Re: Nicoli, Alfonso
In reply to:
Susan McCarthy 7/20/04
According to passenger records, Alphonso arrived on April 6, 1892.However, not able to view original document.Went to the page, but could not find him listed on the missiing manifest...
Alphonso, in the 1900 census was married for 4 years to Emma so a good chance that they were married in Massachusetts so you can look for this record.As luck would have it, Ada, the first child is listed as born April 1897, and also living with them are the parents of Emma...John (Giovanni) Alberghini, her father,and what appears to be the name Louisa, her mother, thought difficult to read.Emma and her parents are listed as entering the US in 1888.Alphonso is an Alien.
Alphonso born April of 1871, age 29
Emma, born April 1876, age 24
John Aberghini, born July 1844, age 53
Louisa, born May 1847, age 53.
In 1910, John still living with them, but Louisa is dead.
I cannot find the passenger lists for any of them.However, there is one Alberghini named Primo listed in the WWI service records, born in Ferrara, Italy...probably in the commune of Renazzo or Cento.His was born in 1873 and was living in Somerville at the time...he might be a brother to Emma.
In addition, while I cannot find where Alphonso came from, there was an Alberghieri on the same boat..though I could not find Alfonso, found this Albeghieri listed on one of the pages...this is not a wide spread last name.
Also, in the town of Serravalle, also in the Ferrara Province is the name Nicoli......Just mentioning this, cannot prove it means anything.
The children listed were:
According to the census, one child died..no name.
The son Medardo listed in the WWI registratons as Medardo Santago Nicoli, born 29 Oct. 1899.
In the 1930 census, I think Alphonso listed as PA..meaning he applied for citizenship, but Emma is listed as naturalized.Now, after 1922 women had to apply separately, so you might look for naturation papers for both of them.Contact NARA in Waltham as Peter pointed out.They are good at helping.
There were so Alberghini's in Plymouth that could be related.Arrived within a few years of 1888.Some of them may still live in the area an might be worth contacting to see what they may know.
I am sorry I could not get you to the town of origin.But maybe these clues will help.If I can look for something else, please let me know.......Susan
Re: Nicoli, Alfonso
Susan McCarthy 7/21/04