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Ship Passenger Manifest for Luca Valente (1894-1955) of Gambatesa

Form 500 B
List 41
The entries on this sheet must
be typewritten or printed.


ALL ALIENS arriving at a port of continental United States from a foreign port or a port of the insular possessions of the United States, and all aliens arriving at a port of said insular possessions from a foreign port, a port of continental United States, or a port of another insular possession in whatsoever class they travel, MUST be fully listed and the master or commanding officer of each vessel carrying such passengers must upon arrival deliver lists thereof to the immigration officer.
    This (white) sheet is for the listing of STEERAGE PASSENGERS ONLY

S.S. EUROPA, Passengers sailing from NAPOLI, 24 GIU. 1922 .... Arriving at Port of NEW YORK[8 JUL 1922]

 1  No. on List.  14
 2  HEAD-TAX STATUS. (This column for use of Government officials only.)
 3  NAME IN FULL. Family Name. Given Name.
  Valente Luca
 4  Age. Yrs. Mos.  27
 5  Sex.  m
 6  Married or single.  M
 7  Calling or occupation.  laborer
 8  Able to --  Read. Read what language [or, if exemption claimed, on what ground]. Write.  yes  Italian  yes
 9  Nationality. (Country of which citizen or subject.)
10  ‡ Race or People.  Italian S.
11  * Last Permanent Residence.  Country. City or town.
  Italy  Gambatesa
12  The name and complete address of nearest relative or friend in country whence alien came.
  wife Maria Gambatesa
13  Final Destination. *(Intended future permanent residence.) State. City or town.
  N.Y  Rochester

* Permanent residence within the meaning of this manifest shall be actual or intended residence of one year or more.
List of races will be found on back of this sheet.


14  No. on List.  14
15  Whether having a ticket to such final destination.
16  By whom was passage Paid? (Whether alien paid his own passage, whether paid by relative, whether paid by any other person, or by any corporation, society, municipality, or government.)
17  Whether in possession of $50, and if less, how much?
18  Whether ever before in the United States; and if so, when and where? Yes or No.  If Yes -- Year or period of years. Where?
  no no no
19  Whether going to join a relative or friend; and if so, what relative or friend, and his name and complete address.
  brother Donato
  34 Scranton St Rochester N.Y
20  Purpose of coming to United States.  Whether alien intends to return to country whence he came after engaging temporarily in laboring pursuits in the United States.  Length of time alien intends to remain in the United States.  Whether alien intends to become a citizen of the United States.
  no  perman.  yes
21  Ever in prison or almshouse, or institution for care and treatment of the insane, or supported by charity? If so, which?

[NOTE hand written above the answers to numbers 21-31Dr. Cert. Part. loss of left thumb

22  Whether a Polygamist.  no
23  Whether an Anarchist.  no
24  Whether a person who believes in or advocates the overthrow by force or violence of the Government of the United States or all forms of law, etc. (See footnote for full text of this question.)
25  Whether coming by reason of any offer, solicitation, promise, or agreement, expressed or implied, to labor in the United States.
26  Whether alien has been previously deported within one year.
27  Condition of health, mental and physical.
28  Deformed or Crippled. Nature, length of time, and cause.
29  Height.  Feet. Inches.  5  5
30  Complexion.  nat.
31  Color of -- Hair. Eyes.  brow. brow.
32  Marks of Identification.  none
33  Place of Birth.  Country. City or Town.
  Italy  Gambatesa

NOTE. -- Full text of question 24 is as follows: Whether a person who believes in or advocates the overthrow by force or violence of the Government of the United States or all forms of law, or who disbelieves in or is opposed to organized government, or who advocates the assassination of public officials, or who advocates or teaches the unlawful destruction of property, or is a member of or affiliated with any organization entertaining and teaching disbelief in or opposition to organized government or which teaches the unlawful destruction of property, or who advocates or teaches the duty, necessity, or propriety of the unlawful assaulting or killing or any officer or officers, either of specific individuals or of officers generally, of the Government of the United States or of any other organized government because of his or their official character.

