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I think my great grandmother and your great grandfather Joseph may have been siblings. I am currently seeking information on Pauline Vaiana, born the same time as Joseph and immigrated to US through NYC. I think the Vaiana's you are looking for lived and married in Summit Hill, PA. Pauline died in 1918 from influenza but she is half my jure sanguinis for Italian citizenship. I need her naturalization info! I doubt Joseph naturalized in Colorado as the other reply suggested. If you find any information on them please let me know. I only registered on this site to respond to you. I am using Ancestry and other sites.
Pauline Vaiana probably was not naturalized unless she was married and considered naturalized through her husband's naturalization. Women did not have the right to vote until 1920, so generally did become independently naturalized.
Guiseppe Vajana, age 27, from Palazzo Adriano, arrived in the port of New York on 18 Oct 1906 on the SS Konigin Luise, that sailed from Naples on 5 Oct 1906. He was headed to his brother, Giorgio, who resided in Colorado.
That is very cool. I will look through the other pages but did you see any other Vaiana(s) on the boat. I believe they Might be a Paulina and a Jacob Viana and maybe even a Maria Ferrara
Thanks so much.
I did not look through the whole list, but usually families or friends traveled together, so they are listed together. I is common that the male head of household or perhaps a son in his early twenties comes first, finds a place to live and earns enough money to pay for the passage of other family members.
I did find Joseph's wife, Anna Barcio [Italian women maintained their maiden name as their legal name throughout their life] and 4 children arriving in NY on 13 Oct 1911 on the SS Berlin.
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7488/images/NYT715_1755-0259?treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.235004611.332126750.1609212502-73389799.1568223039&pId=4008793602 (2 pages)
Giacomo Vaiana 56, Paola, 21, Giacoma 17, & Maria Ferrara 55 arrived in NY on 8 Nov 1900 on the SS Karamania
If you do not have access to Ancestry.com (a paid research site) use www.stevemorse.org (Ellis Island Gold Form) which is a free site that links to Ellis Island's website. You will need to sign up for a free username and password for the Ellis Island site. The were several other Vaiana's born in Italy living in Colorado, that are probably related to Joseph.
Wow Susannah, you found them all on the Karamania! I do have Ancestry and Paulina is there near her mother. She is listed as Paola. Paulina is diminutive of Paola. I also found her aunts and uncle. They all made there way to Carbon county PA. THanks so much