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Audenzia Cuccia and son Girolamo Calamia

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Audenzia Cuccia and son Girolamo Calamia

Posted: 17 Apr 2012 7:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Cuccia, Calamia
The SS India brought a number of people from Poggioreale to New York and also to New Orleans in 1890.

There is record that a Tomasso Calamia on that ship was married in Poggioreale to Audenzia Cuccia in
1888 and had a son there in 1889 named Girolamo. The ship's log states they were all three on the ship.

Apparently Audenzia returned to Poggioreale, because she is listed aboard the SS Nord-America which arrived in New York City from Palermo in 1906. She had five additional children with her, but I was not able to find birth records for any of them in Poggioreale. I am assuming that they were Tomasso's children and that they were not living in Poggioreale after Girolamo was born there.

Is there any family history that you know of that can shed light on this? Who is Audenzia and why did she and the children come to the US separately from Thomas and Girolamo and where in Sicily they might have been between 1889 and 1906?

I found a Tomasso Calamia in New York in the 1910 and 1920 censuses, but with a wife named Mary Titoro. Did Audenzia die between 1906 and 1910?

I am the 2nd great-granddaughter of Tomasso Calamia and Mary Titoro, yet am confused, as although I have done lots of research on my Calamia ancestors, I have until recently never heard of Audenzia and know nothing at all about Girolamo.

Any help would be appreciated.

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