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Reda

Postby jreda9 » 27 Jun 2006, 08:44

Hello! i'm looking for information about/connection to my grandfather, Francesco Reda, born 1878 in Mendicino. Parents were Costello and Carolina. Frank had been married in italy, wife died, daughter, Carolina, was sent to a convent in Cosenza. Carolina died in 1920. Frank had a sister, Theresa, who remined in Italy. He lived in Clarksburg WV, married Elizabeth Gemma. We think tho - actually pretty darned sure - he had another family on the other side of town.
If you can help - thanks!

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Re: Reda

Postby wldspirit » 27 Jun 2006, 10:13

Does this look familar?
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Name: Ermonda Antonio Reda
Birth Date: 30 Jul 1918
Birth Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Sex: Male
Mother: Bertha Reda
Mother's Age:
Mother's Birth Place:
Father: Frank Reda

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Postby wldspirit » 27 Jun 2006, 10:18

There are two other children listed:

Name: Francisco John Reda
Birth Date: 24 Jun 1922
Birth Place: Clarksburg, Harrison, West Virginia
Sex: Male
Mother: Bertha Gemma
Mother's Age:
Mother's Birth Place:
Father: Frank Reda


Name: Frank Jr. Reda
Birth Date: 6 Jun 1923
Birth Place: Clksb., Harrison, West Virginia
Sex: Male
Mother: Bertha Gemma
Mother's Age:
Mother's Birth Place:
Father: Frank Reda

Marriage info for Reda:
Date: 22 Apr 1917
Place: Harrison, West Virginia
Bride Groom
Name: Elizabeth Gemma Frank Reda
Birth Date:
Birth Place: Italy Italy
Age at Marriage: 25y 38y
Marital Status
Prior to Marriage: S W
Mother: Mary Conception Gemma Carolina Gaudia Reda
Father: Frank Gemma Anthony Reda



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Re: Reda

Postby jreda9 » 27 Jun 2006, 19:44

Yes! Armondo Antonio Reda is my dad. Frank Jr. my uncle. Francisco John? - no idea! but mother and father are my grands! hmmmm? my dad had a sister, Carolyn. my father said very little about his parents & knew next to nothing. all we can glean is that the situation was not good for him.
i'd like to find the 'other family' and/or someone who knew my GF. He was close to Howard Gore (of the Al Gore family). no other connections are known.
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Re: Reda

Postby mfjp » 27 Jun 2006, 20:12

Would this be his ships record?

First Name: Francesco
Last Name: Reda
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Mendicino
Date of Arrival: May 25, 1898
Age at Arrival: 21y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Werra
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0029

1898 Manifest

Looks like this was his first trip... does not say who he will be joining....

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Re: Reda

Postby jreda9 » 27 Jun 2006, 20:15

Yes Yes Yes!
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Re: Reda

Postby mfjp » 27 Jun 2006, 20:23

Carolina Reda

Have you seen this manifest... thought it was interesting...

First Name: Carolina (born 1894)
Last Name: Reda
Ethnicity: Italy South
Last Place of Residence: Mendicino, Cotensa
Date of Arrival: Jan 31, 1910
Age at Arrival: 16y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Duca di Genova
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0025

It looks like they never sailed... or maybe detained not sure... but if they were detained... there would have been a notation on the left side of the manifest....

Maria Reda (widow?) travels with Carolina (16) and Fortunato... (12) to Wisc?? Need another opinion...

There is an age difference between Francesco and Carolina... so I don't think they are siblings...

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Re: Reda

Postby suanj » 27 Jun 2006, 22:15

Hi maria are wrote: Maria widow, travelling with:
- daugh Carolina and son Fortunato; sister(daughter of Maria) Filomena in Mendicino; joining Raffaele Gaudio brother(and son of Maria; so Maria married a Gaudio..?) final destination Wisc. Kenv...(?).. hoping helpful regards, suanj
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Re: Reda

Postby jreda9 » 28 Jun 2006, 00:53

well, this wouldn't be my francesco's carolina's as his wife died and daughter was put in a convent when he left italy. she died in 1920 & is interened in a glass coffin in cosenza somewhere. talk is that there are steps being taken to beatify (sp?) her.

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Re: Reda

Postby jreda9 » 28 Jun 2006, 01:00

but how many different Reda families could there have been in Mendicino?

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Postby mfjp » 28 Jun 2006, 01:30

There are currently 82 ship records using exact fields - Reda and town name Mendicino...

Who knows how many more are on the Ellis database with incorrect names...

You actually have documents that show that Francesco had another family across town?? :?

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Re: Reda

Postby mfjp » 28 Jun 2006, 01:44

But... wait... the manifest I posted shows him as a single 21 year old...

Do you think he went back to Italy and married there?? If so, there could be another manifest to look for?

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P.S. Is Durbin "across" town?

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Re: Reda

Postby jreda9 » 28 Jun 2006, 01:49

82 huh? that is a lotta redas! makes me wonder how mandy branches are on that reda tree in mendicino. certainly many of them would have been related, no?

i don't have documentation, but my dad found them when his mom died. he destroyed them. i have a phone number to someone who may be from that 'side' of the family

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Re: Reda

Postby mfjp » 28 Jun 2006, 02:04

Will link this later... kids just torpedoed in....

Just remember... documents say one thing... family says another... I am glad you have a phone #... sometimes not easy to make a call... maybe someone from the other side wants to know too...

Boston Manifest

Ferdinando Pezzulli
Arrival Date: 5 Jan 1920
Age: 27 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1893
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Cretic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend's Name: Francesco Reda (off to join Uncle Francesco Reda in Durbin)
Last Residence: Italy
Microfilm Roll Number: 251

But find out where he was married...

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Also... there is a Francesco Reda born 1877 but lived in Ohio...

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Re: Reda

Postby mfjp » 28 Jun 2006, 02:11

Kids can wait... :twisted:

Ellis Island Manifest...

Hmmm... while checking out Ferdinando... I stumbled on this... take a look on line 25... a brother to Francesco Reda?... 8O

First Name: Ferdinaldo
Last Name: Pezzulli (born about 1892)
Ethnicity: Italy
Last Place of Residence: Retrefilla, Caserta
Date of Arrival: Nov 02, 1908
Age at Arrival: 16 Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Duca di Genova
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0024

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0225%2ETIF
page 2
http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 1852050084

Will leave this with you... I can't exactly say that these are your ancestors...

Back later...

anyone?? join in... this is researchable I think....

Maria :P


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