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Serafino Palermo

Serafino Palermo

Male 1887 - 1968  (80 years)

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  • Name Serafino Palermo 
    Relationshipwith Thomas Clark
    Born 6 Jul 1887  Ferrazzano, Campobasso, Abruzzi e Molise [now Molise], Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    • date and place from SS applications index. His name is not in the SSDI.
    Gender Male 
    Arrival 1903  [4
    Immigration date 1903 
    • perhaps; see notes.
    Residence 1905  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Relationship to Head: Head
    Residence 1915  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Relation to Head of House: Head
    Registered for the Draft 1917  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Military Marital Status: Married
    Residence 1925  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Relation to Head: Head
    Census 1930  Myrtle Ave., Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1930  Myrtle Ave., Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head: Head
    Residence 1935  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1 Apr 1940  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head
    Registered for the Draft 1942  Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Immigrant Ancestor
    Died 1968  [9
    Buried Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cheektowaga, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Serafino Palermo and Maria Battista
    Serafino Palermo and Maria Battista
    at their wedding
    Documents
    marriage record, Serafino Palermo & Mary Battista
    marriage record, Serafino Palermo & Mary Battista
    Headstones
    Palermo family
    Palermo family
    Two brothers who married two sisters.
    Notes 
    • Family history says that he immigrated from Abruzzi, that he came over at a very young age (7-10) without his parents, brought over by someone else. He remembered having to work in the potato fields as a boy. He wouldn’t eat potatoes because they were for pigs in Italy—the only way he would eat them was as homefries. He said wouldn’t go back to Italy because it was too a hard of a life there.

      He got a job on the Lehigh Valley railroad after his brother Anthony (Epifanio).

      In the 1930 census there is also a Michael “Leceno,” (Lacino), aged 41, living in the household as a boarder. He had been married to their sister Dorothea.

      Age 31 when married.
    • Family history says that he immigrated from Abruzzi, that he came over at a very young age (7-10) without his parents, brought over by someone else. He remembered having to work in the potato fields as a boy. He wouldn’t eat potatoes because they were for pigs in Italy—the only way he would eat them was as homefries. He said wouldn’t go back to Italy because it was too a hard of a life there.

      The 1905 New York census says that he immigrated 12 years before, so, in about 1893. The 1915 census also says that he had been in the U.S. for 12 years. This, though, agrees with the 1930 U.S. census, which gives the year 1903. The 1925 NY census says he immigrated 17 years before, in abt. 1908. This last state census also says that he had become a naturalized citizen in Buffalo.

      He got a job on the Lehigh Valley railroad after his brother Anthony (Epifanio).

      In the 1930 census there is also a Michael “Leceno,” (Lacino), aged 41, living in the household as a boarder. He had been married to their sister Dorothea.

      Age 31 when married.
    Person ID I138  BisantzCaldiero
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2018 

    Father Carmine Palermo
              b. Italy Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Felicia Valentino
              b. Italy Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F116    |  Family Chart

    Spouse / Partner Ancestors Maria "Mary" Battista
              b. 31 May 1895, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Feb 1975, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1911  St. Lucy's Church, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • marriage record
    Children 
    +1. Felicia A. "Fanny" Palermo
              b. Abt 1912, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Dec 1989  (Age ~ 77 years)
    +2. Carmine "Charlie" Palermo
              b. 22 Aug 1913, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Dec 2004, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F106    |  Family Chart

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  • Reference  Your Name Here. "Serafino Palermo". Pitard.net - Buffalo Families. https://buffalo.pitard.net/getperson.php?personID=I138&tree=caldiero1 (accessed December 17, 2018).

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc..
    2. [S23] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Registration State: New York; Registration County: Erie; Roll: 1712052; Draft Board: 03.
    3. [S21] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc..
    4. [S77] 1930 United States Federal Census. Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Year: 1930; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: 1424; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0031; FHL microfilm: 2341159.
    5. [S212] New York, State Census, 1905. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1905; Election District: A.D. 05 E.D. 05; City: Buffalo; County: Erie.
    6. [S343] New York, State Census, 1915. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 05; Assembly District: 05; City: Buffalo Ward 02; County: Erie; Page: 33.
    7. [S173] New York, State Census, 1925. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 04; Assembly District: 04; City: Buffalo Ward 02; County: Erie; Page: 40.
    8. [S62] 1940 United States Federal Census. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Year: 1940; Census Place: Buffalo, Erie, New York; Roll: T627_2824; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 64-73.
    9. [S97] U.S., Railroad Retirement Pension Index, 1934-1987. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., The National Archives at Atlanta; Morrow, Georgia; Records of the Railroad Retirement Board, 1934 - 1987; Record Group Number: 184.