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Manerchia (or Manerchia-Mesara)

Postby bobb » 18 Nov 2006, 19:56

We are seeking information about our famiy. We believe that they were from the town of Capizzi in Sicily. We think the family name while in Capizzi was Manerchia-Mesara. Since our family name in the USA was Manerchia, we assume that the family shortened the name after they emigrated to the USA. First names would include Giacomo Manerchia, Giovanni Manerchia. We are not sure of the exact spelling of the names.

There was a Paolina Curcio who married Giacomo Manerchia Mesara.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Re: Manerchia (or Manerchia-Mesara)

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2006, 00:53

A search of current surnames in Capizzi
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Surnames search in Sicily

Surname = Manerchia
Mode = Starts with
Items Found: 2

In the first column is displayed the estimate of individuals having the given surname with a two decimal digits precision. So a value of 5.76 means that in the given town there are more probabily six individuals having the given surname, rather than five.

23.31 Capizzi Me Manerchia Masarà Maserà
5.82 Capizzi Me Manerchia Masarà

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Re: Manerchia (or Manerchia-Mesara)

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2006, 01:15

One manifest that may be a lead.
We all could probably help more with a bit more information:
Spouses, Children, possible Birth Dates, Locations in US.
Thanks! vj
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manifest of interest?
page 2
5 Dec 1911
Domenico Manerchia Maiara Magara
Estimated birth year: abt 1884 Age: 27
Birth Location: Sicily
Birth Location Other: Capizzi
Port of Departure: Napoli
Ship Name: Oceania
Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 9 Microfilm Serial: T715 Microfilm Roll: T715_1780 Page Number: 192

Manifest is from One-step Ellis Island
Transcription is from ancestry.com NY Manifests free until end of Nov

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Re: Manerchia (or Manerchia-Mesara)

Postby Pauline28 » 19 Nov 2006, 23:24

Dear VJ,
Thank you for the reply to my inquiry. My maiden name was Pauline Manerchia and I am looking for any information on my family.
I am told they were from Capizzi in Sicily.
My grandfather, Giacomo Manerchia ( born about 1873 )and grandmother, Paolina Curcio (born about 1878 ) came to America with 2 children, Catherine ( born about 1902) and Angelo (born about (1906. They had several more children all born in Pennsylvania.
John born about 1911
Tony born about 1914
Nicola (my father) born 1916
Joseph born about 1917
Frank born about 1919
Louis born about 1920
Vincent born about 1921
They lived in Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania
All are now deceased.
I am now told my great Grandfather was Giovanni Manerchia Maserra. I do not even know if this is the correct spelling as I just found out about the
Massera part of the name which was dropped in America.
Any information you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for responding to my inquiry.
Pauline

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Re: Manerchia (or Manerchia-Mesara)

Postby brujaojos » 20 Nov 2006, 00:44

Hi There,

This is for the Giacomo post.

Per the 1920 census, Giacomo, Paolina, Caterina, and Angelo came to the USA around 1905. Also, Giacomo is considered an Alien which means he didn't file for Naturalization yet.

Name: Jacob Manerchia
Home in 1920: Marcus Hook Ward 1, Delaware, Pennsylvania
Age: 47 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1873
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Pauline
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1905
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 398
Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Marcus Hook Ward 1, Delaware, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1562; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 173; Image: 398.

Household Members: Name Age
Jacob Manerchia 47
Pauline Manerchia 42
Catherine Manerchia 18
Angelo Manerchia 14
John Manerchia 9
Tony Manerchia 6
Nickel Manerchia 3 11/12
Joseph Manerchia 2 3/12
Frank Manerchia 11/12
Joseph Ross 2
Euonco Laisa 33
Filippo Gatti 27

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Re: Manerchia (or Manerchia-Mesara)

Postby brujaojos » 20 Nov 2006, 00:52

Hi again,

Here is the 1910 census. They really butchered the name. Per this census, Giacomo came in 1907, and Paolina (aka-Frances) came in 1908. They were married around 1898.

Name: Giacomo Mauexlia
[Giacomo Manerchia]
Age in 1910: 36
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's name: Frances
Home in 1910: Philadelphia Ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1907
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1386; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 36; Image: 959.

Household Members: Name Age
Giacomo Mauexlia 36
Frances Mauexlia 32
Katherine Mauexlia 9
Angelo Mauexlia 3
Phillip G Presto 41
Mario Campione 26

Here is the 1930 census which is filled with information.

Angelo is living with his sister, Caterina who married a Fortuna. The next door neighbors are Giacomo and Paulina. per this census, Giacomo was Naturalized. Therefore, he was Naturalized betwen 1920-1930 in Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

Name: Angelo Manerchia
Home in 1930: Marcus Hook, Delaware, Pennsylvania
Age: 23
Estimated birth year: abt 1907
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law
Race: White
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Marcus Hook, Delaware, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2032; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 86; Image: 11.0.

Household Members: Name Age
Phillip Fortuna 33
Catherine Fortuna 28
Joseph Fortuna 11
Frank Fortuna 6
Mary Fortuna 4 1/12
Jacob Fortuna 2 6/12
Alfred Fortuna 1
Angelo Manerchia 23
Edna Manerchia 18

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Re: Manerchia (or Manerchia-Mesara)

Postby brujaojos » 20 Nov 2006, 01:02

Here is the WWI Draft Card of Giacomo.

Name: Giacomo Mamerchio
City: Not Stated
County: Delaware
State: Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 16 Sep 1874
Race: White
Roll: 1877948
DraftBoard: 4

Do you know when Giacomo died? Do you know when Paolina died? Their death certificates could list their parents' names.

Here is a link where to write for Death Certificiates in Pennsylvania.
http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/healt ... y_mail.pdf

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Re: Manerchia (or Manerchia-Mesara)

Postby vj » 20 Nov 2006, 01:03

possible related manifest
9 Jun 1907 Naples to NY line 18
Giaconio Maneschia (Manerchia), 32
married, last residence Capezzi
going to Phila
joining brother Giacomo
born in Capezzi

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Re: Manerchia (or Manerchia-Mesara)

Postby brujaojos » 20 Nov 2006, 01:20

Hi Again,

Here is the manifest for "Paolina". Her name was Francesca Paola Curcio. per this manifest, Francesca Paola Curcio was Naturalized July 13, 1942. Naturalization Numbers per the manifest are 3-233313. She was going to go see her husband, Giacomo in Philadelphia. She left her father, Angelo Curcio in Castrogiovanni. They were born in Gastrogiovanni.

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Now the Family History Center has microfilm for the town of Castrogiovanni. The films cost $5.75 a roll. On the films you can find copies of the birth, marriage, and death records of your ancestors. Here is the link for the films.

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Also, please note that Castrogiovanni is now called Enna since 1927.

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