Vito Antonio Sammartino and Vincenza Pizzuti or Pizzo

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Vito Antonio Sammartino and Vincenza Pizzuti or Pizzo

Postby SantomR » 06 Jun 2010, 17:55

My Great-Grandfather, Vito Antonio Sammartino came to the United States between 1898-1900. He married a woman, who I believe is from Ruoti, Italy. Her name was either Vincenza Pizzo or Pizzuti. There is a record of a Vincenza Pizzuti arriving in 1900 on the ship California to meet her husband Vito Ant. Sammartino in Jersey City, 337 Rail Road Ave. I believe that this is her. I'd like to confirm that and begin searching back from there.

For some reason, Vincenza changed her name to Jennie here in the States.

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Re: Vito Antonio Sammartino and Vincenza Pizzuti or Pizzo

Postby pink67 » 06 Jun 2010, 20:07

SantomR wrote:My Great-Grandfather, Vito Antonio Sammartino came to the United States between 1898-1900



from the site Ellisisland.org the 1899 arrival manifest for your great-grandfather:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0002

Vitantonio Sammartino, age 24, from Ruoti to NY to join his cousin Vincenzo Sabia...

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Re: Vito Antonio Sammartino and Vincenza Pizzuti or Pizzo

Postby pink67 » 06 Jun 2010, 20:22

For references, the 1910 census:

from Ancestry.com:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Joney Semertine
Name: Joney Semertine
[Toney Somertine]
Age in 1910: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's name: Louise
Home in 1910: Jersey City Ward 5, Hudson, New Jersey
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1900
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joney Semertine 35 head
Louise Semertine 29 wife
Russel Semertine 10 daughter
Tellie Semertine 9 daughter
Benny Semertine 4 son
Nellie Semertine 6 daughter
Louis Semertine 5 son
Frank Semertine 3 son
Rocho Semertine 2 son

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Re: Vito Antonio Sammartino and Vincenza Pizzuti or Pizzo

Postby pink67 » 06 Jun 2010, 20:59

SantomR,

considering that your ancestors were coming from Ruoti, I noticed that now Ancestry.com has databases on.line about the Potenza Province... Ruoti is in this province... I don't have the full subscription to these italian databases but maybe you or other members should be able to check the Ruoti's civil registrations for you...
I believe there must be the marriage act for Vitantonio and Vincenza approx on 1898 and also their first daughter Rosa Maria Sammartino's birth act on 1900...

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Re: Vito Antonio Sammartino and Vincenza Pizzuti or Pizzo

Postby SantomR1954 » 14 Apr 2012, 22:05

Is there some connection between the Semertine and Sammartino families Laura?

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Re: Vito Antonio Sammartino and Vincenza Pizzuti or Pizzo

Postby JohnArmellino » 17 Apr 2012, 18:24

For some reason, Vincenza changed her name to Jennie here in the States.


In Italy, one nickname for Vincenza is Cenza, spoken (in dialect) with a "g" sound like "Genza". "Genza" and "Jennie" are not too far apart phonetically, which might explain why your Great Grandmother Vincenza was called Jennie in America. This is also the reason why so many men named Vincenzo (nickname "Cenz", spoken "Genz) were called James in America.
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