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instasi, instasi, anastasi

Postby binstasi » 01 Apr 2008, 21:37

I have been searching for my husband's grandparents, Antonio Anastasi and Josephine Fosterier both born in Italy. His father, Nicholas, left his wife about 1936 and changed his last name he used with her from Instasi to Instase, which is on his naturalization papers. I have a copy of his naturaliztion papers and also his orginal discharge from the Army in 1920. Is there anyone that may be related to this family?

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Re: instasi, instasi, anastasi

Postby Biff83 » 02 Apr 2008, 00:00

Hello and Welcome!!

Are you looking for US or Italian records?

Anything you can relate about your husband's grandparents and children will help us help you locate records.

Did his grandparents emigrate to the US? If so, do you know when and where? Do you have birthplaces, birthyears for his grandparents, father and siblings?

Since his father served in the army, I'm guessing he was born around 1900. Do you know if he received his naturalization via the army?

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Re: instasi, instasi, anastasi

Postby binstasi » 02 Apr 2008, 17:03

Hello and thank you for trying to help me. First let me answer your questions in the order you asked them. We are unsure whether his grandparents came to the states. We have various birth dates on his father, 17 Mar 1888 and also 27 Oct 1898 which was on his petition for naturalization paper. We were told his father had a brother who everyone called him Chris Anastasi. His marriage record stated that he was 21 on 25 Nov 1920 and he stated his parents names were Antonio Instasi and Josephine Forestiera and his wife was Louisa Iarrobino, and her parents were Nicolo Iarrobino and Rose Loguerco. We have no dates for the parents of each.
On his discharge from the army, he served 1918 to 1921, they had his name as Instasi but his naturalization papers state INSTASE. That is why we are having such a hard time and also with the name change. To us, the time he served in the army doesn't really exist since he was naturalized Instase and not the "i" on the end.
He was naturalized while in the army, stationed at Fort Strong, MA.
So, now where do I search for the name? We have sent to Italy for a birth record but it may come back like the one we have may not be the right one.

Again, thank everyone willing to assist us.
Barbara Instasi

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Postby Biff83 » 02 Apr 2008, 17:21

Possible 1930 census for Nicolas and Louisa Instasi and family
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Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Nicholas Instasi, head, age 33, naturalized, immigration year 1912, occupation laborer sewer contracts, shows not a veteran??
Louisa Instasi, wife, ag 33
Nicholas Instasi, son, age 8 2/12
Anthony Instasi, son, age 7 2/12
John J Instasi, son, age 6 5/12
Stephen R Instasi, son, age 4 2/12
Roy F Instasi, son, age 2 9/12
Patsey D Instasi, son, age 1 6/12
Wife and all children born MA

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Postby Biff83 » 02 Apr 2008, 17:29

1920 census for Nicolas Instasi
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Fort Strong, Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Name: Nicholas Instace
Home in 1920: Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age: 21 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1899
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Private
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White

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Re: instasi, instasi, anastasi

Postby binstasi » 02 Apr 2008, 17:35

We have that census and they had a total of 9 children. His petiotion stated that he came here in 1915. All the different papers we have, all have different dates for his birth and also for his immigration.

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Re: instasi, instasi, anastasi

Postby Biff83 » 02 Apr 2008, 17:56

Barbara,

I haven't had any luck finding any possible Massachusetts census records for Anthony (Antonio) Anastasi and Josephine (Giuseppa or Giuseppina) Fosterier (possibly Forestieri?) nor any immigration records.

Have you located Nicola's ship manifest yet? What birthdate and place of birth does he state on his naturalization records?

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Re: instasi, instasi, anastasi

Postby binstasi » 02 Apr 2008, 18:04

Birth date on his naturalization paper is 27 Oct 1898. On the copy of his birth record from Italy in 1961, it says his birth date is 18 Mar 1888.

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Re: instasi, instasi, anastasi

Postby binstasi » 02 Apr 2008, 18:06

I have a passport application on a Antonio Anastasi and it has his birth date as 17 Mar 1888. I am in doubt if this is a relative of his or not.

