Looking for location in Macerata

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Looking for location in Macerata

Postby DiStefano » 05 Jun 2008, 15:47


I am trying to find the town my grandfather Nazzareno DiStefano was from. I am attaching his draft card, he immigrated to the United States in 1914. I am almost positive the second word is: Macerata. I believe the first word is Porovaglia. Based on other draft cards filled out by the same person the first letter is almost certainly a "P". But I could find no locations in Macerata or Italy for that name. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps it is a street name?

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Re: Looking for location in Macerata

Postby Luke » 05 Jun 2008, 17:37

Don't know if this helps but here ai a link to a list of all cities towns in the Provincia of Macerata


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Re: Looking for location in Macerata

Postby wldspirit » 06 Jun 2008, 06:15

You can also try the following site, which allows for a partial search:

http://www.landfinder.it/townfinder.asp ... INGLESE&p=


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Re: Looking for location in Macerata

Postby pink67 » 06 Jun 2008, 14:52


I think the town could be Morrovalle (Macerata Province, Marche Region) ... possible the name was very mispelled....

don't know if this is the same Nazzareno but I found this arrival manifest:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Mazzareno Di Stefani
Name: Mazzareno Di Stefani
Arrival Date: 2 Nov 1913
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Age: 16
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Genoa, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Taormina
Search Ship Database: View the Taormina in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 30
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2213
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: monovalle (sp: Morrovalle)
Page Number: 37

Could it be your grandfather's manifest?

page 1:


page 2:


Hope this helps!
Laura :D

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Re: Looking for location in Macerata

Postby martyr » 28 Aug 2009, 15:07

If you are a descendant (grandchild) of Nazzareno DiStefano and Clara Kurzawa I may be able to assist you in your quest. In fact I work with a granddaughter of theirs. Please contact me directly at mrossmanmi@earthlink.net

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