Help deciphering sponsor info in 1901 ship manifest

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Help deciphering sponsor info in 1901 ship manifest

Postby adamf » 19 Aug 2008, 15:07

Hi all,

My gggf Pietro Sabatini came over in December 1901. His sponsor was listed as his brother Guiseppe. I found Guiseppe's record for January 1901, but am having trouble deciphering the script pertaining to his sponsor. The name appears to be Guiseppe Bernardo or something like that, but I can't make out the first word, that indicates relationship.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamfannin ... 5/sizes/o/

The ship info is January 21, 1901 on L'Aquitaine from Havre. His record is on the last page, 15 of 15 for this manifest.

Thanks for your help,

adam

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Re: Help deciphering sponsor info in 1901 ship manifest

Postby johnnyonthespot » 19 Aug 2008, 15:42

adamf wrote:Hi all,

My gggf Pietro Sabatini came over in December 1901. His sponsor was listed as his brother Guiseppe. I found Guiseppe's record for January 1901, but am having trouble deciphering the script pertaining to his sponsor. The name appears to be Guiseppe Bernardo or something like that, but I can't make out the first word, that indicates relationship.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamfannin ... 5/sizes/o/

The ship info is January 21, 1901 on L'Aquitaine from Havre. His record is on the last page, 15 of 15 for this manifest.

Thanks for your help,

adam


When I blow the image up to 300%m I see what appears to be two distinct writings before Bernardo. The darker one I can't make out at all, but what appears to be written above in lighter ink is "Uncle".

In fact, the entire is filled with these additional notations; I see one case (line 9) where the amount of pocket money was written first as $30 and then overwritten with what looks to me like $35.

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Re: Help deciphering sponsor info in 1901 ship manifest

Postby nazca » 19 Aug 2008, 15:48

Hi Adam,

the name is Giuseppe (not Guiseppe) Bernardo and the relationship seems tobe "cousin" and something overwrithing , maybe from another page by ink or a correction ....

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I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi (or Gennaldi or Genuardi) and my greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (their sons: Angela, Carmela, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Ernesto, Simone, Riccardo, Maria) went in Chicago,Ill., and New Orleans, in 1880-1920 from Sicily. Other family related : Jacobucci or Jacopucci (from Central Italy).

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Re: Help deciphering sponsor info in 1901 ship manifest

Postby Sirena » 19 Aug 2008, 16:28

I agree with nazca. The original was cousin. I noticed that there is a lot of that light handed script throughout the form. It doesn't appear to go with the lines so it may be an impression from the previous page.

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 19 Aug 2008, 16:36

nazca wrote:I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi and my Greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (and their sons) went in Illinois in 1880-1920


nasca - This may have come up already but I will mention it for what it is worth. The name "Genualdi" appears in Italian telephone listings fewer than 40 times and most of those are in Alto Milicia, a comune of only 5,200 persons located in the province of Palermo.

You may want to try writing to several of these families, explaining who you are and some details about your ancestors. I did something similar last year and received two replies from members of my paternal grandmother's family.

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Re: Help deciphering sponsor info in 1901 ship manifest

Postby adamf » 19 Aug 2008, 17:54

Thank you all so much. I do see that it says cousin now. It looks like maybe there was some sort of ink bleeding or overwriting. But it does seem like cousin.

thanks for all of your help.

Adam


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