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Calabretta

Postby johnnykal » 29 Dec 2007, 03:55

I am trying to hunt down my ancestors from Italy. My great grandmother was Teresa Calabretta. I believe she married a Saverio Greco in Pennsylvania. If anyone know any information about them please share. Thanks

John

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Re: Calabretta

Postby johnnykal » 29 Dec 2007, 03:59

Here is the only other piece of information I have. I believe Teresa Calabretta came to the USA in the early 1900s. Thanks

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Re: Calabretta

Postby KrazyZia » 29 Dec 2007, 04:17

Welcome,

Any idea when they married? Where they lived in PA?

Thanks,

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Re: Calabretta

Postby PeterTimber » 29 Dec 2007, 04:32

Dear Johnnykal your Ggrandmother Teresa Calabretta arrived in the USA at NYC with her mother Rosaria Bressi and her 3 sisters Barbara, Concetta, and Giuseppina to join their father Francesco Calabretta. They were destined to (phonetic spelling) Shawokea, Pa. They came from the Isca sullo ionio, 88060, Catanzaro province, Calabria

Italian women do not lose their identity and only the children take on their fathers surname while the mother retains her maiden name.

Since you are starting out may I suggest you buy/borrow the book Italian genealogical records by Trafford R. Cole which is an easy read and enable you to conduct your own genealogical research. Go to www.ellisisland.org and just put in the title Teresa Calabretta and then clcik her name when it comes up. and then when you see the information about Teresa come up with all her vital data go up to the top and click on ships manifest for the rest ofthe family on the ships manfiest. =Peter=

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Re: Calabretta

Postby johnnykal » 29 Dec 2007, 04:33

They lived in Mt Carmel, Pennsylvania. My best guess on the timing of the marriage would be around 1910.

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Re: Calabretta

Postby johnnykal » 29 Dec 2007, 04:36

Peter - Thank you so much. I cant wait to pass this information on to my family. :)

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Re: Calabretta

Postby KrazyZia » 29 Dec 2007, 04:40

Peter is excellent help here!

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Re: Calabretta

Postby PeterTimber » 29 Dec 2007, 04:54

Dear John if you go to www.kanezo.com which is website for Mt. Carmel, Pa. you might find get in touch with City hall and request a marriage certificate for your Ggrandparents and how to go about getting one.=Peter=

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Re: Calabretta

Postby johnnykal » 29 Dec 2007, 04:57

Peter - Great idea. I cant thank you enough.

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Re: Calabretta

Postby vj » 29 Dec 2007, 14:38

For reference: Peter’s :D manifest find from Ellis Island (another search engine)

1905 Bressi/Calabretta Manifest
destination may be Shamokin, Northumberland, PA

Valarie

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Re: Calabretta

Postby vj » 29 Dec 2007, 14:58

More clues abt Teresa Calabretta Greco

From ancestry.com (subscription site)
(ages are a bit off from the 1905 manifest)
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Calabretta Family
possible 1910 census
Home in 1910:
251 Saylor Street, owns house
MT Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Head Frank Callabreta 53 (abt 1857)
- married 28 years (abt 1882)
- immig 1900, Al (alien)
- coal miner
Wife Rosa 49 (abt 1861)
- 5 children born, 5 children living
- immig 1905
Daughter Terasa 17 (abt 1893)
- immig 1905
Daughter Josephine 14 (abt 1896)
- immig 1905
Daughter Mary Ann 9 (abt 1901)
- immig 1905

Boarders
Joseph Girardo 20
Joseph Rovito 21
Cosemo Gerardo 28
Anthony Anora 32
Anthony Grecco 36
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Calabretta Family (w/o Teresa)
possible 1920 census
possible 1930 census

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Re: Calabretta

Postby PeterTimber » 29 Dec 2007, 15:25

YEAH TEAM!!!!!!rah rah rah..........Pete

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Re: Calabretta

Postby vj » 29 Dec 2007, 15:25

Saverio Greco

possible 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card
113 Vine Street, Mt Carmel
5 Jan 1892 in Isca sullo Ionio?
Declared Intention (to naturalize)
Cobbler
Wife & 2 Children
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Edit: added 1942
possible 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card

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Re: Calabretta

Postby vj » 29 Dec 2007, 15:45

Greco Family

possible 1920 census

Home in 1920:
57 Soth Poplar Street, owns house
Mount Carmel Ward 4, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
head Samuel Greco 27 (abt 1893)
- immig 1913, Na 1918
- shoe maker, repairing, works on own account
wife Theresa Greco 27 (abt 1893)
- immig 1905, Na
son Ettalio Greco 6 (abt 1914) PA
son Ercly Greco 4 (abt 1916) PA
son Eugene Greco 2 (abt 1918) PA
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possible 1930 census

Home in 1930:
51 Poplar Street, owns $8,000
Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania

Head Sam Gwco (Greco) 37
- married age 21 (abt 1913-1914)
- immig 1911, Na
- shoemaker, shop, owner
Wife Theresa 37
- immig 1905, Na
Son Attilio 16
Son Archie 14
Son Eugene 12
Daughter Elanor 10
Daughter Pierrsca 8
Daughter Mary 6
Son Erinio 5
Son Guistino 4
Daughter Gilda 2

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Re: Calabretta

Postby vj » 29 Dec 2007, 15:48

Saverio Greco

link to possibly related tree on ancestry.com
Saverio Samuel Greco


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