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Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby KorB » 11 Aug 2006, 23:08

I am trying to find out more information about my great grandfather to find out how he was naturalized.

I've always been told by my parents that he told them he came over on a boat from Corleon Sicily as a teen, when I look at a 1930 census on Ancestry it shows that he was born here in the US, but he was nearly 40 when he filled it out. One thing I noticed is that it seems his mother also came over with him and it lists her as a V meaning a foreigner, I do not know the name of his father or where to begin research/find out if he naturalized before my grandmother was born.I am not even sure if his father came to the US with him, the census would seem to suggest he did not.

His name in the census is listed as Ben Provenzano, his home is listed as Harris Texas. I think his name is originally Benedito Provenzano. Some of his other relatives came to Bryan Texas.

I am very curious to find out if he kept his italian citizenship. Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby jcsm400 » 11 Aug 2006, 23:24

Here is the 1930 census KorB is referring to. Will post a link soon.

1930 United States Federal Census Record
about Ben Provenzano
Name: Ben Provenzano
Home in 1930: Houston, Harris, Texas
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
BirthPlace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouses's Name: Carrie
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

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Household Members: Name Age
Ben Provenzano 39
Carrie Provenzano 31
Rosa Provenzano 15
Mike Provenzano 12
Frances Provenzano 9
Joe Provenzano 4
Rosie Provenzano 60



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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby nuccia » 11 Aug 2006, 23:28

Some additional info found..

Social Security Death Index Record
about Ben Provenzano
Name: Ben Provenzano
SSN: 451-54-4741
Last Residence: 77098 Houston, Harris, Texas, United States of America
Born: 29 Oct 1891
Died: Oct 1983
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (1951 )

Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997 Record
about Bonney Joe Provenzano
Name: Bonney Joe Provenzano
Date of Birth: 29 Sep 1935
Gender: Male
Birth County: Harris
Father's Name: Ben Provenzano
Mother's Name: Carry Cusimano
Roll Number: 1935_0006


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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby nuccia » 11 Aug 2006, 23:33

Could this be Ben and family in the 1910 census?

1910 United States Federal Census Record
about Bess Provenzano
Name: Bess Provenzano
Age in 1910: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
BirthPlace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Matt
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Name: Rose
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 7, Brazos, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
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Household Members:
Name Age
Matt Provenzano 48
Rose Provenzano 48
Bess Provenzano 16
Maggie Provenzano 14
Carlo Provenzano 12
Mary Provenzano 9
John Provenzano 3
Phillip Provenzano 2

Actual census shows Bess as Ben...

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2203/imagexgr4.jpg

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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby jcsm400 » 11 Aug 2006, 23:42

Possible WWI Draft Registration Card.

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
about Ben Provenzno
Name: Ben Provenzno
City: Not Stated
County: Brazos
State: Texas
BirthPlace: Italy
Birth Date: 29 Oct 1891
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1927369
DraftBoard: 0

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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby nuccia » 11 Aug 2006, 23:44

Nonna..

It was giving me trouble too...nothing new these days!

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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby KorB » 11 Aug 2006, 23:45

nuccia wrote:Could this be Ben and family in the 1910 census?

1910 United States Federal Census Record
about Bess Provenzano
Name: Bess Provenzano
Age in 1910: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
BirthPlace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Matt
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Name: Rose
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 7, Brazos, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Matt Provenzano 48
Rose Provenzano 48
Bess Provenzano 16
Maggie Provenzano 14
Carlo Provenzano 12
Mary Provenzano 9
John Provenzano 3
Phillip Provenzano 2

Actual census shows Bess as Ben...

http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/2203/imagexgr4.jpg

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Thanks a ton for all of the responses! I never expected to hear back this quickly.

I bet that is him.

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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby jcsm400 » 11 Aug 2006, 23:50

Tried uploading census three times & can't.....Would you please!

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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby nuccia » 11 Aug 2006, 23:59

Finally the link for the 1930 census..

http://img344.imageshack.us/img344/5481/imagexrw6.jpg

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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby KorB » 12 Aug 2006, 00:15

Right now I am looking at the 1910 census. Does it show that Matt Provenzano becomes a naturalized citizen? I'm new to doing this type of research, but it looks like it says 1901 PA. For another Immigrant it says NA

Is there a difference?

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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby jcsm400 » 12 Aug 2006, 00:46

1910 is showing Matt came in 1901 and that his 1st papers for naturalization has been filed.

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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby KorB » 12 Aug 2006, 00:48

jcsm400 wrote:1910 is showing Matt came in 1901 and that his 1st papers for naturalization has been filed.

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Thanks!

Does that mean that Italian citizenship was not passed on to Ben? Or that he just filed an intent to become a citizen?

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Postby nuccia » 12 Aug 2006, 03:01

I'm not sure but if Dad became a citizen while Ben was still a minor I believe it would apply to him as well.

I would contact member mler...he's pretty good with answering citizenship questions.

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Re: Provenzano, Corleon Sicily

Postby wldspirit » 12 Aug 2006, 04:16

Naturalization records will be at the local level prior to 1906, and after that date you can request a search at this link:

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/aboutus/h ... NATREC.htm

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/formsfee/forms/g-639.htm

This taken from the Nara site should answer your questions on minors and naturalizations.........

The first major exception was that "derivative" citizenship was granted to wives and minor children of naturalized men. From 1790 to 1922, wives of naturalized men automatically became citizens. This also meant that an alien woman who married a U.S. citizen automatically became a citizen. (Conversely, an American woman who married an alien lost her U.S. citizenship, even if she never left the United States.) From 1790 to 1940, children under the age of 21 automatically became naturalized citizens upon the naturalization of their father. Unfortunately, however, names and biographical information about wives and children are rarely included in declarations or petitions filed before September 1906.

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/natur ... ation.html


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