Angela  Grizzaffi

Angela Grizzaffi (1863 - 1935)

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Angela (Angelina) Grizzaffi
Born in Corleone, Palermo, Italymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to ) in Corleone, Palermo, Italymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bronx, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 15 Mar 2014
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Categories: Corleonesi Immigrants to New York | Corleone, Italia.

Biography

Angela Grizzaffi is born 28 April 1863 at 2AM, at via san Rocco in Corleone to Giovanni Grizzaffi, 45, villico (farmer), and his wife Biagia Quaglino, age 40.[1] She is baptized the next day as Angelam. Her godmother is Giuseppa Cortimiglia, wife of Salvatore Crocilla.[2]

Angela marries Giuseppe Cascio, a 28 year old agricola (farmer), on 8 November 1880, when she is 17 years old.[3] [4]Giuseppe is the younger half-brother of Angela's sister, Anna Maria (b. 1851)'s husband, Salvatore. (They marry in 1868.)

Angela and Giuseppe have at least seven children together: Salvatrice (1882), Biagia (1884), Leoluca (1887), Maria (1889), Giovanna (1892), Rosa (1894) and Giovanni (1897).

Salvatrice is born 16 September 1881 and baptized Salvatricem the next day. Her godparents are Francesco and Vincenza Cascio, brother and unmarried sister.[5] She shares a name with her father's mother, as is traditional for the first daughter.

Biagia is born 4 June 1884 at 3 Via Banditore, Corleone, when Giuseppe is 32. She is named after her maternal grandmother, traditional for the second daughter. Both parents are listed as contadini (peasants) in the civil record.[6]

Leoluca is born in Corleone on 13 January 1887, named after his father's father, and baptized 17 January. His godparents are Gioachino Colletti and Rosaria, his unmarried sister. In the US, he goes by Louis.

Maria is born 3 August 1889 and baptized four days later. Her godfather is Bernardo di Miceli, who is unmarried.[7] She's later known as Mary.

Giovanna is born 24 February 1892 and baptized Joanna on 29 February. Her godparents are Giovanni Scalisi and Giovanna Gennaro.[8] She appears in US Census records as Jennie or Genevieve.

Rosa is born 7 December 1894 and baptized 23 December as Rosam. Her godparents are Biagio Cascio and Caterina Morello.[9]

Giovanni (later known as John) is born 27 June 1897 and named after Angela's father. He is baptized Joannes 1 July. Giovanni's godparents are Antonino La Barba and Giovanna Grizzaffi ("dicta Lucia," called Lucia; she is Angela's sister), a married couple.[10]

Death of Giuseppe

Giuseppe dies at age 46 (b. 28 Jul 1852) on 6 January 1899 at 4:30 pm. The record of his death does not mention his widow, Angela.[11]

The S.S. Citta di Torino sailing from Napoli, arrived 19 November 1901, includes

8. Angela Grissoffi 38 (b. 1863)
9. Salvatrice Cascio 19 (b. 1882)
10. Leoluca Cascio 14 (b. 1887)
11. Maria Cascio 12 (b. 1889)
12. Giovanna Cascio 9 (b. 1892)

Angela's line has both an M and a W in the column for her marital status, making it unclear if she is married or widowed; a family member who has provided the photos of Angelina on this profile says that when she leaves for New York, she is widowed. The rest are all marked as Single. All of these say they're from Corleone, and going to join Angela's sister Salvatrice at 1460 1 Ave W 76 NY. (1460 1st Av E, in New York, is near the corner of 76th St. There is no West.)[12]

A photo on this profile is of Angelina and her daughters Maria and Giovanna, on the Citta di Torino. (Thanks to Gina Spatafora for this.)

The Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry on the Citta di Torino includes

74. Angela Grizzaffi

There are a variety of code numbers in the columns that follow. A note by her name says "1 son & 3 daughters."

