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Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby erinrevier » 05 Mar 2008, 05:15

I just stumbled on this website...I am new and just getting started. I was hoping to get some help finding information on my family. I can go back as far as my great grandfather Ralph Tessitore and my great grandma Josephine Farradino who immigrated from Caiazzo, Italy. If anyone has any tips for going back any further than my great grandparents please shoot me a message. Also I was finding a lot of ship manifests on other message boards, how would I find out what ship they were on when they left Naples? Thanks for the help :D
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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby pink67 » 05 Mar 2008, 07:27

Hi Erin and welcome to this forum! :D

You can find the arrival manifests for new York on this free site:
http://www.ellisisland.org/

this other site can help you search better:
http://www.jewishgen.org/databases/eidb/ellisgold.html

If you need help please post your questions, here you can find people pleased to help!

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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby erinrevier » 05 Mar 2008, 07:28

Thanks for the help! I will try those sites....YAY!

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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby pink67 » 05 Mar 2008, 07:34

good!!

If you need other records, as censuses, or Draft Cards for the two wars, please post here all the dates you have so we can search for you on other sites (some are by payment subscription....)

Good search!!!
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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby erinrevier » 05 Mar 2008, 07:56

I have the 1930's census from where my great grandparents lived but that is about it. I was trying to find out more information on when the arrived in NY, I only know it was 1920...I think, or at least that is what my mom told me. I just tried to use the two links you gave me but I came up empty handed. Ugg... oh well.

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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby pink67 » 05 Mar 2008, 08:10

Perhaps this is the right manifest?

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Raffaele Tessitore
Name: Raffaele Tessitore
Arrival Date: 28 Jul 1921
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: America
Search Ship Database: View the America in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 15
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2999
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: caiazzo
Page Number: 259

Travelling with wife Ferratini Giuseppa and son Pasquale

Line 15,16,17
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[img=http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/84/tessitoreraffaele1921arcf2.th.jpg]

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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby erinrevier » 05 Mar 2008, 09:12

Thank you for helping me.
Do you think that the names would be that far off?

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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby pink67 » 05 Mar 2008, 10:58

Oh, yes Erin,

Ralph is the americanized version of the italian Raffaele/Raffele an Josephine of Giuseppa/Giuseppina

Take a look at this site:
http://www.behindthename.com/nmc/ita4.php

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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby pink67 » 05 Mar 2008, 11:16

Possible first arrival for Raffaele?
it's a very mispelled writing but if you look well the manifest you'll see that's it's probably him!

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Raffaele Cesfetoro
Name: Raffaele Cesfetoro (on the manifest Tessetoro)
Arrival Date: 3 Sep 1913
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Ancona
Search Ship Database: Search the Ancona in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 11
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2166
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: caratto (on the manfiest Caiazzo)
Page Number: 57
Leaving his father Stefano in Caiazzo and joining his brother Giovanni in Schenectady NY....

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I found it on Ancestry.com but you can find the same manifest on the Ellis Island site under Raffaele Tessetoro....

Is this his 1930 Census?:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Ralph Tessitore
Name: Ralph Tessitore
Home in 1930: Schenectady, Schenectady, New York
Age: 39
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Josephine
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
Ralph Tessitore 39
Josephine Tessitore 39
Parry Tessitore 8
Dominick Tessitore 7
Stephan Tessitore 6
Jennie Tessitore 5
Anthony Tessitore 4
Louis Tessitore 1

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Do you think this is Ralph's Draft Registration card for the First World War?

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Raffaele Tessitore
Name: Raffaele Tessitore
City: Not Stated
County: New Haven
State: Connecticut
Birthplace: Italy - Caiazzo - Caserta Province
Birth Date: 18 Sep 1891
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1561999
DraftBoard: 8

[img=http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/8117/tessitoreraffaelewwiop0.th.jpg]

Social Security Death Index
about Ralph Tessitore
Name: Ralph Tessitore
SSN: 074-XX-XXXX
Last Residence: 12309 Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States of America
Born: 16 Sep 1891
Died: Nov 1966
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951 )

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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby erinrevier » 05 Mar 2008, 22:56

Wow! You have been busy doing a lot of work for me, again thank you so much. I am positive that the 1930's census is correct as well as the SS death index. I am not positive about the draft cart, when I get a chance I am going to give my mom a call to ask her if she knew anything about it. But the ship manifests seem right, I know he came out here before he got married to visit his brother then went back to Caiazzo, got married and then permanently moved to America.

