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Possible 1912 Philly manifest for Luisa Di Sipio, line 17
"Mintammicce impizzu mpizzu ca pue largu minne fazzu sule!"
I do believe it is a mistake. You can see that her occupation was listed as "farm laborer" and then written over with a correction of "Domestic" -lisataddei wrote:I do have a question about the 1912 manifest---it says Luisa is a male. (???) Luisa doesn't seem like a male name to me. Could that be a mistake?
I think they just forgot to change the gender
If you take a look at the second page that Biff posted, you can see that the two passengers above Luisa were going to the same address. They were "met by ... Gaetano DiSipio"
OnomasticoYesterday : s. Eustachio Today : s. Matteo Tomorrow : s. Maurizio