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Dovico

Postby warriorrabbit » 12 Apr 2008, 05:51

Hi,

I'm now looking for a Domenico Dovico. I unfortunately don't know where he's from (yet) in Sicily, but I know he emigrated to the US via Canada. He may have crossed the border with his wife, Constance/Konstance Nilsen (or variant).

I am looking for the border crossing and/or census info. I know they had three daughters, one of whom is named Florence. Although she wasn't born until 1922, so I guess she wouldn't show up yet.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: Dovico

Postby elba » 12 Apr 2008, 23:29

Is this your Domenico do you think?
Two journeys... 1914 and 1921

He travelled on the ship with NINE other Dovico's - all going to New York.
to Uncle Cono Pizzino at 260 Blecher St. New York

Domenico Dovico
Arrival Date: 17 Apr 1921
Age: 30 Years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Princess Matoika
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Friend: Cono Pizzono
Last Residence: Italy
Birthplace: Naso, Italy



Maybe this journey is for the same man (both born in Naso). - He was going to his uncle Cono Pizzino to, but at 242 E 28th St. New York:

Domenico Dovico
Arrival Date: 5 Feb 1914
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Palermo, 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: Sicily
Line: 29
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2258
Birth Location: Sicily
Birth Location Other: naso
Page Number: 41
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Re: Dovico

Postby warriorrabbit » 13 Apr 2008, 05:04

Hi,

I don't think that's him (though anything's possible). The one I'm looking for has SSN records that say he was born in 1884, and we just located a passport that says he was born in Gioiosa Marea. It also says he was admitted as an immigrant at the port of NYC on Nov. 22, 1901. This was a surprise because the story was that he and Konstance met in Canada while coming to the US. <scratches head>

They had three daughters, Rosa, Ann, and Florence. I think Rosa was born in 1917, not sure about Ann. We have his death certificate, but apparently it says the parents' names were unknown. I hope that the person reporting the death didn't know, not that they really were unknown. Next step is to get the SSN application, which he would have filled out himself. Hopefully his parents will be on that.

Now I've looked at Ellis Island (because of that passport note), but there's still no Domenico Dovico. Maybe that passport notation was the arrival from Canada?
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Re: Dovico

Postby pink67 » 13 Apr 2008, 08:08

Hi!

I think this is the right arrival manifest for Domenico, but.... his name was so mispelled 8O ....
Possible he was travelling with a relative: Todda/Zodda? Rosa both from Gioiosa Marea... The arrival date matches with your .... ship name was Lombardia:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Dorias Des Cunnia
Name: Dorias Des Cunnia 8O 8O 8O
Arrival Date: 20 Nov 1901
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Napoli
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: Lombardia
Search Ship Database: View the Lombardia in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 9
Microfilm Serial: 15
Microfilm Roll: T715_238
Page Number: 49

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Re: Dovico

Postby pink67 » 13 Apr 2008, 10:44

And this is the draft registration card for World War II:

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Domenico Dovico
Name: Domenico Dovico
Birth Date: 20 Sep 1884
Residence: Bergen, New Jersey
Birth: Gioiso Messina, Italy
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2275402

[img=http://img168.imageshack.us/img168/5314/dovicodomenicowwiiwo8.th.jpg]

Right place : Gioiosa Marea (Messina Province - Sicily Region):
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gioiosa_Marea

http://www.gioiosamarea.siciliamania.co ... amarea.htm

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Re: Dovico

Postby pink67 » 13 Apr 2008, 11:54

1930 United States Federal Census
about Dominick Devico
Name: Dominick Devico
Home in 1930: Teaneck, Bergen, New Jersey
Age: 46
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Constance
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
Dominick Devico 46
Constance Devico 43
Rose Devico 14
Anna Devico 12
Florence Devico 8

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Re: Dovico

Postby Biff83 » 13 Apr 2008, 11:59

Nice finds, Laura :D !!

