I have found about 10 letters while cleaning out my aunts house that are written in Italian and they are addressed to my grandmother. These letters are dated 1932 to 1940's. I did have someone here in Pennsylvania to translate them but they moved out of state. My grandparents immigranted here in the early 1900's. And no one knows anything about their side of the family and I believe these letters will tell me something. If someone is interested to translate these letters for me, I would appriate it very much. I could email copied to you. Just email me and let me know.
firstname.lastname@example.org The Names is Formica and Emanuel/e
Saw a post of yours from 2004.
"I am searching for the following surnames Formica, Sofia, from Milazzo Sicily and Emanuele form Naso Italy. My grandparents Paolo Emanuele born August 05, 1873 and Francesca Formica born May 23, 1887 came to the USA around 1913" Did you make any progress on your search?
"no one knows anything about their side of the family" Do you already have these records? vj
- Birth day & month correct for Paul, year off by 4 years. - Francesca may have been married twice.
Paolo Emanuel Family
possible1918 WW1 Draft Registration Card Name: Paulo Emanuele 635 Highland Ave
Connellsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania Birth Date: 5 Aug 1877, Italy
Occupation: Car repairer, Balto & Ohio RR
Nearest Realtive: cousin Paulo Emanuele in Monessen
Roll: 2022796 DraftBoard: 2
possible 1930 census Name: Paul Emmanuel Home in 1930: 635 Highland Ave, owns
Connellsville, Fayette, Pennsylvania Age: 53 Estimated birth year: abt 1877 Birthplace: Italy
Household Members: head Paul Emmanuel 53 (1877) - married age 44 (abt 1921) - immig 1896 or 8 Na - labor, stone quarry wife France Emmanuel 40 (1890) - married age 23 (abt 1913) - immig 1915 Na (children all b in PA) daughter Thressa Emmanuel 6 (1924) daughter Rosa Emmanuel 7 (1923) son Samuel Emmanuel 3 2/12 (1926) step son Frank Argo (Arico) 14 (1916)
Salvatore Arico Family
possible 1913 manifest page 2 20 Feb 1913 SS Prinzess Irene Palermo to NY
Salvatore Arico, 24 (1888)
- last residence US, Uniontown
- relative in Milazzo wife Francesca Formica - in Uniontown 1905?-1912
- joining brother Giuseppe in Uniontown (Fayette) PA
- born in Milazzo
possible 1913 manifest page 2 line 13
31 May 1913 SS Madonna Naples to NY
Francesca Formica, 25? (abt 1887)
- in Milazzo, father Salvatore Formica
- joining husband Salvatore Arico in Uniontown (Fayette) PA
- born in Milazzo
Thank you Valarie.The information you gave me IS my grandparents. My Aunt Theresa (that you have listed) still lives in the house on Highland Avenue. I have not see this information that you have attached. They always said that my grandfather was not sure of his date of birth. I guess it could be wrong. I wanted to send for his birth certificate in Italy but not sure how to do that. All the information you sent IS correct. Thank you again. Jeannie
Added link to 1930 census image (above)
possible 1920 census - 635 Highland Ave: Boarding House for RR Workers? - Incorrect age? - Similar information to 1918 WW1 Card? Name: Paul E Emanuel Home in 1920: 635 Highland Ave
Connellsville Ward 2, Fayette, Pennsylvania Age: 25?? years Estimated birth year: abt 1895 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Boarder Father's Birth Place: Italy Mother's Birth Place: Italy Marital Status: Single Year of Immigration: 1903 Al Able to read: No Able to Write: No
Occupation: Repairman RR
You have this manifest with 1873 birth year?
possible 1902 manifest 3 Nov 1902 SS Massilia Naples to NY
Paolo Emmanuele - travelling with cousin Fran. Lanza line 4?
- 29 yrs old (abt 1873)
- last residence Naso
- going to Connellsville, PA
- joining cousin Gaetano Scarvaci