Alesandro Esposito/Teresa Ferraro Naples to Brooklyn, NY

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Alesandro Esposito/Teresa Ferraro Naples to Brooklyn, NY

Postby bdecraene » 19 Feb 2007, 04:03

I am researching my great-great grandparents Alesandro (Alexander) Esposito & Teresa Ferrara or Ferraro. I believe they were from Naples, Italy. Arrived in U.S. Aril 10, 1874 on the ship San Pietro. Port of departure was Castellamare. Were also traveling with a young boy named Eugene Galante. Eugene took the last name of Esposito when he came to U.S. They settled in Brooklyn & also had children Marie (Mary), Nellie & Fortunata. Alexander worked as a stevedore & later as a grocer. He was born approx. 1840 & on his death certificate his parents are listed as Gaetano Esposito & Maria ?. He died 2/8/1899. Teresa Ferraro was born 10/1844 & lists her parents as Salvatore Ferraro & Costanza. She died 6/11/1905.
Anyone out there related to this family?? Any suggestions on researching the Esposito name in Naples?
Appreciate any help that can be provided
Thanks!

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Re: Alesandro Esposito/Teresa Ferraro Naples to Brooklyn, NY

Postby nuccia » 20 Feb 2007, 07:45

I think in order to research any name you need to collect as much US documentation about your family as possible. The rule is to start with what you know ans work backwards. Once you have established that info and have obtained all the documentation you can to support it you can start by ordering microfilm from the family history libraries that are in you area. You may be able to get a birth, death or marriage extract of your Espositos which will provide you details on parents, spouses, etc which will allow you to continue to work backwards. You will need to have some knowledge of the family before you begin..names, birth years, siblings, parents. etc before you begin or you will be searching blinding.

Hope this makes sense.
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Postby nuccia » 20 Feb 2007, 07:49

By the way, take advantage of the free sites out there to get you started, (if you haven't already).

Some great sites..

www.stevemorse.org

www.familysearch.org

the Italian White Pages..

http://www.paginebianche.it/index.html

http://www.worldvitalrecords.com
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Re: Alesandro Esposito/Teresa Ferraro Naples to Brooklyn, NY

Postby Biff83 » 20 Feb 2007, 16:38

Not sure if you've seen this record

Possible 1880 Census Record for Alesandro Esposito

New York, Kings (Brooklyn), District 41
Address--19 Union Street
Alexandre Desposito, head, age 40, birthplace, Italy, occupation stevedore
Marie, wife, age 40, birthplace Italy
Marie, daughter, age 4, birthplace New York
Eugene, son, age 9, birthplace Italy
Nellie, age 1, birthpace New York

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Re: Alesandro Esposito/Teresa Ferraro Naples to Brooklyn, NY

Postby Biff83 » 21 Feb 2007, 04:15

Possible Naturalization Record for Alesandro Esposito

County Court, Kings County, NY
Alexander Esposito
Date of Naturalization--24 Oct 1887
Witness Luigi Ozzo

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Re: Alesandro Esposito/Teresa Ferraro Naples to Brooklyn, NY

Postby bdecraene » 21 Feb 2007, 04:37

Thank-you so much for all the info. Some I already have, but I appreciate your time very much! :)

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Re: Alesandro Esposito/Teresa Ferraro Naples to Brooklyn, NY

Postby CdnFD24 » 09 Apr 2007, 03:08

bdecraene,

I have a painting by Gaetano Esposito titled: Marin Adi Napoli or Marina Di Napoli.

It's oil on canvas, quite large too. I don't have the actual dimensions, I can get those tomorrow.

Artists signature on the painting is Gaetano Esposito (1858-1911).

I've been trying to find out more information online regaring this painting but I haven't had much luck yet. I can't even seem to find the artists bio.

bdecraene, do you have any information regarding this painting? Could you provide me with some information regarding Gaetano if you don't mind my asking?

Any information would be a big help.

Thank you very much,

Neil Jack
Lac du Bonnet,
Manitoba,
Canada


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