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Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby thtrecostume » 11 Apr 2008, 23:18

I am looking for information on my grandpatrents and possible other relatives. Johanna Aquilla (Pelecore), married to Carmen Aquilla, came to the US in 1902 with daughters Retina (Rita), Marietta (Mary), and Florence, supposedly on a ship named Luguiria. Johanna was coming to help her son, possibly Carmen or John Aquilla, who was already in the US. Carmen (father) died in Cosenza, Italy, and Johanna stayed in the US with the children. Mary married Salvator Curto and had a daughter, Mary. Florence married a man named Polito, and had two sons, Dominick and John. Rita married Jerome Cordo, and later Joseph Mazza. Rita and Joseph are my grandparents, and I am the youngest of many cousins, Cordo and Mazza, since Rita had eight children. Joseph Mazza had come to the US in 1907, supposedly from Catanzaro. Carmen Aquilla was supposedly a court officer in Cosenza. That is all we know, and I cannot find any more information on Johanna, Florence Polito, Mary Curto, or their brother. Nor can I find any information of Jospeh Mazza. I am looking for possible ship names, ports of entry, port of departure, any possible relatives or clues in Cosenza or Catanzaro, since my 78 year old mother and I are planning a trip there to see the place of our origins. Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated. I have searched through all the ancestry.com records, as well as Ellis Island. Thank you-- RGS

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby vj » 11 Apr 2008, 23:41

Welcome to the Forum!
We'll see what we can do to help.
Valarie
Johanna Aquilla (Pelecore), married to Carmen Aquilla,
came to the US in 1902 with daughters Retina (Rita), Marietta (Mary),
and Florence, supposedly on a ship named Luguiria.
Johanna was coming to help her son, possibly Carmen or John Aquilla


possible 1902 manifest
12 Feb 1902 SS Liguria, Naples to NY
Lines 12-17
- joining son/brother Michele Aquilla in Brooklyn at 38 Broadway
Fiorenza Acquilla 17
Giovannina Pellicorio 48
Ritina Pellicorio 15
Marietta Pellicorio 9?

special inquiry page
Line 4
Giovannina Pellicorio & 3 children
LPC (likely public charge) Husband in Italy
Admitted to the US on 2/15 after 12 meals (breakfast/dinner/supper)

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby thtrecostume » 11 Apr 2008, 23:53

Valarie--oh my god!! you rock! that is them!!! please, where did you find this manifest? you rock!!
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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby misbris » 11 Apr 2008, 23:55

Hi and welcome to the forum,

I think this might be the manifest you are looking for.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0014

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby misbris » 11 Apr 2008, 23:56

vj,

I'm too late again. You are terrific!!

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby Biff83 » 12 Apr 2008, 00:00

Evening Valarie and MJ :D !

1910 census for Salvatore and Mary Curto and family
http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/3329 ... susmq6.jpg

Brooklyn Ward 15, Kings, New York
Salvator Curto 24
Mary Curto 20
Mary Curto 7/12
Jennie Aquilla 55
Florence Polito 25
Dominick Polito 7
John Polito 3

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby vj » 12 Apr 2008, 00:00

Rita, it was on ancestry
Manifest was under: Giovannina Pellicorio
Special inquiry page was under: Giovanni Pellicorio
I’m so glad we could help!
Valarie

Thanks mj :D !

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby vj » 12 Apr 2008, 00:03

Hey Biff :D !
Really nice census!
Valarie

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby Biff83 » 12 Apr 2008, 00:05

vj wrote:Hey Biff :D !
Really nice census!
Valarie


Thanks, Valarie.

Town of last residence on your 1910 manifest find looks like Rose in Cosenza.

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby vj » 12 Apr 2008, 00:21

Biff
You read my mind :wink:
my guesses were Rovito & Rende
I guess we'll need another manifest or Military Card?
Valarie

edit: added
I agree with Biff
The town is Rose, Cosenza, Calabria

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby vj » 12 Apr 2008, 00:42

Rita,
Have you tried the one-step search pages for NYC?
They're pretty neat
Valarie

Here’s one possible record:
NYC Death Record
Aquila Jennie 78 y Feb 7 1936 3267 Kings 1857 - 1858

Ordering NYC Vital Records
New York City Archives
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These may help locate New York City records:
Dr Steve Morse One Step Search Pages for New York
NY Naturalization
NYC Birth Records 1891-1902 (requires ancestry.com subscription)
NYC Groom Index 1864-1936
NYC Bride Index ????-1937
NYC Death Records 1891-1948
New York Cemeteries (Mts Hebron, Carmel & Zion

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby vj » 12 Apr 2008, 00:47

Aquila/Curto
1920 census
Home in 1920:
102 Conselyea Street
Brooklyn Assembly District 13, Kings, New York
Head Joseph Ratto 32
Wife Mary Ratto 26
Daughter Mary Ratto 10
Son Angelo Ratto 8
Daughter Julia Ratto 6
Son Louis Ratto 3 11/12
Mother-in-law Jennie Aquila 63
Note: another Curto family at same address living with Fasano family

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby Biff83 » 12 Apr 2008, 01:01

Valarie, very nice 1920 census.

1902 did not sail manifest shows last residence as Rose. Still looking for military records.
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0001

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby vj » 12 Apr 2008, 01:19

Rita, is this your grandmother Retina Aquila in 1920?
Rita and Joseph are my grandparents, and I am the youngest
of many cousins, Cordo and Mazza, since Rita had eight children


1920 census
Home in 1920:
120 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn Assembly District 4, Kings, New York
Head Rita Cardo 30
- widow
Daughter Isabelle Cardo 13
Son Joseph Cardo 11
Daughter Helen Cardo 9
Son William Cardo 5
Niece Helen Aquilla 14

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Re: Aquilla, Mazza from Calabria

Postby vj » 12 Apr 2008, 01:22

Biff83 wrote:Valarie, very nice 1920 census.

1902 did not sail manifest shows last residence as Rose.
Still looking for military records.
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0001

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Biff,
I agree Rose, Cosenza, Calabria it is :D !
Valarie


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