Paretti / Cuneo

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Paretti / Cuneo

Postby turtle618 » 12 May 2008, 00:44

I am searching for my great grandmothers town of origin in Italy. I know this.
Angelo Paretti married Caterina Cuneo (born abt 1836)

Children (may be more)

Louisa abt 1864
Giovanni abt 1877
Carmela July 1881
Giacomo Aug 9 1882

Immigrated 1890 from Genova Italy.
There are many communes in Genova, Ligure and I have had no luck it getting it narrowed down. Can anyone help?

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Re: Paretti / Cuneo

Postby Seraphina » 12 May 2008, 05:37

Hi Turtle. They might have sailed from Genoa but that doesn't mean that is the town they lived in. Have you any other information?

Looking on the gens Italia site, the name Paretti occurs mostly in Rome and Turin with a few scattered around Lombardy and other northern regions. The name Cuneo occurs in and around Turin and Lombardy, but mostly in and around Genoa and the Ligurian coast. Do you have any evidence about their place of origin?

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Re: Paretti / Cuneo

Postby vj » 12 May 2008, 14:33

Hi Turtle!
Is this your family page on ancestry?
http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.asp ... 1664250460
It's really well done, congratulations.
Since the immigration was so early, the town of origin probably
isn't on the ship manifest.
As you know Giovanni's probable WWI Card is mis-filed on ancestry:
John Batiste Pareti 1 Jan 1877 in Kings County.
One thought:
Have you found any naturalization records? If they naturalized
after 1906, there is a good chance the town of origin is in their
paperwork.

One possibility:
Giacomo was a declarant on his WWI Card in Manhattan

index card
Publication Number: M1675
Publication Title:
Alphabetical Index to Declarations of Intention of the U.S. District Court
for the Southern District of New York, 1917-1950
Publisher: NARA
State: New York
Surname Starts With: P
Surname Starts With Two: Pa
Surname: Pareti
Immigrant Name: Pareti, Giosmano

Valarie

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Re: Paretti / Cuneo

Postby turtle618 » 12 May 2008, 22:23

Hi, Thank you for the replies! Yes that is my family tree on Ancestry. Its a work in progress. Paretti is the last line I need to find in Italy. That WW1 draft for Giovanni! ARGH! I keep telling them its the wrong image with no luck! I have Giacomos (Jacks) naturalization papers. It says he came into NYC on the La Gascogne on Aug 15 1890. That he left from Havre France. It says he was born in Genoa Italy. I have Carmela's via he Husband Joseph Penighetti and he gives her town as Genoa also. There are about 67 communes in Genoa! The family says they came from Genoa also. I was told that possibly Paretti came to Ligure and met Cuneo there. Paretti being more common in Peidmont. There were Paretti's in St Stefano but I get no reply from the commune. Jack (aka giacomo, James) married Victoria Comi on 11/11/1911 (I guess he never forgot that anniversary!) Two kids Louis and Katherine. John never married, Louisa married Giacomo Zerga.. many kids. I dont know if she married here or in Italy.
Carmela married Joseph Penighetti, nine kids, four survived. lBut they remain illusive.
I have Louisa and Johns death certificate, neither one has a birthdate, and only list Italy as place born.
Dont know where to look next!


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