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Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby jamesy1 » 03 Oct 2011, 18:06

I am trying to find a jewelry store that my great great grandfather owned in Palermo during the mid to late 1800's. His name was Guiseppe Papadopoli or could be Paparopoli. Some places show either one of these names. My aunt who is now 93 says her mother, my great grandmother used to tell her that her father owned one of the biggest jewelry stores in Palermo. Her mother emigrated to US in 1903 to avoid an arranged marriage. Her name was Giovanna Emanuele Papadopoli or Paparopoli. Any suggestions on where I could go about trying to find information on this jewelery store?
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Re: Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby pink67 » 03 Oct 2011, 20:08

I believe the correct lastname was Paparopoli...
These are interesting records for you from the site Ancestry.com :

Palermo, Matrimoni in Italia, 1820-1895
Palermo, Italy, Marriages, 1820-1895

Name: Giuseppo Paparopoli
Spouse: Isabella Emmanude
Marriage Date: 14 lug 1870 (14 Jul 1870)
Marriage Place: Citta, Palermo
Father Name: Francesco Paparopoli
Mother Name: Annunziata Lucci
Volume: 19
Number: 73

marriages for Giuseppe's sisters:

marriage in the same date:
Palermo, Matrimoni in Italia, 1820-1895
Palermo, Italy, Marriages, 1820-1895

Name: Adelaide Paparopoli
Spouse: Giuseppe Ulhrich
Marriage Date: 14 lug 1870 (14 Jul 1870)
Marriage Place: Citta, Palermo
Father Name: Francesco Paparopoli
Mother Name: Annunziata Lucci
Volume: 19
Number: 574

Palermo, Matrimoni in Italia, 1820-1895
Palermo, Italy, Marriages, 1820-1895

Name: Giovanna Paparopoli
Spouse: Genuaro Vitu
Marriage Date: 29 apr 1867
Marriage Place: Citta, Palermo
Father Name: Francesco Paparopoli
Mother Name: Annunziata Lucci

these are the marriage dates for Giovanna (Giuseppe's daughter) form the site Familysearch.org:

New York Marriages, 1686-1980

Groom's Name: Francesco Deluca
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Giovanna Paparopoli
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 06 Jun 1904
Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, New York
Groom's Father's Name: Giuseppe
Groom's Mother's Name: Maria Demena
Bride's Father's Name: Giuseppe
Bride's Mother's Name: Isabella Emanneli

Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00054-4
System Origin: New_York-ODM
Source Film Number: 1556692
Reference Number:

I found just a little reference on Googlebooks about Giuseppe Paparopoli as jeweler

http://books.google.it/books?id=k2QpAAA ... li&f=false

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Re: Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby jamesy1 » 03 Oct 2011, 21:15

I have family tree on ancestry with a lot of that information on it but thank you so much for looking for me. The reference to the google book was great! Is the information on that the address of where they were located in Palermo? I don't know how long they have the jewelers after my ggrandmother left but would love to get a picture of the building for my aunt!
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Re: Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby jamesy1 » 04 Oct 2011, 16:31

when I read the excerpt from the book about Palermo it showed Paparopoli via degli orefici. Is that the street address? Trying to find a map that will show me where it was and maybe a picture of the building.
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Re: Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby jamesy1 » 07 Oct 2011, 19:32

Just thought of this, is there anything like a City Directory of businesses or something for late 1800's early 1900's for the City of Palermo? I don't know if that is something they had or not. Maybe someone else would know?
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Re: Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby nazca » 10 Oct 2011, 20:00

Hi ,
i have 2 city directories dated 1870 and 1890 but i can't find the street you are looking for. I never heard 'via degli orefici' but in the city of Palermo is still an ancient and famous street called "Via Argenteria" (argenteria=silverware). in that street there were the shops of goldsmiths and jewelers. Maybe people usually called that street as "orefici" (goldsmith).

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Re: Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby jamesy1 » 11 Oct 2011, 14:24

Thanks for the reply. Does your city directory list businesses in Palermo at the time? Could you check on Papadopoli or Paparopoli Jewlery?
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Re: Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby nazca » 11 Oct 2011, 18:21

Hi,
unfortunately city directory don't include business.i'm searching in old books that tell the story of Palermo if i can find something about your relative. I think the surname is Paparopoli . We have people with this surname in Palermo provice.

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Re: Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby jamesy1 » 11 Oct 2011, 19:47

Thank you for checking for me. I have no other sources I can think of to find out this information.
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Re: Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby nazca » 26 Nov 2011, 12:11

Hi,
i can't find the Paparopoli Jewelery store but i found in an old book that there was 29 jewelery store in "Via Argenteria". I found a picture in that book and i uploaded it:
try this is link
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/8466 ... nteria.jpg
or this
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/70 ... teria.jpg/
Now "via argenteria" is in very poor condition, take a look :
http://img.fotocommunity.com/images/Sog ... 080580.jpg

the last century there was hundreds stores now only abandoned houses and buildings.

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Re: Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby jamesy1 » 27 Nov 2011, 05:01

Thank you for those pictures! I appreciate you taking the time to look for this for me. It looks as though a lot of businesses were in that street and as you say maybe they just called it goldsmith because of it being jewelers. Thanks again!
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Re: Jewelery Store in Palermo mid to late 1800's?

Postby leftynomor » 22 Nov 2013, 01:54

Anyone out there that. An help me with my grandfather, Vincenzo Papadopoli (Paparopoli)? He married Caterina Castro, also from Palermo.
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