Re: Rosa Arata and sister Luigia Arata in New York 1874,1876
Hello Debbie Pridmore,
My great grandmother was Maria Arata.She married Antonio Saracco/Soracco/Sorocco.The census records show that they came to this country from Italy in 1876.The settled in the lower east side of Manhattan (5 points area) and lin l880 are living at 17 Baxter Street w/ two children:Joseph age 3, b NY & Louis, age 1 month.
Some records "Maria Arata", as "Mary Arata".I have not located a marriage record, and do not know if she was married in this country or in Italy.If married here, I suspect it was in NY.Her death certificate identifies her parents as Giacomo Arata and his wife, Nicoletta Brichetto Maggi.Her husband (Antonio Saracco/Soracco/Sorocco) was the son of Angelo Soracco and his wife, Mary Garbarino.
It seems we must be closely connected.I would be happy to exchange documents via snail mail if you are interested.