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Surname Sgherzi

Postby snakeyes37 » 22 Jan 2007, 11:52

Hello,


I've tried researching my surname name on the internet through multiple genealogy websites with no luck. I'm not even sure if my name is italian or not, its always sounded different then most italian names. My Father said that his grandparents were from Sicily but I dont know how true that is. I know nothing about my grandparents, I dont know what city they came from or what their first names even were. The only thing I know is that they immigrated to New Jersey.


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Re: Surname Sgherzi

Postby -Maria- » 22 Jan 2007, 12:29

Hi,

If you search the Ellis Island ship records www.stevemorse.org , the name Sgherzi does show up, but only a few - mainly from Foggia.

Here's a Sgherzi off to N.J...

Sample manifest 1907

First Name: Giuseppe
Last Name: Sgherzi
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Rodi
Date of Arrival: Apr 27, 1907
Age at Arrival: 29y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Leon XIII
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0008

If only we had a given name, we could look further for you...

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Re: Surname Sgherzi

Postby Biff83 » 22 Jan 2007, 13:23

Any and all additional info you can supply will help.

Grandparents first names

Father's first name, date of birth, place of birth
Father's siblings

In doing a quick search on ancestry.com, the Sgherzi's I found were from Rodi Garganico and Vico Garganico in Foggia. A number emigrated to Hoboken, NJ

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Re: Surname Sgherzi

Postby snakeyes37 » 23 Jan 2007, 00:14

My Grandparents names are Frank and Helen Sgherzi, they were born in New Jersey but I'm not sure about the city, I think it was Jersey City.


My Father's name is Michael Sgherzi he was born 11/12/1955 in Jersey City, NJ. My Father's siblings, Anthony Sgherzi and Jeanine Sgherzi.


And if its any help, my Grandmother's last name before she married was Florence.


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Re: Surname Sgherzi

Postby -Maria- » 23 Jan 2007, 00:47

snakeyes37 wrote:My Grandparents names are Frank and Helen Sgherzi, they were born in New Jersey but I'm not sure about the city, I think it was Jersey City.


My Father's name is Michael Sgherzi he was born 11/12/1955 in Jersey City, NJ. My Father's siblings, Anthony Sgherzi and Jeanine Sgherzi.


And if its any help, my Grandmother's last name before she married was Florence.


Thanks


Could this be Helen?

First Name: Elena
Last Name: Florenzo
Ethnicity: U.S. born
Last Place of Residence: New York, N.Y.
Date of Arrival: Jun 14, 1923
Age at Arrival: 16y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Conte Rosso
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0004

Helen page 1

page 2

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Re: Surname Sgherzi

Postby snakeyes37 » 23 Jan 2007, 02:15

Hmmm, I'm not sure. My grandmother was born in or around 1920, I hope I didn't mislead you, my Grandparents are still alive. But I'd like to know about my great-grandparents but I know nothing about them other then they emigrated from Italy and thats it.

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Postby jcsm400 » 23 Jan 2007, 03:14

Hi snakeyes,

The best advice that we can probably give, is to interview all your living relatives. It's truly amazing what comes out in interviews, especially from the older generations. Have a list of questions, ask for family pictures & documents, but also get them to tell their 'stories."

If you do the interviews in person, use a tape recorder. You may get so involved in listening that you'll forget to write things down & sometimes it's a small detail that doesn't seem important now that leads to new discoveries.

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Re: Surname Sgherzi

Postby snakeyes37 » 25 Jan 2007, 20:35

Received information about my Great Grandparents from my Grandparents. The only problem is that I cant seem to find a death index for them.

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Re: Surname Sgherzi

Postby wldspirit » 26 Jan 2007, 00:04

If you are searching the SSDI:

However, the Social Security Death Index is the computerized index to deaths reported and/or death benefits paid out starting in 1962. The SSDI includes a few pre-1962 entries, but the great majority of those included in this index are from 1962 through the present time.


If their deaths occured prior to this time, then you would not find them listed.
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Postby suanj » 26 Jan 2007, 14:00

snakeyes37 wrote:My Grandparents names are Frank and Helen Sgherzi, they were born in New Jersey but I'm not sure about the city, I think it was Jersey City.


My Father's name is Michael Sgherzi he was born 11/12/1955 in Jersey City, NJ. My Father's siblings, Anthony Sgherzi and Jeanine Sgherzi.


And if its any help, my Grandmother's last name before she married was Florence.


Thanks

it could be that the first child of Frank SGHERZI had the first name as the grand father? It could be Anthony the first male child? If your father Michael born in 1955, most probably Frank it was born abt 1925/30...

however it are a:
1920 United States Federal Census
Census
View Image Name: Anthony Igherzi
Birth: abt 1894 - location
Arrival: year
Residence: 1920 - city, Hudson, New Jersey


or this:

1930 United States Federal Census

Thomas Scherzi name city, Hudson, NJ abt 1892 location info


maybe this could be your grandfather:
1930 United States Federal Census
Census
View Image Name: Frank Scherzi
Birth: abt 1926
Residence: 1930 - city, Hudson, New Jersey

and it could be your ggfather? in any case the surname is especially of Rodi Garganico town in Foggia province/ Apulia region.. regards, suanj
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Postby jcsm400 » 26 Jan 2007, 15:39

Links to the census records that suanj found.


1920 United States Federal Census

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/6415/iherzi19200mx.jpg

Name: Anthony Igherzi
[Anthony Sgherzi]
Home in 1920: Hoboken Ward 3, Hudson, New Jersey
Age: 26 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1894
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1912
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 478
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Anthony Igherzi 26




1930 United States Federal Census

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/5403/s ... 9300fn.jpg

Name: Frank Scherzi
Home in 1930: Hoboken, Hudson, New Jersey
Age: 3
Estimated birth year: abt 1926
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's name: Thomas
Mother's name: Ida

Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Scherzi 38
Ida Scherzi 34
Helen Scherzi 5
Frank Scherzi 3 10/12
Frances Scherzi 2 4/

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Re: Surname Sgherzi

Postby suanj » 26 Jan 2007, 16:17

HI Joyce many thanks, maybe this first names can to remember something to snakeyes37.. I believe that Frank born in 1926 could be right, but is only a my idea! Many thanks and hugs, suanj
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Re: Surname Sgherzi

Postby jcsm400 » 26 Jan 2007, 16:23

Suanj,

As always, anytime! Glad I could help out a little.

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Re: Surname Sgherzi

Postby Michael31 » 30 Jan 2007, 06:44

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Re: Surname Sgherzi

Postby SgherziNJ » 23 Feb 2007, 17:42

I'm a Sgherzi too! My Mothers maiden name is Sgherzi. My grandparents and Aunt came over from Foggia, Italy in 1926 I believe and settled in Hoboken, NJ.

My Grandfather's brothers also came over..Giuseppe and Giovanni.

I wonder if we're related somehow?


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