Sirna/Di Franco/Gargliano - San Fratello

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Sirna/Di Franco/Gargliano - San Fratello

Post by jennyro » 17 Feb 2015, 20:48

Hello everyone,
I'm new to this site. I'm trying to find out any information I can about my relatives from San Fratello, Sicily who immigrated to the Bronx NY around 1906 and then to Canada in 1932.

My great grandfather's name was Guiseppe Joseph Sirna, married to Maria Di Franco who died in 1932 (had two sons - Anthony and Sam), he was re-married to Theresa Gargliano (not sure if that is spelled correctly) and they had two children: Antoinetta and Henry whom were both born in Canada..

If anyone has any information please please respond : )

Thanking you in advance!!!

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Re: Sirna/Di Franco/Gargliano - San Fratello

Post by adelfio » 18 Feb 2015, 02:08

Birth of Giuseppe Sirna
Index#97
1889 May 9th in the town of San Fratello in a house on via San Nicola birth of Giuseppe Sirna son of Antonino Sirna age 27 farmer and Maria Antonia Di Pasquale age 28
Sidenote says married Maria Di Franco Aug 23 1927

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Re: Sirna/Di Franco/Gargliano - San Fratello

Post by Tessa78 » 18 Feb 2015, 11:39

adelfio wrote:Birth of Giuseppe Sirna
Index#97
1889 May 9th in the town of San Fratello in a house on via San Nicola birth of Giuseppe Sirna son of Antonino Sirna age 27 farmer and Maria Antonia Di Pasquale age 28
Sidenote says married Maria Di Franco Aug 23 1927

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Marty, I believe the date in the margin is 23 August 1924.
Here is the arrival manifest in Sept. 1924 for Giuseppe Sirna and his wife, Maria Di Franco, from San Fratello.
BTW - they are listed as Canadian Citizens... and their final destination is Ottawa. :-)
http://interactive.ancestry.com/7488/NY ... turnRecord

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Re: Sirna/Di Franco/Gargliano - San Fratello

Post by adelfio » 18 Feb 2015, 16:34

Marriage of Antonino Sirna and Maria Antonia Di Pasquale
Index#9
1883 May 5th in the town of San Fratello appeared Antonino Sirna age 21 farmer born in San Fratello son of Chiro Sirna and Eloisa Di Pasquale married Maria Antonia Di Pasquale age 22 spinner born in San Fratello daughter of deceased Giuseppe Di Pasquale and Benedetta Vicasi ????
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Re: Sirna/Di Franco/Gargliano - San Fratello

Post by jennyro » 17 Nov 2017, 17:37

Tessa78 I believe the people you are talking about are my great grandparents. I am from Ottawa and those are both there names. This is amazing. Thank you. I am so desperate for any information I can get as my grandfather never knew his grandparents...so I'm digging to see what I can find.

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Post by jennyro » 17 Nov 2017, 17:51

Thank you also Adelfio. Without this information I would not be able to go further. Much appreciated.

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Re: Sirna/Di Franco/Gargliano - San Fratello

Post by Tessa78 » 17 Nov 2017, 18:04

Here is a later arrival (March 1933) with his wife, Teresa Gagliani.
He is listed as a Canadian citizen, with a Canadian passport.
She is listed as an Italian citizen.

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903 ... cc=1923888

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Post by Tessa78 » 17 Nov 2017, 19:13

Piggy-backing on Marty's finds :-)

Here is the birth act in 1860 of Giuseppe Sirna's mother, Maria Antonia di Pasquale.
#118
Dated 22 June 1860 in San Fratello
Appearing before the official was the midwife, Catarina S???, 64...to present a child born to Benedetta R???? , age 33, residing in San Fratello Via ??? Piazza; and to Giuseppe di Pasquale, 43, farmer... born today at 4 PM at the home of the couple.. The child was given the name MARIA ANTONIA
She was baptized the same day at the parish church of San Nicolo.

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... 4.jpg.html

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Here is the birth act of Giuseppe's father, Antonino Sirna in 1861 in San Fratello
#159
Dated 8 October 1861
Appearing before the official was the midwife, Catarina Santoro, 65, to present a male child born to Eloisa di Pasquale, age 23, and to Cirino Sirna, age 28, farmer. The child was born that day at 8 AM in the home of the couple, and was given the name ANTONINO
Baptized on 8 October at the parish church of San Nicolo.

http://www.antenati.san.beniculturali.i ... ewsIndex=0

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