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Mattera Family Name

Postby mattera » 12 Mar 2007, 20:34

Greetings,

I have just begun researching my family's genealogy. My family name is Mattera, and my paternal grandfather, Paolo Mattera, was the first to enter this country. I was able to find his name in a ship's manifest through the Ellisisland.com website (and discovered that his name was actually Pietro Paolo Mattera). I have not been able to locate additional records, such as census information, birth information for his children, marriage information (they may have been married in Italy), etc.

I am very new at this, and would be grateful for any pointers. Thank you all in advance for your help.

Yours,

Alex Mattera
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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby jcsm400 » 12 Mar 2007, 21:48

Hi Alex,

Welcome to the forum!

We have a great team here who have found many hard to find records. If you would provide 1st names & birth years for Paolo's wife & children plus where they settled, we'll have a go at finding the census records & hopefully more.

Thanks,

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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby mattera » 12 Mar 2007, 21:55

jcsm,

Thanks for the quick response! Here's what I have so far:

Pietro Paolo Mattera
DOB 9/14/1890

Wife
Maria (Arcucci) Mattera
DOB 1/17/1888

They had five sons:
Pasquale 11/2/1914
Francesco 4/11/1916
Antonio 8/18/1918
Giovanni 2/6/1921
Giuseppe 7/5/1923

They settled in Providence, Rhode Island. At some point, they lived at 30 Horton Street. All are deceased.

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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby vj » 13 Mar 2007, 14:03

for reference

possible 1910 mattera manifest
page 2
23 May 1910 SS San Giovanni Naples to NY
line 9
Pietro Paolo Mattera, 18 (abt 1891)
- single
- farm laborer
- last residence Serrara Fontana
- in Serrara Fontana, grandmother Maria Buono
- destination Passaic, NJ
- joining cousin Vincenzo Trofa at 355 Oak? St, Passaic
- born in Serrara Fontana, Napoli


possible 1912 mattera manifest
page 2
10 Jun 1912 SS San Guglielmo Napoli to NY
line 5
Pietro Paolo Mattera, 21 (abt 1890-1)
- married
- farm laborer
- last residence Serrara Fontana
- wife in Serrara Fontana, Maria Arcucci
- destination Passaic, NJ
- in NJ 1910-1912
- joining cousin Vincenzo Trofa in Passaic, NJ
- born in Serrara, Napoli
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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby mattera » 13 Mar 2007, 14:25

Thanks, vj. I have found Pietro Paolo in the manifest in both 1910 and in 1912 (which you cite below). From there I determined that his native town in Naples, Italy was Serrara Fontana. He lists a grandmother there as Maria Buono. He spent time in Passaic, NJ before traveling north to Rhode Island. Given that he came (for the second and last time) to the US in June 1912 and had his first son in RI in November 1914, he must have come to RI fairly soon after arriving in the US.

I was interested to discover that in 1910 he came to the US single and unable to read or write. In 1912, he reports that he was married (although his wife remained in Italy) and could read and write. I do not know when Maria Arcucci joined him in the US, but again, it could not have been long if they had a child in 1914. I cannot find record of her trip across from Italy.

Thank you again for your responses and information. This board is a wonderful community.

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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby vj » 13 Mar 2007, 16:11

Alex, may have narrowed down Maria's immigration date
per the 1920 census may be abt 1914,
she may have a different 1st name...
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possible 1920 census
Home in 1920:
edit: correct street would be Hawkins
265 Harrkins? Street, rents
Providence Ward 3, Providence, Rhode Island
Paul Martini 30 (abt 1890)
- immig 1910 Al
- laborer railroad
Giuseppa Martini 32 (abt 1888)
-immig 1914 Al
Pasquale Martini 5 (abt 1915) RI
Frank Martini 2 6/12 (abt 1917) RI
Antonio Martini 1 4/12 (abt 1918) RI

edit: added
1921 Providence Directory
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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby Biff83 » 13 Mar 2007, 16:27

Possible 1913 Ship Manifest for Maria Arcucci, 2 page manifest

See Line 12

Ma Giuseppa Arcucci Mattera, age 26
Last residence and place of birth Serrara Fontana
Nearest relative in Italy, father Francesco
Destination Providence RI to join husband Pietro Mattera, 62 Nassau St
Travelling with Carmella Mattera and children who are joining husband/father Vincenza Trofa at 62 Nassau St, Providence

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0737%2ETIF
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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby jcsm400 » 13 Mar 2007, 16:30

Vj.........You are amazing! :D :D :D It sure does match available information


Alex,

Didn't find any FHL films for Serrara Fontana, so you will need to write to the town for all records. Here is the address.


Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via Roma, 79
80070 Serrara Fontana (NA)
ITALY

Requests should be in Italian & include a self addressed return envelope, a copy of your photo ID & 1 or more (depending on amount of records being requested) international reply coupons. These can be obtained from your main post office & cover the return postage (small price to pay for records!).

Interactive form letter to help with your requests.>

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

To help with translation of the records.>

http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... Italia.ASP

Hope this helps. If you need anything else, have questions, etc., please don't hesitate to ask!

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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby vj » 13 Mar 2007, 16:36

Biff outstanding manifest :D !
another copy of Biff's find from ancestry
possible 1913 manifest
page 2
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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby Biff83 » 13 Mar 2007, 16:45

Thank you, Valarie and Joyce. I actually found it searching for surname Trofa from Serrara on Steve Morse's engine after I struck out searching for Maria Arcucci and variables. I guessed when Maria emigrated she wasn't traveling alone. Sometimes you get lucky.

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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby vj » 13 Mar 2007, 17:56

other records:

possible 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card
page 2

Name: Paolo Mattera, 52
Birth Date: 14 Sep 1890
Birth: Naples, Italy
Residence:
30 Horton St
Providence, Rhode Island
Wife Marie Mattera

Rhode Island Births, 1636-1930
Name: Pasquale Mattera
Parent 1: Paolo Mattera
Parent 2: Maria G Mattera
Birth Date: 02 Nov 1914

Name: Francesco Mattera
Parent 1: Paolo Mattera
Parent 2: Maria G Mattera
Birth Date: 11 Apr 1916

Name: Antonio Matteo
Parent 1: Paolo Matteo
Parent 2: Maria G Matteo
Birth Date: 18 Aug 1918
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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby vj » 13 Mar 2007, 18:19

Providence Directories
1929 30 Horton
1935 30 Horton

note on 1930 census
30 Horton St should be in ED18
ancestry.com has quite a few cropped pages in ED 18 :?

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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby Biff83 » 13 Mar 2007, 19:57

Possible World War I Draft card for Paolo Mattera

Paolo Matter
DOB Sep ? 1890--edited to correct year of birth
POB S.....? Naples, Italy
Address 21 Nassau? St
Providence RI
Wife and 2 children

http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/7470 ... wwivy9.jpg

Could someone check to see if they see Nassau as the street also, and can anyone make out the town of birth?
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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby vj » 13 Mar 2007, 20:44

Biff, outstanding :D !
I'll bet it says Nassau.
edit: another possiblity is Nashua (from a 1918 directory)
Town name is a tough one.
Fantastic!
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Re: Mattera Family Name

Postby Biff83 » 13 Mar 2007, 21:55

Thanks for the graphic, Quicks Draw.

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