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Can't Seem to Find City

Postby ashevcarco » 03 Mar 2012, 08:11

I'm looking at my husband's great grandfather's World War 1 draft registration card. He wrote for place of birth "Ucerre," or that's what it looks like (and it seems to be very clearly written). He was born 2/28/1888. I can't seem to find a town with that name. I think my mother-in-law said my father-in-law's family came from Naples. Any help with this?
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Re: Can't Seem to Find City

Postby adelfio » 03 Mar 2012, 16:14

Welcome to the website How about some info name,where lived, abt birtdate?


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Re: Can't Seem to Find City

Postby ashevcarco » 03 Mar 2012, 18:23

Here he was John Pisco, born 2/28/1888. All we know about him is that he came to the US at about 16 years old with his father. We don't know where he was born but were told he came from Naples area. His mother (don't know her name) died young. The draft registration card said he had one brother. I don't know if the brother came here with him. Never any mention by family here that there was a brother living here. We don't know what port he arrived at in the US.
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Re: Can't Seem to Find City

Postby suanj » 03 Mar 2012, 18:45

I believe that the birth place could be Acerra ( Napoli province)... the surname must be Piscopo and no just Pisco... becoming Pisco in USA.. but also in Acerra exist Prisco...
however in Acerra births I found( 1886-1888) some Giovanni Piscopo but no one born in February; instead I found a Giovanni Piscopo born in Acerra on 1 feb 1889 son of Vincenzo Piscopo and Tommasina Di Mase
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... c=12768328
the father of this Giovanni(=John) Piscopo came in USA in 1909:
pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0019
pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0019 and joining at brother in law Pasquale Di Mase...
if my idea is right abt the birthplace (Acerra) we can search a Giovanni Piscopo ship's manifest... you know John Pisco parent's names?

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Re: Can't Seem to Find City

Postby ashevcarco » 04 Mar 2012, 01:00

No, don't know anything else about John Pisco's family (parents or wife). He ended up in Hannibal, Missouri working for the Atlas Cement Plant. There were many other Italians working there, too.
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Re: Can't Seem to Find City

Postby ashevcarco » 04 Mar 2012, 02:59

I've been looking through some other information and it's possible his birthday was 2/28/1890. I think he ended up in Kansas City, Kansas prior to moving to Ilasco, Missouri. He had two brothers, both died young before 1940. He came to US with his father but his father went back to Italy.
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Re: Can't Seem to Find City

Postby suanj » 04 Mar 2012, 08:03

ok... Acerra birthplace is right... I have no doubts.... as a well surname spelling: Piscopo

in 1890 Acerra births it are some Giovanni Piscopo but no born in February... Giovanni Piscopo is a popular name in Acerra....

the only Giovanni Piscopo born in Acerra in February, between 1886 and 1890 it is the:

Giovanni Piscopo born in Acerra on 1 feb 1889 son of Vincenzo Piscopo and Tommasina Di Mase...

I cannot find any census abt your John Pisco... and no other records...
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Re: Can't Seem to Find City

Postby ashevcarco » 04 Mar 2012, 19:08

I certainly appreciate all that you've done to help me in this search. I contacted another relative here to see if she can give me any other info at all about background. Don't think she has any but thought I'd give it another try anyway. Again, thank you.
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