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Spadaro

Postby Lisa1566 » 29 Nov 2007, 02:20

I am looking for my husbands grandfather. His name was GENNARO SPADARO. He was born in 1882 in Corigliano Calabra? Not sure if that is the right spelling. I've tried to find him on Ellis Island with no luck. I did however find my husbands grandmother who became Gennaro's wife. Her name was CONCETTA MASUCCI. She came over in 1903. Supposedly Gennaro came before her. They lived in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Any information would be wonderful. Lisa

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Re: Spadaro

Postby Biff83 » 29 Nov 2007, 03:57

Hi Lisa. Welcome to the forum.

Possible 1930 census for Gennaro Spadaro and family (misindexed as Gandara). Might provide some clues.

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Canonsburg, Washington county, PA
Gennaro Gandara 47, immigration year 1887 naturalized
Concetta Gandara 45, immigration year 1903
Frank J Gandara 21, born New York
Rose Gandara 17, born PA
Dominic Gandara 15, born PA
Samuel Gandara 12, born New York

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Re: Spadaro

Postby Biff83 » 29 Nov 2007, 04:03

Possible 1920 census for Gennaro and family (misindexed as Spadiro)
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Canonsburg, Washington, PA
Jennaro Spadiro 38, immigration year 1887, naturalized 1906
Concetta Spadiro 36
Anna M Spadiro 14
Frank Spadiro 11
Rose Spadiro 8
Dominique Spadiro 5
Samuel Spadiro 2
Note all children born Pennsylvania

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Re: Spadaro

Postby misbris » 29 Nov 2007, 04:32

Found this record, but age and immigration date are not a match. If you think this is a possibility or a relative, I'll post the manifest.

First Name: Gennaro
Last Name: Spadaro
Ethnicity: Italy, South
Last Place of Residence: Corighano, Cosenza
Date of Arrival: May 06, 1909
Age at Arrival: 20y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Regina d Italia
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0019

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Re: Spadaro

Postby Lisa1566 » 29 Nov 2007, 07:47

That is the family. I'm not sure about the Gandara name. I can see on the 1930 census it is spelled Spadaro. I am so excited! It answered a few questions I had. Gennarw would have been 5 years old when he came over here. Now to find out what his parents names were and where they lived when they arrived. I'm not sure why I can't find them on Ellis Island if they came over as a family, any clue?? Thank you so very much of this. It means so very much to me. Lisa

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Re: Spadaro

Postby Lisa1566 » 29 Nov 2007, 07:49

Where did you find those census records? I've had no luck looking on those sites of the census. How can I view other records of those years 1920 and 1930 for the Canonsburg area? Thanks, Lisa

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Postby suanj » 29 Nov 2007, 10:56

marriage record:
Husband
Gennaro Spadaro Pedigree


Birth: , , Italy
Christening:
Marriage: 17 JUL 1904 Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Death:
Burial:





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Wife
Concetta Masucci Pedigree


Birth: , , Italy
Christening:
Marriage: 17 JUL 1904 Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Death:
Burial:


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Re: Spadaro

Postby Biff83 » 29 Nov 2007, 12:12

Lisa1566 wrote:Where did you find those census records? I've had no luck looking on those sites of the census. How can I view other records of those years 1920 and 1930 for the Canonsburg area? Thanks, Lisa


Lisa,

I located the census records on Ancestry.com. To view other records for Canonsburg, do a search for the misindexed names. When each record opens and you view the original image, you can toggle forward or backward. Thanks to suanj, you now know the marriage date for Concetta and Gennaro which will prove helpful.

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Re: Spadaro

Postby suanj » 29 Nov 2007, 16:12

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Gennaio Spadoro
Name: Gennaio Spadoro
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1882
Residence: Washington, Pennsylvania
Birth: Cosenza, Italy
Roll: WW2_2281163

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Re: Spadaro

Postby misbris » 29 Nov 2007, 19:41

These are just some reasons why you can't find them on Ellis Island.

1. At that time they would have come through Castle Garden, not Ellis Island

2. Wife probably traveled with children after husband's arrival. She would have used her maiden name. The children may be listed under her name, not their father's. Do you know mother's maiden name?

3. Name is so mangled, you can't connect it with correct name or manifest is misplaced.

4. They did not come into NY.( Could have been Boston, Philly, or Baltimore)

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Re: Spadaro

Postby vj » 30 Nov 2007, 00:23

If the 1920 & 1930 census that Biff :D posted are
correct, then this one looks possible

1910 census
Home in 1910:
70 Woodland Ave
Washington Ward 7, Washington, Pennsylvania
Gennaro Isadore, or Gennaro Skadaro 28
- married 6 years
- immig 1888, Na
- barber, shop, working on own account
Concetta 26
- 4 children born, 2 children living
- immig 1902
Annie Maria 4 PA
Frank 1 yr 2 mos NY

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Re: Spadaro

Postby Lisa1566 » 30 Nov 2007, 01:43

Yes, that is the same family. I can't tell you how much all of this means to us. All of you have been such a huge help. I will probably have to use my library to find information on ancestry.com. I do not have a subscription to that site. Thank you all so very much Lisa :D

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Re: Spadaro

Postby vj » 30 Nov 2007, 01:58

Hey Lisa!
Could this explain why some of the children
were born in NY?
Same birth date as suanj’s :D 1942 Draft Card
Was it possible that Gennaro or Concetta had
family in Rochester?
Valarie

1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
Gennaro Spadaro 36
166 Atkinson, Rochester Monroe NY
Born 15 Aug 1882
Naturalized
Street car conductor for NY State
Nearest realtive: Concetta at same address
Note: card is signed

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Re: Spadaro

Postby Lisa1566 » 30 Nov 2007, 11:50

WOW, all of you are truly amazing. I am new to all this "digging". The places that you find all this info, is it paid sites? Anyway, out of all this info and documents, it's strange how Gennaro parents aren't mentioned. I even have his birth certificate, all in Italian, but I can't make out any mention of parents. But thank you once again for all of this wonderful information. Lisa

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Re: Spadaro

Postby vj » 30 Nov 2007, 15:17

Hi Lisa!
Yes most of this information is from paid sites, primarily
ancestry.com
But, there are tons of free :D sites out there!

Once the family is located with census and military
records from ancestry, ordering vital records from
the area is generally the next step.

I often review a couple of resources whenever I
get stuck:
[url=http://genealogy.about.com/library/onestop/bl_beginner.htm]
about.com[/url] inclues a list of free sources
and Cyndi's list

Valarie


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