NameMaria Letteria CAVALIERE41
BirthAug 1870, Tunis, Africa36,42
Death1936 Age: 65
Emigration24 Aug 1877, SS Castalia from Mediterranean ports Age: 7
FatherGiovanni CAVALIERE (ca1836-1920)
MotherGrazia OCCHIPINTI (ca1832-1895)
Misc. Notes
As Mariella, 7, aboard the Castalia from Mediterranean ports on Aug 24, 1877 with Grazia Cavaliere, 45, Giuseppe (sic), 31 (female, a housewife), and Giovanni, 14.144

In 1880, she was 12 and lived at 215 25th St. with her parents John, 45, mother Gracia, 42, and brothers Angelo, 20, Joseph, 18, and John, 16. Their father is a cook in a hotel but hasn’t worked in six months, Angelo is a carpenter, Joseph a tailor, and John is a barber. Only Mary can read and write.145

Marries Antonio Giordino (sic) in 1889, with her parents as witnesses. He is 29 and is a shoemaker who lives at 352 E 17th Street. She is 18 and lives at 377 Water Street. Her mother’s maiden name is listed as Grazia .

In 1900, Antonio, 42, and Mary, 29, have been married 11 years and live at 340 East 11th Street with sons Jerome, 9, and John, 7. Antonio’s birthplace is Italy; hers is listed as France. He works at a grocery. He says he was born in November of 1857, emigrated in 1881, and has been in the US for 19 years. He is naturalized. She says she was born in August of 1870, emigrated in 1875, and has been here 25 years. They have had 3 children, with 2 surviving.42

Lived at 334 E. 115th St. in 1904 when she remarried. The marriage is witnessed by Giovanni Cavaliere and Letterio Zappala.36 Her first marriage was ‘divorced in her favor.’36 “Filed on the grounds of adultery.” Judgement filed as Maria Litteria Giardina, plaintiff, vs. Antonio Giardina.

In 1910, as Giovanni, living with wife Maria in the Bronx at 2462 Hughes Ave. with his relatives the LaMannas. He’s 34, she’s 39. It is his first and her second marriage. They say they’ve been married 8 years. She has two children who are still alive. He emigrated in 1899, she in 1877. They both speak English. He works as a dress manufacturer in the children’s dresses industry. (?) He has been naturalized. Also living at this address are his uncle Giuseppe, 62, and aunt Maria, 55, who have been married 29 years and had 5 of 7 children survive; widowed cousin Giovanna, 27, and her daughters Lilla, 4, and Maria, 3; and cousins Pasquale, 25 and Lilla, 15. Giuseppe LaManna arrived in 1900 and has filed papers. He works as a stone cutter in a stone yard. Giovanna LaManna works as a dress manufacturer in the children’s dress industry and arrived in 1904 with mother Maria and sisters Rosa and Lilla. Pasquale arrived in 1902 and is an alien. He works as a stone cutter in a stone yard. Lilla works as an operator at the children’s dress company. Newlyweds Giuseppe Visalli and his wife Rose live next door with the Gallos at 2460 Hughes. Giuseppe is 25 and Rosa is 22. He says he arrived in 1907 and has filed papers. He is a bricklayer in the ‘house building’ industry. She is an operator in the children’s dresses industry. Giuseppe and his parents-in-law are the only ones who can’t speak English. Giovanni’s sister and her family live a couple streets over.37

In 1920, she lived at 116 East 119 with her widower father John, 92. She was 49 and listed as married. He said he arrived in 1867 and was naturalized in 1869. She says she arrived in 1874 and was naturalized in 1900. She works as an operator in a dress factory.
Birth24 Mar 1877, 313 Via Cavour, Messina, Italy
DeathAug 1969, New Jersey Age: 92
FatherLetterio ZAPPALA (1841-1907)
MotherProvvidenza LAMANNA (1856-1906)
Marriage23 Apr 1904, Manhattan, New York, New York36
Marr MemoCity Hall
Divorcebef 1918
BirthNov 185742
OccupationShoemaker, grocer
Marriage6 Jul 1889, Manhattan, New York
Divorce7 Mar 1904, Manhattan, New York
ChildrenGirolamo (Jerome) (1890-)
 Giovanni (John) (1893-)
 UNNAMED (<1900-<1900)
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