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Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby egd73 » 16 Jun 2006, 01:06

I'm trying to trace back my mom's side of the family in an effort to get citizenship.
Her dad was Vito Mercurio & was born in NY and lived in Brooklyn before moving to RI. Most of his family moved back to Brooklyn, but he stayed. He was born on 11/29/1896. He changed his name to Harry so he could serve in the Navy durnig the 2nd world war and may have went by that. I'm not sure what hospital he was born in, but would need to find a Birth certificate.
He had sisters Ester, Cathrine, and Julia, and a brother Joseph.
After I find his information, I need to find his fathers information and find out When he was naturalizted.
I don't have much info on his dad, pretty much only a name. I was told it is Sabitino Mercurio, and I have no idea where he was from, except my mom says it wasn't Sicily even though many Mercurios are from Sicily.
Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby nuccia » 16 Jun 2006, 01:19

Hi egd73,

What was Harry's wife's name...?

Mercurio is also a popular name in Calabria... :idea:

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby brujaojos » 16 Jun 2006, 01:24

Hi There,

Do you have Vito's Death Date? And who did he marry?

I also found this Serafino who had a son named Victor. He had a daughter Ester and son, Joseph also, but this is only a possibility, I'm still searching

Name: Se Mercurio
Home in 1900: Brooklyn Ward 10, Kings, New York
Age: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Occupation: View Image
Immigration year: 1885
Image source: Year: 1900; Census Place: Brooklyn Ward 10, Kings, New York; Roll: T623 1049; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 145.

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby nuccia » 16 Jun 2006, 01:30

Hi Again,

Here's the link to the record that Trish found for Serafino...

http://img426.imageshack.us/img426/4928/imagex6yd.jpg

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby nuccia » 16 Jun 2006, 01:47

Is this your family?

1920 United States Federal Census Recordinfo
about Julia Mercurio
Name: Julia Mercurio
[Julia Mercmio]
Age: 16 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1904
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 8, Kings, New York
Sex: Female
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Image: 526

http://img467.imageshack.us/img467/1935/imagex0iv.jpg

Serafino, Pualina, Kate, Julia and Margaret still at home...already naturalized!

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby nuccia » 16 Jun 2006, 01:49

Here is the info on the family members..

Record Name Home in 1920
(City,County,State) Estimated
Birth Year Birthplace Race View Image
View Record Serafino Mercurio
[Serafino Mercmio] Brooklyn Assembly District 8, Kings, New York abt 1861 Italy White
View Record Pauline Mercurio
[Pauline Mercmio] Brooklyn Assembly District 8, Kings, New York abt 1875 Italy White
View Record Margaret Mercurio
[Margaret Mercmio] Brooklyn Assembly District 8, Kings, New York abt 1899 New York White
View Record Kate Mercurio
[Kate Mercmio] Brooklyn Assembly District 8, Kings, New York abt 1892 New York White
View Record Julia Mercurio
[Julia Mercmio] Brooklyn Assembly District 8, Kings, New York abt 1904 New York White

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby egd73 » 16 Jun 2006, 01:53

Wow, you guys work fast!!! Thanks!
I'm working on getting the death date for Vito/Harry. My mom should know it, waiting on a call back. He is burried locally, so I may be able to get a death certifice.

He married my grandmother Angela Moretti. She came over from italy when she was 2, my mom said through Bristol, RI. But before he married my grandmother, he was married & then divorced I've heard. So far my mom hasn't come up with a name for the 1st wife.

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Postby nuccia » 16 Jun 2006, 01:59

The same 1920 census I posted above has a Vito, wife Mary, children Pauline, Joseph, Dorothy and Catherine living a few houses away...

1920 United States Federal Census Recordinfo
about Vito H Mercurio
Name: Vito H Mercurio
[Vito H. Mercineo]
Age: 29 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1891
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1920: Brooklyn Assembly District 8, Kings, New York
Home owned: Rent
Sex: Male
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Image: 526

Could maybe this have been his first wife?

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby nuccia » 16 Jun 2006, 02:09

Another very interesting census from 1930...shows Serafino (Samuel) and Paulina as well as Vito and family...but look at who is listed as father name...

1930 United States Federal Census Recordinfo
about Vito Mercurio
Name: Vito Mercurio
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1891
Birthplace: New York
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Father's Name: Joseph Taylor
Spouse's Name: Mary Mercurio
Race: White
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
Family and neighbors: View Results
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:

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http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/986/ ... rge2cc.jpg

I was unable to zoom in closer but you should be able to save it to your desktop and view better.

Julia still living at home with her daughter Concetta...married name De Palmer.

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby nuccia » 16 Jun 2006, 02:11

Info on Joseph Taylor..name change maybe?

1930 United States Federal Census Recordinfo
about Joseph Taylor
Name: Joseph Taylor
Age: 81
Estimated birth year: abt 1849
Birthplace: New York
Relation to head-of-house: Father
Race: White
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York

info on Samuel Mercurio...

1930 United States Federal Census Recordinfo
about Samuel Mercurio
Name: Samuel Mercurio
Age: 69
Estimated birth year: abt 1861
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Paulena Mercurio
Race: White
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby aabruno » 16 Jun 2006, 08:03

I have Mercurios in my family tree from Bella, Basilicata in the province of Potenza. But the nearest is Lucia Mercurio (b:1862) daughter of Giuseppe.

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby egd73 » 16 Jun 2006, 10:10

Going over things with my mom...
Serafino Mercurio & Pauline Mercmio (maden name was Siano) were definatly Vito/Harry's parents. Per mom, Seafino went by Sam or Samuel.
When Vito changed his name to get into the Navy for WWI, he changed it to Mercury. He was then Harry Mercury.
His date of birth is listed as 1897 on a few of the documents my mom found after a bit of nagging. Apparently his brother Joseph & a brother Dewy also used the name Mercury after some point.
I think Joseph was close to Vito's age, so I'm not sure where Joseph Taylor fits in.
Mary may have been the 1st wife, but my mom thinks it was someone from RI. Vito had a son with his 1st wife, he was named him Samuel, he died in WWII.

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby egd73 » 16 Jun 2006, 10:12

Ok, so where do I go from here?
If Serafino wasn't naturalized when Vito/Harry was born, then do I have a valid claim for Italian citizenship?

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby nuccia » 16 Jun 2006, 11:04

Here's a good website for quick reference you could use:

http://www.italiandualcitizenship.com

Gotta go to work but I'll be back!

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Re: Trying to trace Mercurio family from Brooklyn

Postby michaeljoseph » 22 Mar 2010, 19:39

Interested in finding information on Vito/Harry Mercurio family. This would include members of Vito's family from Brooklyn/Rhode Island. Family members include: wife Mary, children Joseph, Dorothy, Catherine, Pauline (Mary). I am Vito/Harry Mercurio's grandson from Brooklyn NY. Please contact. Thank you.


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