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Crisafulli, any information out there?

Postby RomanG » 26 Feb 2006, 03:33

My grandfather was born in Sicily in 1896. I've been told that Salvatore Crisafulli is a fairly common name in Palermo.

I have some of the history written down on the family tree as told by him before he passed on, but was interested in meeting other Crisafulli's from the Palermo, Sicily area.

I'm planning a trip to Sicily in 5 years (Just started brushing up on my Sicilian) and I'd like to possibly meet some distant relatives.

Thanks for the great site.
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Re: Crisafulli, any information out there?

Postby brujaojos » 26 Feb 2006, 06:19

RomanG wrote:My grandfather was born in Sicily in 1896. I've been told that Salvatore Crisafulli is a fairly common name in Palermo.

I have some of the history written down on the family tree as told by him before he passed on, but was interested in meeting other Crisafulli's from the Palermo, Sicily area.

I'm planning a trip to Sicily in 5 years (Just started brushing up on my Sicilian) and I'd like to possibly meet some distant relatives.

Thanks for the great site.
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Hi Roman,

This is a link for Infobel which is a telephone directory.
http://www.infobel.com/italy/wp/search/default.asp

You type in the name and if you know the town, and you will get names and addresses of people in that town with your surname.

Also, if you give us some extra information as where did Salvatore settle? Do you have his ship's manifest? What type of documents do you have?

The more information you give us, the better we can help you. An example is I found this Salvatore in the WWI Draft Cards

Name: Salvatore Crisafulli
City: Johnstown
County: Cambria
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 07 Oct 1895
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1893243
DraftBoard: 1

This WWI Draft Card states Salvatore, came from Messina, Sicily. It did mention a town, but I can't make it out. It looks like Ficcara or Furnari. But like I said, I need another set of eyes to see the name of town.

If you give us more information, maybe we can help you find out more information on your ancestors.

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Re: Crisafulli, any information out there?

Postby RomanG » 26 Feb 2006, 07:19

Wow, I'm very impressed with the very quick answers! Thank you so much.

Here's more information.

Mother's name - Maria
Brother - Cosomo

Salvatore Crisafulli (Changed to Samuel in the USA date unknown)
Trade - Labor organizer
Born 25 Nov 1895 -(Birthdate has always been in question.)
Died - Sept 1986.

Fought in the Italian-Austian war (This is what he told me.)

Came to America through Ellis Island Arrived April 13th 1913
Last place of residence Furnasi, Sicily
Ship - San Guglielmo
Departure City - Messina
Manifest Line #011

I have more family info but have to dig up my had written notes.

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Postby nuccia » 26 Feb 2006, 07:42

Hi! So this is him?

Wife Mary, children Annie, Angeline, Anthony, Teresa and Helen? Lived in Johnstown, Cambria, PA.

Social Security Death Index Recordinfo
about Samuel Crisafulli
Name: Samuel Crisafulli
SSN: 569-16-7789
Last Residence: 95120 San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States of America
Born: 25 Nov 1895
Died: Sep 1986
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951 )

There's a whole message board of the Crisafuli families on ancestry. Have you seen it?

Here's one of the posts...

My name was Cristyn Crisafulli now I'm married but my great-grandparents were from Messina Sicily Italy they were Samuel and Mary Crisafulli and my grandparents are Anthoy and Margaret Crisafuli My father is Samuel Crisafulli I also have a brother and two sisters Samuel Jr., Alicia, and Maria I still have cousins in Italy and a few Aunts and Uncles also cousins but their in PA that's where we're all from anything familiar?

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Postby brujaojos » 26 Feb 2006, 08:03

RomanG wrote:Came to America through Ellis Island Arrived April 13th 1913
Last place of residence Furnasi, SicilyShip - San Guglielmo
Departure City - Messina
Manifest Line #011



Hi Roman,

The WWI Draft Card was only an example since I did not have information from you to look things up. However, I do know that the Family History Center has microfilm for the town of Furnari that you can order and rent for about $5.75 a roll. Here is the link for the film numbers.

