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Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby Sangerine » 28 Aug 2010, 23:44

My grandparents were from Sicily but I don't know what city, town or village. I have no living relatives that know where in Sicily they were born. My grandfather was Frank Acquisto b. Oct. 1899 d. Jan. 1953, Trenton, N.J. and was married to Anora Soriero in Sicily, I don't know her birth/death date, I do know she also died in Trenton, N.J. in her early 30's. If anyone knows of a way I could obtain the city, town or village they were from at least it would be a start.

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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby suanj » 29 Aug 2010, 04:38

Hi, I found some Frank Acquisto, but the birth year is different:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Frank Acquisto
Name: Frank Acquisto
[Frank Acquista]
Home in 1920: Trenton Ward 5, Mercer, New Jersey
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Italy

Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Anna Acquisto
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1910
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Acquisto 25
Anna Acquisto 17 (b. 1903 Pennsylvania??)


1930 United States Federal Census
about Frank Acquisto
Name: Frank Acquisto
Home in 1930: Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey

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Age: 41
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Mary Acquisto

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
Frank Acquisto 41
Mary Acquisto 30
Stella Acquisto 12
Mario Delucca 11
Carmella Acquisto 6
Domenica Acquisto 2


abt this Frank Acquisto born in 1889 (wife Mary) :

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Frank Acayisto
Name: Frank Acayisto (Acquisto)
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1889
Birth Place:
Residence: Trenton, New Jersey
Race: White
Roll: WWII_2275854

and:

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Frank Aginto
Name: Frank Aginto (Acquisto)
City: Trenton
County: Mercer
State: New Jersey
Birthplace: Sicily;Italy
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1889

Race: Caucasian (White)
FHL Roll Number: 1754444
DraftBoard: 3

single...

I know not if the censuses are abt same Frank Acquisto (and the birthyear is a error) that married 2 times, one with Anna and one with Mary however in Trenton, NJ that is what I found...
you sure abt birthyear 1899 and not 1889?
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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby suanj » 29 Aug 2010, 08:21

a trip of Anna Soriero in travel with sister Maria and the mother G. Domenica ( aready in USA in previous trip, for 12 years, in New Castle PA); joining at Angelo father;
Anna was born in USA as a well the little sister...

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Anna Soriero
Name: Anna Soriero
Arrival Date: 2 Nov 1900
Birth Year: abt 1898
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race¬/Nationality: Italian
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Kaiser Wilhelm II
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013

coming from Colliano town in Salerno province... your suggestions?
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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby misbris » 29 Aug 2010, 15:37

Hi suanj, :lol:

I think you are right about birth year and and location of Sorieros.

I did not post before because of the conflicts in dates and places. I could find no Soriero from Sicily. Is it possible that Frank and Anna married in the US? I also found this manifest (Frank did not sail) but it gives the 1889 birth date.( and he was single)

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0003

Town is Castelermini.

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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby suanj » 29 Aug 2010, 16:09

Hi misbris, thank you for the reply; sure they married in USA, and sure Frank married two times, now I am positive abt that; the second wife was probably a widow because Mario Delucca (De Lucia) was no the son of Frank, but only the son of Mary..
I also found the ship's manifest that you found and I believe that is correct... If you look the 1920 census the birthyears are both wrong of 5; in effects Anna was born in 1898 in USA and Frank in 1889 in Italy... on ancestry.com it are a genealogic tree and seeming that Anna had a daughter (Stella Philomena Acquisto) born in 1918... in the census appearing not the daughter, but I am sure that the censuses are abt the right Frank Acquisto...
also on the genealogic tree the italian birthplace is Casteldaccia, but frankly I believe no right; I am positive abt Casteltermini... so the ship's manifest is right, surely....
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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby misbris » 29 Aug 2010, 16:17

Incorrect manifest

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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby Biff83 » 29 Aug 2010, 16:32

Possible 1913 manifest for Francesco Acquisto, line 16

Name: Francesco Acquisto
Arrival Date: 22 Apr 1913
Age: 24 Years
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Canopic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Nearest relative in Italy: brother Silvestre in Casteltermini
Friend's Name: Vincenzo Acquisto in Bayonne, NJ
Birthplace: Alcamo

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http://a.imageshack.us/img801/4590/zzacquisto1913.jpg

Page 2
http://a.imageshack.us/img227/2641/zzacquisto19132.jpg

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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby suanj » 29 Aug 2010, 16:39

suanj wrote:a trip of Anna Soriero in travel with sister Maria and the mother G. Domenica ( aready in USA in previous trip, for 12 years, in New Castle PA); joining at Angelo father;
Anna was born in USA as a well the little sister...

