FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

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FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby Formichi » 08 Apr 2006, 06:41

My grandfather "John Formichi" emigrated in 1906 only to arrive on the west coast USA (Alameda, CA) shortly before the April 1906 earthquake. His family relocated to San Francisco sometime thereafter. My father tells me my grandfather had six brothers and one sister. I am not sure who was on the ship and who was born here. He was around 14 when he emigrated so I found the ship's manifest that matches these parameters, but then his name would have been Origgo (my father remembers Ovideo). He is included with a group of people from Cascia. How can I verify that this is my grandfather and who amongst the group were his family. I looked up the social security death records here and I recognize one brother Joseph Formichi. It looks like they changed their first names when they came here. Is this common? I am wondering where the other brothers went? Maybe they never received social security numbers? Thank you in advance for any detective assistance or advice you can provide.

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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby jcsm400 » 08 Apr 2006, 08:24

I have Joh O. Formichi on the 1920 San Franscisco CA census.
He is 27, born in Italy, single, a lodger @ Carl Stalmer's home(?) & John's occupation is a barber. Is this correct?

I am trying to link image of census, not good at it, so please be patient!

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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby jcsm400 » 08 Apr 2006, 08:26

Here is the link. Hope it works, if not I'll get someone else to do the link.

http://img321.imageshack.us/img321/5558 ... 0ca8uh.jpg

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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby jcsm400 » 08 Apr 2006, 08:38

This one is interesting.

Ship "General William O. Darby" sailing from Pearl Harbor to San Francisco, arrive Jan 1951 - John Formichi. age 58, est. birth year 1893,
birth place: Pisa, Italy

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3585/f ... est1ur.jpg

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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby jcsm400 » 08 Apr 2006, 08:48

Exact Search Results - California Birth Index, 1905-1995
You searched for Formichi Refine your search

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Are any of these yours? Do you know maiden name for John's mother?
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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby jcsm400 » 08 Apr 2006, 08:51

Did not find any listing under Formichi for 1910 California census.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946


California Death Index, 1940-1997


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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby jcsm400 » 08 Apr 2006, 08:58

Forgot to ask. Do you know the port of arrival?

Can you post the manifest information that you have? Who are the other family members? 1st names? birth years ?

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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby jcsm400 » 08 Apr 2006, 09:10

Ok. I just checked the posted image links & they are working. Hopefully, they will keep working!
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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby wldspirit » 08 Apr 2006, 09:41

the answer to your question of first names........
most immigrants took on an American version of their first name,
examples can be seen at the following link....
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Poin ... ename.html

as for the ssdi, here is a brief explanation.

Common reasons for exclusion include the following:

The death was not reported to the Social Security Administration (SSA).
The death occurred before the Death Master File was maintained in a computer database. About 98 percent of the deaths in this database occurred between 1962 and the present.
The person did not participate in the Social Security program.
Survivor death benefits were (are) being paid to dependents or spouse.
A recent death may not be indexed yet.
Human error.

hope this helps.
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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby jcsm400 » 08 Apr 2006, 20:07

Tested posted image links 9:11am. Still working!
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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby suanj » 08 Apr 2006, 21:19

Formichi wrote:My grandfather "John Formichi" emigrated in 1906 only to arrive on the west coast USA (Alameda, CA) shortly before the April 1906 earthquake. His family relocated to San Francisco sometime thereafter. My father tells me my grandfather had six brothers and one sister. I am not sure who was on the ship and who was born here. He was around 14 when he emigrated so I found the ship's manifest that matches these parameters, but then his name would have been Origgo (my father remembers Ovideo). He is included with a group of people from Cascia. How can I verify that this is my grandfather and who amongst the group were his family. I looked up the social security death records here and I recognize one brother Joseph Formichi. It looks like they changed their first names when they came here. Is this common? I am wondering where the other brothers went? Maybe they never received social security numbers? Thank you in advance for any detective assistance or advice you can provide.

about John, on the ship's manifest of 1906 the first name is ARRIGO FORMICHI age 14 the birthplace is Cascina town in Pisa province/Tuscany region.. for all civil records you can write here maparducci @ comune.cascina.pi.it (no spaces please) .. but on this ship's manifest of 1920 is a John Formichi born in 1891... regards, suanj
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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby suanj » 08 Apr 2006, 21:24

jcsm400 wrote:This one is interesting.

Ship "General William O. Darby" sailing from Pearl Harbor to San Francisco, arrive Jan 1951 - John Formichi. age 58, est. birth year 1893,
birth place: Pisa, Italy

http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3585/f ... est1ur.jpg

Let us know.

Hi I think that this record is right, because Cascina birthplace of Arrigo/John Formichi is in Pisa province, regards, suanj
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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby jcsm400 » 09 Apr 2006, 04:13

The two manifests posted by suanj could easily be for the same person, 14 in 1906=1892 & other one has 1891.

The one from 1920 shows he was naturalized in March 1915 in County Court, Alamanda County, CA. But what does the Washington D.C , January 1915 mean??


After looking at them and the Outward Bound manifest from Pearl Harbor, I'm curious & wonder if John was career military.
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Re: FORMICHI emigrated 1906 to Alameda, CA

Postby Nunsiata » 12 Apr 2006, 03:38

Washington DC, January 1915 refers to the person listed below John - Clara Goodwin.

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