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... =1&last=50

Here is the link to find the nearest Family History Center.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp

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Re: Crisafulli, any information out there?

Postby RomanG » 26 Feb 2006, 08:04

My goof...I cut and pasted the wrong entry.

Here's the actual record from Ellis Island

First Name: Salvatore
Last Name: Crisafulli
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Mazzarra Messina, Italy
Date of Arrival: Feb 17, 1921
Age at Arrival: 25y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Guglielmo Peirce
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0025

Wife –
First Name: Concetta
Last Name: Truglio
Ethnicity: Italy, South
Last Place of Residence: S. Piero Patti, Sicily
Date of Arrival: Aug 15, 1913
Age at Arrival: 5y Gender: F Marital Status:
Ship of Travel: Canada
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0004

Brother Cosimo Columbus Ohio

Lived New York area

Son's- Salvatore, Samuel, Lorenzo and daughter Carmella

Social is -569-16-7789

25 Nov 1895 Died Sep 1986


I've gotten those messed up before, sorry. The other Salvatore is the same age and from the same area.

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Postby brujaojos » 26 Feb 2006, 08:10

Hi Roman,


I need to know the where Salvatore settled.

Did "Samuel" (Salvatore) marry Mary Ungeo (not sure of spelling)? I found this in the 1920 census.

Name: Samuel Crisafulli
Age: 24 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1920: Johnstown Ward 9, Cambria, Pennsylvania
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Son-in-law
Year of immigration: 1912
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Image Source: Year: 1920; Census Place: Johnstown Ward 9, Cambria, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1546; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 184; Image: 1168

I also found a Samuel married to an Elizabeth.

Who did he marry and where did he settle?

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Re: Crisafulli, any information out there?

Postby RomanG » 26 Feb 2006, 08:22

Settle in the San Jose area or California about 1940's.

Before that he lived in the New York area. He met my grandmother in NY and married there. I can't remember the name of the town.

Wife –
First Name: Concetta
Last Name: Truglio
Ethnicity: Italy, South
Last Place of Residence: S. Piero Patti, Sicily
Date of Arrival: Aug 15, 1913
Age at Arrival: 5y Gender: F Marital Status:
Ship of Travel: Canada
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0004

Brother Cosimo Columbus Ohio

Lived New York area

Son's- Salvatore, Samuel, Lorenzo and daughter Carmella

Social is -569-16-7789

25 Nov 1895 Died Sep 1986

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Postby brujaojos » 26 Feb 2006, 08:33

Hi Roman,

We posted at the same time, so here is a new update for you.


Here is the link for the microfilm for Mazzarrà Sant'Andrea.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... =1&last=50


Here is the link for the microfilm for S. Piero Patti.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... =1&last=50

Do you know when Cosimno was born? I found this on the 1930 census.

Cosimo Crisafulli Syracuse, Onondaga, NY abt 1891 Italy Head
Carmilla Crisafulli Syracuse, Onondaga, NY abt 1898 Wife
Mary V Crisafulli Syracuse, Onondaga, NY abt 1929 daughter

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Postby brujaojos » 26 Feb 2006, 08:44

Hi Roman,

Ok, let's start from the beginning for now I have totally new information for you.

Per the manifest for Salvatore Crisafulli, he was born in Castroreale. If you look at Page 2 of the manifest at the very last column, you will see where it states he was born in Castroreale. His last residence was Mazzarra.

Per Page 1 of the manifest, Salvatore left his father, Santi, in Italy.

Page 1

Page 2


There is microfilm for the town of Castroeale. Here is the link for the film numbers.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... =1&last=50


Here is the official website.
http://www.castroreale.it/

Now I hope this helps.
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Postby RomanG » 26 Feb 2006, 08:45

Great...you all are awesome

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Postby brujaojos » 26 Feb 2006, 08:49

Hi again

It gets better. This "could be" Salvatore's father, Santi (Santo) coming into Ellis Island, going to see his brother, Vincenzo.

