Looking for a Mounteskeno or Montesano Italy

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Looking for a Mounteskeno or Montesano Italy

Postby mayguire » 14 Mar 2008, 00:24

I found the ship manifest for my great grandfather and it has what looks to be montesobano and on his WW1 Registration card there is Mounteskeno. The only location I can find on google or mapquest is Montesano in Northern Italy. Is this one in the same?

If so does anyone know how I can get records from there. This is apparently where he was born and we have nothing on him except a picture, death certificate, and what I found today. Would love to get farther up the tree.

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Re: Looking for a Mounteskeno or Montesano Italy

Postby misbris » 14 Mar 2008, 00:44

Hi and welcome to the forum,

If you check the following site you will find many possiblities.

http://www.italyworldclub.com/italian_f ... montez.htm

The manifest itself may have some clues. Can you post it or give us your ggfather's name and dates? Someone might be able to help.

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Re: Looking for a Mounteskeno or Montesano Italy

Postby BillieDeKid » 14 Mar 2008, 01:14

Hi Mayguire,

misbris is correct, the manifest would be helpful. In the meantime a comune name matching closely to the WWI draft card

Montescheno, province: Verbania - region: Piemonte

The "ch" being pronounced as a "k".

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Re: Looking for a Mounteskeno or Montesano Italy

Postby Biff83 » 14 Mar 2008, 01:18

Hi MJ and Elizabeth :D !!

Elizabeth,
I agree that the most likely town is Montescheno.

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Re: Looking for a Mounteskeno or Montesano Italy

Postby vj » 14 Mar 2008, 14:41

Just for reference, these may be the 2 records:

Vittorio Spadaccini

1907 manifest
Line 24

1942 WWII Card
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From information on Vittorio’s 1907 manifest, this may help
- manifest for brothers Carlo & Maurizio joining brother
Giovanni in NY
1905 manifest

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Re: Looking for a Mounteskeno or Montesano Italy

Postby misbris » 14 Mar 2008, 15:00

I'll say it again Valarie, you are truly amazing!!!!

There is no doubt that Elizabeth is correct about the town. The manifest also shows he is going to his two brothers, Carlo and Giovanni in East (Canaan?) CT.

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Re: Looking for a Mounteskeno or Montesano Italy

Postby vj » 14 Mar 2008, 15:07

Gosh, MJ, thanks :D !

Turns out there are several people with trees
on ancestry for Vittorio (Victor Peter)
Here's just one: http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/person.asp ... id=1583915

I agree it's most likely Montescheno

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Re: Looking for a Mounteskeno or Montesano Italy

Postby mayguire » 14 Mar 2008, 20:26

Ok, I am amazed at how many responses I got on here. Thank you all, your great. Yes Valarie, you have the right manifest and registration.

Misbris, I think you are right on who he is visiting. I could read Carlo and Spadaccini but wasn't sure on the Giovanni. Great call and yes it is E Canaan, CT.

Ok, now where is Montescheno? I looked it up on Google but it keeps wanting to send me to Monteseno. My mother though her grandfather was from Sicily or Naples area and her grandmother was from Genoa.

Again, you all rock. THANK YOU so much. I was sure it would be weeks or months before a response.

Kelley


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Re: Looking for a Mounteskeno or Montesano Italy

Postby suanj » 14 Mar 2008, 21:27

Montescheno is in Verbania province, Italy:
http://www.comune.montescheno.vb.it/
for civil record certificates:

Servizi Demografici
Frazione Cresti n.68
28843 MONTESCHENO (VB)
Italy
montescheno @ libero.it (NO SPACES)
or
montescheno @ postemailcertificata.it (NO SPACES)

http://www.comune.montescheno.vb.it/ComUffici.asp
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Re: Looking for a Mounteskeno or Montesano Italy

Postby mayguire » 16 Mar 2008, 19:26

Again, amazing. Thank you so much. Suanj, I will send the information to my mother. She will be going in August and is now hoping to get there to see the town and do some hands on research.

Misbris, thank you for the link. I find it funny that the 2 of the top five common names are in my family line. Course we had a different spelling but that is understandable.

My great grandfather Vittorio's mom is Manacci or as they spell it Minacci and his wife's name is Assunta Christina Torri, or as they spell it Tori.

I think this has helped immensely with moving us forward. We have been at a standstill until I found the passenger manifest and the Montescheno.

Thank you all so much.


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