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Merenda- Paterno Calabro

Postby BellaCalabrese » 31 Dec 2005, 02:08

Hi, this is my first post.

Any info on my family???

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Re: Merenda- Paterno Calabro

Postby VaDeb » 31 Dec 2005, 02:20

Guess it depends on who your ancestor is.

Try a name, date of birth, where they settled in the US and family members.

Have you done any research? Do you have any vital records (birth, death or marriage)? Any census research done? Looked for an immigration or naturalization records?

We are here to help guide people with their research. It is not our intent to do the research for you. Tell us what you have done (as in the above questions) and what you are trying to find and someone will try and help you.

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Postby BellaCalabrese » 31 Dec 2005, 02:29

Giuseppe Merenda was my grandfather

I am in the process of finding out the birthdate etc of my grandfather. I just received th info on Paterno calabro. I am looking to apply for dual citizenship.

I am sorry I don't have any other info right now. I was just asking if there is any info on Merenda's in Paterno.

I came acroos a movie made by a man in Sweden called "My American Family". It's about male Merendas emigrating to American during the time my grandfather did. I can't even seem to find a way to buy the movie. I am so interested in my heritage and don't know where to start.

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Re: Merenda- Paterno Calabro

Postby BellaCalabrese » 31 Dec 2005, 02:30

Oh, and they settled in Philadelphia. (in the Tacony section of the northeast)

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Postby VaDeb » 31 Dec 2005, 03:17

Here is a website on the town: (it is a small comune!)
http://en.comuni-italiani.it/078/094/index.html

There are civil records for this town (1809-1910) on microfilm from the LDS church:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... umns=*,0,0

Also, try the phone book for relatives:
http://www.paginebianche.it/index.html

First line is the surname. Last line is the name of the town and you get a page of Merenda's living there. It is a very small town. Good chance some are relatives.

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Re: Merenda- Paterno Calabro

Postby BellaCalabrese » 31 Dec 2005, 03:24

Thanks so much, I'll check them out!!!!!

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Re: Merenda- Paterno Calabro

Postby VaDeb » 31 Dec 2005, 03:49

Let us know if you need more help.

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Postby mfjp » 31 Dec 2005, 12:07

BellaCalabrese wrote:Oh, and they settled in Philadelphia. (in the Tacony section of the northeast)...

I am in the process of finding out the birthdate etc of my grandfather. I just received th info on Paterno calabro.


Here is a Giuseppe Merenda who was on his way to PA.... off to Uncle Antonio Turco's home in Tacony....

First Name: Giuseppe
Last Name: Merenda (born about 1893)
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian S.
Last Place of Residence: Paterno', Italy
Date of Arrival: Nov 10, 1921
Age at Arrival: 28y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Dante Alighieri
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0015

page 1

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0885%2ETIF

page 2

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipM ... 0036140045

Check out lines 15, 16, 17

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Re: Merenda- Paterno Calabro

Postby BellaCalabrese » 03 Jan 2006, 20:51

YES, that's him. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby mfjp » 04 Jan 2006, 12:33

Great!

Here's some info on an Antonio Turco... could be the uncle mentioned on Giuseppe's manifest... from Tacony in PA... mentions 2 children on this manifest. Vincenzo (living on 7115 Hegerman St., Tacony, PA... ) and Rosina (in Italy)

First Name: Antonio
Last Name: Turco
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian S.
Last Place of Residence: Paterno, Italy
Date of Arrival: Oct 20, 1920
Age at Arrival: 67y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Logan
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0003


Page 1

Page 2

On this manifest, it also mentions that Antonio Turco is with a family... listed on another page. Page "1-line 5" ...

I checked out page 1, and sure enough.... mention of an Angelina Merenda is there....

page 1

page 2

Near Angelina Merenda's name on the manifest is a notation... Husband is on page 2 line 3.... and so I looked... and sure enough, her husband is Antonio Turco.... mentioned above!

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Re: Merenda- Paterno Calabro

Postby loneedish » 12 Jan 2006, 11:12

My Grandfather was Francesco Merenda born in Paterno Calabro. He had a brother Antonio and Gaetano. He went to the US through Pennsylvania in 1909. He married my Grandmother Mary Grimaldi, also from Paterno Calabro (came to the US in 1913) in Arma Kansas. Do you know any of these names or anyone in connection to them? :?:

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Re: Merenda- Paterno Calabro

Postby nuccia » 12 Jan 2006, 11:42

Could these persons be relatives of your Mary?

1930 Census

Name: Mary Grimaldi
Age: 16
Estimated birth year: abt 1914
Relation to head-of-house: Daughter
Father's Name: Joe Grimaldi
Mother's Name: Minnie Grimaldi
Home in 1930: Arma, Crawford, Kansas

Also mentioned: Laura, Sandy, Tony, and Tracey.

1920 census:

Name: Mary Grimaldi
Age: 5 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1915
Birthplace: Kansas
Race: White
Home in 1920: Arma, Crawford, Kansas
Sex: Female
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Mother's Birth Place: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Image: 862

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Re: Merenda- Paterno Calabro

Postby loneedish » 12 Jan 2006, 12:35

Thank you. Joe Grimaldi is my Grandma Mary Grimaldi Merenda's brother. There is another brother Alex Grimaldi. In the 1920 cencus he lived with my Grandma and Grandpa. They spelled his name Frank Maranta. Which was wrong...but they didn't speak good Italian let alone english. Thank you for your search.

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Postby ricbru » 12 Jan 2006, 13:31

BellaCalabrese wrote:Giuseppe Merenda was my grandfather

I am in the process of finding out the birthdate etc of my grandfather. I just received th info on Paterno calabro. I am looking to apply for dual citizenship.

I am sorry I don't have any other info right now. I was just asking if there is any info on Merenda's in Paterno.

I came acroos a movie made by a man in Sweden called "My American Family". It's about male Merendas emigrating to American during the time my grandfather did. I can't even seem to find a way to buy the movie. I am so interested in my heritage and don't know where to start.


To request civil records in Paterno Calabro here there is the address:

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Piazza Municipio
87040 Paterno Calabro (CS)

or you can request them to:

Archivio di Stato
Via Miceli, 67/79 -
87100 Cosenza
Italy

I hope it helps, bye Riccardo :lol:

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Re: Merenda- Paterno Calabro

Postby brujaojos » 13 Jan 2006, 00:58

VaDeb wrote:Here is a website on the town: (it is a small comune!)
http://en.comuni-italiani.it/078/094/index.html

There are civil records for this town (1809-1910) on microfilm from the LDS church:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... umns=*,0,0


Hi Bella,

Everyone is giving you great information.

I will tell you the microfilm for the town is great. I did research for the Surname Fiorino from Paterno Calabro. If you ever get your research back far enough, there was a Teresa Merenda/Meranda b. 1767. Her parents were Giacinto Meranda and Chiara Caputo. Teresa Meranda was married to Pietro Rendace.

Also, where in Philly are you from? I'm in Philly too.
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