First Name: Santo
Last Name: Crisofulli
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Castroreale, Italy
Date of Arrival: May 08, 1905
Age at Arrival: 41y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Italia
Port of Departure: Messina
Manifest Line Number: 0016

Here is the manifest.
http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 2396010345

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I'm having problems with Ellis Island, but I think this is the manifest for Cosimo. It states he left his parents in Mazzarra and on Page 2 states he was born in Castroreale.

Crisofrelli,Coseno Massana, Italy 1912 21 1891

Page 1

Page 2

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Re: Crisafulli, any information out there?

Postby RomanG » 26 Feb 2006, 09:15

brujaojos wrote:Do you know when Cosimno was born? I found this on the 1930 census.

Cosimo Crisafulli Syracuse, Onondaga, NY abt 1891 Italy Head
Carmilla Crisafulli Syracuse, Onondaga, NY abt 1898 Wife
Mary V Crisafulli Syracuse, Onondaga, NY abt 1929 daughter

Let me poke around more.
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Syracuse was the town my grandfather met my grandmother. My grandmothers family still lives there to a certain degree.

I never understood why the Ellis Island ships log list Columbus Ohio as Cosimo's address. I've never heard from anyone he lived there.

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Postby ricbru » 26 Feb 2006, 15:02

Roman,
after all this help of our friends in this forum, I suggest you to request the naturalization records (if any), there you find the right date and place of birth.
You can also request and see on marriage application and act, death act and cemetery record.
bye Riccardo

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Postby brujaojos » 26 Feb 2006, 22:10

RomanG wrote:First Name: Concetta
Last Name: Truglio
Ethnicity: Italy, South
Last Place of Residence: S. Piero Patti, Sicily
Date of Arrival: Aug 15, 1913
Age at Arrival: 5y Gender: F Marital Status:
Ship of Travel: Canada
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0004


Hi Roman,

I just wanted to post the ship's manifest for Concetta for there is information on here too for you to research.

Page 1

Page 2

On the manifest, Concetta is traveling with her mother, Carmela Furnacri (b. 1885), her sister, Nicolina (b. 1909), and her brother, Carmelo (b. 1911). They left "mother" Concetta in Italy. They were going to go see husband/father, Giuseppe Truglio. Now you even have the names of the parents of Concetta Truglio who married Crisafulli.

Also, on this manifest, if you look at the name above Carmela Furnacri, there is a Nicola Truglio, who left his father, Carmelo, in Italy, and is also going to see his brother, Giuseppe Truglio.

If you look at the naming pattern of the Giuseppe Truglio and Carmela Furnacri, the first born male child is Carmelo after Giuseppe's father, and the first born female child is Concetta after Carmela's mother. All great clues.

Here is the ship's manifest for Giuseppe Truglio. The manifest actually states he left his wife, Carmela Furnarci.

Page 1

Page 2

Here is more information for you.
SSDI
Name: Concetta Crisafulli
SSN: 554-18-7050
Last Residence: 95110 San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States of America
Born: 2 Sep 1907
Died: Apr 1983
State (Year) SSN issued: California

This looks like your Giuseppe (Joseph) and Carmela in the 1930 census
Name: Joseph Truglio
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Carmela Truglio
Race: White
Home in 1930: Shelby, Orleans, New York
Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Shelby, Orleans, New York; Roll: 1634; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 1065.0

Here they are in the 1920 census. It a 2 page census.
Name: Joe Truglia
Age: 40 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1920: Shelby, Orleans, New York
Home owned: Own
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of immigration: 1913
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Image: 552
Image Source: Year: 1920; Census Place: Shelby, Orleans, New York; Roll: T625_1255; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 185; Image: 552.

I hope some of this helps also.
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