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Anna Soriero
Name: Anna Soriero
Arrival Date: 2 Nov 1900
Birth Year: abt 1898
Age: 2
Gender: Female
Ethnicity/Race¬/Nationality: Italian
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Kaiser Wilhelm II
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013

coming from Colliano town in Salerno province... your suggestions?
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Hi misbris,
I am wrong... the surname of this Anna is a error...
Soriero was the maiden name of mother...
the children are listed under mother maiden name... instead for some reason... :roll:
the father first name is Angelo and the surname is G.lla....

and at line 16 the mystery is solved
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013

GAGLIUCCIELLA/O Domenica age 24 also going in New Castle PA and joining at Angelo brother....

so this ship's manifest is no right, sorry... but the problem was that the children travelled under mother maiden name...
so we must search the right Anna Soriero because the ship's manifest is abt a Anna GAGLIUCCIELLA/O...

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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby suanj » 29 Aug 2010, 16:50

Biff83 wrote:Possible 1913 manifest for Francesco Acquisto, line 16

Name: Francesco Acquisto
Arrival Date: 22 Apr 1913
Age: 24 Years
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Canopic
Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts
Nearest relative in Italy: brother Salvatore in Casteltermini
Friend's Name: Vincenzo Acquisto in Bayonne, NJ
Birthplace: Alcamo

Page 1
http://a.imageshack.us/img801/4590/zzacquisto1913.jpg

Page 2
http://a.imageshack.us/img227/2641/zzacquisto19132.jpg

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It is he! on the second page of ship's manifest in "marks of identification" a scar on left eye and here the second page of WWII draft registration card:
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/9225 ... dpage2.jpg

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Frank Acayisto
Name: Frank Acayisto
Birth Date: 8 Oct 1889
Birth Place:
Residence: Trenton, New Jersey
Race: White
Roll: WWII_2275854

so was born in Alcamo! brother Vincenzo in Bayonne NJ and brother Silvestre in Casteltermini!
It is he! Great find Biff!
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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby suanj » 29 Aug 2010, 17:16

and again some correction, I hope in some suggestion:

1. the WWI and WWII draft registration card abt Frank Acquisto are OK

2.the 1920 census seemed correct, because it are only this Frank Acquisto in Trenton, NJ, instead I am no more sure, because this Frank Acquisto wife Anna born in Pennsylvania, declared himself naturalized in 1918:
1920 United States Federal Census
about Frank Acquisto
Name: Frank Acquisto
[Frank Acquista]
Home in 1920: Trenton Ward 5, Mercer, New Jersey
Age: 25
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Anna Acquisto
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1910
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Acquisto 25
Anna Acquisto 17 (b. 1903 Pennsylvania??)

http://img716.imageshack.us/img716/4875 ... quisto.jpg

3.INSTEAD the Frank Acquisto in 1930 is ALIEN... so MAYBE they are no same person... or the data in 1920 census are no rights....

because by ships manifest found by Biff, that seeming very right, the date of naturalization is 4 june 1940 http://a.imageshack.us/img801/4590/zzacquisto1913.jpg

Here the 1930 census:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Frank Acquisto
Name: Frank Acquisto
Home in 1930: Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey
View Map
Age: 41
Estimated birth year: abt 1889
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Mary Acquisto
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
Frank Acquisto 41
Mary Acquisto 30
Stella Acquisto 12 ( born from Anna/Anora...? Soriero )
Mario Delucca 11
Carmella Acquisto 6
Domenica Acquisto 2

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/9365 ... quisto.jpg
and this data are also OK

4.so I know not if the 1920 census is right... but it is the only that I found....

5. by ancestry.com, the genealogic tree:
Name: Frank Acquisto
Birth: Abt 1889 - Casteldaccia, Sicilia, Italy (?? :roll: )
Death: 4 Jan 1953 - Trenton, New Jersey
Marriage: Italy
1° Spouse: Anora Soriero

child: Stella Philomena Acquisto 1918 – 1986

2° Spouse: Mary De Lucia 1900 – 1971

so the only doubt is abt 1920 census...
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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby misbris » 29 Aug 2010, 17:47

I wonder if that is Sandi's tree? Suanj, I think it is the right census. but just a mistake on citizenship.

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Postby suanj » 29 Aug 2010, 19:10

Thank you misbris!
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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby Sangerine » 12 Sep 2010, 22:12

Thank you all for your help. I am going to write to the Vital Records in Alcamo, Italy and try to obtain a copy of my grandfather Francesco Acquisto's birth certificate.
I phoned the Italian Consulate and they told me they couldn't help. My question is: Does my letter have to be in Italian and how do I know what the fee is? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Oh, unfortunately, I don't speak, read nor write Italian.
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Re: Searching for Acquisto and Soriero

Postby vj » 12 Sep 2010, 22:28

Sangerine wrote:Thank you all for your help. I am going to write to the Vital Records in Alcamo, Italy and try to obtain a copy of my grandfather Francesco Acquisto's birth certificate.
I phoned the Italian Consulate and they told me they couldn't help. My question is: Does my letter have to be in Italian and how do I know what the fee is? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Oh, unfortunately, I don't speak, read nor write Italian.
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Hi Sandi,
Your letter needs to be in Italian
There’s no charge – they’ll let you know if there’s a fee for copying
Sending a self-addressed unstamped envelope is often appreciated
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Italian form letter generator with instructions:
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Address:

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