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Surname: Grasso

Postby 1sam2leah » 03 Mar 2008, 14:02

I am looking for the ship manifests for the following 2 men:

Francesco Paolo Grasso
Born: August 4, 1891
Emigrated to the US through the port of Boston sometime between 1907 and 1913. He came from Salemi, Sicily and probably left Italy thru the port of Palermo.


Baldassare Grasso
Born: Around 1893
Emigrated to the US through the port of Boston sometime in the early 1900's, probably sometime after 1910. I only know that he served in the US Army during the 1st World War. He also came from Salemi, Sicily.

Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks.

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Postby Biff83 » 03 Mar 2008, 15:13

Later 1927 manifest for Baldassare Grasso
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Name: Baldassare Grasso
Arrival Date: 1 May 1927 at New York
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Duilio
Naturalization information on manifest
Address in US: 165 Endicott St, Boston, Massachusetts

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Postby Biff83 » 03 Mar 2008, 15:15

Later 1931 manifest for Baldassare Grasso
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Name: Baldassarre Grasso
Arrival Date: 21 Jul 1931
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Roma
Address in US: 158 Jacques St, Somerville, Massachusetts

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Postby Biff83 » 03 Mar 2008, 15:56

World War II Draft Cards
Name: Francesco P Grasso
Birth Date: 4 Aug 1891
Residence: 66 Freemont St, Somerville, Mid, Massachusetts
Birth: So Italy (Sicily)
Person who will know your address: Gaspara Grasso
Employer: Gisone Tile
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Name: Baldassare Grasso
Birth Date: 29 Oct 1893
Residence: 30 Freemont St, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Birth: Salemi, Italy
Race: White
Person who will know your address: Antonina Grasso
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Postby Biff83 » 03 Mar 2008, 17:38

Possible 1920 census for Grasso family, mis indexed as surnmae Grann
165 Endicott, Boston, Ward 5, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Joseph Grann, head, age 65
Gaspara Grann, wife, age 49
Frank Grann, son, age 28, immigration year 1910, alien
Baldassare, son, age 26, immigration year 1913, naturalized

Anthony Grann, son, age 19
Antonetta Grann, daughter, age 16
Josephine Grann, daughter, age 10
All family members born Italy
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Possible 1930 census for Grasso family
158 Jacques St, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Joseph Grasso 74
Rina? Grasso 59
Frank Grasso 36, immigration year 1910, occupation tile setter
Anthony Grasso 28
Antonette Grasso 25
Josephine Grasso 20
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Postby Biff83 » 03 Mar 2008, 17:39

Naturalization information for Francesco Paolo Grasso.
Publication Number: M1545
Publication Title: Index to Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the U.S. and District Courts for the District of Massachusetts, 1907-1966
Publisher: NARA
State: Massachusetts
Admission Year: 1931
Immigrant Full Name: GRASSO Francesco Paolo
158 Jacques St, Somerville
Court: D.C.
Petition Number: 153986 or 133986
Record on www.footnote.com subscription site. Perhaps someone with a subscription can post the image.

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Postby 1sam2leah » 03 Mar 2008, 18:59

Hi

Many many thanks. These are exactly the records I have been looking for. You are really remarkable. Again, thanks.

Mary C

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Postby Biff83 » 03 Mar 2008, 19:08

Mary C,

Glad to have helped. It seems like I found everything except the ship manifests. :(
I'll keep trying and post any possibles I might find.

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Postby vj » 03 Mar 2008, 22:12

Perhaps someone with a subscription can post the image


Image

may be slow to load
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Postby vj » 03 Mar 2008, 22:25

Note: Immig Ship Koenig Albert Sep 1913

Publication Number: M1368
Publication Title:
Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the
U.S. District and Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts, 1906-1929
Publisher: NARA
State: Massachusetts
Court: U.S. District Court
Year: 1919
Date: 07 Apr 1919
Immigrant Full Name: Baldassare Grasso
Document Type: Petition for Naturalization
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: Lesley B Allen
Witness 2 Full Name: Boston
Year Immigrated: 1919

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1919 Petition
1919 Oath

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Postby Biff83 » 04 Mar 2008, 01:20

Thanks, Valarie :D !!

Baldassare's naturalization details verifies his WWI service. Now to try to locate his manifest. Wish Steve Morse gold form search engine was working. :(

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Postby vj » 04 Mar 2008, 01:29

:wink:
1912 Manifest
page 2
20 Sep 1912 SS Konig Albert Palermo to NY
Line 20
Transcribed as: Baldassare Gratta (Grasso) 18
- single
- father Giuseppe in Salemi
- destination Boston
- joining brother Francesco at 198 North St
- born in Salemi

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Postby Biff83 » 04 Mar 2008, 01:34

Methinks ya found him!! :wink:

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Postby vj » 04 Mar 2008, 01:38

Hey Biff :D !
Had to use the town search with just the first few letters of
his first name on Ellis.
We know for sure that Francesco was there first.
Valarie

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Postby 1sam2leah » 04 Mar 2008, 12:24

Hi folks

This is just great. I have been working with my cousin from Connecticut to put together a family history and he is really "impressed" with what I am sending him. But don't worry.....I am giving you all full credit for all this work. Many many thanks for all this wonderful information. I and my family are just delighted. You are all very kind and gracious and we appreciate all your efforts on our behalf. Again, many thanks.
Mary C


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