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Ship Passenger Manifest for Luigi DiRenzo

SALOON, CABIN, AND STEERAGE ALIENS MUST BE COMPLETELY MANIFESTED
THIS SHEET IS FOR STEERAGE PASSENGERS.

List 304

LIST OR MANIFEST OF ALIEN PASSENGERS FOR THE UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION OFFICER AT PORT OF ARRIVAL.

Required by the regulations of the Secretary of Commerce and Labor of the United States, under Act of Congress approved February 20, 1907, to be delivered to the United States Immigration Officer by the Commanding Officer of any vessel having such passengers on board upon arrival at a port in the United States.

S.S. ANCONA  sailing from  Naples , 22 MAG 1912 , 19
Arriving at Port of  Philadelphia, Pa, [5 JUN 1912] , 19

 1  No. on List. 250  13
 2  NAME IN FULL. Family Name. Given Name.
  Di Renzo Luigi
 3  Age. Yrs. Mos.  17
 4  Sex.  m
 5  Married or Single.  s
 6  * Calling or Occupation.
  farmlab
 7  Able to -- Read. Write.  no
 8  Nationality. (Country of which citizen or subject.)
  Italy
 9  ‡ Race or People.  Italian South
10  Last Permanent Residence. Country. City or Town.
  Italy  Gambatesa
11  The name and complete address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came.
  Mother Vittoria
  Gambatesa
12  Final Destination. State. City or Town.
  NJ Camden

* Instead of showing occupation of tourists and aliens in transit, state in column 6 whether they are "tourists" or "in transit."

‡ "Race or People" is to be determined by the stock from which aliens sprang and the language they speak.  List of races will be found on back of this sheet.


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13  No. on List. 13
14  Whether having a ticket to such final destination.
  yes
15  By whom was passage Paid? (Whether alien paid his own passage, whether paid by any other person, or by any corporation, society, municipality or government.)
  father
16  Whether in possession of $50, and if less, how much?
  $10
17  Whether ever before in the United States; and if so, when and where? Yes or No. If Yes -- Year or period of years.
  no no no
18  Whether going to join a relative or friend; and if so, what relative or friend, and his name and complete address.
  father Giuseppe
  210 Michle  Camden NJ
19  Ever in prison, almshouse, or institution for care and treatment of the insane, or supported by charity. If so, which?
  no
20  Whether a Polygamist.  no
21  Whether an Anarchist.  no
22  Whether coming by reason of any offer, solicitation, promise, or agreement, express or implied, to labor in the United States.
  no
23  Condition of Health. Mental and Physical.
  good
24  Deformed or Crippled. Nature, length of time, and cause.
  no


25  Height. Feet. Inches.  4  15
26  Complexion.  [blank]
27  Color of -- Hair. Eyes.  [blank]
28  Marks of Identification.  none
29  Place of Birth. Country. City or Town.
  Italy  Gambatesa

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION REQUIRED BY NATURALIZATION ACT APPROVED JUNE 29, 1904.


Source: National Archives Microfilm Publication T 840, Roll 103, Page 304


Luigi DiRenzo (1895-1912)

Luigi DiRenzo, the oldest child of Giuseppe DiRenzo and Maria Vittoria d'Alessandro, "came in June and drowned in August" (Esther Valente).  He had gone swimming in Camden.  When I visited to Gambatesa with Luigi's oldest sister Nunziata, she made me promise her not to go swimming.  Luigi is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, New Jersey.


S.S. Ancona, 25 KB

SS Ancona

Operated by "Italia" Società Anonima di Navigazione between Genoa, Naples, Palermo, New York and Philadelphia from 1908-1915.  8,885 ton steamship.  Dimensions in feet (between perpendiculars): 482 x 58.  One funnel, two masts; twin screw; triple-expansion engines with 6-cyclinders; service speed of 14 knots [16.1 miles per hour].  Shipbuilder: Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd., Belfast.  Launched 19 November 1907.  Maiden Voyage 23 April 1908 Genoa-Naples-Palermo-New York-Philadelphia.  Sunk by an Austrian submarine in the Mediterranean on 7 November 1915 during World War One [Italy and Austria-Hungary were at war from 23 May 1915 until 4 November 1918].

The funnels of the ships of the Italia steamship line were yellow.  Their rectangular flag was a "blue cross with white border; blue upper quarter at hoist with red "I" in a white six-pointed star; otherwise quarters yellow".

Source: North Atlantic Seaway: an illustrated history of the passenger services linking the old world with the new by N.R.P. Bonsor (Prescot, Lancashire: 1955), pages 469-471.

Image Source: based on the ship's image found at the Web site "American Family Immigration History Center" (ellisislandrecords.org) as that site existed in September 2003, where the image is stated to be from the Peabody Essex Museum.  About the ship the site says that the Ancona had room for 2,560 passengers (60 first class, 2,500 third class).  That site is © 2000 by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.


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