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LaBrasca Family

Postby stormin63 » 22 Apr 2006, 01:18

I am Norman LaBrasca Jr, Father is Norman and Grandfather was Anthony J. LaBrasca from Sicily.

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Re: LaBrasca Family

Postby brujaojos » 22 Apr 2006, 01:25

stormin63 wrote:I am Norman LaBrasca Jr, Father is Norman and Grandfather was Anthony J. LaBrasca from Sicily.

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Hi Norman,

Do you know where your grandfather came from in Italy?

Do you have his naturalization records?

Where did he settle in the USA? I saw a few in Pennsylvania and Illinois.

If you give us some more information, we'll be able to help you better with your research.

Please give us your grandmother's name?

Do you know Anthony's parents' names?

Anything you can tell us will be a big help.

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Re: LaBrasca Family

Postby stormin63 » 22 Apr 2006, 01:52

My grandfather is from Alta Villa Millicea (dont know the correct spelling). He was born in 1904 and came to the US in 1907-1908 His Fathers name was Nunzio and Mother's name Vita. They settled in Chicago.

We do have relatives in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and California.

My Grandmother, Anthony's wife, is Frances Sorce. She is still living with my Parents at the age of 93.

Thanks for your help!

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Postby brujaojos » 22 Apr 2006, 03:19

stormin63 wrote:My grandfather is from Alta Villa Millicea (dont know the correct spelling). He was born in 1904 and came to the US in 1907-1908 His Fathers name was Nunzio and Mother's name Vita. They settled in Chicago.

We do have relatives in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and California.

My Grandmother, Anthony's wife, is Frances Sorce. She is still living with my Parents at the age of 93.

Thanks for your help!
Norm


Hi Norm,

Here is the correct spelling of the town....
Altavilla Milicia, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

The Family History Center does have microfilm for the town. The film costs 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 ... et_fhc.asp

Here is the 1930 Census information for Anthony and Frances. Per this census, they were married about 1928-1929. Anthony (Antonio) came about 1907 to the USA and already Petitioned to be Naturalized.

Name: Anthony Labrasca
Age: 24
Estimated birth year: abt 1906
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Frances Labrasca
Race: White
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 482; Page: 33A; Enumeration District: 1535; Image: 958.0.

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Re: LaBrasca Family

Postby brujaojos » 22 Apr 2006, 03:27

Hi again,

Here is the 1930 Cenus information for Nunzio and Vita. Per this census they were married about 1906-1907. They came to the USA in 1908 and Nunzio was still considered an Alien.

Name: Nuncio Labrasca
Age: 55
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Vito Labrasca
Race: White
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 482; Page: 30A; Enumeration District: 1536; Image: 1050.0

Here is the 1920 census information, note that Antonio was living with his parents. This census states they all came in 1907 and are all Aliens.

Name: Nuncio Labrasca
Age: 48 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1872
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 22, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Home owned: Rent
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Year of immigration: 1907
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Image: 79
Image Source: Year: 1920; Census Place: Chicago Ward 22, Cook (Chicago), Illinois; Roll: T625_333; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 1227; Image: 79.

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Re: LaBrasca Family

Postby brujaojos » 22 Apr 2006, 03:33

Hi again,

This might help some too. This is the death information for Vita. If you send away for her death certificate, you can find the names of her parents (if it was filled out properly) and the cemetery she is buried. Once you find the cemetery, call them and ask for the death information for Nunzio and then send for his death certificate.

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Name - Sex/Race - Age - Cert # - Death Date - County City

LABRASCA, VITA - F/W - Y-69 - 0031882 - 1942-11-09 - COOK CHICAGO

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Postby nuccia » 22 Apr 2006, 05:49

Hi,

If you wish to view the census that Trish lists above I am linking for you.

This is of Nunzio 1920

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1915 ... rge6ph.gif

This is Nunzio 1930
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3286/n ... rge9xf.gif

Anthony, 1930 census
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/719/ ... rge3gx.gif

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Re: LaBrasca Family

Postby brujaojos » 22 Apr 2006, 05:53

nuccia wrote:Hi,

If you wish to view the census that Trish lists above I am linking for you.

This is of Nunzio 1920

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1915 ... rge6ph.gif

This is Nunzio 1930
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/3286/n ... rge9xf.gif

Anthony, 1930 census
http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/719/ ... rge3gx.gif

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Hi Nuccia,

Thank you so much for posting the census for me!!!!:)

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Re: LaBrasca Family

Postby stormin63 » 24 Apr 2006, 19:23

Thank you for all your help!!!!

Norm LaBrasca Jr.

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Re: LaBrasca Family

Postby stormin63 » 25 Apr 2006, 20:52

Can you locate any information on my Grandmothers Father, Giacomo Sorci - he is from Bagheria Sicily and came to the US around 1900

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Postby nuccia » 25 Apr 2006, 20:59

Hi stormin63...

I found this manifest..


First Name: Giacomo
Last Name: Sorci
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Bagheria
Date of Arrival: May 04, 1904
Age at Arrival: 26y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Carpathia
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0006

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 2523050124



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Postby nuccia » 25 Apr 2006, 21:09

This could be the death information for the first Giacomo.

Social Security Death Index Recordinfo
about Jack Sorci
Name: Jack Sorci
SSN: 354-07-4953
Last Residence: Illinois
Born: 26 Jan 1878
Died: Jul 1964
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951 )

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Postby nuccia » 25 Apr 2006, 21:21

These are his draft registration cards:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Recordinfo
about Jake Sorce
Name: Jake Sorce
City: Chicago
County: Cook
State: Illinois
Birth Date: 26 Jan 1878
Race: White
Roll: 1613568
DraftBoard: 49

http://img290.imageshack.us/img290/5803/imagex6rh.gif

Hope this is the right person!

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Re: LaBrasca Family

Postby stormin63 » 25 Apr 2006, 21:28

Thank you, Nuccia -

THis is my greatgrandfather:

First Name: Giacomo
Last Name: Sorci
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Bagheria
Date of Arrival: May 04, 1904
Age at Arrival: 26y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Carpathia
Port of Departure: Palermo
Manifest Line Number: 0006

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Re: LaBrasca Family

Postby nuccia » 25 Apr 2006, 21:45

Your welcome! :D

So the death info and draft cards are him?

I deleted the other manifest so it doesn't confuse anyone. Rose was Giacaomo's wife, your great granmother, then. What was her maiden name...do you know? :?:

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