Wecper, Italy?

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Wecper, Italy?

Postby antonius2987 » 25 Apr 2006, 00:01

On a ship manifest for one of my relatives (not a direst ancestor), his last permanent residence is listed as Wecper, Germany. In the same box, over 'Germany', is written 'Italy'. So I'm not sure where this city is (infact I have found no evidence of a city called 'Wecper' anywhere). It sounds German, not Italian. Any thoughts, or anyone know of a now-defunct town in Italy or Germany called Wecper?

PS The record is at ellisisland.org; search for "castagnera", choose Giuseppe

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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby jcsm400 » 25 Apr 2006, 07:19

Record is under GIUSSEPPE, not GIUSEPPE! :)


Here is a link that maybe helpful.

http://data.jewishgen.org/wconnect/wc.d ... shtetlexp5

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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby antonius2987 » 25 Apr 2006, 08:51

Oops, that was an oversight on my part. Thanks for the sight, though I still found nothing too helpful.

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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby jcsm400 » 25 Apr 2006, 10:24

"In its most general sense, the term genealogy refers to the study of family history, while encompassing such related fields as ethnology, onomatology and heraldry. It is important to bear in mind that genealogy forms part of the framework of general history. The best genealogist is a competent historian, but also a good detective."

Try checking the distance from the port of departure to each of the results.
Maybe you can narrow it down some.

Plus read!

Also, remember that "last residence" is not always town of origin.

Maybe another member can help more.

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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby wldspirit » 25 Apr 2006, 11:05

jc provided you with a good link, given the spelling........who knows what it could be..... :?
I would suggest looking over the manifest, is there something written there that resembles anything close to the pronunciation of an Italian immigrant? Look at the pages before and after the original page.... Have you pulled any other US documents to discover town of origin?
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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby antonius2987 » 25 Apr 2006, 17:41

Thanks for the advice; I'll try the sight again.

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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby suanj » 25 Apr 2006, 18:17

Antonius,your ancestor was born in Vittorio, treviso province, the error is of officer of ship's manifest... your ancestor was son of Pasquale, and already in USA, different place from 1907 to 1910.
In 1912 he joining John/Giovanni brother..
for civil records you must write here:

Servizi demografici
Piazza del Popolo, 14
31029 Vittorio Veneto (TV)
Italy


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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby jcsm400 » 25 Apr 2006, 19:34

wldspirit wrote:jc provided you with a good link


Lisa,

Where???? No pm from you!

jcsm :? :)

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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby jcsm400 » 25 Apr 2006, 19:35

wldspirit wrote:jc provided you with a good link


Lisa,

Where???? No pm from you!

jcsm :? :)

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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby antonius2987 » 25 Apr 2006, 20:06

I am aware that he was born in Vittorio; Wecper is given as his last permanent residence before returning to the US. It's really just curiousity on my part as to why he was in Germany; I thought if I could at least find the city's location that would be a start.

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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby jcsm400 » 25 Apr 2006, 20:43

Military service? Employmant? Visiting?
Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby wldspirit » 25 Apr 2006, 21:13

sorry jcsm400..........abbreviated your name...was referring to the link you provided for poster to locate town of interest...... :wink:
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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby vj » 26 Apr 2006, 02:51

Another neat site for finding German towns:
http://www.kartenmeister.com/preview/databaseuwe.asp
Can search by 'known' letters and ? for unknown letters.
One possibility could be Weepers.
Hope this helps. vj

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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby antonius2987 » 26 Apr 2006, 03:32

Thanks for the site.

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Re: Wecper, Italy?

Postby jcsm400 » 26 Apr 2006, 05:36

vj

Yes, thank you. I like!
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