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Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby seatbeltblue » 13 Jun 2008, 19:19

I'm looking for any information on Giuseppe Visaggio and his wife Anna Maria de Maso. They would have been born in the 1850's/60's, and had a child named Prospero in 1882. They came to the United States in the mid 1880's.

Alternately, I'm looking for information on Michele Bruno and his wife Maria Pelleteri, both born in Italy to the best of my knowledge. They had seven children: Simon, Giovanni, Theresa, Margarita, Julia, Florence, and Dominico. They came to the United States between 1883 and 1886.

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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby misbris » 13 Jun 2008, 21:52

Hi and welcome to the forum,


I think this thread might get a little confusing if we try to deal with so many names at one time. Let's start with the Visaggio/de Maso family first and then you could start a new thread for the Bruno's.

Can you give us a little more info about Giuseppe? What town in Italy did he come from? Where did he settle? Did the family come together? Were there other children? Do you have any census info or ship's manifests yet?
We will be happy to help if you give us a few more clues.

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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby vj » 13 Jun 2008, 22:07

Hi Brian & mj :D !

Brian, not sure which US records you already have.
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VISAGGIO
From ancestry.com:

possible 1910 census
page 2
Home in 1910:
505 07 E 117th Street
Manhattan Ward 12, New York, New York

Head Joseph Vianggi 57, abt 1853 IT
- married 31 yrs, abt 1879
- immig 1882, al (alien)
- stone mason, building
Wife Mary Vianggi 52, abt 1858 IT
- 7 children born, 2 children living
- immig 1886
Son Prospero Vianggi 27, abt 1883 IT
- immig 1886
Daughter Julliet Giesaggie (Visaggio) 19, abt 1891 NY
could be 11 yrs old, born abt 1899

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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby vj » 13 Jun 2008, 22:14

VISAGGIO
Prospero’s possible Draft Registration Cards

1918

1942
Born in Stigliano? (Matera, Basilicata)

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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby vj » 13 Jun 2008, 22:34

VISAGGIO

possible 1900 census
Home in 1900:
222 East 111th Street, rents
Manhattan, New York, New York

Head Joseph Kesser (Visaggio) 46, Jan 1854 IT
- married 22 yrs, abt 1878
- immig 1882, Al
- mason
Wife Anna Kesser (Visaggio) 44, Apr 1856 IT
- 2 children born, 2 children living
- immig 1887
Daughter Julia Pellettieri 21, May 1879 IT
- married 5 yrs, abt 1895
- immig 1887
Son-in-law Joseph Pellettieri 30, Apr 1870 IT
- immig 1886, Na
Granddaughter Teresa Pellettieri 3, Jan 1897 NY
Son Prosper Risano (Visaggio) 18, March 1882 IT
- immig 1887, Pa (filed 1st papers)

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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby vj » 13 Jun 2008, 22:40

VISAGGIO

Possible NYC Death Record:
Surname/ Given Name/ Age/ Month Day Year/
Certificate Number/ County/ Born

Visaggio Giuseppe 59 y Dec 24 1913 36218 Manhattan 1853 - 1854

Possible Naturalization:
Certificate Number/ Surname/ First Name/ Age/ Petition Volume/
Petition Number/ Date of Certificate/ Approx year of Birth

850751 Visaggio Prospero 35 90 22169 07/24/1917 1882

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

Ordering NYC Vital Records
New York City Archives

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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby vj » 13 Jun 2008, 23:19

BRUNO

Brian, Julia Bruno was Prospero Visaggio’s wife?

possible 1900 census
Home in 1900:
427 East 114th Street, rents
Manhattan, New York, New York

Head Michael Bruno 43, Feb 1857 IT
- married 22 yrs, abt 1878
- immig 1882, Na
Wife Mary Bruno 43, Jul 1856 IT
- 14 children born, 8 children living
- immig 1883
Son Lemoue Bruno 20, Nov 1879 IT
- immig 1883
Son John Bruno 18, Dec 1881 IT
- immig 1883
Daughter Reresa Bruno 13, Aug 1886 NY
Daughter Margariet Bruno 9, Nov 1890 NY
Daughter Julia Bruno 7, Dec 1892 NY
?Son? Fiola Bruno 5, Jul 1894 NY
Son Earnest Bruno 3, Jun 1897 NY
Son Frank Bruno 1, Feb 1899 NY

possible 1910 census
page 2

possible 1920 census
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Son Simon’s Draft Registration Cards?

1918

1942
Born in Laurenzana? (Potenza, Basilicata)

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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby seatbeltblue » 14 Jun 2008, 05:18

Wow, thanks so much. This is great stuff!

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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby seatbeltblue » 14 Jun 2008, 05:21

Giuseppe Visaggio, near as I can tell, came to the US from Stigliano, Matera. The family settled in New York City. I don't know what the ship was, or if the family came together.

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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby seatbeltblue » 14 Jun 2008, 05:31

I'm not sure what to make of that Visaggio 1900 census form. I'm not sure what "Risano" refers to; is it a middle name? And the existence of a "Julia Pelletieri;" my great-great-grandmother Julia Bruno's mother was a Pelleteri...I guess that's just something of a coincidence, and my g-grandfather Prospero had a sister named Julia who married a Joseph Pelletieri? But she...she'd only be a year old. What the heck?

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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby vj » 14 Jun 2008, 14:16

seatbeltblue wrote:I'm not sure what to make of that Visaggio 1900 census form. I'm not sure what "Risano" refers to; is it a middle name? And the existence of a "Julia Pelletieri;" my great-great-grandmother Julia Bruno's mother was a Pelleteri...I guess that's just something of a coincidence, and my g-grandfather Prospero had a sister named Julia who married a Joseph Pelletieri? But she...she'd only be a year old. What the heck?


Hi Brian!
I added the 'Visaggio' to the 1900 transcription. 'Kesser' & 'Risano' is how ancestry.com transcribed the last name.
It appears from the 1900 census that Prospero had an older sister Julia.
In 1910 he has a younger sister 'Julliet' born in 1891 or more likely 1899.
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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby vj » 15 Jun 2008, 14:28

Visaggio

possible 1886 manifest
19 Nov 1886, SS Britannia, Naples to NY
Lines 20-22
Annunziata Di Mase 32, abt 1854
(children:)
Giulia 9, abt 1877
Prospero 5, abt 1881

Note: if Stigliano is the correct town, the names Dimase
& Di Mase are still current

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Re: Visaggio/Bruno/De Maso/Pelleteri

Postby seatbeltblue » 12 Jul 2008, 14:51

I'd to thank everyone for your help. Thanks to you guys, I've discovered I'm eligible for dual citizenship in Italy. You guys are great!


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