Surname Musatto listed Prione, Italy as home??

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Surname Musatto listed Prione, Italy as home??

Post by dustyruffles » 27 Jun 2011, 18:08

I am currently researching my grandmother's family from Italy. I know she was from the north and pretty sure her family was near Turin and in the Piedmont region. One record of her father shows his home as Prione, Italy but I can't seem to find anything. Her father's name was Celeste Musatto, born 1854 and her mother's name was Constanza Scribantie, born 1865. They were married in Italy in 1888 and arrived in American in 1893. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Surname Musatto listed Prione, Italy as home??

Post by johnnyonthespot » 28 Jun 2011, 13:26

About two hours east of Piemonte can be found Frazione Pirone, Comune di Sarnico, Provincia di Bergamo, Regione di Lombardia.

What is a frazione? See

The current Italian telephone directory has no entries whatsoever for Musatto. However, there are 12 Mussatto's in the Torino area and 79 Mussato's throughout northern Italy. See ... btt=1&om=0.

Also, see ... e=MUSSATTO

The name Scribantie does not exist today; more than likely the correct spelling is Scribanti without the final "e", but when you have a corruped spelling you have to consider all options.

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Re: Surname Musatto listed Prione, Italy as home??

Post by pink67 » 29 Jun 2011, 09:30

Possibly they arrived before the year 1893 because I found on the site this record:

Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
Groom's Name: Antony Sartoris
Groom's Birth Date: 1882
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:26
Bride's Name: Adaline Musatto
Bride's Birth Date: 1890
Bride's Birthplace: Osage, Kans

Bride's Age: 18
Marriage Date: 12 Sep 1908
Marriage Place: Centerville, Appanose, Iowa
Groom's Father's Name: John Sartoris
Groom's Mother's Name: Iress Pacco
Bride's Father's Name: Selesta Musatto
Bride's Mother's Name: Crista Cribants

Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status: Single
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status: Single
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number:M02551-8
System Origin: Iowa-EASy
Source Film Number: 1007183
Reference Number: p 301 cn 7155

just for reference the 1900 census:

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Celeste Mussatto
[Cagie Mussatto]
Home in 1900: Lexington, Lafayette, Missouri
[Lafayette, Missouri]
Age: 46
Birth Date: Jan 1854
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Immigration Year: 1893
Relationship to head-of-house:Head
Father's Birthplace:Italy
Mother's Birthplace:Italy
Spouse's Name: Constance Mussatto
Marriage year:1888
Marital Status:Married
Years married:12
Occupation:View on Image
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Celeste Mussatto 46 head, born in Italy on january 1854, immigr. year 1893, naturalized
Constance Mussatto 36 wife, born in Italy on april 1865, immigr. year 1893
Camelli Mussatto 10 daughter, born in KS
Adaline Mussatto 8 daughter, born in KS
Christina Mussatto 7 daughter, born in KS
Peter Mussatto 5 son, born in KS
Joseph Mussatto 3 son, born in KS
Elinora Mussatto 1 daughter born in Missouri
Isadora Mussatto 55, male, single, brother, born in Italy on june 1844, immigr. year 1890

page 1: ... 8797_00720

page 2: ... 8797_00721


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Re: Surname Musatto listed Prione, Italy as home??

Post by uantiti » 11 Jul 2011, 23:19

I think the place could be Briona which is in Piedmont in the province of Novara. Many relatives of mine, who were from a town near Briona, went to Osage City, KS then moved to Missouri and went to Centerville, Iowa. I could see that they used to move all to the same places. I suppose they were telling each other where they requesting miners.


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