Source: National Archives Microfilm Publication T 715, Roll 3139, Page 161

Related Page: Luca Valente and Francesco Valente, father (1894-1955) and son (1917-1980) of Gambatesa, photographs and stories.

The Declaration of Intention to become a U.S. Citizen of Luca Valente (1894-1955), 9 February 1923.

U.S. Department of Labor
Naturalization Service

No.  23384

United States of America
Declaration of Intention

Invalid for all purposes seven years after the date hereof

Monroe county
State of New York.
In the Supreme Court
of N.Y. monroe Co.
I, Luca Antonio Valenti., aged 28 years, occupation Laborer,, do declare on oath that my personal description is: Color White, complexion dark, height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 148 pounds, color of hair brown, color of eyes brown, other visible distinctive marks None.
  I was born in Ganpatese, Italy. on the 18th, day of October, anno Domini 1894; I now reside at 34 Scranton St, Rochester_N.Y.
  I emigrated to the United States of America from Naples Italy. on the vessel Europe; my last foreign residence was Ganpatese, Italy.; I am married; the name of my wife is Mary; she was born at Italy and now resides at Roch_N.Y.
  It is my bona fide intention to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to Victor Emmanuel III, King of italy., of whom I am now a subject; I arrived at the port of New York,, in the State of New York., on or about the 11th, day of July, anno Domini 1922; I am not an anarchist; I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy; and it is my intention in good faith to become a citizen of the United States of America and to permanently reside therein: SO HELP ME GOD.

Luca Anttonio Valente
(Original signature of declarant)

Subscribed and sworn before me in the office of the Clerk of
9th, February 1923
said Court this ..... day of .........., anno Domini 192  
james L. Hotchksida
Clerk of the Supreme Court.
By M C Roberts apl dep Clerk.

Source: document courtesy of Luigina Abiuso, the widow of Luca's son Francesco Valente.

Date of Arrival Note: According to the Morton Allen Directory of European Passenger Steamship Arrivals (New York: 1931), no ship named "Europe" arrived at New York on 11 July 1922.  La Veloce line's steamship "Europa" arrived twice: 8 July and 29 August.  With this exception, no ship listed in the Directory with a name at all similar to "Europe" arrived at New York on 11 July 1922 or on any other date in 1922.

S.S. Europa, 23 KB

SS Europa

Operated by "La Veloce" Navigazione Italiana between the Mediterranean and New York from 1907 to 1922.  7,870 ton steamship.  Dimensions in feet (between perpendiculars): 455 x 53.  Two funnels, two masts; twin screw; triple-expansion engines with 6-cyclinders; service speed of 16 knots [18.4 miles per hour].  Shipbuilder: Cantieri Navali Siciliani, Palermo.  Maiden Voyage May 1907 Genoa-New York.  In 1922 the Europa was transferred to N.G.I. (Navigazione Generale Italiana), and in 1928 it was scrapped.

The funnels of the ships of the La Veloce steamship line were yellow with a red star (although at one time the funnel was black with a red star).  Their rectangular flag was white with a red cross; "St. George on horseback and the dragon in green in top corner near hoist".

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), page 433-35.

Image Source: based on the ship's image found at "American Family Immigration History Center" (ellisislandrecords.org) as that Web site existed in October 2003, where the image is stated to be from the Richard Faber Collection.  About the ship the site says that the Europa had room for 2,516 passengers (116 first class, 2,400 third class [i.e. steerage]).  That site is © 2000 by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

S.S. Europa, 28 KB

Image Source: "S.S. Europa, 1907, La Veloce Nav. Italiana, Courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Salem" in Michael J. Anuta's Ships of Our Ancestors (Baltimore: 1983), page 98.

The URL of this Web page: https://www.roangelo.net/valente/europa.html
Last revised: 12 March 2007 : 2007-03-12 by Robert [Wesley] Angelo.

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