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Vessecchia Family

Postby shoes » 21 Apr 2010, 12:33

Hello, I just starting out and would like to know any information on the Vessecchia family. I believe that they come from the town of Colle Sannita. My grandfather was born here in America, but his oldest sibling was born in Italy. Her name as I knew her was Lilly. I do know from what my grandfather told me that she had come to America as a small child 6 or 7 years in age. From some records that I have found there was a small girl named Libera that was on a manifest in 1906. I beleive that my great grandfathers name was Guiseppe Vessecchia. Can you tell me if Libera in fact was the daughter of Guiseppe and if so can you supply his wife's name as well. Any other information on the family would be appreciated as well.

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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby maestra36 » 21 Apr 2010, 12:45

If you look at the manifest for the passenger ship you are talking about, the wife was traveling with the daughter, 6 year old Libera Vessecchia. The mother's name was Rosa Galasso and she was traveling to her husband Giuseppe in NY

Ship: The Antonio Lopez March 14, 1906. Their last residence was Colle Sannito.

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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby shoes » 21 Apr 2010, 12:49

Thank you so much for the information. Is there any other information on any silbings and parents of Guiseppe and Rosa?

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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby liviomoreno » 21 Apr 2010, 12:50

This is the manifest you are referring... (line 7)
http://www.ellisisland.org/cgi-bin/tif2gif.exe?T=\\192.168.100.11\IMAGES\T715-0675\T715-06750466.TIF&S=1
Libera Vessecchia is traveling with her mother Rosa Galasso and she is joining her father Giuseppe in New York

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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby maestra36 » 21 Apr 2010, 12:59

You will need to search the surname Vessecchia either on ellisislandrecords.org or on www.stevemorse.org (use the gold form) and you will see others with the last name from the same town. You will have to go through each passenger list yourself, reading the information on each, to see if you can determine who might be related to Giuseppe's family.

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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby wldspirit » 21 Apr 2010, 14:06

In order for members to provide accurate help, more detail is needed.

Starting with what you know to be solid information, working back one generation at a time. Placing the family on US records is a great way to start, and will enable you to get a clear picture of the family unit. :wink:

Where in the US did the family reside? Do you have any birth dates? Place? Marriage records? Spouse's name? Maiden name if known....children and birth dates? Even a rough estimate will help...Death dates? Place?

I beleive that my grandfathers name was Guiseppe Vessecchia.


If he used the name Joseph, his birth name could very well have been Guiseppe.
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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby liviomoreno » 21 Apr 2010, 14:10

wldspirit wrote:
I beleive that my grandfathers name was Guiseppe Vessecchia.


If he used the name Joseph, his birth name could very well have been Guiseppe.


The correct spelling is Giuseppe... :roll:

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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby wldspirit » 21 Apr 2010, 14:14

Soo sorry if I offended you....I'll make sure to check my spelling more carefully! :roll:

Have a fantastic day!! :D
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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby shoes » 21 Apr 2010, 15:06

My grandfather Gisberto Vessecchia son of Giuseppe Vessecchia and Rosa Galasso, was born in New York on December 11, 1908 and his wife Christina Mascia born January 21, 1914 they were married cira 1936 in New York. Parents of Joseph L. Vessecchia born January 18, 1939 and Louis L. Vessecchia born April 10, 1948 both in New York. Joseph L. married Rosemarie Borelli cira 1960. Louis L. married Joann Dadabo born July 10, 1950, on June 17, 1972. Joseph has three sons, Joseph born January 10, 1963, and Robert and Gary born on May 4, 1965 all in the Bronx, NY. Louis L. has a son Louis N. born January 10, 1975 and a Daughter Danielle born Feburary 14, 1979 both in the Bronx, NY.

Dates of death:

Gisberto - August 25, 1997
Christina - January 23, 2006
Louis L. - March 19, 2010

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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby wldspirit » 21 Apr 2010, 16:29

Does this appear to be the correct family?

