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I usually check findagrave.com first and I found a Ferrante married couple, could they be your great grand-parents.
If not, would you want to share more information like birthdates, family membersand etc.
I was able to find a document that said he naturalized in 1928 yet, this 1930 census shows him as an alien? is there a chance this is incorrect? or he was denied? I tried to upload the document to show you but it would not let me. It is o ancestry.com as well.
Good Morning Denise,
I found his death certificate but cemetery not named
Have you tried contacting Mahoning County Ohio about his place of burial?
Lowellville Ohio is mentioned in his death certificate.
The document that you probably found on Ancestry.com is for another Louis Ferrante, who was naturalized 13 Mar 1928 in Connecticut.
He was born in 1879 in Settefrati Italy and died on April 16th 1934 in Struthers Ohio. I have tried so hard to find the grave? Thank you for trying I appreciate it.
In the 1930 US Census he, his wife, and oldest child in the household are all listed as aliens (Al). If he was naturalized it would have Na or if he had filed his declaration of intention (first papers) it would have said Pa. Looking at family trees that include him no one seems to know where or exactly when he died other than it was during the 1930s. I very much doubt he became a citizen.
Dear Ms. Evenson-Ferrante,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
Beginning on September 27, 1906, the responsibility for naturalization proceedings was transferred to the Federal courts. If a naturalization took place in a Federal court, naturalization indexes, declarations of intention (with any accompanying certificates of arrival), and petitions for naturalization will usually be in the custody of the National Archives facility serving the state in which the Federal court is located.
For access to the records of Federal courts in Ohio, please contact the National Archives at Chicago (RM-CH) via email at email@example.com and request a search for his naturalization records by including the name of petitioner (including known variants); date of birth; approximate date of entry to the US; approximate date of naturalization; where the individual was residing at the time of naturalization (city/county/state); and country of origin.
In most cases, the National Archives will not have a copy of the certificate of citizenship. Two copies of the certificate were created – one given to the petitioner as proof of citizenship, and one forwarded to the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
Certificates of citizenship were issued by the Federal courts until October 1991 when INS took over responsibility for naturalization proceedings. All INS records are now overseen by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS maintains duplicate copies of court records (including the certificate of citizenship) created since September 27, 1906 and may be requested through the USCIS Genealogy Program.
It also is possible that Louis did not complete the naturalization process. Naturalization is not required in the U.S. In the late 1800s/early 1900s based on census statistics, around 25% of immigrants in the U.S. had not pursued citizenship.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!