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Post by jmrc » 21 Apr 2008, 19:41

Hi -I am just new to this board and hoping to find some info about my husband's grandparents.
This is what I know so far:

Antonino Vitrano
born in Sant Elia (Sicily) Aug 1904
arrived in NY about 1919
moved to Milwaukee
Died 1981 in San Diego
Married to Giovanna (Jenny) Busalacchi

What I am specifically looking for is his naturalization date. I found something online but I don't know if it is a petition or the actual naturalization paper.

If anyone can help with this search I would greatly appreciate it.

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Post by jmrc » 22 Apr 2008, 05:09

Yes!! This is him! Thanks for finding that info. Any thoughts on how to find more online about his naturalization? I think it was 1939 in San Diego. Also his marriage in Milwaukee.


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Post by nuccia » 22 Apr 2008, 05:48

Not sure if this helps..

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Anthony Balestreri
Name: Anthony Balestreri
Social Security #: 553241062
Birth Date: 15 Nov 1905
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 3 Oct 1991
Death Place: San Mateo
Mother's Maiden Name: Vitrano

1920 United States Federal Census
about Anthony Vitrano
Name: Anthony Vitrano
Home in 1920: Milwaukee Ward 3, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Age: 15 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Tony
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Year of Immigration: 1919
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 210
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Tony Vitrano 40
Frank Vitrano 45
Anthony Vitrano 15
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Re: Vitrano

Post by pink67 » 22 Apr 2008, 07:08

Hi Jmrc,

I don't know if you already tried this "road" , it's only a clue but,
on his arrival manifest there is a naturalization mark on his line:

11 - 92103

11 is the INS Naturalization Office of Chicago Ill,
District Boundaries & Jurisdiction: Northern IL, Eastern IA, Northwest IN, Southeast WI
92103 is the number of his petition, Perhaps asking for this number could be helpful.....


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Post by jmrc » 22 Apr 2008, 15:28

Wow-amazing work!!! Thank you!

I found his naturalization was in San Diego in 1939-has number of M1526 and petition number 6265 so I am hoping to locate where the file is so I can get the certified copy.

Hope I will learn a lot through this and eventually help someone else out !!!!

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