1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph Vassecchia
Home in 1930: Bronx, Bronx, New York
Age: 56
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Rose
Race: White
Occupation: fruit dealer

Husband's age at marriage, 25. Wife, 19.

Joseph list immigration as 1901, Rose as 1906.

Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Vassecchia 56
Rose Vassecchia 51
Anthony Vassecchia 23
Albert Vassecchia 21
Tessie Vassecchia 19
John Vassecchia 17
Harvey Vassecchia 16
Helen Vassecchia 14
Iolaudo Vassecchia 12
Antonett Vassecchia 10

Manifest for GIUSEPPE:


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Name: Guiseppe Vessecchia
Arrival Date: 19 Aug 1901
Estimated birth year: abt 1874
Age: 27
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Napoli
Ethnicity/Race-
/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: Lombardia
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 21
Microfilm Serial: 15
Microfilm Roll: T715_217
Page Number: 128

Note the town name is the same, COLLE SANNITA, and he is joining what appears to be his Uncle Vitto Galasso.
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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby wldspirit » 21 Apr 2010, 16:42

Possible marriage record for Lilly:

Vessecchia Lillian Dec 22 1921 5634 Bronx

Groom's name: Cucchiarella Mariano Dec 22 1921 Bronx 5634

and another one, same groom, different date:

Vessecchia Lillian Apr 23 1922 1720

These can be obtained at the following site:

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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby vj » 21 Apr 2010, 16:44

Hello Louis :D
The LDS Library has records for Colle Sannita up until 1860
For more recent family records you could write to the comune.
Valarie

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Note from member pink67 (Laura):
If the document is for citizenship purpose you have to ask for the "Estratto dell'atto di nascita in modello plurilingue"

Or other helpful form letters:
http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... tters.html


Address:

Comune di Colle Sannita
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Corso Umberto
82024 Colle Sannita BN
ITALY


http://www.tuttitalia.it/campania/66-colle-sannita/
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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby vj » 21 Apr 2010, 16:52

Here's a bit about the microfilm at the Family History Center (LDS)

Your nearest Family History Center can order records for Colle Sannita on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Family History Library Catalog:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp

Topic:
Italy, Benevento, Colle Sannita - Civil registration
Titles:
Registri dello stato civile di Colle Sannita (Benevento), 1809-1860
Colle Sannita (Benevento).
Ufficio dello stato civile


Film notes for Colle Sannita: http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... +Colle+San &columns=*,0,0
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Louis,
In case you aren’t familiar with the Family History Center & Italian records

FamilySearch Home Page
Includes how to find your nearest local Family History Center

A helpful essay written by Trish, one of our forum members:
Steps for Finding Microfilm at the Family History Center
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Italian Record Research from FamilySearch guides:
Italy Research Outline
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Also from FamilySearch (PDF format)
Italian Records Extraction - An Instructional Guide
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Three terrific books that may help you to find, read & understand your records:

Italian Genealogical Records
How to Use Italian Civil, Ecclesiastical, &
Other Records in Family History Research

By Tafford R Cole
google book link

A Genealogist’s Guide to
Discovering Your Italian Ancestors
How to find and record your unique heritage
By Lynn Nelson
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Finding Italian Roots
By John Philip Colletta, PhD
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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby vj » 21 Apr 2010, 17:02

For reference, here are links to the records that wldspirit :D posted
ancestry. com versions

1930 census
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/4624/1930k.jpg

1901 manifest
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/1698/1901x.jpg
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Louis,
Not sure which US records you're missing...
Valarie

Galasso
the 1906 manifest you mentioned (Livio's link doesn't seem to be working)
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0006

1906 detained page
from ancestry. com
http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/772/190601.jpg

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Re: Vessecchia Family

Postby shoes » 21 Apr 2010, 17:45

I would like to thank everyone, you have all been so very helpful. And to answer your question yes this is the family.

Louis


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