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Re: Maria D''Ambra

Posted: 26 Feb 2003 7:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Jun 2004 8:54PM GMT
My greatgrandmother, Maria, had a brother who immigrated with her named Michaelangelo--changed to Michael once here in US. Their father also traveled with them and his name is listed as Luigi.

The 3 sailed from Naples, Italy on board the ship "Dalmatia" and arrived at Ellis Island on 28 May 1896. Luigi was 50 years of age, Maria was 17 and Michaelangelo was 15.

They did come to Philadelphia via New York and the purpose of the immigration was Maria was to be the bride of my great grandfather. The marriage took place about 6 months after their arrival in the US--apparently they were waiting for Maria to reach her 18th birthday.

I found the immigration information on the Ellis Island web site and have the papers that Luigi and his soon-to-be son-in-law, JJ Castaldi, signed for the marriage to be legal. Luigi and Michaelangelo remained in the Philadelphia area according to Federal census records.

Does any of this help?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Nicole D'Ambra 22 Mar 2002 7:11AM GMT 
allison nigro 24 Dec 2004 2:34PM GMT 
HBDX3 23 May 2006 6:14PM GMT 
jeannebraverm... 22 Sep 2012 6:13PM GMT 
f_DAmbra 27 Oct 2008 3:56PM GMT 
Mary D'Ambra Fernsten 6 Jul 2000 11:26AM GMT 
Phebroost 6 Jul 2000 11:29AM GMT 
Nicole 26 Feb 2003 1:35PM GMT 
Naeldo 27 Feb 2003 2:04AM GMT 
JoanneCastald... 27 Dec 2008 11:14PM GMT 
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