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Greco from Calopezzati

Postby CTJoe » 16 Nov 2006, 07:05

Grandfather Annibale (Anibale?) left Calopezzati, South of Calabro on the Ionian Sea, approx. 1911. Father born there in 1911 came to US approx 1914 probaly with Grandmother Serafina. Have visited there once and know I have distant relatives. One owns a bar in the Piazza and works on the shoreline during the day. Have tried Ancestry.com and Ellis Island searches to no avail. Any ideas? Any help appreciated.

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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby jcsm400 » 16 Nov 2006, 07:30

Welcome to the forum, CTJoe!

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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby CTJoe » 16 Nov 2006, 07:48

Grandfather's name is Annibale (also seen it spelled Anibale). Grandmother is Serafina. Father is Giuseppe.

Calopezzati, Calabria is near Rossano in Cosenza I believe. The town is 5 kilometers from the shore of the Ionian Sea and up a mountain. It is a very small village. I met a distant relative when I was there in 1999. I speak very little Italian these days so I was not able to converse very well.

I am interested in knowing the immigration data from their travel to the US and any other family history information as well as whether any relatives remain either here or there. We lived in CT but I can recall traveling to Long Island, NY to visit friends or relatives.. I am very belatedly trying to reconstruct a heritage I am proud of but have too long neglected.

Thanks for your reply.

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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby ricbru » 16 Nov 2006, 09:28

Hello
Here there is Annibbale GRECO leaving from Calopezzano (?) on 1911, his wife'name is Serafina

page 1 of sip manifest (line 21)

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0536%2ETIF

page 2

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0536%2ETIF

if you need any civil record or certificate, write a request in italian to

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via G. Capristo, 1
CAP 87060
Calopezzati (CS)
Italy

or contact Archivio di Stato di Cosenza for copy of civil record

http://wwwdb.archivi.beniculturali.it/S ... COSENZA%22

or rent Calopezzati civil record microfilm to FHL (mormon church)

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... o+civile++

I hope it helps, bye Riccardo :lol:

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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby wldspirit » 16 Nov 2006, 10:13

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

Name: Greco Annibale
City: New Haven
County: New Haven
State: Connecticut
Birth Date: 7 Apr 1885
Race: White
Roll: 1561912
DraftBoard: 3

Link to image here:

http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/3074/greccoav6.jpg

Wife is listed as still living in Italy.

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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby nuccia » 16 Nov 2006, 12:10

Wondering if this is your Serafina and Giuseppe..

First Name: Serafina
Last Name: Mataru
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian S.
Last Place of Residence: Calopezzati, Italy
Date of Arrival: Jun 12, 1920
Age at Arrival: 30y Gender: F Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Argentina
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0016

First Name: Giuseppe
Last Name: Graco
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian S.
Last Place of Residence: Calopezzati, Italy
Date of Arrival: Jun 12, 1920
Age at Arrival: 9 Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Argentina
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0017

Page 1

Page 2

Hope this helps.. :D
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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby CTJoe » 16 Nov 2006, 17:52

Ricardo and Nuccia,

Thanks so much for the quick response. You are both right on. I've been on the Ellis Island web site 10 times and couldn't find any of the listings you folks came up with. I had my Grandfathers arrival year OK but never found him. I was under the impression my Father came over when he was 3 but I did a +/- 7 year search and still came up empty.

Many Thanks.

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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby nuccia » 16 Nov 2006, 18:10

Joe, Glad we could help!

Riccardo also provided additional information you might want to consider to help further your research.

Let us know if you need anything else. :D
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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby wldspirit » 16 Nov 2006, 21:31

Last name Greco?? Next time, remind me to read the heading of the page....not the message itself.....LOL......
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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby nuccia » 16 Nov 2006, 22:29

I would never have noticed that if you hadn't pointed it out, Lee! Guess we're both off today! Still, remember, its not unusual to mix up the two names so it could have been right... :lol: :lol:

I have continued to look for this family in the 1920 census (of course, Serafina and Joe may not have been included yet since they came in June) but I haven't had too much luck yet. Hopefully someone can place the family..

Joe, can you provide us with any siblings names, birth years or actual birth place?
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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby nuccia » 16 Nov 2006, 22:47

Thought you might be interested in these manifests....may be relatives of yours?

First Name: Aurelia
Last Name: Greco
Ethnicity: Italy South
Last Place of Residence: Calopezzati, Italy
Date of Arrival: Dec 20, 1919
Age at Arrival: 24y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Europa
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0026


First Name: Beatrice
Last Name: Greco
Ethnicity: Italy South
Last Place of Residence: Calopezzati, Italy
Date of Arrival: Dec 20, 1919
Age at Arrival: 20y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Europa
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0025

Page 1 of Beatrice Manifest

Page 2

Notice that the person they are going to see is different but the address of 210 Wooster is the same...boarding house perhaps?Beatrice sailed on the second boat yet Aurelia didn't sail...
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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby vj » 17 Nov 2006, 03:21

Greco Family
possible 1930 census
Wooster St, New Haven, CT
- Annibale Grego, 45 (abt 1885) b in Italy,
married age 25 (abt 1910)
immig 1912 Pa
dyer - dye works
- wife Sarafina, 40 (abt 1890) b in Italy
immig 1920 Al
- son Joseph, 19 (abt 1911) b in Italy
immig 1920 Al
office clerk - telephone
- son Leonard, 9 (abt 1921) b in CT
- son Anthony, 4 (abt 1926) b in CT

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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby nuccia » 17 Nov 2006, 07:23

Nice vj! :D

Didn't have a chance to finish looking. I started with the 1920 census but I wasn't having too much luck. :oops:
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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby CTJoe » 17 Nov 2006, 09:25

Gents,

Thank you all for your diligence. I am thrilled by what you have sent to me. And so quickly. I just spent about 2 hours putting together a note in reply with some details. When I hit the send button I received an error message and all that work was, as far as I can tell, dumped.

It's 4:30 AM here. I'm going to bed.

Thanks from the bottom of my heart.

Joe Grecco

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Re: Greco from Calopezzati

Postby vj » 17 Nov 2006, 15:37

Joe,
You're welcome, the team here appreciates
the opportunity to help you with your research!
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A page from the 1922 New Haven Directory
1922
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Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001
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Name: ANNIB GRECO
Death Date: 16 May 1956
Death Place: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Age: 71 Years
Birth Date: xxxYOB
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse: SERA
State File #: 08462
Residence: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Gender: Male Race: White

Name: SERAFINA GRECO
Death Date: 6 Mar 1951
Death Place: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Age: 60 Years
Birth Date: xxxYOB
Marital Status: Never Married (?)
State File #: 04386
Residence: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut
Gender: Female Race: White


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