Calagero Messina Family from San Salvatore di Italia

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Calagero Messina Family from San Salvatore di Italia

Postby Don55 » 13 Feb 2006, 05:10

I am looking for information about Calagero Messina b. Oct 1889. Arrived in US around 1907. Lived in Pennsylvania between the time he arrived and 1917, then I believe moved to Michigan. I have found a document that lists San Salvatore di Italia as his birthplace. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Calagero Messina Family from San Salvatore di Italia

Postby vj » 13 Feb 2006, 07:21

Don55,

Is this your Calagero MESSINA?

5 Jun 1917
WWI Draft Registration Card
Calagero MESSINA
Scottdale (Westmoreland) PA
b 8 Oct 1889, San Salvatore di Fitalia, Italy

naturalized
occupation: self-employed Baker in East Scottdale
dependents: wife & child

registered Upper Tyrone, Fayette, PA

Is this the document you were referring to?

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Re: Calagero Messina Family from San Salvatore di Italia

Postby wldspirit » 13 Feb 2006, 10:57

Have you located a ship manifest? Placed the family on a census?
Located any other US records? What of naturalization records?
http://uscis.gov/graphics/aboutus/histo ... NATREC.htm
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Re: Calagero Messina Family from San Salvatore di Italia

Postby Don55 » 13 Feb 2006, 12:25

I appreciate your help. The WWI Draft Registration Card is him, I found that recently. I've sent in the paperwork to get naturalization records but haven't received anything yet. I've also located census records for the 1920 and 1930, and I know he was married to Teresa (Grace) Gallo. Yet, I haven't had any success locating any other family information yet.

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Re: Calagero Messina Family from San Salvatore di Italia

Postby ricbru » 13 Feb 2006, 12:58

Don55 wrote:I am looking for information about Calagero Messina b. Oct 1889. Arrived in US around 1907. Lived in Pennsylvania between the time he arrived and 1917, then I believe moved to Michigan. I have found a document that lists San Salvatore di Italia as his birthplace. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Hello, here there is a Calogero Messina , from San Salvatore, left on 1905 at the age of 15. Is it him? See line 22

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 2426072484

For civil record you can contact

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via Colonnello Musarra 15
98070 San Salvatore Di Fitalia (ME)
Italy

or contact

Archivio di Stato di Messina

or rent San Salvatore di Fitalia civil records microfilm to FHL (mormon church)

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... o+civile++

I hope it helps, bye Riccardo :lol:

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Re: Calagero Messina Family from San Salvatore di Italia

Postby wldspirit » 13 Feb 2006, 17:24

1930 census, state Michigan, city Detroit, county Wayne:
Carl Messina, age 40, married at age 24, birth Italy, immig. 1908, NA
Grace, age 32, married at age 16, birth Italy, immig. 1907, NA
Francis, age 14
Angelo, age 12
Albert, age 11
Patsy, age 9
John, age 7
Joseph, age 5
Sarah, age 3
Frank, age ?
ALL THE ABOVE CHILDREN BORN PENNSYLVANIA
Margret, age ?, BORN IN MICHIGAN

Listed in the 1920 census, immigration for Carl is 1904, and Grace is still listed as 1907. Both naturalized abt. 1917.

Is this the correct family?
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Re: Calagero Messina Family from San Salvatore di Italia

Postby mfjp » 13 Feb 2006, 19:16

According to the manifest that ricbru located, it mentions that he would be joining his brother Rosario.

There are 2 records for a Rosario.

Here is one...

First Name: Rosario (b 1874+-)
Last Name: Messina
Ethnicity: Italian, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: S. Salvatore di Fitalia, Sicily
Date of Arrival: Sep 27, 1912
Age at Arrival: 38y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Calabria
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0004

Page 1

Page 2

Wife mentioned is Concetta Ventimiglia.

Rosario would be joining his brother Calagero Messina in New York...
668 Morris Avenue, N.Y.

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Rosario Messina ship record of Oct 12, 1903, off to join Giuseppe Messina in Connelsville, PA, does not mention relationship though.

1903 Manifest

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