Deciphering passenger manifests.

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Deciphering passenger manifests.

Postby C_Artale » 17 Aug 2016, 01:50

Hello, new user here.

My paternal great-grandfather first came to the United states in 1907. He initially went to Chicago, returned home in 1910 and came back again in 1913.

The top line of the snippet I've posted below is the person he was going to see (1907).
It appears this was written as Mr. Firstname Lastname, judging by some of the other entries on the sheet.

My question is, can anyone help decipher the first name? Thank you.

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Surnames of interest:
Artale, Minincleri, Cattat (Accattato), Manfredi, Licetti, Durso, Pizzuto

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Re: Deciphering passenger manifests.

Postby Biff83 » 17 Aug 2016, 15:09

The names are written with the surname first.

He was joining Salvatore Giovenco.

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Re: Deciphering passenger manifests.

Postby adellagreca » 17 Aug 2016, 15:50

Yes, and the other names are (first name - last name):

Luigia Caruso
Giuseppe Scaglione
Salvatore Orlando
Onofrio Chiparo
Antonino Cinquegrani

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Re: Deciphering passenger manifests.

Postby C_Artale » 17 Aug 2016, 18:25

Thanks!

I know he came to America in regards to a brother-in-law's bankruptcy.

(Long story short, my GGF was assaulted in his home by another Italian fellow and during the trial, the defense attorney questioned what brought him to America. I have newspaper articles covering the trial).

I assume it was a sister's husband, as my GGF was not yet married (at least not to my GGM). Though I don't know if that was the reason for his first or his second trip.

I've previously located my GGF in the 1910 census, living in Chicago. I'll have to do some digging on Mr. Giovenco.
Surnames of interest:
Artale, Minincleri, Cattat (Accattato), Manfredi, Licetti, Durso, Pizzuto


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