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Postby MARCVS » 08 Jun 2006, 20:33

Could some one tell me any thing about the culture of Campania? and the town of Afragola(Campania Region),Italy..between the ancient cities of Acerra and Atella..I believe my grandmother came from there..or atleast from the surrounding area of Napoli,as she left from there.I forgot there was some mention of Acerra,but not sure,Isnt this place a ruin?

And we dont know how her name was originally spelled..it could have been either Landretto,Landretta,Landretti or similar,any help would be much appreciated,The people on the ship anglocised it to Landreth.

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Postby jcsm400 » 08 Jun 2006, 21:23

Hi Marcys & welcome to the forum!

Information on Campania.

http://www.italyworldclub.com/campania/index.html

And a link to the website of the comune of Afragola

http://web.rcm.napoli.it/afragola/

If you can provide her 1st name, approx year of birth, info of her US arrival, & info on her spouse, we can hopefully find her town of origin!

Hope the links help.

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Postby MARCVS » 08 Jun 2006, 21:33

jcsm400 wrote:Hi Marcys & welcome to the forum!

Information on Campania.

http://www.italyworldclub.com/campania/index.html

And a link to the website of the comune of Afragola

http://web.rcm.napoli.it/afragola/

If you can provide her 1st name, approx year of birth, info of her US arrival, & info on her spouse, we can hopefully find her town of origin!

Hope the links help.

jcsm


Hello and TY for the Links..
First name Maria..like that helps out alot.. :wink: Birth circa 1888,age of arrival here in the states 21,no spouse, thats about all I know...

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Postby wldspirit » 08 Jun 2006, 21:44

Actually, that is a misconception........the names were not changed, just badly mispelled by those who did not understand the accent along with a host of other reasons...........

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Postby wldspirit » 08 Jun 2006, 21:48

Is this your ancestor?

Social Security Death Index Record
about Maria Landreth
Name: Maria Landreth
SSN: 179-36-7498
Last Residence: 19102 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 3 Nov 1888
Died: Jun 1978
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (1962 )

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Postby mfjp » 08 Jun 2006, 21:59

It looks like 100% Andretta to me...

Mother's name mentioned on the manifest was Maddalena

Brother Antonio (in Hoboken) payed for her voyage

First Name: Maria
Last Name: Landreth
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: J.Levero, Italy (San Severo ??)
Date of Arrival: Aug 27, 1909
Age at Arrival: 21 Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Moltke
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0015

page 1

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 0495%2ETIF

page 2

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 663030424&

Here's an Antonio's manifest (a possibility) ...

First Name: Antonio
Last Name: Andretta
Ethnicity: Italy
Last Place of Residence: Africena
Date of Arrival: Jan 29, 1906
Age at Arrival: 26y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Prinz Adalbert
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0010

http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManif ... 2173050345

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Postby wldspirit » 08 Jun 2006, 22:14

Andretta it is!!!!! Maria is 28, not 21,.....

Great work!!!!!!!!! :P

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Postby suanj » 08 Jun 2006, 22:18

MARCVS wrote:Could some one tell me any thing about the culture of Campania? and the town of Afragola(Campania Region),Italy..between the ancient cities of Acerra and Atella..I believe my grandmother came from there..or atleast from the surrounding area of Napoli,as she left from there.I forgot there was some mention of Acerra,but not sure,Isnt this place a ruin?

And we dont know how her name was originally spelled..it could have been either Landretto,Landretta,Landretti or similar,any help would be much appreciated,The people on the ship anglocised it to Landreth.

Salut!
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Landretta( right spell) is a surname tipical of ACERRA in NAPOLI province, Campania region....


this is your [url=http://ellisisland.org/search/shipManifest.asp?order_num=913691740&MID=06831962910267055616&order_num=913691740&ORDER_ID=1500290253&FNM=MARIA&LNM=LANDRETTA&PLNM=LANDRETTA&first_kind=1&last_kind=0&town_kind=0&ship_kind=0&RF=27ÃÂ
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Postby wldspirit » 08 Jun 2006, 22:28

With you and Suanj together..........there won't be a manifest that can't be found!!!

Cause we both know.........I am terrible with manifest!!!!!

This is a wonderful day!!!!!!!

Hugs to all,
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Postby suanj » 08 Jun 2006, 22:30

You can request all civil records about Maria LANDRETTA in Acerra civil record office:
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Viale Della Democrazia, 1
80011 Acerra (NA)
Italy

Fax: + 39 081 5219017

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Landretta living in Acerra
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Postby suanj » 08 Jun 2006, 22:33

wldspirit wrote:With you and Suanj together..........there won't be a manifest that can't be found!!!

Cause we both know.........I am terrible with manifest!!!!!

This is a wonderful day!!!!!!!

Hugs to all,
Lisa

Hi Lisa thanks, Acerra is in Campania region and the previous manifests was about person of Apulia region( San Severo and Apricena rights) so i searched before the right surname spelling, and after the manifest, and I'm so happy of to help!!many kisses, suanj
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Postby MARCVS » 09 Jun 2006, 00:10

wldspirit wrote:Is this your ancestor?

Social Security Death Index Record
about Maria Landreth
Name: Maria Landreth
SSN: 179-36-7498
Last Residence: 19102 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 3 Nov 1888
Died: Jun 1978
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (1962 )

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Interesting that and the other info the others gave,but not sure if this is the same person,My father only knew his mother-Maria Landreth and he wasn't sure who his father was(he must have been a secret to the family) or if he had any other relatives in the states..only that she was from Italy and the other info I gave..My father was born In Philly,but I wasnt..I was born in Tennessee and only got to see her about 2 times before she died and I was young...Heck Im not even sure where she's buried.Another crappy situation is that she never taught him any Italian or told him much about where she was from..all that family heritage lost..Maybe thats why she kept the name Landreth instead of the Italian form..to sound more American...Who knows.


Thanks everyone for the help!
You Guys are Great!

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Postby nuccia » 09 Jun 2006, 00:40

MARCVS,

If you like you can try this link to help you find where she is buried.

www.findagrave.com

The people here helped me find where my great grandfather was buried.

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Postby MARCVS » 09 Jun 2006, 01:05

nuccia wrote:MARCVS,

If you like you can try this link to help you find where she is buried.

www.findagrave.com

The people here helped me find where my great grandfather was buried.

Nuccia

Thanks Nuccia,but it didnt find any graves for a Maria Landreth in Pennsylvania..

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Postby suanj » 09 Jun 2006, 01:54

MARCVS: the your Maria Landretta from Acerra already found.. !!
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