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Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby drivingalong » 30 Jan 2008, 04:59

Hi all,

Post #2 - the other side of my grandparents... :D

Looking for info on Francesco Picerno
b: 24 May 1871 in Italy, likely Verbicaro
d: 12 Jun 1950 in San Francisco
Rumor is his mother's maiden name was RUSSO

He married Maria Giuseppa Germano
b: ABT 1875 in Italy
rumor here is her mother's maiden name was Gamba

They had 4 children: Giuseppe, Pasquale, Rose, and "Lee" Carolyn.

Any clues/ideas for Francesco's and Maria's pedigree?

thanks,
Jim

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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby pink67 » 30 Jan 2008, 09:07

Ciao!

here is the arrival manifest about Maria Giuseppa anch her two first child Pasquale and Giuseppe both born in Italy:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about MA Giuseppa Germano
Name: MA Giuseppa Germano
Arrival Date: 23 Nov 1909
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Age: 38
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Roma
Search Ship Database: View the Roma in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 12
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_1377
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: verbicaro
Page Number: 164

She was going to her husband Francesco Picerno living in 18 Lafayette Place - San francisco. She was leaving in Italy her father Battista Germano in Verbicaro

Page 1:
[img=http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/548/germanomariagiuseppa190do2.th.jpg]
Page 2:
[img=http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/3048/germanomariagiuseppaarrhu7.th.jpg]

Francesco Picerno 1901 arrival:
[img=http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1848/picernofranesco1901arriup4.th.jpg]

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Francesco Picerno
Name: Francesco Picerno
Social Security #: 0
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 24 May 1871
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 12 Jun 1950
Death Place: San Francisco
Mother's Maiden Name: Russo
FATHER'S SURNAME: Picerno

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Maria Giuseppa Picerno
Name: Maria Giuseppa Picerno
[Maria Giuseppa Germano]
Social Security #: 0
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 20 Jun 1873
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 9 Feb 1950
Death Place: San Francisco
Mother's Maiden Name: Gamba
FATHER'S SURNAME: Germano

1910 United States Federal Census
about Francesco Picerno
Name: Francesco Picerno
Age in 1910: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Mary J
Home in 1910: San Francisco Assembly District 45, San Francisco, Lafayette Place
California
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1900
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Francesco Picerno 40
Mary J Picerno 35 wife
Giuseppe Picerno 15 son
Pasquale Picerno 10 son

Edit to add image: [img=http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/3/picernofrancesco1910cenio3.th.jpg]

Laura....

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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby pink67 » 30 Jan 2008, 10:31

Possible Giuseppe Picerno 1930 census:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Picerno
Name: Joseph Picerno
Home in 1930: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Rose
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

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Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
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Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Picerno 34
Rose Picerno 29 wife
Frank Picerno 7 son
Evelyn Picerno 4 daughter
Irene Picerno 1 daughter

[img=http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/9012/picernojoseph1930censussi7.th.jpg]

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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby pink67 » 30 Jan 2008, 10:54

And possible Frank Picerno 1930 Census:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Frank Pacerno
Name: Frank Pacerno
Home in 1930: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Age: 70
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
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Household Members: Name Age
Frank Pacerno 70
Mary Pacerno 56 wife
Lena Pacerno 17 daughter

Frank's age doesn't matches but I think it was mistaken because Mary's age is 56 and she married when she was 21... between her and her husband there were only 4 years of difference (Frank's age at marrige 21), so it's possible Frank was 60 at the time of the 1930 census....

[img=http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1876/picernofrank1930censussf5.th.jpg]
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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby pink67 » 30 Jan 2008, 10:55

And possible Frank Picerno 1930 Census:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Frank Pacerno
Name: Frank Pacerno
Home in 1930: San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Age: 70
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Pacerno 70
Mary Pacerno 56 wife
Lena Pacerno 17 daughter

Frank's age doesn't matches but I think it was mistaken because Mary's age is 56 and she married when she was 21... between her and her husband there were only 4 years of difference (Frank's age at marrige 21), so it's possible Frank was 60 at the time of the 1930 census....

[img=http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/1876/picernofrank1930censussf5.th.jpg]
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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby pink67 » 30 Jan 2008, 11:03

8O 8O 8O
1920 Census for Frank and family, look how was mispelled....