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Re: instasi, instasi, anastasi

Postby binstasi » 02 Apr 2008, 18:40

I also have a NY passenger list for a Nicolo Anastasi coming here on 9 June 1906 at the age of 18 but do not know if this is him or not. I have a copy of the ship SS Cretic on the 17th August 1915 has a Nicolo Anastasi, but Forestiera was marked through and th eAnastasi nome was writen in. It seems that he traveled with his mother, Guiseppa Forestiera, to the port of Boston.

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Re: instasi, instasi, anastasi

Postby Biff83 » 02 Apr 2008, 19:00

For reference:

1915 Cretic Boston manifest , lines 14 and following
Page 1
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Page 2
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Giuseppa Forestiera, age 37
Nicolo Anastasi, son, age 14
Pasqua Anastasi, daughter, age 7
Natale Anastasi, son, age 4 Natale is CHRIStmas in Italian
Last residence and place of birth for all: Rometta, Messina
Nearest relative in Italy: father/grandfather Natale in Rometta
Destination: Waltham MA to join husband/father Antonino (A)Nastasi at 344 Warren Street
Naturalization notations for Pasqua and Natale

Pretty strong evidence that this is the correct manifest.

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Re: instasi, instasi, anastasi

Postby Biff83 » 02 Apr 2008, 19:20

1920 census for Antonio and Josephine Anastasi and family
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Belmont, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Walnut Street
Antonio Anaetase, head, age 53, immigration 1913, laborer rubber factory
Josephine Anaetase, wife, age 45, immigration 1914
Ester (Pasqua) Anaetase, daughter, age 13, immigrtion 1914
Christmas (Natale) Anaetase, son, age 10, immigration year 1914
Annie Anaetase, daughter, age 1 11/12, born Massachusetts

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Postby Biff83 » 03 Apr 2008, 01:00

Possible 1930 census for Antonio Anastasi and family
http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/33/z ... 930gz9.jpg

Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts
109 Gardner
Antonio Anastatia, head, age 64, widowed, immigration year 1914, laborer rubber factory
Cristy Anastatia, son, age 20, immigration year 1915
Lena Anastatia, daughter, age 18, immigration year 1915

This census looks correct but I cannot explain the information for Lena. Is this Pasqua/Ester from the 1915 manifest and 1920 census with an incorrect age? What happened to daughter Annie from 1920 census? Did she pass away as a young child?

Perhaps the naturalization documents for Pasqua and Natale referenced on the 1915 ship manifest hold some clues.

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Re: instasi, instasi, anastasi

Postby Biff83 » 03 Apr 2008, 01:35

From 1929 Newton Massachusetts Directory on Ancestry.

Name: Natale Anastasi
Home Address: 109 Gardner; Newton (including Nonantum or North Village)
City: Newton
State: Massachusetts
Year: 1929

Name: Antonio Anastasi (wife Giuseppina)
Occupation: laborer
Home Address: 109 Gardner; Newton (including Nonantum or North Village)
City: Newton
State: Massachusetts
Year: 1929

Since Antonio is a widower in early April, 1930, Josephine likely passed in late 1928, 1929 or early 1930.

Contact for obtaining death certificate for Josephine:
City of Newton
City Hall
1000 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02459
617-796-1350
Fax: 617-796-1359

Since daughter Annie shows up on the 1920 census at Belmont, here's a contact for obtaining her birth certificate:
City of Belmont
Town Hall
455 Concord Ave., P.O. Box 56
Belmont, MA 02478
617-993-2603
Fax: 617-993-2601

Catholic Churches in Belmont MA for possible baptismal records for Annie:

St Luke's
http://www.stlukesbelmont.org/

St. Joseph's
130 Common St
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-0279

Still trying to locate post 1930 information on Natale aka Chris Anastasi and sister Pasqua aka Ester/Lena.

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