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Naturalization Paperwork

Post by mkaykrista » 01 May 2019, 15:43

Hello, I'm posting to have some help locating my great-great grandfather's naturalization paperwork. I have a document from the U.S. Naturalization Record Index that I've transcribed below, but I'm looking for the declaration, or anything that will list more specifics about his immigration and family.

Casagrande, Joseph
Certificate #1363587
25 First Avenue, Seymour, Connecticut
BORN: November 13, 1880 - Mocònesi, Italy

Naturalized - - - September 30, 1920
United Stated District, New Haven, Conn.
Vol. 20 Page 57
Petition No. 3307


Also, if a foreign person has naturalized, does that automatically mean they have a SSN? I'm having trouble confirming his mother's last name (Italian birth record says one thing, family history says another) and am hoping if he had a SSN, ordering it would confirm her last name.

**I also posted this on the Emigration/Immigration thread, but it wasn't getting any traction. Apologies if double-posting is frowned upon.
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Re: Naturalization Paperwork

Post by Biff83 » 01 May 2019, 17:02

The Social Security Act wasn't signed into law until 1935 so your gg grandfather would not have had an SSN when he naturalized. If he continued working at the time the Social Security act was passed, it's likely he applied for an SSN or if he worked for the railroad a Railroad Retirement number.

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Post by Biff83 » 01 May 2019, 17:08

1905 ship manifest, line 25
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Post by Biff83 » 01 May 2019, 17:22

1880 birth act and 1902 marriage act both show his mother as Antonia Soladite. These primary documents confirm her name.

Birth act--presented in the town hall on 13 Nov but born on 9 Nov
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903 ... at=2387553

Marriage act:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903 ... at=2387553

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Post by mkaykrista » 01 May 2019, 17:27

Thanks Biff. I guess I will need to look further into if he had a SSN.

I don't know the exact year Antonia was born, but her son Giuseppe Francesco Casagrande was born in 1880, so these records must be for another Antonia.

Antonia's husband was Francesco Casagrande (b.1828). I believe all were born/lived in Mocónesi, Italy.
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Post by Biff83 » 01 May 2019, 17:30

Even if you locate his SS application his mother's name on the document would not be as conclusive as his original birth and marriage acts.

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Post by Biff83 » 01 May 2019, 17:34

The 1880 birth act above for Giuseppe Fortunato shows the father Francesco's age as 52 so his dob would be about 1828.

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