17 Dec 2015, 03:43

I'll give that a try. Anything to know where they might be from or more information from the "home country". I know this might not be the forum to ask this but why would they have dropped an "m" in the name after a while? All the records I'm finding he signed he had it "Giammalva" . Was to just Americanize it a little?


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