In the year 1584 in Buccheri there were many families with the surnames Buscema or Buxema and Di Pasquale: those of Filippa Buscema Francesco Buscema Francesco Buscema Giuseppe Buscema Agata di Buscema Giuseppe di Buscema Laura di Buscema Antonello Buxema Antonello Buxema Filippo Buxema Francesco Buxema Giovanna Buxema Pasquale Buxema Rocco Buxema Barbarino di Pasquale Bastiano di Pasquale Filippo di Pasquale Francesco di Pasquale Francesco di Pasquale Martino di Pasquale Salvatore di Pasquale Bastiano Pasquali Carmelo Pasquali Giuvanna di Pasquali Giuseppe di Pasquali
sjbuscema wrote:Sorry, Children were Vito born in Buccheri, and Sabastiano,Salvatore, James(my father) born in Lawrence, Ma. There was a sister Grazia, who died but I don't know where.
Here is the birth record for Sebastiano Buscema, born in Buccheri at 5:15 on 30 August 1901 to Maddalena Dipasquale, wife of Salvatore Buscema, peasant farmer, both residents of the comune of Buccheri. The midwife, Concetta Cappasella, age 71, made the presentation of the child at the town hall on 2 September because the wife of Dipasquale was away. Unfortunately, the name of Salvatore's and Maddalena's parents are not listed. Neither is their age.
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Birth record #162 in 1905 for Salvatore Buscema Born on 17 August at 4 AM to Maria Maddalena Dipasquale and to Salvatore Buscema, 32, peasant farmer, living at Via Monastero #90
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Birth Record #28 in 1907 for Vito Buscema Born 16 February 1907 at 5 AM To maria Maddalena Dipasquale and to Salvatore Buscema, 33, peasant farmer
sjbuscema wrote:Sorry, Children were Vito born in Buccheri, and Sabastiano, Salvatore, James(my father) born in Lawrence, Ma. There was a sister Grazia, who died but I don't know where.
Taking a look at the 1910 US Census for Salvatore and Mary Buscema in Lawrence, MA... It indicates that Salvatore immigrated about 1908 and Mary and son, Vito, in 1909. They have been married for 12 years. This would make the marriage about 1898 It also indicates that Mary has had 5 children, but only 1 is living. Sooo, it appears that Sebastiano, Salvatore, whose birth records are in my earlier post, and Grazia (as you stated above) were deceased; and there was another child as well. I am thinking that Maria brought only one child from Italy, Vito...
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Based on this index of 1920 US Census... Salvatore and Maria had additional children, to whom were given the names of Sebastiano, and Salvatore. A common practice... You will notice that the surname is very misspelled in this index.
Name: Salvatore Busceone Residence: City Of Lawrence 2, Essex, Massachusetts Estimated Birth Year: 1874 Age: 46 Birthplace: Italy Relationship to Head of Household: Self Gender: Male Race: White Marital Status: Married Father's Birthplace: Mother's Birthplace: Film Number: 1820691 Digital Folder Number: 4301087 Image Number: 01089 Sheet Number: 20 Household Gender Age Birthplace SELF Salvatore Busceone M 46y Italy WIFE Maria Busceone F 40y Italy SON Veto Busceone M 13y Italy SON Sebastiano Busceone M 10y Massachusetts SON Salvatore Busceone M 3y Massachusetts SON James Busceone M 1y6m Massachusetts
If you wish to write to the Comune of Buccheri for additional records (Salvatore's birth, marriage, etc.) - this site will be of help. It lists the address of the City Hall, as well as an email for the city hall. You can also look up current BUSCEMA listings in the Italian Phone book...
Thank you very much for all this greart information. My father, James always talked about his siblings that died in Buccheri but my grandparents would not talk about the causes. I will contact the Comune of Buccheri City Hall for marriage information.
I found this travel record for Salvatore, he must have been going back to Italy to visit.
Name: Salvatore Buscemi Arrival Date: 12 May 1926 Birth Year: abt 1873 Birth Location: Italy Birth Location Other: buccheri Age: 53 Gender: Male Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Palermo Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Colombo Relative/Friend where alien came from: Relative- Giuseppe Pisano- Buccheri, Italy Returning to: My residence 131 Common St. Lawrence ,Mass