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Picciano grandfather's family

Post by gbaluch » 28 Apr 2011, 19:10

I am looking for records on my grandfather, Pasquale Antonio Picciano, who lived on Mott Street, NYC when he got married at City Hall in 1896 to Maria Guiseppa Nicodemo. His parents were Vincenzo Picciano and Elenora Gentile/she is buried at St. John's Cemetery 1910. He emigrated from Italy around 1886 at age 10 or 11, maybe had a brother Nicola a year older. My mother who died in 2005 never knew anyone specifically who were his relatives. He died in 1932 in Queens and is also at St. John's cemetery. I do not have any information on Vincenzo. I am going crazy looking for some other relatives of his and wonder who he lived with those first days after arriving in NY. The manifest that may? have his names does not list any other Piccianos so I am truly at a loss. I have been on Ancestry for years, sent for Naturalization records, baptismal certificates, visited and called cemeteries, tried to find public school records and all to no avail. Sooooo, maybe someone may be able to give me some help. I would really appreciate anything anyone can tell me. The family lived in Brooklyn from 1897 until at least 1910 and then moved to Maspeth in Queens.

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Re: Picciano grandfather's family

Post by pink67 » 28 Apr 2011, 22:43

Have you noticed that on the WW1 Draft Registration Card he stated that he was born on Oct 1874 and that he was born in the U.S?

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Pasquale Antonio Picciano
Name: Pasquale Antonio Picciano
City: Queens
County: Queens
State: New York
Birth Date: Oct 1874
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1787164
DraftBoard: 177

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Re: Picciano grandfather's family

Post by suanj » 28 Apr 2011, 22:55

Maybe the arrival of Pasquale Picciano and Nicola Picciano( the brother...):
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Pasgo Picciano
Name: Pasgo Picciano (Pasquale Picciano)
Arrival Date: 11 Oct 1886
Birth Year: abt 1875
Age: 11
Gender: Male
Place of Origin: Isernia

Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Destination: New York
Port of Arrival: New York
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States
Ship Name: Alesia

coming from Isernia, Molise region...

Nicola Picciano made a trip back in Italy and returned in USA in 1897(I believe that is the right Nicola Picciano):
First Name: Nicola
Last Name: Picciano
Ethnicity: Italian
Last Place of Residence: Campochiaro
Date of Arrival: Jun 23, 1897

Age at Arrival: 33y Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Scindia (1890)
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0004
the age maybe is 23 and not 33... joining at brother Pasquale, the address seeming just Motta st

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0004

Campochiaro is in Campobasso province http://maps.google.it/maps?hl=it&xhr=t& ... a=N&tab=wl
and not far from Isernia also...
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