Biagia marries Giuseppe Cascio on 18 November 1902. This record contains a dispensation due to second degree consanguinity: they are first cousins.[13] According to family lore, Giuseppe and Biagia send olive oil to her family in New York, to sell to their neighbors there.[14]

Angela's children Rosa, 8, and Giovanni, 6, join her 19 November 1903, traveling with Angela's brother, Leoluca Grizzoffi, 43, and his daughter Biagia Grizzoffi, 11. The Grizzoffis are joining his nephew Giocchino Crescimanno, at the same address in New York as Angela. Giocchino is Salvatrice's son.[15]

Angela appears in 1905 New York state census records as Angelo Cascio of the same age with children Tillie, Louis, Mary, Jennie, Rosie, and John.

Head Angelo Cascio M 42y Italy
Daughter Tillie Cascio F 24y Italy
Son Louis Cascio M 18y Italy
Daughter Mary Cascio F 15y Italy
Daughter Jennie Cascio F 13y Italy
Daughter Rosie Cascio F 10y Italy
Son John Cascio M 7y Italy

She appears in the 1910 US Census in New York with the same family[16]:

Head Angelina Cassio F 47 Italy
Daughter Tillie Cassio F 27 Italy
Son Louis Cassio M 22 Italy
Daughter Mary Cassio F 20 Italy
Daughter Genevieve Cassio F 18 Italy
Daughter Rose Cassio F 16 Italy
Son John Cassio M 12 Italy
Nephew John Gritsafo M 26 Italy

In the 1920 census, Tillie has left the household, and nephew John Grizzaffi is replaced with cousins Charlie and Philip Grizzaffi.[17] Gina Spatafora, a descendant of Giovanni, suggests the nephews living with Angelina are likely Francesca Cascio's sons Giovanni, Carmelo and Filippo.[18]

Head Angelina Cascio F 55 Italy
Daughter Mary Cascio F 27 Italy
Daughter Jennie Cascio F 25 Italy
Daughter Rosie Cascio F 24 Italy
Son John Cascio M 22 Italy
Cousin Charlie Grizzaffi M 35 Italy
Cousin Philip Grizzaffi M 32 Italy


Angelina dies at the age of 69 in October 1935 in the Bronx.[19]

