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From: TaDaMoon@aol.com [mailto:TaDaMoon@aol.com]

Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2000 1:31 AM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] Re: Celeste

Joseph CELESTE and his wife Sara DONATO Celeste are my great great grand-parents. They came to this country from Mesina, Sicily about 1872 and settled in NY. They had at least two daughters, Rose b. 1871 in Mesina and Julia believed to be younger and born in NY. Julia was described to me as being lame. Nothing more is known about her. Rose Celeste married a man named LEGATO, a steel construction worker, in NY. He died in a fall at work in 1899. Rose went to work as a seamstress for Mary Pickford. Subsequently she met and married Peter MARTELLO an instrumentalist for Sousa's marching band.  Rose had three children by Legato, Maurice, Mary Ann and Sarah. She had two children by Martello, Peter and Millie.

Mary Ann Legato is my grandmother.  I am interested in finding out more about Joseph Celeste and his wife Sara, the circumstances from which they came to the U.S. and their life in old NY.  Do these names link up with anyone else's? Can anyone tell me where I can find info on the ship they traveled on ? The year would have been around 1872. How do I go about looking for immigration papers ? I understand that Mesina is a county or district. I do not know the name of the town they came from. Hoe do I begin my search ?

Thank you, Diane in Va.

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-----Original Message-----

From: TaDaMoon@aol.com [mailto:TaDaMoon@aol.com]

Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2000 11:27 PM

To: ITA-SICILY-L@rootsweb.com

Subject: [{ITA-SICILY-L}] Look-up: NY Naturalization Petition Index 1907-1924

Sandra, can you look for the LaBozzetta surname. One given name would be Michael or the Italian equivalent. Antonio may be another one, or Pietro. I know that's a pretty iffey request. It's the best I can do.

Thanks for the trouble,

Diane in Va