ANCESTRAL SHIPS & MANIFESTS

White Star Line - Cretic Leaving Gibraltar

AND THE JOURNEY BEGINS…

MY PATERNAL GRANDFATHER, ANTIMO’S JOURNEY: MARCH OF 1906. PORT OF EMBARCATION: NAPLES, ITALY. DESTINATION: ELLIS ISLAND, NEW YORK CITY. ONBOARD THE WHITE STAR LINE’S STEAMSHIP “CRETIC.” HEADING TO HARLEM’S LITTLE ITALY, or OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “ITALIAN QUARTER.”

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THE PORT OF NAPLES, ITALY, with MT. VESUVIUS ERUPTING IN THE BACKGROUND. INTERESTING FACT: MY GRANDFATHER, ANTIMO IMMIGRATED TO NEW YORK IN MARCH OF 1906. 10 DAYS AFTER HE ARRIVED IN NEW YORK CITY, MT. VESUVIUS ERUPTED, KILLING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE, AND DESTROYING MANY HOMES!

early morn port of naples 1905

EARLY MORNING AT THE PORT OF NAPLES. THESE ARE THE SMALL LAUNCH BOATS THAT TAKE THE PASSENGERS TO THEIR RESPECTIVE STEAMSHIPS. CIRCA EARLY 1900’S

VARIOUS PHOTO IMAGES OF THE WHITE STAR LINE’S “STEAMSHIP CRETIC”… ANTIMO’S SHIP OF PASSAGE FROM NAPLES, ITALY TO NEW YORK CITY, in MARCH of 1906.

 

It’s hard to read, but Antimo Puca’s name is on Line #15 of this manifest. He was 9 1/2 yrs. old, traveling to America with his uncle, Antonio Lignori, from Sant’Antimo, Napoli. They were heading to 2123 First Avenue, an “Old Law Tenement”(built prior to 1901) building between East 109th St. and East 110th Street, the south west side of First Avenue.

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STEAMSHIP STEERAGE DINING AREA, w/SLEEPING BUNKS IN BACKGROUND.

DEBARKATION FROM FERRY

VARIOUS IMMIGRANTS DISEMBARKING FROM THE FERRY ONTO ELLIS ISLAND, JUST PRIOR TO BEING PROCESSED AT THE IMMIGRATION STATION BUILDING. CIRCA EARLY 1900’S.

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Battery Park awaiting Ellis Is Immig 1901 mcny

BATTERY PARK, LOWER MANHATTAN in 1901. PEOPLE ARE ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR THEIR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES TO ARRIVE OFF THE FERRY FROM ELLIS ISLAND.

Grandpa Antimo Puca

MY GRANDFATHER, ANTIMO PUCA, around the age of 5. Circa 1901, Sant’Antimo, Napoli.

Katie’s Journey to America: September of 1909, age 9. Born in Benevento, Italy. Ship of Passage, S.S. Perugia (Anchor Line.)

Gaetanina Ciullo Puco age 16

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The S.S. Perugia – Anchor Line – was built in 1901 by the D. & W. Henderson & Co., Glasgow, Scotland. Tonnage: 4,348. Dimensions: 375′ x 47′, single-screw, 13 knots, triple expansion engines, two masts and one funnel. The ship was placed in the Mediterranean-New York service August, as of 1901. The ship was sunk in the Mediterranean, December 3, 1916 by an enemy submarine in the Gulf of Genoa.
Resource: http://www.norwayheritage.com/

The S.S. Perugia was the ship of passage for my grandmother, Katie Puco, Antimo’s wife. She arrived in New York City in 1909, at the age of 9.

S.S. Perugia 1909 Katie Ciullo Puco

ANCHOR LINE’S S.S. PERUGIA

Note: Some of the above photos were found while “surfing” the web. Here’s the link to  this site, where I found some of the above photos.  http://www.nrvoutdoors.com/GENEALOGY/GENEALOGY.htm

The ship photos were found by doing a general google images “sweep”, simply by typing in the ship name. 🙂


7 Comments on “ANCESTRAL SHIPS & MANIFESTS”

  1. Anthony Viverito says:

    My Grandpa played baseball for a team called The Harlem Federals 1915-1916. Have you ever heard of them? I have a wonderful photo taken at Jefferson Park that I would love to share.

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  2. Angela,
    I found your website very interesting. My grandmother left Naples in June, 1902 on the Perugia. She settled in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn in Rapelye Street.
    She married Luigi Esposito 1903 or 1904. Then he went back to Italy around 1920 because of illness. No one in the family really knows what became of him. I’ve been trying to find out, but to no avail.
    Any suggestions ?

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  3. sicilia d'arista says:

    My grandfather, Vincenzo Martinez, the Captain, lived in New York from the 20 ies to 1962. Have you any information regarding his story? Thank you

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  4. Josette Hynes says:

    I love that you have a photo of the Perugia! I could not find one anywhere else. My great-grandmother and her daughter, Maria Assunta Ciriaco (25) and Carolina Montella (5)came on the Perugia in 1903 from Naples. They were reuniting with great-grandpa, Andrea (Andrew) Montella. The next child born passed away, but the following was my grandpa, William in 1908. He was the first American born to their family who survived into adulthood. Sadly the baby, Albert, born in 1914, and my great-grandpa Andrew passed from the Spanish Influenza in 1922. We are now working on our Jure Sanguinis dual citizenship and your site was so interesting with the photos. Thank you.

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  5. Connie Zajkowski says:

    My mom lived at 331 East 109 Street. Her dads name was Angelo Saglimbeni . He owned the building. He had a grocery store in the building. It was owned by my family for many years after he passed. He died in 1960. Is there any information known about my grandfather. My grandmother also lived there till she died in 1967. My parents were married at Mt Carmel church in 1957.

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