Social Security Death Index

Name: Domenico Dovico
SSN: 064-xx-xxxx
Last Residence: 07646 New Milford, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America
Born: 20 Sep 1884
Died: Oct 1971

Name: Constance Dovico
SSN: 059-xx-xxxx
Last Residence: 07666 Teaneck, Bergen, New Jersey, United States of America
Born: 10 Feb 1887
Died: Apr 1967
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Re: Dovico

Postby pink67 » 13 Apr 2008, 12:02

:D Wow!!!

from Italgen.org this is the marriage:

Surname Dovico
Given Name Domenico
Month of Marriage Jun
Day of Marriage 6
Year of Marriage 1917
County Manhattan
Certificate Number 33063
Soundex D120

Wife was Nelson Constance

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Re: Dovico

Postby pink67 » 13 Apr 2008, 12:08

and 1920 census in Manhattan:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Daninick Davcco
Name: Daninick Davcco
[Dominick Daveco]
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 12, New York, New York
Age: 34 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Conathace
Father's Birth Place: Ireland
Mother's Birth Place: Ireland
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1901
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 729
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Daninick Davcco 34
Conathace Davcco 38
Rose Davcco 4
Anna Davcco 2

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Re: Dovico

Postby pink67 » 13 Apr 2008, 13:59

Family History centers have Microfilms about civil registration in Gioiosa Marea:

Title Registri dello stato civile, 1821-1910
Authors Gioiosa Marea (Messina). Ufficio dello stato civile (Main Author)

here you can find which is useful for you:

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

You have the exact birth date of Domenico so it will be easy find his birth act and his parents names....

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Re: Dovico

Postby warriorrabbit » 13 Apr 2008, 16:35

Holy Crap! Thanks you guys! My cousin will be so happy. After all my digging, she was inspired to find out about her grandfather, and then was disappointed when the death record held no info. Now we have a starting point -- yay!

I don't think I would ever have found that Ellis Island record. And the census taker has them both born in Ireland. He was born in Italy, she was Norwegian. I guess she could have been born in Ireland, but I doubt it.

Many, many thanks.

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Re: Dovico

Postby warriorrabbit » 13 Apr 2008, 19:48

pink67 wrote:Possible he was travelling with a relative: Todda/Zodda? Rosa both from Gioiosa Marea...


I have been staring at this trying to figure out, well, what the hell. First I had to figure out how they had it stored in Ellis, and that took some finagling/finessing/futzing. They didn't have it in there as Cunnia, or Dorias, tried first name, starting with, etc. Finally I just looked up someone else's name and looked at their text version. They have him in there as 'Doriso Deo Cu...' (because they couldn't figure it out, either).

Yes, Rosa Zodda is not just from the same place, they're going the same place (cousin Rosario Maufa?). What they've tagged as Doriso is Dovico (and he's a shoemaker, which is what he is in later censuses)...the rest escaped me, but the more I stared, the more I thought it looked like Cusinio.

Looking up, a couple of passengers are labeled as sister Orazia and brother Giuseppe, so now I think it says Cusino Dovico Dco short for Domenico. Yes?

Meaning Domenico Dovico now has two cousins, the one he's traveling with and the one they're visiting.

Whew. And if he has cousins, then he has known parents, no matter what the death certificate says. Thanks for finding this -- it's been helpful, and I never would have found it on my own.
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Re: Dovico

Postby pink67 » 14 Apr 2008, 06:44

Hi!

I think the cousin they were going to joing was Rosario Manfrè :wink: and Rosa's last name was surely Zodda....

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Re: Dovico

Postby warriorrabbit » 17 Apr 2008, 15:35

It's been months and I'm still trying to trace my maternal grandfather, but my cousin (inspired by the research I've been doing on our shared lineage) asks me about her maternal grandfather on Friday, and by Wednesday I've got his birth record and parents' names. Jeez.

It just so happened that I had a few Nati microfilms checked out for Gioiosa Marea, I just couldn't remember the dates. I went in yesterday, and one of them did cover 1884, the year he was born. And he did have his birthdate right (unlike many of my relatives). There he was, Sep. 20, 1884. She will be very excited. There were also Zoddas and Manfres there, though I haven't had time to explore the whole microfilm.

His name in the margin was Domenico Dovico Lupo (mother Rosa Scaffidi), and his father was Carmelo Dovico Lupo. Actually, there were a lot of people with two last names -- Ferlazzo Ciaro, Scaffidi Romeo, Scaffidi Argentina, Scaffidi Piraina...

I'm a little confused now -- is the last name Dovico, or Lupo? Why did he go by Dovico on the manifest and in the US? I'm assuming two families merged somewhere along the line and it was important to keep both names, I just wonder why he's not using the Lupo rather than the Domenico, since it's the one on the end.
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Re: Dovico

Postby BillieDeKid » 17 Apr 2008, 17:56

I believe Lupo is the nickname for his line of Dovico's. Lupo means wolf. My personal family line has Bava's. To differentiate one of the families is listed (on all documents I've found) as Bava Cornacchio. Cornacchio means black bird. The other line of Bava's is listed only as Bava. I checked with a distant cousin in Italy and he confirmed that Cornacchio is the nickname.

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