Posted By:Vicki Rice
Subject:Matzie 1868 Ambridge PA
Post Date:August 11, 2012 at 20:11:11
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Forum:Beaver County, PA Genealogy Forum
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I am trying to piece together a family and not having much success. Antonio "Tony" Francisco Matzie (2 Dec 1868 in Italy and died 30 May 1934 in Ambridge) and Prudenza "Mary" Renvenuto, (b 30 June 1868 in Italy, died 8 Apr 1945 in Ambridge.

They immigrated about 1892. I found what I believe to be them in the following census:

1900 Beaver Falls, Ward 1, Beaver, PA 116 15 Street
Matzie, Tony 31 Feb 1869 b Italy, married 12 years, imm 1891, laborer for R.R.
Mary 30 May 1870, married 12 years, mother of 4/4 still living, imm 1894, takes in boarders
Adam 6 May 1894 b PA
William 4, Feb 1896 b PA
Emma 2 Dec 1897 b PA
Franz 4/12, Jan 1900 b PA

1910 census Ambridge, Beaver, PA
Mazzie, Tonny 42 married once for 23 years b Italy both parents b Italy imm 1882 or 1892, laborer in bridge shop
Mary 42 married once for 23 years mother of 6/6 still living born Italy imm 1894
Edward 15 b PA
Milo dau 13 b PA
Anna 11 b PA
Nellie 9 b PA
Frank 6 b PA
Joe 1 b PA

1920 census Ambridge, Beaver, PA 157 Maplewood Street
Mazzie, Antony 51 imm 1891 naturalized 1914, b Italy, laborer for bridge shop?
Prudentisa? 49 Imm 1894 b Italy
Emellie or Nellie 18 b PA
Joseph 11 b PA
Frank 8 b PA
Tony 6 b PA
Afred 3 6/12

1930 census Ambridge, Beaver, PA 157 Maplewood Street
Mazzie, Antonio 61, married at 18, b Italy, imm 1892, laborer steel
Pudenza, 60 married at 17, b Italy, imm 1895
Joseph 21 b PA
Frank 18 b PA
Antonio 16 b PA
Fred 14 b PA
Henrietta granddaughter 8 b PA
Ruggero, Frank, lodger 47 b Italy married at 36, imm 1900, laborer tube mill

1940 census Ambridge, Beaver, PA, 151 Maplewood
Matzzie, Joseph E. 31 b PA
Martha A. 29 b PA
Jeanetta 4 b PA
Prudenza 71 widowed b Italy
Anthony brother, 26 b PA

I found an obituary for Edward Joseph Matzie who was born 9 Nov 1845 and died in 1977. He says he is the son of Anthony and Prudence and at that time, the obituary says he has 3 brothers and one sister still alive. But I can't fit him into the family listed in the census records.

Anthony "Taw" Matzie b 16 Nov 1913 d 2006, in his obituary says his parents are Anthony and Prudence Matzie. It also says at the time of his death, 12 brothers and 3 sisters had died before him, and doesn't list any as still living. That means 16 kids!

I have looked for every online obituary or newspaper article that I can. I'm in California and this isn't my family so I don't have personal knowledge. I'm doing this for a friend. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone out there who might be able to fill in some blanks?