Vencencio Bruzzesse and Maria Roccicano

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Vencencio Bruzzesse and Maria Roccicano

Postby GreekmarriedItalian » 06 Aug 2007, 21:13

Hello, I am trying to find any information concerning these relatives of my husband. We believe that they came from Italy to the USA in the late 1800's.

His mother's name was Asperia Bruzzesse. Vincencio was rumored to be a "black hand" in the mafia, as he often traveled to NY, PA, and MD from OH, where he resided. His wife was Maria Roccicano, although I think it's spelled Roccisano. Her father's name was Guiseppi. They had 3 children, Maria Rose born 8.4.1904 (my husbands great grandmother), Rosie...., and a son that we aren't sure of the name:he passed away at age 16 or so. Any help would be greatly appreciated. :)

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Re: Vencencio Bruzzesse and Maria Roccicano

Postby nuccia » 06 Aug 2007, 21:52

Have you any year of births for your husbands relatives or know which part of Itlay they may have come from?

My feeling are that Vincenzo is from Reggio Calabria..the surname is common there. If you can provide a possible year of birth and town, I am going to the Family History Center tomorrow and I have many films on loan from Reggio..perhaps I have a record for one of your family members.
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Re: Vencencio Bruzzesse and Maria Roccicano

Postby mjones » 07 Aug 2007, 01:37

1900 Sterett, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Census

Peter Roccisano 35 Immigration Year 1894
Rosa Roccisano 31 Immigration Year 1899
Mary Roccisano 9

Possibly your Mary??
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Re: Vencencio Bruzzesse and Maria Roccicano

Postby mjones » 07 Aug 2007, 01:43

This is more likely!

1910 Brooklyn, NY

Joseph Roccisano 36
Mary Roccisano 32
Rose Roccisano 10
Frank Roccisano 8
Mary Roccisano 3
Lucy Roccisano 1 4/12
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Re: Vencencio Bruzzesse and Maria Roccicano

Postby GreekmarriedItalian » 07 Aug 2007, 06:07

Thanks to everyone who has been helping me search. I am pretty positive that I have found at least the Maria Roccisano(correct spelling now) part. I know she had a daughter Maria Rosa Bruzzese in 1904. I did find that they came over on the Princess Irene on July 14, 1906. My husband's great grandmother was only 2! It's amazing.

As far as Vincenzo goes, (which I think was spelled wrong in everyone's passing down info!) I know he was close in ag to Maria Roccisano. She was born approx in 1873. I haven't had much luck except for one listing: June 1, 1906 him and his brother???? same age 31 came to NY to see a Domenico Roccisano, which makes sense, that could be a bro-in-law, but then no listing for that guy now?

I know some of you are much more experienced than I, so I am staying optimistic! Again Thanks! :lol:

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Re: Vencencio Bruzzesse and Maria Roccicano

Postby misbris » 07 Aug 2007, 07:04

I didn't mean to post all this, but I can't seem to delete it. These are Ellis Island records for Vincenzo Bruzzese. If you know what town he came from, you will probably find a match

421 Bruzzese, Vincenso Raccella 59 1848 1907
422 Bruzzese, Vincenza Italy 27 1876 1903

423 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Grotteria, Italy 23 1898 1921
424 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Mannola, Italy 32 1888 1920
425 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Reggia Col, Grotteria 4 1910 1914
426 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Grotteria 46 1868 1914
427 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Mammola, Reggio 24 1889 1913
428 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Grotteria, Reggio C. 18 1894 1912
429 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Grotteria, Reggio C. 37 1875 1912
430 BRUZZESE, VINCENZO GROTTERIO, ITALY 15 1895 1910
431 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Mammola, Italy 43 1867 1910
432 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Grotteria, Reggio C 19 1890 1909

433 Bruzzese, Vincenzo USA 26 1883 1909

434 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Graiteria, Reggio, 26 1883 1909
435 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Grotteria, Reggie C. 35 1874 1909
436 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Pisciotta, Salerno 17 1892 1909
437 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Mammola, Reggio Cal 47 1862 1909
438 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Manunola, Italy 31 1877 1908
439 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Gratteria, Reggio 16 1892 1908
440 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Gratteria, Reggio 40 1868 1908
441 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Masnnolo, Reggio 20 1888 1908
442 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Cittanova 37 1870 1907
443 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Reggio 32 1874 1906
444 Bruzzese, Vincenzo ... 1906
445 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Grotteria 31 1875 1906 v
446 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Grotteria 30 1875 1905
447 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Reggio C. 35 1870 1905
448 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Roccella Ionica 25 1880 1905
449 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Grotteria 16 1889 1905
450 Bruzzese, Vincenzo Manmola 43 1862 1905


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