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Lost in PA

Postby Muoio » 17 Mar 2007, 14:16

:? I am trying to research my paternal ancestry. It has been difficult. The Italian name is Muoio. This is as much as I know at the present. Domenico Muoio b 15 mar 1880 Cerisano, Cosenza, Italy. Had three brothers, all immigrated to the US at the same time, not sure of the year, or name of the brothers. Domenico married Rosina Ruffalo I believe it to be ~1910. They were married in Cerisano. They had the following children. Susan b 04 sep 1916, Frank b 14 Jan 1918 (my grandfather), Fred b 10 Jan 1920, Alvera b 28 sep 1921, Julia b 1923, James b 1925. Domenico died 28 Dec 1959. Rosina died 09 Apr 1953.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Lost in PA

Postby vj » 17 Mar 2007, 16:46

Mark,
Welcome to the Forum :D !
Could this be your Domenico Muoio?
Thanks! Valarie

possible 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

Dominico Muoio, 37
1094 Summerlea Ave
Washington, Washington, PA
Birth Date: 14 Mar 1881
Non-declarant, b in Italy
Relative Rosina Ruffalo Muoio

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Re: Lost in PA

Postby vj » 17 Mar 2007, 17:07

Do you have this census?

possible 1930 census
Home in 1930:
127 Woodland Ave, owns $3500
Washington, Washington, Pennsylvania

head Domenick Muoio 49 (abt 1881)
- married age 29 (abt 1910)
- immig 1897 Na
- roller, tin mill
wife Rosie 39 (abt 1891)
- married age 19
- immig 1912 Na
Note: children all born in PA
daughter Susie 13 (abt 1917)
son Frank 11 (abt 1919)
son Fred 10 (abt 1920)
daughter Alvera 9 (abt 1921)
daughter Julia 6 (abt 1924)
son James 1 8/12 (abt 1928)

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Re: Lost in PA

Postby nuccia » 17 Mar 2007, 17:16

Possible 1920 census record.

1920 United States Federal Census
about Assunda Mesic
Name: Assunda Mesic
[Assunda Wainio]
Home in 1920: Washington Ward 7, Washington, Pennsylvania
Age: 3 years 8 months
Estimated birth year: abt 1916
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Domenico
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's name: Rosina
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Female
Image: 435
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Domenico Mesic 38
Rosina Mesic 28
Assunda Mesic 3 8/12
Famcesco Mesic 2 0/12
Alfredo Mesic 2/12
Carmine Scaglione 36
Eugenio Iaccino 32

Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Washington Ward 7, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1659; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 230; Image: 435.

1920 Census
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Re: Lost in PA

Postby Biff83 » 17 Mar 2007, 17:20

Possible World War II Draft Registration Card, 2nd page incorrect

Dominic Muoio, age 61
127 Woodland Ave, Washington PA
Birth 16 March 1881
Birth place Cosenza Italy
Nearest relative Rosie Muoio
Employer, Washington Tin Plate

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Re: Lost in PA

Postby vj » 17 Mar 2007, 17:23

edit: added detail

May be looking for 2 manifests for Domenico?

possible 1913 manifest
page 2
15 Mar 1913 SS Madonna Naples to NY
line 4
Rosina Ruffalo Muoio?, 22? (abt 1891)
- married, wife
- last residence Cerisano
- in Cerisano father Pasquale
- destination Washington, PA
- joing husband Domenico Muoio? at 120 Woodland St
- born in Cerisano

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Re: Lost in PA

Postby nuccia » 17 Mar 2007, 17:39

Mark,

As you can see, we're all eager to help but I think its also fair to tell you how we were able to locate info so that can proceed for other members of your families. Sometimes we forget to do that.

To locate ship manifests, some helpful sites are..

www.ellisisland.org or the one I prefer, www.stevemorse.org. Both are free sites, you just need to register a name and password and you can view ship manifests up to 1924. There are several different search forms and options. Go through it and play with the options until you get the desired results. Sometimes its good to remember not to include full first or last names since many names are transcribed incorrectly. Also, for women, don't forget to look under maiden (most common) and married surnames. It could be under either.

