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Pierri in america

Postby salierno » 04 May 2008, 19:22

hi j am giuseppe pierri from Salerno, j want some information about pierri family in america, there are too???

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Re: Pierri in america

Postby misbris » 04 May 2008, 19:41

Ciao Giuseppe, :D

There are more than 200 Pierris who came through Ellis Island. If you tell us a first name or a comune or a date someone came to America, we will help find your family.

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Re: Pierri in america

Postby MJPierryJr » 28 Jul 2011, 01:21

My grandfather's first name was Joseph (Americanized) who must have arrived prior to 1900. He settled in Jersey City and eventually changed the surname to Pierry. Would appreciate any leads that I can follow.

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Re: Pierri in america

Postby misbris » 01 Aug 2011, 20:19

Hi and welcome,

There are quite a few Giuseppe Pierris who came through Ellis Island. Do you have an approximate date of birth or town of origin for your relative?

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Postby suanj » 03 Aug 2011, 21:43

MJPierryJr wrote:My grandfather's first name was Joseph (Americanized) who must have arrived prior to 1900. He settled in Jersey City and eventually changed the surname to Pierry. Would appreciate any leads that I can follow.

It could be your ancestor???

1930 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Pierry
Name: Joseph Pierry
Home in 1930: Jersey City, Hudson, New Jersey
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Age: 60
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Carmel Pierry
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
Joseph Pierry 60 imm. 1880 or 1890
Carmel Pierry 57 imm. 1873
Jean Pierry 27 daughter b. in NJ
Thomas Pierry 21 son b. in NJ
Edward Pierry 20 son b. in NJ
Anthony Perlitt 11 grandson b. in NJ
Lucille Perlitt 17 grand daugther b. in NJ



1920 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Perry
Name: Joseph Perry
Home in 1920: Jersey City Ward 3, Hudson, New Jersey
Age: 53
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's Name: Carmella Perry
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of immigration: 1888
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Perry 53
Carmella Perry 47
Catherine Perry 20
Jennie Perry 18
Michael Perry 16
Thomas Perry 11
Edward Perry 8


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Re: Pierri in america

Postby MJPierryJr » 14 Sep 2011, 13:39

The info from the 1930 census is by and large pertinent. It is strange to see it repeated listing both under "pierry" and also "perry". My main hope, however, is to learn positively what the name spelling was before it was changed. An earlier census might help. How do I access the census records? Many thanks for the help given so far. -MP

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Re: Pierri in america

Postby suanj » 14 Sep 2011, 15:20

the surname is also mispelled in 1910 census:
1910 United States Federal Census
about Joseph F Pearry Name: Joseph F Pearry
[Joseph F Piarry]
[Joseph F Pierry]
Age in 1910: 46
Estimated Birth Year: 1864
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Carmela Pearry
Home in 1910: Jersey City Ward 3, Hudson, New Jersey
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of immigration: 1885
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Household Members: Name Age
Joseph F Pearry 46
Carmela Pearry 38
Thresa Pearry 18 (b.NY)
Nettie Mary Pearry 13 (ditto)
Katie Pearry 11 (ditto)
Jennie Pearry 8
Micheal Pearry 7
Thomas Pearry 1 6/12
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Re: Pierri in america

Postby suanj » 14 Sep 2011, 15:30

I found this marriage record:

Pierri Giuseppe Jun 1 1889 6543 (1889) Manhattan
Jacouzzo* Carmela Jun 1 1889 6543 (1889) Manhattan
(* Jacuzzo/Iacuzzo??)
same record by familysearch.org:

Groom's Name: Giuseppe Pierri
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Carmela Jaconzzo
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 01 Jun 1889
Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, New York
Groom's Father's Name: Michele
Groom's Mother's Name: Teresa Mangoni
Bride's Father's Name: Gaetano
Bride's Mother's Name: Caterena
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00511-4
System Origin: New_York-ODM
Source Film Number: 1558598
Reference Number:
it could be abt your Giuseppe (Joseph) Pierri(Pierry)?
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Re: Pierri in america

Postby suanj » 14 Sep 2011, 16:02

1900 census:
1900 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Viera Name: Joseph Viera
[Joseph Pera]
Home in 1900: Manhattan, New York, New York
[New York, New York]
Age: 35
Birth Date: Apr 1865
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1886
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's Name: Camille Viera
Marriage year: 1889
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 11
Occupation: View on Image
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Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Viera 35
Camille Viera 28
Terese Viera 9
Mary Viera 3
Catherine Viera 7/12
Michael Picra 80 father imm. 1888
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The surname is wrote PIERA but mispelled also in this census...
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Re: Pierri in america

Postby MJPierryJr » 14 Sep 2011, 16:16

Wonderful! You are being more than helpful. I really appreciate what you have posted. My father's family did not tell me much about their origins but I seem to remember that they came from Abruzzi. Is the Pierri name know in your region? We have visited Italy several times but did not get to Abruzzi.

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Re: Pierri in america

Postby suanj » 14 Sep 2011, 18:35

It is impossible to say with precision where was born your ancestors; because we know not the right surnames spelling, if Pierri and Iacuzzo are rights or not...
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Re: Pierri in america

Postby MJPierryJr » 16 Sep 2011, 01:51

The information you have sent convinces me that the right name and dates are:
Guiseppe Pierri born about 1864, immigrated 1885 to New York.
I think he came from Abruzzi e Molise or Basilicata.

I express my sincere appreciation for your efforts in getting me the information you have posted.

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Re: Pierri in america

Postby suanj » 16 Sep 2011, 10:37

I found:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Gffe Pierri
Name: Gffe* Pierri
Arrival Date: 26 Oct 1885
Birth Year: abt 1864
Age: 21
Gender: Male
Place of Origin: Cosenra
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Destination: New York
Port of Arrival: New York
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States
Ship Name: Alexandria

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* "Gffe" mispelled for "G.ppe" = Giuseppe

the birth area is Cosenza (Calabria region)
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Re: Pierri in america

Postby suanj » 16 Sep 2011, 11:00

I know not if the above arrival is of your ancestor; however I found a Michele PIERRI with wife Teresa arrived in NY on 1887; last residence was San Fele( Potenza province, Basilicata region); Michele was 60 old... so the age not matching with Michele age in 1900 census; but matching wife first name...

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Michel Pierri Name: Michel Pierri
Arrival Date: 6 Jan 1887
Birth Year: abt 1827
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Place of Origin: Sanfelle;Italy
Port of Departure: Marseilles, France and Naples, Italy
Destination: New York
Port of Arrival: New York
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States
Ship Name: Scotia

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Re: Pierri in america

Postby MJPierryJr » 16 Sep 2011, 14:46

The record of Guisseppe Pierri coming from Cosenza seems to be correct. Many, many thanks!

M Pierry, Jr.


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