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Looking for Frateschi/Tempesta history

Post by Tempesta » 09 Dec 2011, 00:04

I have started a search on my ancestry. My great grandparents Arthur and Rose Frateschi came here from Italy and I am a Tempesta. I'm not sure where to begin, I have tried looking up the names and it is just a dead end. Does anyone know where I might start? Or have any information on my family? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Looking for Frateschi/Tempesta history

Post by Italysearcher » 09 Dec 2011, 10:55

Start with what you know and order birth and marriage certificates and searh US census' to confirm parentage until you arrive at those born in Italy. Then check out www.ellisisland.org (free with registration) or www.ancestry.com (pay site) if they came through other ports than New York, to find their entry record. It should give you their town of birth. You will need that to do any kind of research in Italy.
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Re: Looking for Frateschi/Tempesta history

Post by suanj » 09 Dec 2011, 12:11

I found something, but it are a discrepance abt Rosa Frateschi age...
if this Arthur Tempesta is your ancestor:

Arthur Death:
Name: Arthur Tempesta
Birth: 13 May 1900
Death: Dec 1966 - Dexter, Penobscot, Maine, United States of America
Civil: Maine

Well I believe that Arhur Tempesta was born on 13 May 1900 in Sonnino, IT under first name of Antonio; and changed it in Arthur in USA; Antonio Tempesta was son of Umberto Tempesta and Marianna( maiden name ?); if this is your ancestor in WWI draft registration card he lived in MA:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Arthur Tony Tempesta
Name: Arthur Tony Tempesta
City: Quincy
County: Norfolk
State: Massachusetts
Birth Date: 13 May 1900
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1674429
DraftBoard: 0

next of kin: Umberto Tempesta in Mass.

pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0017

pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0017

Umberto head, Marianna wife, children:
Anna Felice, Cataldo, Antonio and Luigi.
Umberto joining at son Giovanni Tempesta in Lewiston, Maine.

In 1920:
In WWI Arthur Tony ( aka Antonio) Tempesta was in Mass. but in 1920 in Maine:
1920 United States Federal Census
about Arthur Tempesta Name: Arthur Tempesta
Age: 20
Birth Year: abt 1900
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1920: Lewiston Ward 2, Androscoggin, Maine
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1911
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rose Tempesta
Father's Name: Alberto Tempesta
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Mary Tempesta
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Alberto Tempesta 49 ( Umberto)
Mary Tempesta 55 ( Marianna)
Arthur Tempesta 20
Rose Tempesta 18 (Arthur wife so born abt in 1902)
Louis Tempesta 16( Luigi)

B D Scandel 27
Fred Martine 33

BUT in 1930:
1930 United States Federal Census
about Arther Tempesta Name: Arther Tempesta
[Arthur Tempesta]
Birth Year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Italy
Home in 1930: Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
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Relation to Head of House: Son-in-Law
Spouse's Name: Rose Tempesta


Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Louis Fritschi 58 (Frateschi)
Angelene Fritschi 58
Nelma Fritschi 16 (Nelmo, male, born in District of Columbia)
Arther Tempesta 28
Rose Tempesta 17 ( but she must be 27 old??)

Luigi Frateschi arrival (?? if right Luigi):
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Luigi Frateschi
Name: Luigi Frateschi
Arrival Date: 28 Mar 1905
Birth Year: abt 1874
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/Race¬/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Giulia

Coming from Sonnino( same birth place of Arthur Tempesta).
Final destination Philadelphia, PA and joining at friend Giovanni Bersani
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0002

By WWI draft registration card:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Luigi Fratischi
Name: Luigi Fratischi
City: Seattle
County: King
State: Washington
Birth Date: 2 Nov 1873

Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1991928
DraftBoard: 10

Wife Angelina...

I no found the immigration abt a Rosa Frateschi born around 1902, but I found:
Rosa Frateschi arrival(name: Rosaria Frateschi born in Sonnino) in travel with mother Angela nee De Marchis(Angela born in Sonnino, leaving father Pasquale in Sonnino), last residence San Giorgio a Liri, joining at luigi frateschi

First Name: Rosaria
Last Name: Frateschi
Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South
Last Place of Residence: S. Giorgio L.., Italy
Date of Arrival: Nov 12, 1912
Age at Arrival: child Gender: F Marital Status: S

Ship of Travel: Duca di Genova
Port of Departure: Naples
Manifest Line Number: 0019
Pag 1 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0019
Pag 2 http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0019

joining at father Luigi Frateschi in Seattle, Washington

so or the above records abt Rosa( Rosaria Frateschi) are no corrects, or Arthur had a previous wife also Rose called but born abt in 1902... just for to say abt Rosa age discrepance... I am sure that the Arthur wife in 1930 census, is Rosaria Frateschi, daughter of Luigi Frateschi and Angela De Marchis; and the brother was Nelmo Frateschi born in 1913...
Luigi Frateschi:
Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974
about Luigi Frateschi
Name: Luigi Frateschi
State: Washington
Court Type: Superior Court
Court Location: King County, Washington
Naturalization Record Type: Declarations of Intention
also the age is no the same on WWI draft registration card

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