VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABOUTS)

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VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABOUTS)

Postby Nunsiata » 19 Oct 2005, 03:18

I have just begun my research on the Valenti family, my family, from Sicily. Our United States information is complete, and I will now begin on the old country - AKA "the other side".

Our Valenti's emigrated in 1896 from Palermo to New York. Once there, they lived on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy, where my great-grandfather was a butcher. They lived above the butcher shop until about 1907 - 1908, when they moved to Lodi, New Jersey. By 1910, they owned their own home in this town, where they lived until my great-grandmother's death in 1942 and my great-grandfather's in 1963. Their children who survived were - in chronological order - Antonina (Lena), Petrina (Beatrice), Pietro (Pete), Andrea (Henry), Charlie, Nancy, Joseph (John) and Michael. I have always known (as has the aforementioned siblings) my great-grandparents to be named Petrina ( also known as Beatrice) and Nunzio (also known as James.) But nowhere can I find passage records for them, and can only assume that they traveled under different names.

If anyone out there knows anything about my family - or has suggestions regarding Sicilian research - please let me know.
Thanks so much,

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Re: VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABO

Postby brujaojos » 19 Oct 2005, 05:41

Hi There,

This is the information on the family in the 1920 Census. I'm sure one of my friends on here will post the census record for you. (thank you :) )

Name: Nunzio Valente
Age: 50 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1920: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of immigration: 1896
Image: 751
Image Source: Year: 1920; Census Place: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey; Roll: T625_1018; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 62; Image: 751.

Here they are in the 1930 Census.
Name: Beatrice Valenti
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: abt 1872
Relation to head-of-house: Wife
Spouse's Name: Menjia Valenti
Home in 1930: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey
Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey; Roll: 1314; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 143; Image: 393.0.

I hope this helps for now.
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Re: VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABO

Postby brujaojos » 19 Oct 2005, 05:45

brujaojos wrote:Hi There,

This is the information on the family in the 1920 Census. I'm sure one of my friends on here will post the census record for you. (thank you :) )

Name: Nunzio Valente
Age: 50 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1920: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of immigration: 1896
Image: 751
Image Source: Year: 1920; Census Place: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey; Roll: T625_1018; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 62; Image: 751.

Here they are in the 1930 Census.
Name: Beatrice Valenti
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: abt 1872
Relation to head-of-house: Wife
Spouse's Name: Menjia Valenti
Home in 1930: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey
Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey; Roll: 1314; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 143; Image: 393.0.

This message was edited with the following information, Nunzio and Beatrice were married about 1893 per the census. Also, per the 1903 census, Nunzio Petitioned for Naturalization. Therefore, you should find his Naturalization Records as well as his Death Certificate at the New Jersey State Archives.

I hope this helps for now.
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Re: VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABO

Postby brujaojos » 19 Oct 2005, 05:48

Here is the information for the 1910 Census.

Name: Nunzio Valente
Age in 1910: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Home in 1910: Lodi Boro, Bergen, New Jersey
Image Source: Year: 1910; Census Place: Lodi Boro, Bergen, New Jersey; Series: T624; Roll: 869; Page: 181A; Enumeration District: 30; Part: 1; Line: 10

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Re: VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABO

Postby mfjp » 19 Oct 2005, 06:38

I'm sure one of my friends on here will post the census record for you. (thank you )


Hi Trish!:P
Back soon with the links for all three census records....

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Re: VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABO

Postby mfjp » 19 Oct 2005, 06:52

Here are the links of the census records Trish found for you.

brujaojos wrote:
brujaojos wrote:Hi There,

This is the information on the family in the 1920 Census. I'm sure one of my friends on here will post the census record for you. (thank you :) )

http://img405.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1920val2wv.gif
Name: Nunzio Valente
Age: 50 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1920: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of immigration: 1896
Image: 751
Image Source: Year: 1920; Census Place: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey; Roll: T625_1018; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 62; Image: 751.

Here they are in the 1930 Census.
http://img405.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1930val6vp.gif
Name: Beatrice Valenti
Age: 58
Estimated birth year: abt 1872
Relation to head-of-house: Wife
Spouse's Name: Menjia Valenti
Home in 1930: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey
Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Lodi, Bergen, New Jersey; Roll: 1314; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 143; Image: 393.0.

This message was edited with the following information, Nunzio and Beatrice were married about 1893 per the census. Also, per the 1903 census, Nunzio Petitioned for Naturalization. Therefore, you should find his Naturalization Records as well as his Death Certificate at the New Jersey State Archives.

I hope this helps for now.
Trish
Here is the information for the 1910 Census.
http://img405.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1910val1ck.gif
Name: Nunzio Valente
Age in 1910: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Home in 1910: Lodi Boro, Bergen, New Jersey
Image Source: Year: 1910; Census Place: Lodi Boro, Bergen, New Jersey; Series: T624; Roll: 869; Page: 181A; Enumeration District: 30; Part: 1; Line: 10
Hope this helps,
Trish


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Re: VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABO

Postby brujaojos » 19 Oct 2005, 07:22

mfjp wrote:
I'm sure one of my friends on here will post the census record for you. (thank you )


Hi Trish!:P
Back soon with the links for all three census records....

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Thank you for link the census records for me!:)

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Re: VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABO

Postby mfjp » 20 Oct 2005, 05:08

Any clue as the Beatrice's maiden name???

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Re: VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABO

Postby Nunsiata » 20 Oct 2005, 05:32

To All: Thank you for all of the information.
Beatrice (Petrina in the 1910 Census) Maiden Nane = Viscardi
Now I will respond on the other forum.
I am really new to this!
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Re: VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABO

Postby mfjp » 20 Oct 2005, 05:53

Not sure... birth year is off... will keep looking...

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 4068060133

First Name: Bettina
Last Name: Viscardi
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Montaniletto
Date of Arrival: Nov 28, 1899
Age at Arrival:  18 y    Gender:  F    Marital Status:  S  
Ship of Travel: Archimede
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0015

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Re: VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABO

Postby mfjp » 20 Oct 2005, 06:13

Should be Innocenzo...

Time frame is right...

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 2942080200

First Name: Innocenza (birth year 1870)
Last Name: Valente
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence:
Date of Arrival: Mar 09, 1896
Age at Arrival:  26y    Gender:  M    Marital Status:    
Ship of Travel: Alsatia
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0200

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Re: VALENTI (VALENTE) FAMILY OF PALERMO, SICILY (OR THEREABO

Postby Nunsiata » 20 Oct 2005, 23:28

You are a genius, mfjp. You have discovered a lot more than I have.
I don't think the Bettina Viscardi reference is correct. As my great-grandmother was born in 1870 (or before - she was actually older than my grandfather, but wouldn't admit it), she would not be 18, and she was from Sicily.
The Innocenza reference almost gave me a heart attack! I thought that was it, and my hands were shaking as I linked to the site! But if it is him, where is his wife? They certainly traveled together. I wish the manifest had more infor - like town of origin. But it is the closest lead I have and I owe it to you. I never thought to use a variation of his first name.
Thank you so, so much.

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