Viola Surname in Colle Sannita

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Viola Surname in Colle Sannita

Postby Viola » 09 Aug 2009, 02:58

Hello,

I am trying to find any information about the Viola family from Colle Sannita. The only records my family has on my grandfather, Giuseppe Viola, is that he was born in Colle Sannita on January 24, 1887 and emigrated to the US in 1906. We have now idea of siblings or relatives or even how he came to the US (he died in 1965 before I was born).

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Viola Surname in Colle Sannita

Postby suanj » 09 Aug 2009, 12:50

Hi your ancestor, complete name, it was Giuseppe Antonio Viola:
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Guiseppe Anthony Viola
Name: Guiseppe Anthony Viola
Birth Date: 24 Jan 1887
Birth Place: Calle Sanite, Italy
Residence: Lackawanna, Pennsylvania
Roll: WW2_2281566

and emigrated in Jun 12, 1907, joing at Francesco Pilla friend

First Name: G. Antonio
Last Name: Viola
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: Colle Sannita, Italy
Date of Arrival: Jun 12, 1907
Age at Arrival: 20y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Manuel Calvo
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0010

http://www.ellisisland.org/search/shipm ... 4570010070
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Re: Viola Surname in Colle Sannita

Postby vj » 09 Aug 2009, 13:10

Hi Brian!
If this is your Giuseppe Viola, you can also order his SS Application
Valarie

Name: Joseph Viola
SSN: 206-10-xxxx
Born: 24 Jan 1887
Died: Feb 1960
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
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Social Security Application SS-5


His SS# is available here if you don’t already have it:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... _form=true

About the SS Application:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/online_re ... equest.htm
The SS-5, or Application for Social Security Number is a great resource for learning more about individuals who died after about 1960, and generally includes the following:
- Full name
- Full name at birth, including maiden name
- Present mailing address
- Age at last birthday
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Father's full name
- Mother's full name, including maiden name
- Sex
- Race as indicated by the applicant
- Whether the applicant ever applied for Social Security or Railroad Retirement before
- Current employer's name and address
- Date signed
- Applicant's signature


Order form SSA-711 (can be done online):
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm

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Re: Viola Surname in Colle Sannita

Postby Viola » 09 Aug 2009, 14:20

Thanks Suanj and VJ.....It looks like it may be some of the info I'm looking for.

Although he had 7 children with my grandmother (including my father), not one of them know any real history of the man, only rumors. Supposedly he was in Canada for a while before 1927 and might have two brothers, but that's all I know. On his Alien Registration it says he walked across the border at Niagra Falls, NY to permenantly settle here.

My next step would be to back track he and his family in Colle Sannita and then try to figure out why he was in Canada on and off for 20 years after his arrival in the US before settling in Dunmore, Pa. (Scranton area) to marry my grandmother...

Any other suggestions would be welcome!

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Re: Viola Surname in Colle Sannita

Postby suanj » 09 Aug 2009, 14:29

maybe can be interesting for you:
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
about Giuseppe Viola
Name: Giuseppe Viola
Arrival Date: 17 Mar 1921
Age: 34
Birth Date: abt 1887
Birthplace: Collo Sanito Beneventa
Birth Country: Italy

Port of Arrival: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Record has photo?: No

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Re: Viola Surname in Colle Sannita

Postby vj » 09 Aug 2009, 14:35

suanj wrote:maybe can be interesting for you:
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956
about Giuseppe Viola
Name: Giuseppe Viola
Arrival Date: 17 Mar 1921
Age: 34
Birth Date: abt 1887
Birthplace: Collo Sanito Beneventa
Birth Country: Italy

Port of Arrival: Niagara Falls, New York, USA
Record has photo?: No

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Link to suanj's :D 1921 boarder crossing find:
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"arrived on foot"

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Re: Viola Surname in Colle Sannita

Postby Viola » 09 Aug 2009, 15:06

Guys,

Nice job again!

Are there similar records for Canada? Where can I find them? Hopefully if those records exist I can find out who/where he was going when he headed there originally!

Thank you!

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Re: Viola Surname in Colle Sannita

Postby wldspirit » 09 Aug 2009, 20:26

Possible manifest into Canada, appears to be second trip? Writing to small for these eyes!!

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935

Name: Giuseppe Viola
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Date of Arrival: 25 Jun 1913
Vessel: Campanello
Port of Arrival: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Port of Departure: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Roll: T-4750

http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4268/violaa.jpg

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Re: Viola Surname in Colle Sannita

Postby Viola » 09 Aug 2009, 23:47

Thank You Wldspirit.....It's pretty interesting stuff. Who knows, maybe after coming to the US he left to go back to Italy and then went to Canada......The interesting part in the manifest you gave is that he is married at the time (if this is indeed my grandfather). My grandmother was 18 when they married and he was 20 years older so perhaps he was married twice!

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