The story about the lace mentioned that Gennaro had 2 sons in the business with him. This Henry A. and Enrico has me confused. How can they be one and the same.?? They have the same birthdate; could they have been twins?
BeckyA wrote:The story about the lace mentioned that Gennaro had 2 sons in the business with him. This Henry A. and Enrico has me confused. How can they be one and the same.?? They have the same birthdate; could they have been twins?
Enrico and Henry are the same person; Henry being the common anglicazation of Enrico.
I found this 1910 census which ties everything together very nicely:
1910 United States Federal Census about Genora Sferra Name: Genora Sferra [Genoro Sferro] [Gerono Sperro] Age in 1910: 45 Estimated Birth Year: 1865 Birthplace: Italy Relation to Head of House: Head [Self (Head)] Father's Birth Place: Italy Mother's Birth Place: Italy Spouse's Name: Mamie Sferra [Antonetta Sferra] Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 9, New York, New York Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Year of immigration: 1886 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Genora Sferra 45 Mamie Sferra 26 Eunico Sferra 4 Albert Sferra 3 Amedeo Sferra 9/12  (means 9 months) Filomeno Sferra 50 Antonetta Sferra 50 Michael Sferra 22 Anthoney Sferra 10 Angelina Sferra 16 Maria Sferra 9
"Genora" and "Mamie" are really Gennaro and Maria. Eunico is Enrico.
Filomeno is Gennaro's brother; the remaining persons are Filomeno's wife and children.
In 1910, Gennaro and Maria had three sons, Enrico (Henry), Albert, and Amedeo. If only two joined the father's business, it could be that one of them died early or went on to some other occupation.
The 1920 census might show additional children...
Bottom of sheet 1, top of sheet 2:
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Becky - I am the daughter of Gennaro Sferra and am curious about why you are asking about the family. I have quite a bit of family history including a scrapbook about my father's death, but I have to admit that it feels a little weird to find your name popping up on a Google alert and seeing all this information posted. So I am happy to help you but curious about your interest. You can email me at email@example.com. Thanks.