Who’s Who in this Photo

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Adriano Giorgio’s Children

This picture was taken in 1907. We know this because the youngest child in the picture – Lena George (in the high chair) was born on 21 November 1906 and the next youngest and only other girl, Philomena, was born on 3 June 1905. This picture was taken before Hubert (1908), Lucy (1909), Victor (1911) and Francis (1912 or 1913) were born.

From left to right the children are: Philomena George (1905) sitting on stool; Nick George (1896) standing; Lena George (1907) in high chair; Gene George (1901) standing; Joseph George (1903) sitting on stool and Frederick William George (1899) standing with hand on Joseph’s shoulder.

Interestingly, although Adriano named his first-born son after his father – Nicola and his first daughter after his mother – they didn’t follow the Italian naming tradition for the rest of their children.

This photo was one that Irene George Veri shared with me last summer. Irene is the youngest daughter of Nick George. Nick was born in Italy to Adriano’s first wife – Marianne Frattura who died a few weeks after his birth. Adriano went back to Italy and brought Nick to America when he was 8 years old. Here’s the ship’s log from their arrival in December 1904:

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It is almost impossible to read that entry but from the index for the document it is clear that Adriano and his son Nicola arrived in New York on December 19, 1904 after leaving Naples on December 3, 1904. A nephew of Adriano’s – Nicola Scoccimarra, age 18, was also travelling with them. Interestingly, his final destination was listed as Dunbar and the relative he was visiting was identified as his uncle, Ciro Giorgio. Ciro was Adriano’s oldest brother. Most of the information we have about Ciro shows him living in New Castle, PA, not Dunbar, so this record helps place him there as late as December 1904.

I need to spend more time studying the ship’s manifest and looking into Nicola Scoccimarra. The oldest child born to Nicola Giorgio and his wife Maria Pace (Adriano’s parents) was a girl named Vita Amalia Vittoria Giorgio born in 1861. Her husband was named Dominick Scoccimarra so I assume that Nicola Scoccimarra was their son.

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Happy to Have New Followers

I am thrilled that there’s been a flurry of new followers and likes on Trovando. I love it when people find this blog and leave comments. I feel badly that this is a particularly busy time for me at work and I haven’t been able to post anything in the past few weeks.

I hope you can stay entertained by reading earlier posts. Feel free to leave comments/questions and stories and I will try to respond ASAP.  I should also warn you that I’ll be attending the National Genealogical Society ‘s meeting in Raleigh NC from May 10th – 13th – so I’ll be pretty busy with work until then and then I’ll be immersed for a few days in learning new research techniques and ways to communicate our family story.

I love learning more about genealogy and how to find those missing pieces of our family puzzle. If you happen to be holding one of those pieces – be sure to leave a comment.

This photo was taken just over a year ago (March 2016) when Rick and I met Dominic Renzi.