Romano, Cosenza Italy, late 1800s

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Romano, Cosenza Italy, late 1800s

Postby jeri71 » 28 Dec 2007, 03:08

Joseph (Giuseppe) Romano left Italy in or around 1914 and came to Carbon County, Utah. He was born in 1886.

Mary Romano (same last name, I think they were cousins) came to America in 1912-3 and they were married in early 1913. She was born in 1893.

The names are so common that I'm struggling to find anything about them on Ellis Island. 8O

Joseph may have had a brother named Frank or John that came to America with him. His father and mother were Carlo Romano and Minnie (Filomina?) Morbella. I think they stayed in Italy.

I do not know that any of Mary's family ever came to America. :?: She was also from southern Italy.

If there's anyone out there with more information or the ability to help me find more of this family I would greatly appreciate it.

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Re: Romano, Cosenza Italy, late 1800s

Postby Cathynap » 28 Dec 2007, 03:46

Do you know if they came from the city of Cosenza or the province? If they came from the city that will narrow your search down dramatically. But if they came from the province there are 155 towns in that province.
They are all listed here:
http://www.calabriangenealogy.com/Cosenza.html

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Postby nuccia » 28 Dec 2007, 04:52

Could this be the family you are looking for?

1920 United States Federal Census
about Joe Romano
Name: Joe Romano
Home in 1920: Castle Gate, Carbon, Utah
Age: 33 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1904
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 32
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Household Members:
Name Age
Joe Romano 33
Mary Romano 25
Minnie Romano 4 3/12
Josephine Romano 2 6/12

1920 Census

The ages seem to match up as well. Lets see what else is available.
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Re: Romano, Cosenza Italy, late 1800s

Postby PeterTimber » 28 Dec 2007, 05:00

The plot thickens!! I have Joseph, aged 21 (1886) arriving on the Sannio on 6/11/07 with Raffaele Romano aged 39, both from Casalnuovo (lines 10 and 21)..now Casalnuovo could be in two places.... Casalnuovo di Napoli, (NA) 80013 or casalnuiovo Monterotaro (FG) 71033 (campania and Puglia, respectively. Both destined to different addresses. =Peter=

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Postby nuccia » 28 Dec 2007, 05:02

The 1930 Census for the same family..

1930 United States Federal Census
about Joe Romano
Name: Joe Romano
Home in 1930: Helper, Carbon, Utah
Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Maria
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:

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Household Members:
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Joe Romano 44
Maria Romano 36
Filomina Romano 14
Josephine Romano 12
Frank Romano 9
Rosia Romano 2 11/12

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In the 1920 Census Joe has filed his first papers for Naturalization yet in 1930, he is listed as an alien. He arrived about 1903-1904, she arrived in 1913.
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Postby PeterTimber » 28 Dec 2007, 05:08

I think we need Miss marple here.=Peter=

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Postby nuccia » 28 Dec 2007, 05:13

I agree..although I will post one more record...WW1 Draft Card

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Joe Romano
Name: Joe Romano
City: Not Stated
County: Carbon
State: Utah
Birth Date: 7 Feb 1886
Race: White
Roll: 1983883
DraftBoard: 0

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I'll hang on for now and wait for a reply.
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Re: Romano, Cosenza Italy, late 1800s

Postby jeri71 » 28 Dec 2007, 05:40

Yes, this is the right family.

The cemetery information said "Altalia, Cosenza, Italy"

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Postby suanj » 28 Dec 2007, 06:04

maybe Altilia town, Cosenza province, Calabria region....
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Re: Romano, Cosenza Italy, late 1800s

Postby pink67 » 28 Dec 2007, 08:18

Francesco Romano 1913 arrival, going to his brother Giuseppe in Castle Gate Utah:

Page 1 line 25:
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thank you Suanj for the right name of the town...
P.S. father's name was Carmine Romano

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Re: Romano, Cosenza Italy, late 1800s

Postby pink67 » 28 Dec 2007, 09:44

According to the censuses posted by Nuccia, Giuseppe declared his first arrival in USA on 1903, so I found this record :

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Giuseppe Romano
Name: Giuseppe Romano
Arrival Date: 6 May 1903
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: Patria
Search Ship Database: Search the Patria in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 30
Microfilm Serial: 15
Microfilm Roll: T715_351
Page Number: 66

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Last residence: ALTILIA , he was going to meet his cousins Achille and Antonio Mirabelli in Johnston PA. I think he could be him from the annotation on his name (19X2716-505- 5-31-40) the first number 19 is the U.S. Naturalitazion Disctrict Number of Salt Lake City - Utah....

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Re: Romano, Cosenza Italy, late 1800s

Postby nuccia » 28 Dec 2007, 12:35

Brava Laura! *claps hands*

Lets see what jeri71 says! :D
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Re: Romano, Cosenza Italy, late 1800s

Postby pink67 » 28 Dec 2007, 13:07

GRAZIE NUCCIA!!! :lol:

But we have to find Maria's arrival manifest.....
I searched so much both on Ancestry and on Ellis Island site but.... there are so many Maria Romano... My eyes are crossed... 8O

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Postby pink67 » 28 Dec 2007, 13:31

1920 United States Federal Census
about Frank Romano
Name: Frank Romano
Home in 1920: Castle Gate, Carbon, Utah
Age: 31 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Year of Immigration: 1913
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 25
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Household Members: Name Age
Pasquale Romano 34
Antonietta Romano 27
Philomena Romano 4 2/12
Bruno Romano 2 1/12
Frank Romano 31

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Re: Romano, Cosenza Italy, late 1800s

Postby nuccia » 28 Dec 2007, 14:15

Laura, I am sending you a PM.
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