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Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby Scottclair625 » 23 Jul 2009, 01:13

I'm looking for information on the life and family of my great-great-aunt, Giovanna "Johanna" Fusco, who was born in Yorkshire of Italian parents in 1884. I know her family moved up to Edinburgh in the 1890s and that in 1902 she married a man named Gerardo Rinaldi in Edinburgh, however, beyond this I have lost all trace of her.

I believe she went to America round about 1920, and she had children also I believe. Family legend has it that her husband was abusive and she went into ill health, although this may be complete nonsense. There was also a connection with Glasgow, where her brother Michael lived I believe. I haven't managed to find names for any of her children and are therefore unable to trace any of her descendants.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby Scottclair625 » 23 Jul 2009, 01:17

The may have had a daughter called Serbia who was born in Edinburgh in 1916.

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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby Italysearcher » 23 Jul 2009, 15:28

Fusco and Rinaldi are both found in Ciociara
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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby pink67 » 23 Jul 2009, 17:58

Scott,

as I noticed on the site Ancestry.com and Ellisisland.org that there are just a few Rinaldi coming from England going to Michigan i tried to search on this one:

http://seekingmichigan.org/discover-col ... 29401coll7

and found out that Giovanna died in Detroit on 1920: :!:

County Wayne

City/village/township Detroit

Last Name Rinaldi

Given Name Giovanna

Birth Year Unk

Age 37

Death Day 30

Death Month Sep

Death Year 1920

Father's Given Name Bernedette

Father's Last Name Gusco

Home address on the death certificate: 224 Kendal street. (year of residence in the U.S. 12)
Name of her husband Galardi(sure a mispelling of Gerardo)
Birth place : Branford - England
Name of her father: Benedetto Fusco
Birthplace of parents: Italy
She died due to a Pulmonary tubercolosis
Burial: Mt. Olivet, date of burial October 2, 1920

This is the link to this certificate:

http://haldigitalcollections.cdmhost.co ... position=2

and from Ancestry.com this is the 1920 census (she was still alive):

1920 United States Federal Census
about George Rinaldi
Name: George Rinaldi
Home in 1920: Detroit Ward 6, Wayne, Michigan
Age: 38 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Jennie
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1903
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 918
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
George Rinaldi 38 head, born in Scotland
Jennie Rinaldi 37 wife, born in Scotland
Nellie Rinaldi 15 daughter, born in Scotland
Rosie Rinaldi 14 daughter, born in Italy
Mary Rinaldi 10 daughter, born in Michigan
Dominic Rinaldi 8 son, born in Michigan
Louise Rinaldi 6 daughter, born in Michigan
Pansy Rinaldi 5 daughter, born in Michigan
Susie Rinaldi 10/12 daughter, born in Michigan
Dellie Barbontini 25
Romolo Barbontini 24
Romeo Tini 29
Vincent Balfino 35
Tony Rede 28

image:
[img=http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/4603/rinaldigeorge1920.th.jpg]

home address in the 1920 census: 224 Kendall street :!:

Do you believe it should be the correct family?

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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby pink67 » 23 Jul 2009, 18:03

from the same site here is a 1917 death certificate for their daughter Carmela (age 9 months):

County Wayne

City/village/township Detroit

Last Name Rinaldi

Given Name Caramella

Birth Year 1917

Death Day 30

Death Month Dec

Death Year 1917

Father's Given Name Gerral

Father's Last Name Renaldi

She was buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery too.

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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby pink67 » 23 Jul 2009, 20:00

if these are the persons you're searching for, this is a possible 1910 census:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Joe Renaldi
Name: Joe Renaldi
Age in 1910: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Joanna
Home in 1910: Detroit Ward 9, Wayne, Michigan
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1904
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joe Renaldi 40 head, born in Italy, year of immigr. 1904
Joanna Renaldi 27 wife, born in Scotland, year of immigr. 1910
Nellie Renaldi 5 daughter, born in England, year of immigr.1910
Kendzieta Renaldi 3 possible mispelling of Concetta, born in Italy, year of immigr. 1910
Joe Valendi 25
Peter Valendi 27
Lorenz Valendi 37
Jein Valendi 37
Peter Frango 21
Tony Frango 26
Tony Gidggi 22
Joe Lapiaca 31
Biedio Renulde 57

address was 151 St. Joseph Street.