Do you know of any way that I could trace his roots over in Caiazzo,Italy? Are there any websites like ancestry.com but for Italy? I have a list of relatives over there but I don't speak Italian, so I feel weird calling them. I know a small amount of information about his parents but nothing about Josephine's family except they didn't want her to marry Ralph.

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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby BillieDeKid » 05 Mar 2008, 23:20

erinrevier wrote:I just stumbled on this website...I am new and just getting started. I was hoping to get some help finding information on my family. I can go back as far as my great grandfather Ralph Tessitore and my great grandma Josephine Farradino who immigrated from Caiazzo, Italy. If anyone has any tips for going back any further than my great grandparents please shoot me a message. Also I was finding a lot of ship manifests on other message boards, how would I find out what ship they were on when they left Naples? Thanks for the help :D
-Erin


Hi Erin

To search back further you can use the microfilms from the LDS church to find their parents, birth acts, marriage, children etc.

Here is the link for civil records from Caiazzo (Caserta) 1809 through 1929
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... o+civile++

There are alsocivil records for Piana di Caiazzo(Caserta) too 1809 through 1929
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... o+civile++

Find a Family History Center (FHC) near you, write down the films you'd like to view and go in to order. Cost is about $5.50 USD per film and takes about 4 weeks to arrive.
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... et_fhc.asp

Maybe Laura can determine which Caiazzo is correct.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby erinrevier » 06 Mar 2008, 00:38

I really appreciate all the help, I know I keep saying this but I am really impressed! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby pink67 » 06 Mar 2008, 08:30

:D :D :D
hi Erin and thank you!! This is a very special place.... :wink:
Elizabeth posted for your the link to the Family History centers's Microfilm... I think that the correct one are those from Caiazzo because Piana di Caiazzo is another village in the same region (Piana until 1862, then Piana di Caiazzo until 1976, today is Piana di Monte Verna)..
So this is the right microfilm:

http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... o+civile++

And for your search this is Raffaele's brother Giovanni's arrival manifest in 1912:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Giovanni Tesfitore
Name: Giovanni Tesfitore right Tessitore
Arrival Date: 10 May 1912
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Ivernia
Search Ship Database: View the Ivernia in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Caserta
Line: 17
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_1857
Birth Location: Caserta
Birth Location Other: caiazzo
Page Number: 32
Leaving in Italy his parents Stefano and Maddalena in Caiazzo
Joining his brother in law Antonio Mastroianni, 323 Front Street in Schenectady

Page 1:
[img=http://img262.imageshack.us/img262/2788/tessitoregiovanni1912arlg8.th.jpg]
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[img=http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/589/tessitoregiovanni1912arxx5.th.jpg]

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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby pink67 » 06 Mar 2008, 09:17

Do you think this can be Raffaele's brother John's census?

1930 United States Federal Census
about John Tessitore
Name: John Tessitore
Home in 1930: Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Rose
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
John Tessitore 35 head
Rose Tessitore 37 wife
Lena Tessitore 14 daughter
Jenne Tessitore 11 daughter
Steve Tessitore 10 son
Rudolph Tessitore 1 son

Please note : first female child named Lena (his mother in Italy Maddalena) and first male child Steve (his father Stefano in Italy).... :!:

[img=http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/3003/tessitorejohn1930censusyv0.th.jpg]

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Giovanni Tessitore
Name: Giovanni Tessitore
Birth Date: 23 Dec 1894
Residence: Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Birth: Italy
Roll: WW2_2281425
Nearest relative his wife Rose tessitore...

[img=http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1872/tessitorejohnwwiigr6.th.jpg]

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about John Tessetore
Name: John Tessetore
City: Pittsburgh
County: Allegheny
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 23 Dec 1894 in Caiazzo - Italy
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1908015
DraftBoard: 2

[img=http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/6915/tessitorejohnwwied3.th.jpg]

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Re: Looking for Tessitore information.

Postby erinrevier » 06 Mar 2008, 11:53

I think you could be right about John Tessitore being Ralph's brother. My mom was supposed to call her uncle to get more info, he is the last son of Ralph's that is still alive. I have been at work all night so I haven't able to call her to find out. I guess I will have to wait, something which I hate doing.


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