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Alberto Faranda

Postby kecurroj » 09 Jul 2007, 20:07

I'm doing some research for my wife's side of the family. Her grandfather was Alberto Faranda who immigrated to the Cleveland, Ohio area in the early 1920s. He was born in Sicily in either 1897-98 and died in 1968 in Ohio. He did have a brother, Carmello, that immigrated to Ohio also. I checked the Ellis Island logs for the years surrounding, but had no luck. Did Sicilian immigrants come into other ports besides New York? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Postby Biff83 » 09 Jul 2007, 21:53

Possible ship manifests for Alberto Faranda

Arriving at port of Boston
Alberto Faranda, line 5, age 16 yob about 1897. Appears to be travelling with line 6, Giuseppe Salpetro?
Nearest relative in Italy, father Vincenzo
Last residence and place of birth--need help on interpreting the town, possibly Sinagra?
Destination Cleveland OH joining uncle Nunziato? ??
1913 manifest page 1
1913 manifest page 2

1921 manifest with passport and naturalization information.
Alberto Faranda, line 5, yob about 1898
Destination Cleveland, OH, 3834 Scoville Ave
1921 manifest
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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby Biff83 » 09 Jul 2007, 22:11

Ohio Military Men 1917-1918

Name: Alberto Faranda
Serial Number: 3859069
Race: W
Residence: 2008 E. 128th St., Cleveland, O.
Enlistment Division: National Army
Enlistment Location: Cleveland, O.
Enlistment Date: 04 Sep 1918
Birth Place: Sinagra, Italy
Birth Date / Age: 23 March 1897
Assigns Comment: 158 Depot Brigade to Discharge Private Honorable discharge 15 Dec 1918.
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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby Biff83 » 09 Jul 2007, 22:27

Possible 1930 Census for Alberto Faranda and Family

Cleveland OH, 11906 Imperial
Albert Faranda age 32, born Italy, immigration year 1913, naturalized, occupation conductor electric railway
Rose Faranda age 27
Betty Faranda age7
Madeline Faranda age 6
Albert Faranda age 4
Raymond Faranda age 2
Wife and children all born Ohio

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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby kecurroj » 09 Jul 2007, 22:57

Biff,
You are the best! The Raymond listed on the 1930 census is my father-in-law. I have given him the link to this thread, so he'll be able to read this himself.

Thank you!

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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby Biff83 » 09 Jul 2007, 23:19

Thus far, I have not been able to locate a 1920 census record for Alberto nor a WWII Draft Registration card. I found a 1930 census on a Carmelo Faranda in Cleveland. Was his wife's name Barbara and his children Salvatore, Carmelo, and Marie?

If you know Alberto's wife Rose's maiden name, post it and I will check to see if I can find any census records for her and her family.
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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby kecurroj » 09 Jul 2007, 23:27

I believe Carmelo is related, but Raymond would have to tell you just how. As for Rose, they were married in the U.S., but I'm sure Ray could give me that information. I'll see if he'll register, that way you can communicate directly with him.

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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby Biff83 » 09 Jul 2007, 23:29

Search Page for Cleveland Obituaries

Cleveland Necrology File
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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby Biff83 » 10 Jul 2007, 00:02

Per the Cleveland Obituary above on Albert Faranda, his wife was Rose Guerra.

Possible 1920 Census for Rose Guerra, daughter of Frank and Lena
Cleveland, OH 638 East 105th St
Rose's age at 16 is in the ballpark since her age on 1930 census is 27
1920 Guerra Census

edited to add comment
In searching the Cleveland Obituary file for surname Guerra, I found this entry:
Id#: 0128079
Name: Guerra, Madalena
Date: Mar 7 1945
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #032.
Notes: Guerra, Madalena, wife of the late Cosimo, mother of Sam, Peter, Joseph, Rose Faranda, and Sara Peck, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered into rest Monday, March 5. Funeral from J. J. Vanek Inc. Funeral Home, 12705 Union ave., Thursday, March 8, at 9 a. m. and St. Cecilia's Church 10 a. m. Burial Calvary Cemetery.

Was Frank Guerra's actual name Cosimo Guerra?
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Postby Biff83 » 10 Jul 2007, 03:53

Possible 1930 Census for Cosimo and Madalena Guerra, living with son Peter in Cleveland.

Peter Guerra, head, age 38
Ethel Guerra, wife, age 35
Clarice Guerra, daughter, age 15
Sarah Guerra, sister, age 24
Casey Guerra, father, age 72
Madeline Guerra, mother, age 62
1930 Guerra Census
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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby kecurroj » 10 Jul 2007, 06:22

After talking to Ray Faranda, it's the 1913 manifest that his father came in on through Boston. He knew that his father was 16 when he arrived, so 1913 would be that year.

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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby ricbru » 10 Jul 2007, 12:34

Biff83 wrote:Possible ship manifests for Alberto Faranda

Arriving at port of Boston
Alberto Faranda, line 5, age 16 yob about 1897. Appears to be travelling with line 6, Giuseppe Salpetro?
Nearest relative in Italy, father Vincenzo
Last residence and place of birth--need help on interpreting the town, possibly Sinagra?
Destination Cleveland OH joining uncle Nunziato? ??
1913 manifest page 1
1913 manifest page 2

1921 manifest with passport and naturalization information.
Alberto Faranda, line 5, yob about 1898
Destination Cleveland, OH, 3834 Scoville Ave
1921 manifest


Hello
this is the address of vital statistics in Sinagra, where to request birth record or certificate, stating also informations about his parents

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Piazza San Teodoro,1
CAP 98069
Sinagra (ME)
ITALY

I hope it helps,
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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby kecurroj » 10 Jul 2007, 17:17

Thank you Riccardo! :D


Could we send the request in English since none of us speaks or writes Italian?

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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby ricbru » 11 Jul 2007, 07:20

No, the request must be written in italian
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Re: Alberto Faranda

Postby Biff83 » 11 Jul 2007, 12:03

Here's a link to an interactive form letter generator which will help you compose a request in Italian.

Interactive Letter Generator

Per Riccardo's post:
The CAP code for Sinagra is 98069
The provincial code is ME

Let us know if you need anything else.

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