Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

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Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby Nancee » 11 Jul 2010, 16:59

I found the name of a city, Amurusso--not sure if the spelling is correct. But, I cannot find it anywheres. It's where my mother's father was born. I am probably spelling it wrong?

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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Jul 2010, 17:14

Hello and welcome! :-)

Where did you find this town? If it was a written document, you can scan and post it here and we can take a look. If it was on a birth record, sometimes the script is hard to read, so we can help.

Meanwhile...
This site lists the franzioni (villages) and localities of Italy alphabetically.
See if anything looks similar to Amurusso...

http://www.italyworldclub.com/italian_frazioni/

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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby Tessa78 » 11 Jul 2010, 17:22

A possibility would be Amorosi in the Province of Benevento, Campania Region.


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


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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby PeterTimber » 11 Jul 2010, 19:26

www.tuttitalia.it/campania/41-amorosi and scroll down to MUNICIPIO for address to write for documents free of charge. www to the right is for tourist stuff. =Peter=
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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby Seraphina » 11 Jul 2010, 19:43

Hi Nancee,

If you tell us the surname of your maternal grandfather, it might help to find the right place of his birth.

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Postby Nancee » 12 Jul 2010, 14:05

His name was Carlo Riccardi (I think this is is the spelling) but changed to "Richards" when he went to America. The only thing I have is my mother telling me years ago that he was born in Amurusso, but I don't recall if she spelled it for me or I took the liberty of doing it myself.
It has to be close cuz she had a great memory and I know she knew where he was born. The mom was Francesca Marabello, born in Raiano.

Thanks for your help. Geez, you guys are good at this stuff! I'm a novice and have no clue about any of it.

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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby PeterTimber » 12 Jul 2010, 15:10

Here is a short study on Italian Genealogy which will bring you up to snuff and make it easier for you to help us help you.

www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/fr ... earch.html

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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby Tessa78 » 12 Jul 2010, 15:21

Nancee,

Do you have an approximate year of birth for Carlo?

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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby Seraphina » 12 Jul 2010, 15:24

Hi Nancee,

Tessa & Peter are correct. The comune of Raiano is near Caserta, and there is a comune or frazione in the same area called Amorosi, in the province of Benevento.

So that's the place to research.

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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby Tessa78 » 12 Jul 2010, 15:31

Possible relative?
....manfiest 1911 (listed as Carmine Riccardi from Amorosi)
Age 16, carpenter, leaving father Luigi in Amorosi, going to his Aunt Lucia Riccardi in Rochester, NY

page 1 (line 12)
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0012

page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0012

Possible manifest for aunt Lucia...1903 from Amorosi

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0022

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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby Nancee » 12 Jul 2010, 16:53

My grandmother, Francesca Marabello, was born in 1888 so I imagine he was born close to that, maybe 1883-1888.
But, he was definitely a Carlo, I'm 90% sure, and I don't know what his line of work was or remember anyone talking about it.
But, I think Amorosi is a definite. Interesting that Raiano and Amorosi are close together--that would explain them meeting and marrying.

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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby Nancee » 12 Jul 2010, 16:59

PeterTimber wrote:Here is a short study on Italian Genealogy which will bring you up to snuff and make it easier for you to help us help you.

www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/fr ... earch.html

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That link didn't work for me. But, maybe there's another that will? Thanks.

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Postby Tessa78 » 12 Jul 2010, 18:19

Here is the link that Peter provided above...

Hope this one works... :-?

http://www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwi ... earch.html

Do you know if Carlo and Francesca were married in Italy or US?

Where in US did they live?

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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby Tessa78 » 12 Jul 2010, 18:35

Possible 1899 manifest ...Carlo Ricciardi, 21, single, from Amorosi... going to an uncle Antonio Materi in Glasgow, NY.

Anything sound familiar?

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/5653/r ... nifest.jpg

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Re: Is there a town/city named Amurusso located in Italy?

Postby Nancee » 12 Jul 2010, 18:56

Wow. I know that the 3 boys-- William, Earl and Joseph--were born in East Kingston, NY cuz I wrote it down. I looked at the map and Glasco (I think Glascow is now Glasco) is maybe 15 miles north of East Kingston! That would have made him 10 years older than the wife, Francesca-1888. The 2 girls: Anna and Filamegna were born in Schnecteday, NY and my mother Antointette was born in Hudson, NY

That makes Francesca 11 years old in 1899. They didn't marry that early? God, I hope not! So, maybe they met and married here in America.


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