Town: Poirevecchia, L'Aquila

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Town: Poirevecchia, L'Aquila

Postby kzimmerman » 07 Apr 2009, 13:31

I have this name from the ship manifest and I am unable to find this location.

My great grandfather's name is Luigi Marchesani. Immigrated to US in 1905, from Naples to NY.

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Re: Town: Poirevecchia, L'Aquila

Postby liviomoreno » 07 Apr 2009, 13:52

Could it be Torrevecchia?

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Re: Town: Poirevecchia, L'Aquila

Postby PeterTimber » 07 Apr 2009, 14:30

It certainly looks like it Livio. =Peter=
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Re: Town: Poirevecchia, L'Aquila

Postby kzimmerman » 07 Apr 2009, 16:26

The only clues I have from the ship manifest indicates, the spelling Poirevecchia, and then in parenthesis, Aquila. The handwriting is very ornate, but it is definitely a P and not a T

His occupation is given as farm labourer. I was hoping that there might be a frazioni, small village, that exists within Aquila.

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Re: Town: Poirevecchia, L'Aquila

Postby vj » 07 Apr 2009, 16:30

Hello!
Hope this helps
For everyone's reference:

1905 manifest image

on line 20
looking for last residence

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Re: Town: Poirevecchia, L'Aquila

Postby liviomoreno » 07 Apr 2009, 17:07

Looking at the image, I confirm that it could be Torrevecchia.
In Italy there are only 20 towns (including hamlets) which contain the sequence [b]vecchia[/] and there is only one place in Abruzzo.

The only doubt is that the full name is Torrevecchia Teatina and iy is inthe province of Chieti (as also suggested by the word teatina).

My suggestion is to try to find other documents (census?) and search the Torrevecchia microfilms available at the Family History Center, for a birth act.

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Re: Town: Poirevecchia, L'Aquila

Postby kzimmerman » 07 Apr 2009, 17:34

I have considered it might be Torrececchia but what about this possibility?

This morning I found a town in Chieti named Porcareccia. That sounds similiar to Poirececchia, right?

But the province is not a match, so I wanted to be sure. I am very new to this research and do not know about the Family History Center.

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Re: Town: Poirevecchia, L'Aquila

Postby kzimmerman » 07 Apr 2009, 18:14

I have just located a website that lists the surname Marchesani, as one in the Torrevecchia Teatina area. Is that a good indication that I am on the right track?

I think so. I have census that lists my grandmothers name as a child and her father's name has been changed to Louis Marchesan. I am fairly certain that this is the same Luigi Machesani. This is the only document I can find so far. My grandmother was placed in an orphanage at age 2.


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