For locating census up to 1930, ship manifests up to 1957, WW1 and WW2 records, etc, www.ancestry.com. It is a subscription site but should be available through your local library or through a Family History Center for free. Just call ahead and book an appointment to use a computer unless you want to subscribe yourself.

www.familysearch.org is a great site for several different reasons. Free so go through the site and have fun. You never know what you might find.

http://www.paginebianche.it/index.html for looking up possible living relatives still residing in Italy.

http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp for form letters to write away for info to Italy or to obtain records.

Hope some of this info helps a bit.
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Re: Lost in PA

Postby Biff83 » 17 Mar 2007, 17:57

Some information on Cerisano

http://calabria.indettaglio.it/eng/comu ... isano.html

The official town website. It's in Italian but make sure to check the section "La Storia di Cerisano" for pictures.

http://www.comune.cerisano.cs.it/
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Re: Lost in PA

Postby Biff83 » 17 Mar 2007, 18:16

Possible 1912 ship manifest for Domenico Muoio arriving from Naples at the port of Philadelphia, line 23

Domenico Muoio, age 31
Date of birth and place of birth Cerisano
Nearest relative in Italy, edit wife Rosina
Destination, Washington PA
Previously in US 1899? to 1912 Valarie, you were right about two ship manifests.

Page 1
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Page 2
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Re: Lost in PA

Postby vj » 17 Mar 2007, 18:30

Biff,
Really great manifest :D !
How did you find it?
Do you read in US 1899-1912?
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Re: Lost in PA

Postby Biff83 » 17 Mar 2007, 18:36

Valarie,
I found no likelys using the Steve Morse search form and went to Ancestry and decided to check the Philadelphia manifests first. Typed in Muoio and it was there. I read the years as 1899-1912. So, there's another manifest and another census record.

Edited second time to correct Domenico De Cicco's town--The passenger below, Domenico De Cicco from Mendocino, about a mile southeast of Cerisano is, also going to Washington and also states in US previously in Washington PA 1899-1912. Perhaps they traveled together the first time.

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Re: Lost in PA

Postby brujaojos » 17 Mar 2007, 20:40

Hi Mark,

First I want to say, great find to Valarie, Biff, and Nuccia!!!!

Now to Mark, you can do the research yourself for the Family History Center does have microfilm for the town of Cerisano. Most of the records are in decent shape, some films are a little hard to read. 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 the film numbers from the Family History Center.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... eno=556817

Here is the link to find the nearest Family History Center.
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

Here is the address for the town in case you want to write directly for records.

Ufficio Stato Civile
Comune di Cerisano
Via San Pietro, 1
87044 Cerisano CS
ITALY


Here is a link by ICC that will help you translate your request into Italian.
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Here is the official web site of the town.
http://www.comune.cerisano.cs.it/



Also I had done research for a gentleman many years ago whose ancestors were Muto and had Muoio in the family. I only have two documents to share.

Domenico Muoio
Born: March 12, 1828
born on Via Santo Lorenzo
Birth Act #9
Father: Raffaele Muoio, age 28, land owner
Mother: Giulia Scinti

Saveria Muoio
Born: November 28, 1857
born on Via Piano Longo
Birth Act #71
Father: Domenico Muoio, age 40, laborer
Mother: Serafina Molinaro


I hope some of this helps.
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Re: Lost in PA

Postby Biff83 » 17 Mar 2007, 21:13

I located the 1910 census record for 120 Woodland St, and there was nothing resembling a Domenico Muoio at that address. Did find a boarder Dominick Meneo down the street on Woodland but the age and year of immigration are incorrect.
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Re: Lost in PA

Postby Biff83 » 17 Mar 2007, 22:26

Mark,

If you'd like to take a look at some interior shots of where your great grandfather worked to support his family and get a feel for the working conditions, there are a number of photos from 1941 showing the employees of the Washington Tin Plate Company at work. They're availble to view at the Library of Congress. When the page below opens search for Washington Tinplate (no space between tin and plate). A new page will open with links to the 34 pictures.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/pphome.html
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