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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby pink67 » 23 Jul 2009, 20:25

:D found Giovanna Fusco's 1909 arrival in the U.S.:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Giovanni Fusco
Name: Giovanni Fusco
Arrival Date: 30 Aug 1909
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Napoli
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Duca Di Genova
Search Ship Database: Search the Duca Di Genova in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: Caserta
Line: 11
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_1325
Birth Location: Caserta
Birth Location Other: villa lata
Page Number: 50

She was travelling with her two daughters: Giovannerella and Concetta :!: .. they were joining their husband/father Gerardo Ranaldi (mispelled) in Detroit, she stated Villa Latina (today in Frosinone Province - Lazio region) as last residence in Italy and place of birth for them all, was leaving her aunt Domenica Fusco in Villa Latina

page 1:
[img=http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/4771/fuscogiovannaarrivalpag.th.jpg]

page 2:
[img=http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/4771/fuscogiovannaarrivalpag.th.jpg]


Member Italysearcher was right :D , Villa Latina is in Ciociaria

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_Latina

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ciociaria

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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby Italysearcher » 23 Jul 2009, 20:29

Thanks Pink67. Villa Latina, Picinisco, Atina are all possibilities
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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby pink67 » 23 Jul 2009, 20:37

:D ... She (Giovanna) was born in Scotland but sure she had family in Villa Latina (aunt Domenica Fusco :!: )

Scott, you can also check this very helpful site (free)

http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home

from the database :
Michigan Marriages 1868-1925,
you'll find that Giovanella Rinaldi (born in Scotland) married Romeo Tini? on April 23, 1921 in Detroit

Here is their 1930 census:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Romeo Tini
Name: Romeo Tini
Home in 1930: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
View Map
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Nillie
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Romeo Tini 40
Nillie Tini 25
Raymond Tini 8
Armida Tini 6


[img=http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/4412/tini1930.th.jpg]

Edit to add:

Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996
about Nellie Tini
Name: Nellie Tini
Birth Date: 30 Apr 1905
Death Date: 13 Feb 1981
Gender: Female
Residence: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Place of Death: Farmington Hills, Oakland, Michigan

Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996
about Romeo Tini
Name: Romeo Tini
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1990
Death Date: 22 Apr 1975
Gender: Male
Residence: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
Place of Death: Farmington Hills, Oakland, Michigan

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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby pink67 » 23 Jul 2009, 21:01

:D Gerardo Rinaldi's May 1907 arrival (second arrival in the U.S as he stated he was in the U.S. from 1906 to 1907):

from Ancestry.com:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Geraldi Ranaldi
Name: Geraldi Ranaldi
Arrival Date: 28 May 1907
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Havre
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: La Bretagne
Search Ship Database: View the La Bretagne in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 19
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_906
Birth Location Other: fillalatina caserte right spell Villa Latina :!:
Page Number: 47

[img=http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8945/rinaldigerardo1907arriv.th.jpg]


so, Villa Latina is definitely the right place of origin of this family :D

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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby pink67 » 24 Jul 2009, 15:02

Scott :D

this is the 1930 census manifest for Rose Rinaldi (Giovanna's daughter born in Italy)

1930 United States Federal Census
about Ross Rinaldi
Name: Ross Rinaldi
Home in 1930: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan
View Map
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1907
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Roomer
Race: White
Occupation:
Education:
Military service:
Rent/home value:
Age at first marriage:
Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Noel Brancart 68
Blanche Brancart 56
Victor Brancart ,27
Conctant Brancart 23
Ross Rinaldi 23 female, single, born in Italy to Scottish parents, Alien, year of immigr. 1909, occupation Inspectory in a Automotor? Factory

[img=http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/4817/rinaldirosa1930census.th.jpg]

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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby Italysearcher » 24 Jul 2009, 18:46

Remember that prior to 1833 Villa Latina was under Atina.
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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby Scottclair625 » 28 Jul 2009, 00:48

I'd love to know who this aunt, Domenica Fusco was? As far as I'm aware her father did not have a sister of this name, unless she was perhaps the wife of one of his brothers?

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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby Italysearcher » 28 Jul 2009, 06:53

Italian women retain their own surnames so just might be an aunt from another line. There are lots of Fusco in the area.
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Re: Giovanna Fusco or Rinaldi

Postby Scottclair625 » 28 Jul 2009, 13:10

Would anyone perhaps know if there was any additional information about this aunt in perhaps any of Giovanna's immigration papers, other than her name or location?


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