Monday, June 11, 2012

Mystery Monday - Who Was Cousin Rosario Bologna?

Last year I posted about the naturalization papers for Joe's father Paolo Michele Mangiafico.  When he came to America he stated that the relative he was going to join was Rosario Bologna who resided at 4 N. Square St. Boston, Mass.

Source Citation: Year: 1920; ; Microfilm Serial: T715; Microfilm Roll: T715_2846; Line: 7;
 Page Number: 
153.

I was hoping that cousin Rosario would lead me to information about Paolo's mother or father, but I'm having trouble even pinpointing the correct Rosario Bologna.

This is what I have found listing a Rosario Bologna:


Name:Rosario Bologna
Arrival Date:27 Apr 1914
Birth Year:abt 1885
Birth Location:Sicily
Birth Location Other:palazzolo acreide
Age:29
Gender:Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality:Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure:Palermo
Port of Arrival:New York, New York
Ship Name:Calabria

Source Citation: Year: 1914; ; Microfilm Serial: T715;
Microfilm Roll: T715_2304; Line: 12Page Number: 197

This Rosario traveled with his wife Emanuela Gallo and son Salvatore Bologna.  It seems that the Italian women always traveled under their maiden name.



The relative they left behind was Carmela Gozzo


This is a bit confusing, but I am assuming that "Gozzo" was her maiden name since the daughter Emanuela was listed with the last name "Gallo".  

The relative they were going to join was cousin Sebastiano Gozzo. I am assuming he was Emanuela's cousin.


Then I discovered that this same Rosario came to the U.S. once before in 1912.  He left his wife in Italy at that time and went to join cousin Paolo Perrolla(?) in Connecticut.


And then I found this other passenger list for a Rosario Bologna:
Name:Rosario Bologna
Arrival Date:22 Jun 1914
Birth Year:abt 1881
Birth Location:Sicily
Birth Location Other:palazzolo
Age:33
Gender:Male
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality:Italian (South) (Italian)
Port of Departure:Palermo, Italy
Port of Arrival:New York, New York
Ship Name:Calabria

Source Citation: Year: 1914; ; Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2337; Line: 17;Page Number: 40




Would you like to take a guess who the relative was that this Rosario Bologna was going to join in Boston, Mass.  Well it's none other than cousin Rosario Bologna who resides at 5 North Square in Boston, Mass.


Are you confused yet? I sure am! Since the latter Rosario Bologna is joining cousin Rosario Bologna at 5 North Square he must be referring to the Rosario who married Emanuela.  But which one is Paolo Michele's cousin?!

All I know is that the cousin Rosario I am looking for was residing at 4 North Square in Boston, Mass. in September of 1920.  The only Rosario Bologna I could find in Boston in 1920 lived on Salem Street and was married to Brigida.

The latter Rosario and his wife Teresa were living in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1920.

This is all giving me a headache.  Sure would love to solve this mystery!


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