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Postby rorosmom7 » 29 Nov 2006, 03:32

Can anyone help me? I'm looking for my great grandfather. His name is Agazio Bressi(not sure if last name is spelled correctly). He born March 18, 1888(some say his birthday is the 19th not 18th) in Guardavalle, Italy. His father's name is Pasquali Bressi and mother's name is Teresa. He has two brother's names are: Salvador and Dominique. He has one sister that is deceased. And we have no name for her. He came to the US in 1906 and married Tabitha Ellen Stanley. Really the only we know for sure is who he married. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it!!!

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Postby Esperanza » 29 Nov 2006, 03:56

Hello, and welcome to the forum,

Not sure if you had seen this manifest, but it does match your information (surname, place, and year of birth) about Agazio.

This manifest tells me that he did not sail.... on this particular voyage, so information on this manifest is limited..

Agazio's 1905 Manifest

First Name: Agazio (born 1888)
Last Name: Bressi
Ethnicity: Italy, South Italian
Last Place of Residence: Guardavalle
Date of Arrival: Jun 30, 1905
Age at Arrival: 17y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Madonna
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0014

There should be another manifest out there.
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Further... I can see a few out there... will be linking them shortly... and will post a review on these. Can't confirm that these are all the same person at this point

Brescia,Agastio Guardavalle 1905 18 1887
Brescia,Agazio Phila., U. S. A. 1907 19 1888
Bressi,Agazio Guardavalle 1905 17 1888
Brezzi,Agasio Guardavolle 1906 17 1889

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Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2006, 04:06

He did arrive in 1906, just checked his second manifest, he was joining his father Pasquale in Pennsylvania.
He has been naturalized as noted by the numbers on his manifest, so by sending for this info you can obtain further clues.
And you are right, he did come from Guardavalle........
will check for further records.

Do you know if either of his brothers came to the states? And when did he change his name? Did his wife go by a knickname? How many children did he have, their names and ages??
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Postby Esperanza » 29 Nov 2006, 04:17

As mentioned earlier, here's the link for his record

1906 Manifest

First Name: Agasio
Last Name: Brezzi
Ethnicity: Italian, South
Last Place of Residence: Guardavolle
Date of Arrival: May 31, 1906
Age at Arrival: 17y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Gera
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0001

Pasquale's address mentioned on the manifest is 707 S. 6th St. Phila, PA

Note the naturalized # in section 8 or the manifest.

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Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2006, 04:43

Copied/Pasted this from other post:

My Great Grandfather came to the US in 1906 and we can not find any records on him before that. My grandmother (his daughter) is still living, so I was tring to help her out. His name is Agazio Bressio (not sure of the spelling on the last name). When he came to the States they changed his name to Charles Holly Bush. We were told he was born in Guardavalle, Italy. But not for sure on that either. We can't find anything concrete on him before 1906. We believe his father's name was Pasquali Bressi and his mother's name was Teresa(may be spelled different). He had two brothers: Salvador and Dominique. And a sister who died but we have no name. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it!!!

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Postby vj » 29 Nov 2006, 05:04

Arkansas? vj

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
5 June 1917
Name: Charlie Bush
City: Emmet
County: Hempstead
State: Arkansas
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 19 Mar 1888
Farmer, Married w/2 children
possible ww1 agazio bressi/brezzi

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Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2006, 05:10

By filling out this form you can obtain his naturalization papers:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/ ... f3d6a1RCRD

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Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2006, 05:12

Seems like a good fit Vj......... :)

Heck of a name change!!!

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Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2006, 05:18

More than a good fit........

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Charles Holley Bush
Name: Charles Holley Bush
Birth Date: 19 Mar 1888
Residence: Hempstead, Arkansas
Birth: Italy
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2281010

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http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/6825/charlesip3.jpg

You were right on target!!!!!!!
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Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2006, 05:55

Since you are looking for info prior to 1906, by obtaining Charles marriage application and/or naturalization....confirming parents names........
you have the option of either researching the family farther back thru microfilmed records, or writing to the town of origin in Italy for records.
I would take advantage of the microfilm.......

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... ato+civile &columns=*,0,0

to find a center near you:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

an outline by Trish on how to obtain and use microfilm:
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... =2581.html

and genealogy word list in both Italian and Latin:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... Italia.ASP

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/search/ ... LLatin.ASP



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Postby Esperanza » 29 Nov 2006, 06:13

Could this be his father? Here the surname is obviously different than that of Agazio's...

Pasquale Brescia 1903 manifest

First Name: Pasquale (born 1862)
Last Name: Brescia
Ethnicity: Italian, South
Last Place of Residence: Guardavalte
Date of Arrival: Oct 26, 1903
Age at Arrival: 41y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: California
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Manifest Line Number: 0018

Going to cousin Domenico Salerno's at 727 S. 7th Street... address seems awfully close to previous address I posted...

I think the surname Brescia would be pronounced as "Bresha"

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Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2006, 06:40

1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Charlie Bush
Home in 1920: Bodcaw, Hempstead, Arkansas
Age: 31 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Ellen
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1905
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Charlie Bush 31
Ellen Bush 22
Lester Bush 5
Louis Bush 2 10/12
Ires Bush 1 1/12

This census list immigration of 1905, and is not naturalized.
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Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2006, 06:49

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Charlie H Busk
Home in 1930: Bodcaw, Hempstead, Arkansas
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Ellen
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Charlie H Busk 42
Ellen Busk 32
Lester Busk 15
Louise Busk 13
Iris Busk 11
Katherine Busk 9
Kenneth Busk 7
Denton Busk 4
Roland Busk 2
Snow Busk 4/12

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/8971/bush1930ii4.jpg

cannot make out year of immigration, is still not naturalized at this time.

I would still send in the FOI request......it may confirm not only parents given name but the correct spelling of the surname.
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Postby wldspirit » 29 Nov 2006, 06:54

Also, if his social security application has been filled out correctly, it may list further info:

Social Security Death Index
about Charlie Bush
Name: Charlie Bush
SSN: 431-05-2738
Last Residence:
Born: 19 Mar 1888
Died: Jul 1963
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951 )

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Postby suanj » 29 Nov 2006, 07:34

the same Pasquale Brescia emigrated in 1903, came again in 1914, wife Teresa in Guardavalle and joining Acacio( Agazio) son
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