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Maria Lombardi and Giovanni Masucci - mid 1800's - Villanova del Battista, Avellino, Campania Italy

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Maria Lombardi and Giovanni Masucci - mid 1800's - Villanova del Battista, Avellino, Campania Italy

Posted: 1383277204000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lombardi, Masucci, Boviello
Giovanni (John) Masucci and Maria Lombardi are listed as the parents of Carmine Thomas Masucci (b. 22 Feb 1881, Villanova del Battista, Avellino, Campania, Italy; d. 21 Jul 1944, Brooklyn, NY) on his Death Certificate and both are listed as being born in Italy. Carmine is my Great Grandfather.

It is unknown if they ever came to America, but their son Carmine emmigrated to Brooklyn, NY in 1903. As far as I've been able to gather from available documentation, Carmine had at least three other siblings that also emmigrated to New York: Michele b. about 1869, Generoso b. about 1880, and Rosina b. about 1884.

Generoso was the first in New York, arriving in 1902, and lived on Union Street in Brooklyn. His wife's name was Giosemina, and they had eight children. They moved "upstate" and lived in Tuckahoe, NY. Children: Michele, Rosaria, Concetta, Incoronata, William, Anna, Millie, Josephine.

Carmine arrived in 1903 and lived with Generoso on Union Street initially. His wife, Pasqualina Boviello, and their two oldest children remained in Italy. They arrived later, in 1912, traveling with Carmine's sister Rosina. They lived in Brooklyn and had five children, the last three born in Brooklyn: Giovanni (John) b. 1898, Italy; Fiorita (Fanny) b. 1903, Italy; Concetta (Connie) b. 1913; Anthony b. 1915; and Loretta b. 1918.

Michele arrived in 1904 and moved to Tuckahoe, NY as well. I believe his wife's name was Anna Maria, and that they had at least one Child: Giovanni.

Rosina arrived in 1912, traveling with Carmine's wife and children. No other information has been found on her.

The family all appear to be from the town, or surrounding area, of Villanova del Battista in Avellino, Campania, Italy. Carmine is listed as a "peasant" on the Passenger list of the ship he arrived on, and the entire family were all probably farm laborers in that region.

If anyone is familiar with any of these Masucci's, I would love to get in touch. I'm hoping to be able to learn more about the family in Italy and hopefully trace back further generations.

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