Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

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Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby jbutcher » 08 Apr 2008, 23:54

In my family, I have Fransesco Ostensi who immigrated to US in 1888. His estimated date of birth is 1849. He came on the ship Nederland out of Antwerp, Belgium. He settled in Houghton, MI. I am having such a difficult time with the last name. It does not show up often when searched. There was a Luigi Ostensi who immigrated in 1914 and he is listed as from the town, Montegiorgio in Italy. Is there that few of people with this name or is the spelling incorrect and changed at immigration? Please help. He was married to Angelina Deandi. Thank you.

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Re: Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby Biff83 » 09 Apr 2008, 00:34

Hello and Welcome!!

1880 census
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/7173 ... 880mr5.jpg
Name: Francesco Ostenzi
Home in 1880: Franklin, Houghton, Michigan
Age: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of Household: Something other than a direct relationship (Other)
Father's birthplace: Italy
Mother's birthplace: Italy
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Occupation: Mine Labor
Marital Status: Single

1910 census
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Name: Frank Ostenzi
Age in 1910: 62
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1848
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Osceola, Houghton, Michigan
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1880
Frank Ostenzi 62
Mary Ostenzi 27
Peter Ostenzi 20
Florine Ostenzi 16
Alfred Ostenzi 13
Hubert Ostenzi 11
Margaret Ostenzi 8

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Re: Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby jbutcher » 09 Apr 2008, 01:10

Can you find any information on Frank Ostensi's wife, Angelina Deandi? I wonder when she came to the US?

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Re: Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby jbutcher » 09 Apr 2008, 01:11

Also, Do you have any tips for finding information from Italy? I still wonder about the name?

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Re: Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby Biff83 » 09 Apr 2008, 14:14

The 1910 census and the 1920 census indicate he was naturalized. If you can locate a copy of his naturalization papers, they might show his place of birth; with that information, you can write to the town and request a copy of his birth act. 1920 census gives naturalization year as 1892. Since he naturalized before 1906, however, there may be very little information on his papers.
Houghton County Clerk

1920 census
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Have not located any records for his wife Angelina Deandi but suspect the surname is corrupted.

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Postby Biff83 » 09 Apr 2008, 14:21

1900 census gives wife Angelina's birth as Mar 1859 and immigration year as 1880.
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Re: Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby misbris » 09 Apr 2008, 16:16

Here is Francesco's manifest record. Note the date, he emmigrated in 1880, not 1888.

http://castlegarden.org/quick_search_de ... id=2160003

Is it possible that the original name is Ortensi? That is an Italian surname.

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Re: Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby Biff83 » 09 Apr 2008, 17:24

Here's the original manifest from Ancestry. Looks like Ostensi to me.
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Re: Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby misbris » 09 Apr 2008, 19:04

Yes it does,

But I searched and searched. Ostensi and its variations do not appear as Italian surnames. Either the name has been corrupted or is not originally Italian. Suanj would be the expert on this.

Also it is likely that Angelina's name is D'A**** (like D'Andrea or De Andrea) What do you think?

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Re: Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby vj » 09 Apr 2008, 19:11

from FamilySearch:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... _form=true

International Genealogical Index

FRANCIS OSTENSI -
Gender: Male
Marriage: 13 OCT 1880
, Houghton, Michigan

ANGELINE DIANDA
Marriage: 13 OCT 1880
, Houghton, Michigan

Perhaps the original of this marriage record may help

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Re: Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby Biff83 » 09 Apr 2008, 23:23

[i]Cristina Menghini’s master thesis: “Examining Patterns of Italian Immigration to Michigan’s Houghton County, 1860-1930.â€
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Re: Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby jbutcher » 10 Apr 2008, 02:20

Thank you for all of the information. Where did you access a copy of a passport? Secondly, I have that Angelina Deandi or Dianda's parents were Jacob Diandi and Minnie Martin. Can that information be found easily. I really appreciate how much work that was done.

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Re: Surname: Ostenzi or Ostensi

Postby Biff83 » 10 Apr 2008, 15:19

jbutcher wrote:Thank you for all of the information. Where did you access a copy of a passport?


Passport information is at Ancestry.com

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