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Angelo Ferri & Maria Ferri
Posted by: John R. Berti Date: January 24, 2002 at 15:05:17
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Maria Ferri, born about 1880, immigrated thru New York on 14 Sep 1905. Her place of residence when she departed was Torri di Benaco on the shores of Lake Garda, northern Italy. She was accompanied by Elisa Tronconi and her daughter Guiseppina. They going to West Cornwall, Connecticut to join Elisa's husband, Franceso Tronconi. Although she indicated that she was single, she listed her occupation as a housewife. Either the immigration clerk did not understand what she meant, or instead of indicating she was a house laborer, the entry housewife was used. She indicated that she was able to read and write. Angelo Ferri, born about 1873, immigrated thru New York on 10 Jan 1906. He listed his residence as Castione (today spelled Castion - the "e" was dropped in the early 1900s). Castione and Torri di Benaco are adjacent towns on the shores of Lake Garda (Lago di Garda). He listed his occupation as a farmer. He was going to join his sister, Maria Ferri, in West Cornwall/Sharon, Connecticut. NOTE: West Cornwall and Sharon are also adjacent towns in northwestern Connecticut. By the end of 1906, Angelo and his sister, Maria, both moved a short distance to the adjacent Lime Rock, Connecticut. At one time (1920s), it is known that the Ferri family were living in Springfield, Massachusetts. Any knowledge of this branch of the Ferri family would be appreciated; please contact me via e-mail: <xberti@mediaone.net>



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