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Mazzella

Postby linder » 01 Oct 2005, 02:44

I am looking for info on grandfather Luigi Mazzella, born 11/29/1870 or 71 in Ischia. He emmigrated to the US and died in New York 9/26/1945. His father was, I believe, Nicolo Mazzella and mother was Filomena Schiano. There may have been a longer version of his father's name, but this is what we have. Any help would be appreciated that could point me in the right direction. Linda
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Re: Mazzella

Postby mfjp » 01 Oct 2005, 04:54

Hi Linder,

Found a 1910 census record of a Luigi who's wife is Bernice. They have 2 children at this time - Nicholas F and Louisa M?

Would this be your family?

If you know what the longer version of the father's name please mention...

born 11/29/1870 or 71


Just wondering how you managed to get a month and day... but not the year??

Did a quick search for a manifest and the Luigi's I found were either too old or too young... were you able to locate one?

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Re: Mazzella

Postby ricbru » 01 Oct 2005, 23:54

Hello,
if you are looking for your ancestors records write to:

Municipio di Ischia
Stato civile e decessi
via Iasolino 1
80077 Ischia (NA)
ITALY
Incaricato: Michele Abbandonato
tel:+39 81 3333225

I hope it helps, bye ricbru
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Re: Mazzella

Postby linder » 02 Oct 2005, 03:21

mfjp wrote:Hi Linder,

Found a 1910 census record of a Luigi who's wife is Bernice. They have 2 children at this time - Nicholas F and Louisa M?

Would this be your family?

If you know what the longer version of the father's name please mention...

born 11/29/1870 or 71


Just wondering how you managed to get a month and day... but not the year??

Did a quick search for a manifest and the Luigi's I found were either too old or too young... were you able to locate one?

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Re: Mazzella

Postby linder » 02 Oct 2005, 03:22

mfjp wrote:Hi Linder,

Found a 1910 census record of a Luigi who's wife is Bernice. They have 2 children at this time - Nicholas F and Louisa M?

Would this be your family?

If you know what the longer version of the father's name please mention...

born 11/29/1870 or 71


Just wondering how you managed to get a month and day... but not the year??

Did a quick search for a manifest and the Luigi's I found were either too old or too young... were you able to locate one?

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Re: Mazzella

Postby mfjp » 02 Oct 2005, 03:25

Hi there :P

I think you are trying to reply... ?? don't hit the quote button... just type in the message for now...

Look forward to hearing from you..

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Re: Mazzella

Postby linder » 02 Oct 2005, 03:26

The 1910 census record you have is correct. Some records say he was born in 1870, some 1871, but I'm going with 1870. His father's name appears as either Nicolombuono or Nicolotano, and sometimes his mother's name is listed as Filomena Schiano or Philomena. I haven't found anything through Ellis Island yet, but I have a copy of Marina Mercantile Italiana, date 20 April, 1884. It isay it is a Libretto di Matricolazione. Luigi and Berenice were married in New York in 1903, so he came to NY before that. Thanks for your help.
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Re: Mazzella

Postby mfjp » 02 Oct 2005, 04:44

Name: Louis Mazzella
Age in 1910: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1871
Home in 1910: 17-Pct 35-Ad Bronx, New York, New York
Neighbors: View Results
Race: White
Gender: Male

1910 Census says he immigrated in ...1895.

http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/190/luigi19104qb.jpg

Maybe the name you are reading is Nicolantonio?

1920 census says he also immigrated in 1895, but it does look like 1896 on the record

http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/1697 ... 2014xc.jpg

Name: Louis Mazzella
[Louis Mazzola] 
Age: 50 years 
Estimated birth year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1920: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut
Home owned: Rent
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of immigration: 1885
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Image: 926

Hopefully we can find a boat record.

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Re: Mazzella

Postby mfjp » 02 Oct 2005, 12:16

Seems like a family of sailors...

I haven't found anything through Ellis Island yet, but I have a copy of Marina Mercantile Italiana, date 20 April, 1884. It isay it is a Libretto di Matricolazione


Can you mention the names of his brothers? (If he had any?)
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Re: Mazzella

Postby linder » 03 Oct 2005, 18:29

Years ago a very elderly aunt mentioned Profirio (or Porfirio), as well as Frank (?) as Luigi's brothers. She said he came to New York with a brother, but the brother returned to Italy as he wasn't enamored with New York. She had also mentioned the name, Vicenzo (or Vincenzo), but that could be a further generation back. She seemed to know more about her mother's family than her father's. Evidently Luigi Americanized his name to Louis. You are being so helpful. Thank you so much.
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Re: Mazzella

Postby mfjp » 03 Oct 2005, 19:18

Maybe Panfinio?? This Panfinio is off to his brother Luigi's home in New York...does it say NY??

First Name: Panfinio
Last Name: Mazzella
Ethnicity: So. Italian
Last Place of Residence: Ischia
Date of Arrival: Jul 08, 1903
Age at Arrival:  24y    Gender:  M    Marital Status:  S  
Ship of Travel: Hohenzollern
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0028

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipm ... 2666040137

Here's a Francesco off to New York, to join his brothers Luigi and Bartolo... could it be the Francesco you mentioned? What makes this Francesco unique is that he was living in Africa with his wife Maria.

First Name: Francesco
Last Name: Mazzella
Ethnicity: Italian N., Italian
Last Place of Residence: Alger, Algiere
Date of Arrival: Feb 03, 1913
Age at Arrival:  37y    Gender:  M    Marital Status:  M  
Ship of Travel: Rochambeau
Port of Departure: Le Havre
Manifest Line Number: 0004

page 1
http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0389%2ETIF

page 2
http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0389%2ETIF

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Re: Mazzella

Postby linder » 05 Oct 2005, 19:04

Both of the scenarios that you mentioned are possible. I shall have to do some more digging and write to Italy for information. You have been incredibly helpful. Let me know if you can think of anywhere else that I can try.
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Re: Mazzella

Postby mfjp » 05 Oct 2005, 20:06

Hi! Here's another "scenario". :P Porfirio's manifest does mention a father Nicola in Italy. Porfirio and his wife were on their way to cousin Luigi Schiano's home on 3 Clark St. NY

First Name: Porfirio
Last Name: Mazzella
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Ischia, Italy
Date of Arrival: Oct 03, 1910
Age at Arrival:  30y    Gender:  M    Marital Status:  M  
Ship of Travel: Moltke
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0025

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0454%2ETIF

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Re: Mazzella

Postby linder » 06 Oct 2005, 06:38

It hadn't occured to me that maybe there was a Schiano cousin involved. That's something else for me to go on. Thanks.
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