Mercurio from Favignana, Sicily

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Mercurio from Favignana, Sicily

Postby Vonique » 24 Sep 2016, 23:06

Hi everyone. I am looking for information on my grandfather, Pietro Mercurio. He married my grandmother (Vincenzina Ferrante) in the 1920s and they are both from Favignana. I am specifically trying to determine how many generations back the Mercurio's are from that area. I've looked all over the internet but have never been able to find anything on my grandfather. I know he had a brother whose name was Giuseppe and another brother. His grandfather's name was Giovanni. My father's name is John and he is an only child.

Anywhere on the internet where there are specifically geneology boards for Favignana?

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Re: Mercurio from Favignana, Sicily

Postby adelfio » 26 Sep 2016, 15:50

Welcome to IG website
Marriage record of Pietro Mercurio and Vincenza Ferrante
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1927 May 7th in the town of Favignana marriage of Pietro Mercurio age 32 sailor and widower born and resides in Favignana son of Giovanni Mercurio and deceased Maria Ferrante married Vincenza Ferrante age 28 born and resides in Favignana daughter of deceased Michele Ferrante and Margherita Torre

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Re: Mercurio from Favignana, Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Sep 2016, 17:17

In the Publication of Marriage Act -
It lists Pietro's deceased wife as Girolama Mercurio, and her death in USA on 29 February 1924.
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... 5.jpg.html

Here is a possible death certificate from Pennsylvania in 1924.
Girolama Mercurio [maiden name Ferrante] was age 22, and died on 29 February 1924, in Springfield, PA
She was the wife of Peter Mercurio.
Based on the identification of her parents on the death certificate, it appears that Pietro married her sister in 1927.
http://interactive.ancestry.com/5164/41 ... PUBJs=true

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Arrival of Girolama Ferrante (19-single), with her brother Pietro (22), siblings to Vincenza Ferrante... in Feb. 1921.
Leaving mother, Margherita Torre in Favignana.
Destination Trenton, NY
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1 ... cc=1921481

DEATH of Vincenza Ferrante's father, Michele, in Favignana in 1926.
He was a mariner like Pietro Mercurio.
He was age 72, the husband of Margherita Torre, and the son of deceased Antonio Ferrante and of deceased Giovanna Aiello.
http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... 8.jpg.html


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Re: Mercurio from Favignana, Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Sep 2016, 18:41

There are currently 8 listings in the Italian Phone Book (landlines) for MERCURIO in Favignana.
Perhaps you could write to one or more of these "potential" relatives to inquire of the history of your Mercurio line in Favignana?

http://www.paginebianche.it/page?btt=1& ... gnana&ind=

Help with letter in Italian:
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... #relatives

There are few records available ONLINE for Favignana (1911-1928), but you can rent and view the microflmed civil registrations (births, deaths, marriages, etc) that are held by the LDS. You can view them at your nearest Family History Center.
Here is the link to the list of available records (1820-1910)
https://familysearch.org/search/catalog ... %20Library

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Re: Mercurio from Favignana, Sicily

Postby Vonique » 10 Oct 2016, 12:46

Oh, this is great! The most I've ever seen on him. I will follow the links and see what else I can discover. Again, thank you so much!

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Re: Mercurio from Favignana, Sicily

Postby Vonique » 10 Oct 2016, 23:01

I'm so happy to find this site! Girolama was married to my grandfather Pietro. Three years after she died he married her sister, and they had my father, an only child. Girolama wrote my grandmother a letter telling her she was dying and that her greatest wish was for her to marry her husband. My grandmother was engaged to someone else at the time, but broke it off and married him.This is about all I know about the family, except that there were at least another 6 brothers and sisters in my grandmother's family, and my grandfather, Pietro, had 2 brothers. One was a much younger half brother. His mother died young and his father remarried.

I'm looking forward to more research. Thanks again, so much!

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Re: Mercurio from Favignana, Sicily

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Oct 2016, 16:14

Happy to have helped! :-)

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