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Churches in Little Italy, Montreal: Farrese

Postby Essgee » 11 Nov 2007, 00:37

Attempting to find the place of baptism for Gaetano, Luigi, Alfredo and Ida Farrese (or Farese or Faresse, etc). This is for the years 1903 to 1909. The family lived in Little Italy, 2504 ST. Laurent Blvd in Montreal in 1911. All the children born after 1911 were baptised in Madonna della Defesa. But cannot determine where they would have been baptised before that date.

I have checked out St. Jean di la Crouix for this period and find nothing and that is the only other church I know of within walking distance of this address. Of course, they could have lived elsewhere prior to this...only arrived after 1902 I believe.

Checked out Notre Dame Cathedral, but no luck. Any ideas on where to look?

Thanks, Susan

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Re: Churches in Little Italy, Montreal: Farrese

Postby vj » 11 Nov 2007, 01:18

Hey Susan :D , found this, may help...
Valarie

From google books:
Fascism and the Italians of Montreal:
an oral history: 1922-1945

By Salvatore, Filippo, 1948

"All that was Italian in Montreal were the two parishes,
Madona del Monte Carmel and Madonna della Difesa.
In 1905, when the first Italian parish was founded, there
were already 5,000 people of Italian origin in Montreal.
By 1930, the community had between 30,000 and 35,000
members.
Monte Carmelo included the southern part of the city
and Madonna della Defisa the northern part, The latter
was the larger of the two."

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Re: Churches in Little Italy, Montreal: Farrese

Postby Essgee » 11 Nov 2007, 03:35

Valerie....

Don't know how you always come up with something! You amaze me...I am your biggest fan.

Went through the records, but the church records only begin in 1906 and none of the family is there. However, it was like reading the records from my area of Molise. All the names of the Italians were very familiar. And I have another source to check when I have lookups to do.

Thanks for that....and thank you for taking the time for me. I most appreciate it.

Now, off to see if I can find another church....


By the way, is that book interesting?
Sounds like something that could be.

Have a great one...Susan

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Re: Churches in Little Italy, Montreal: Farrese

Postby vj » 11 Nov 2007, 15:36

Hey Susan, it's a shame it didn't work out.
You're right, the book sounds very interesting -
might have to add it to my reading list :wink: .
Valarie

Another thought, are there currently any Italian
organizations in Montreal you could contact?
One of their members might know?

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Re: Churches in Little Italy, Montreal: Farrese

Postby Felli » 12 Oct 2009, 16:32

Hi Susan, I may have something in common with you and I am very excited!
I'm researching a "Frank" (Francesco) Farese who lived in Montreal. What I know for sure is that he had a daughter named Angelina Farese b.1902 d. 1933. According to verbal history the Fareses were the first ones to make ricotta in Montreal, and they had three daughters: Angelina, Ida, and Marie. However there may be more children..

What I've found and don't have confirmation but have a good feeling about are 2 Ellis Island ship manifests for Francesco Farese who came from Canza, Avellino, IT. in 1907 and again in 1909. According to the age during his trips I'd put his birth year at around 1882.

Thanks!

Andrea ;)

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Postby Essgee » 12 Oct 2009, 18:48

Andrea,

This is exciting!

Francesco Ferrise was born in 1872 in Piane Crati, Cosenza, Italy. He married the sister of my great grandmother, Filomena DiPalma from Ripabottoni.

I have been in contact with at least 3 other people connected to this line. And while it is really an offshoot of my direct line, I have done a lot of research on it and have all sorts of documents. I even tracked Francesco's brothers and sisters to Montreal and the US> His father was Lucantonio who died in Italy. His mother, Cecilia Nino came to the US via Montreal.

The children of Francesco Ferrise (Faresse) and Filomena Dipalma are:

Maria Frances Faresse born 13 Jul 1901
Maria Angeline born 30 Oct 1902
Gaetano born 26 Jan 1904
Joseph Louis born 30 July 1905
Alfredo born 25 May 1907
Maria Ida Carmel born 22 Aug 1909
Vittorio born 28 Oct 1911
Antonio born 10 Nov 1913
Maria Giuseppa 25 Apr 1915
Joseph born 25 Apr 1916
Georges Alberto born 1917...have to check date
Eugenio born 31 Jan 1919
Arthur 9 Jul 1922

Filomena Dipalma died in 1940 and Francesco in 1949.

This does sound like your family! Are you related to this line or looking for someone else?

I have a lot of info, and will be happy to share everything.

And a bunch, needless to say, on the Dipalma family as well.

Let me know what I can help with....

Susan (hrw3@worldnet.att.net)

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Re: Churches in Little Italy, Montreal: Farrese

Postby Felli » 12 Oct 2009, 21:13

Essgee wrote:Andrea,

This is exciting!

Francesco Ferrise was born in 1872 in Piane Crati, Cosenza, Italy. He married the sister of my great grandmother, Filomena DiPalma from Ripabottoni.

I have been in contact with at least 3 other people connected to this line. And while it is really an offshoot of my direct line, I have done a lot of research on it and have all sorts of documents. I even tracked Francesco's brothers and sisters to Montreal and the US> His father was Lucantonio who died in Italy. His mother, Cecilia Nino came to the US via Montreal.

The children of Francesco Ferrise (Faresse) and Filomena Dipalma are:

Maria Frances Faresse born 13 Jul 1901
Maria Angeline born 30 Oct 1902
Gaetano born 26 Jan 1904
Joseph Louis born 30 July 1905
Alfredo born 25 May 1907
Maria Ida Carmel born 22 Aug 1909
Vittorio born 28 Oct 1911
Antonio born 10 Nov 1913
Maria Giuseppa 25 Apr 1915
Joseph born 25 Apr 1916
Georges Alberto born 1917...have to check date
Eugenio born 31 Jan 1919
Arthur 9 Jul 1922

Filomena Dipalma died in 1940 and Francesco in 1949.

This does sound like your family! Are you related to this line or looking for someone else?

I have a lot of info, and will be happy to share everything.

And a bunch, needless to say, on the Dipalma family as well.

Let me know what I can help with....

Susan (hrw3@worldnet.att.net)


Hi Susan this is terrific! Thanks so much for the info! I am related indirectly to this family. I'm emailing you right now..:)


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