1920 United States Federal Census
about John Packindo
Name: John Packindo
[John Pachindo]
Home in 1920: San Francisco Assembly District 23, San Francisco, California
Age: 50 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Maria
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1907
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 191
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
John Packindo 50
Maria Packindo 45
Joseph Packindo 22
Pasquale Packindo 14
Rosie Packindo 8
Lina Packindo 7
Albreik Germanio 33 roomer (possilble Mary's relative, same surname!)
Gewani Germanio 45 roomer (possilble Mary's relative, same surname!)

[img=http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/9727/pacernofrank1920censuspt7.th.jpg]

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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby drivingalong » 30 Jan 2008, 18:07

WOW, thanks Pink67/Laura! I had not found some of the data in your first post on Germano. Thank you thank you! This will give me more to go on for sure. (The last post, Packindo is some other family.)

For the children of Francesco Picerno, I have all the accurate facts on them. He had 4 children. Giuseppe (Joseph) was my grandpa. Giuseppe's son Frank (b 1922), my uncle, married Virgina and lives nearby and had two daughters.

Kinda cool to find my great grandfather, my grandfather, and I all were born May 24.

Jim.

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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby pink67 » 31 Jan 2008, 09:40

Hi Jim,

glad to see it's your family!
As I'm not very able with your language I think I understand that the 1920 census (Packindo) is not about the same Picerno family?
If so, I think it's the same family because the address was:
in 1920: 718 Naples Street
in 1930: 719 Naples Street

From 1920 Census:child:
Joseph Packindo 22
Pasquale Packindo 14
Rosie Packindo 8
Lina Packindo 7

Joseph and Pasquale both born in Italy....

...and also the two roomers living with them had Mary's same last name...
More than a coincidence :wink:

Laura

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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby drivingalong » 31 Jan 2008, 17:51

Naples St is the clue as well. Joseph (Giuseppe) and two of his systems had *3* houses in a row on Naples St (and had a big fight about it around 1940). However, the ages for Joseph and Johnny are incorrect for 1920.
The surname is so messed up! I'll ask my mom if she remembers their address on Naples St. One step at a time....

I'm going to the LDS center today to order microfilms for Verbicaro.

Jim

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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby SouthernItalianNana » 01 Feb 2008, 21:12

Hi Jim:

Just adding my Mazzaferro to your list. My great-grandmother was MARIA LOUISA MAZZAFERRO she married my great-grandfather, GIUSEPPE CONTE in Verbicaro. I have all the info on their children.

I'm trying to find other siblings of Maria Louisa. I know her father was BIAGIO MAZZAFERRO and her mother was ROSA D'ALESANDRO. They were married in Verbicaro.

I don't know if we have a link yet, until I turn up some siblings. We'll see, maybe we are cousins!!

Going to do more research at the FHC this afternoon.
Bettina

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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby renatopapa » 10 Jan 2009, 17:17

hello, i am investigating on my genealogy, and i have found data on my grand-grandmother named Battista Mazzaferro, she is married with Saverio Papa, i have only few data, first child in 1889 born in Grisolia (town close Verbicaro) but i don't have found any born data (of Saverio and Battista) probably are moved in Grisolia from other close towns, the probably born date of Saverio is 1860 (and Battista probably 1860-1870), i have found people name emigrating from Verbicaro, but now none live in Verbicaro or other close tows with this surname. Few days ago i have see the born book of Verbicaro and have many baby born each year (250 each year in the 1860 years), now the village have only 2000-3000 people bau many more in '800. If i found more news i write you. (sorry for my english)

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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby drivingalong » 11 Jan 2009, 02:41

renatopapa,

You english is way better than my Italian! I have have ready MANY mircofilms of the Verbicaro records. I found marriages between Papa and an Addiego (two different marriages); a Lamoglie; and a Germano.

Rachella Papa married Alberico Germano, who is my great-grandmother's brother.

Jim

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Re: Picerno & Germano ... Russo, Gamba

Postby drivingalong » 11 Jan 2009, 02:53

renatopapa,

I also found 1887 Verbicaro birth records that show Francesco Spingola was married to Maria Papa. I had a great grandmother Angelina Spingola.

Jim


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