Sources

  1. Estratto di Nascita, Angela Grizzaffi, born 28 April 1863, "Italia, Palermo, Palermo, Stato Civile (Tribunale), 1866-1910," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-32374-22989-50?cc=2051639&wc=MCTM-FWL:351055601,352253401,352332701 : accessed 02 Apr 2014), Palermo > Corleone > Allegati (nati, matrimoni, morti) 1880-1883 > image 222 of 2981; citing Tribunale di Cagliari.
  2. Baptism of Angela Grizzaffi, 29 April 1863, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11610-141310-19?cc=2046915&wc=MG37-K68:351041801,351041802,351125301 : accessed 02 Apr 2014), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1858-1863 > image 354 of 388; citing Archivio della Diocesi di Palermo.
  3. Atti di matrimonio, Giuseppe Cascio and Angela Grizzaffi, 3 November 1880 (civil record), "Italia, Palermo, Palermo, Stato Civile (Tribunale), 1866-1910," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-32358-4195-61?cc=2051639&wc=MCTM-DPD:351055601,352253401,352256301 : accessed 12 Mar 2014), Palermo > Corleone > Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, cittadinanze, morti 1869-1881; citing Tribunale di Cagliari.
  4. Marriage of Josepho Cascio and Angela Grizzaffi, record no. 1175, 8 November 1880 (Church record), "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11622-22735-55?cc=2046915&wc=MG37-L29:351041801,351041802,351107101 : accessed 12 Sep 2014), Corleone > San Martino > Matrimoni 1872-1887 > image 259 of 535; citing Archivio della Diocesi di Palermo.
  5. Baptism of Salvatrice Cascio, Record No. 418, 17 September 1881, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12332-66516-53?cc=2046915&wc=MG34-SP8:351041801,351041802,351280701 : accessed 29 Apr 2014), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1879-1883 > image 165 of 354; citing Archivio della Diocesi di Palermo.
  6. Birth of Biagia Cascio, 6 June 1884, "Italia, Palermo, Palermo, Stato Civile (Tribunale), 1866-1910," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-32358-19715-35?cc=2051639&wc=MCTM-DTL:351055601,352253401,352269501 : accessed 23 Mar 2014), Palermo > Corleone > Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, cittadinanze, morti 1882-1893 > image 568 of 3063; citing Tribunale di Cagliari.
  7. Baptism of Maria Cascio, record no. 358, 7 August 1889, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12332-71053-92?cc=2046915 : accessed 22 November 2015), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1889-1895 > image 34 of 427; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).
  8. Baptism of Joanna Cascio, 29 February 1892, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12332-66289-31?cc=2046915&wc=MG34-SPD:351041801,351041802,351292901 : accessed 29 Mar 2014), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1889-1895 > image 189 of 427; citing Archivio della Diocesi di Palermo.
  9. Birth of Rosa Cascio, 9 December 1894, "Italia, Palermo, Palermo, Stato Civile (Tribunale), 1866-1910," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-32361-4880-23?cc=2051639&wc=MCTM-6PD:351055601,352253401,352283501 : accessed 17 Mar 2014), Palermo > Corleone > Nati, pubblicazioni, matrimoni, cittadinanze, morti 1893-1895 > image 287 of 743; citing Tribunale di Cagliari.
  10. Baptism of Joannem Cascio, 1 July 1897, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12350-70256-55?cc=2046915&wc=MWVW-DZQ:351041801,351041802,351299201 : accessed 14 Mar 2014), Corleone > San Martino > Battesimi 1895-1899 > image 168 of 309; citing Archivio della Diocesi di Palermo.
  11. Death of Joseph Cascio, record no. 5, 7 January 1899, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11742-44426-36?cc=2046915&wc=MG3W-JWP:351041801,351041802,351085401 : accessed 5 March 2015), Corleone > San Martino > Morti 1889-1910 > image 258 of 546; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo [Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo].
  12. Ship manifest, S.S. Citta di Torino, 19 November 1901 (With thanks to Marie, from Facebook, who emailed me the documents April 2014), Source Citation: Year: 1901; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: 237; Line: 10; Page Number: 92. Source Information: Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  13. Marriage of Joseph Cascio and Blasia Cascio, record no. 74, 18 November 1902, "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-11622-12760-97?cc=2046915&wc=MG37-L23:351041801,351041802,351112201 : accessed 8 April 2015), Corleone > San Martino > Matrimoni 1888-1902 > image 443 of 445; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo [Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo].
  14. Personal interview with Joseph Cascio, October 2001. Conducted by Michelle Cascio.
  15. Ship manifest, S.S. Nord-America, 19 November 1903, S.S. Nord-America 19 November 1903 S.S. Nord-America, 19 November 1903
  16. "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M5MY-QT5 : accessed 20 Feb 2014), Louis Cassio in household of Angelina Cassio, Manhattan Ward 19, New York, New York, United States; citing sheet , family 85, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375053. RIN: MH:SC50
  17. "United States Census, 1920", index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MJB2-K85 : accessed 12 Mar 2014), Angelina Cascio, 1920.
  18. Personal communication, Gina Spatafora, 22 May 2014 Cascio-10 21:55, 22 May 2014 (EDT)
  19. "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WY1-G2P : accessed 17 February 2016), John Grezziffi in entry for Angelina Cascio, 28 Oct 1935; citing Death, Bronx, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,156,398.


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74. Angela Grizzaffi, S.S. Citta di Torino Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry
74. Angela Grizzaffi, S.S. Citta di Torino Record of Aliens Held for Special Inquiry

S.S. Citta di Torino, 19 November 1901 ship manifest
S.S. Citta di Torino, 19 November 1901 ship manifest

Angelina Grizzaffi portrait
Angelina Grizzaffi portrait

Angelina Grizzaffi with daughters Maria and Giovanna on the Citta di Torino
Angelina Grizzaffi with daughters Maria and Giovanna on the Citta di Torino

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