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" The DeRose And Emma Families of Pa. and New Jersey"

Updated July 26, 2005

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The Emma Family of Penna. and New Jersey

Rosario Emma married Vincenza Spinelli on the 28 of June
in 1915 at St. Mary"s Church in Norfolk, Va. They both immigrated to the Usa from Italy.

I know that they both died in Phila. Pa, where they lived.
Rosario Emma"s father was Michele Emma from Italy and his mother was Fillipa Piccicuto, From Italy, They were married in Italy
My grand father Rosario Emma had siblings and I had heard that his parents lived in this country for a short time before returning to their homeland of Italy.
I was able to find Michele Emma and Filippa Piccicuto, on the original ship manifest, for the Ship Stampalia.
Their date of arrival was October 26, 1912.
The manifest listed eight family members,
which included my grand father's parents and family members
but not my grand father Rosario Emma.
I was quite surprised to find that my grandfather had arrived in this country before his parents did. according to the passenger ship manifest,He had a brother in Mass.
The ship's manifest stated that a sister was left
behind in Pietraperzia, Italy and that her name was
I Knew of one sister named Mary and her husband
Sam Guinta. They lived in Philadelphia,Pa.
I knew that they had at least one child,
a son named Michael and a grandson named Sal.
I remembered meeting an uncle John Emma
from Fitzsburgh,Mass. He and his wife Mary had at
least 18 children. My mother had Guinta cousins.
I also discovered that my grandfather was
listed on the ship SS Cleveland and his name was
misspelled EIMMA instead of Emma, because of how the
double m 's were written.This made it difficult
to use the computor listing of passengers records
because it had misspelled his name. That this was
the Rosario Emma of Phila. Via Pietraperzia,
Sicily,Italy;is verified through his
Naturalization papers, which listed the SS Clevland ship
and date of entry, as a match .

Rosario had one son and three daughters.
The son Michael Emma lived in New Jersey at the
time of his death. He had two Sons.
My grandmother Vincenza Spinelli,had at least
one brother Benny Spinelli, who lived in Phila.Pa.
and a sister Conchetta Spinelli who lived in Calamonachi, Sicily, Italy
Her parents Joseph (Guiseppe) and Rose (Castila) died in Pa.

The DeRose Family of Pa. and New Jersey

Nicholas De Rose married Bella Mercuri and had at
least six sons and two daughters.
One son Lawrence DeRose was my father.
I was able to locate My Grandfather Nicholas De Rosa
in the 1920 Census. His street address was given and
since I knew what street he had lived on,
I knew that I had the correct De Rose,
Except that My grand father used an "a" at
the end of De Rose, instead of an "e",
like my father and I use.
My Uncle John Lived in southern New Jersey
and had at least one son.
This branch uses the spelling of De Rosa.

I never heard of the names of any aunts,uncles
or cousins from both sides of the DeRose family.
Right now,I have very little information
on this family line.

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