Actually I have found it is the newer priests who insist on my having the Bishop's permission which is not esy to get.
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Anyway, here's what I have on Salvatore and Lucia. Salvatore Turano's parents emigrated to the United States. They were Michele Turano and Maria Rosaria Mazzula. We found Salvatore's Italian enlistment record that lists his birth date as 8 February 1881, born in San Fili.
Elisabetta Lucia Perri was called "Lucia" in the family. The story is that her family was against her marriage to Salvatore Turano because they were more prosperous than the Turanos. She emigrated very shortly after the marriage. So shortly, in fact, that people didn't believe she and Salvatore could have conceived her first child, born in America. The family says he he joined her either shortly before or shortly after the babvy was born. I found a Salvatore Turano on a passenger list dated November 1901 at Ellis Island who says he's from San Forli (Fili). He says he's married and he's travelling with a brother named Tomas. Both say they are going to their uncle Pasqale in McAdo, Pennsylvania. I find Michele and Maria Rosaria Turano living with a son, Thomas, in Carbondale, Pennsylvania in the 1910 census but I haven't found Salvatore and Lucia that year yet. I find Lucia and Salvatore living in Forest City, a hamlet just a mile north of Carbondale, in the 1920 census. They were living in Vandling, a tinier hamlet between Forest City and Carbondale, in 1923 when their son Salvatore Jr. was born. In the 1930 census they're living two doors down from Michele and Maria Rosaria on Pidgeon Ave. in Carbondale. Lucia died on 6 Oct 1957. Her death certificate says she was born 28 August, 1885 in Bucita and that her parents were Pietro Perri and Concetta Luchetta. At Arhivio di Stato di Cosenza I've found abstracts of birth records for two Concetta Luchettas in San Fili. One was born on 29/04/1862, daughter of Saverio Luchetta, bracciale, 27 years and of Santa Caputo, contadina, 27 years. The other was born on 29/11/1861, daughter of Carmine Luchetta, bracciale, 27 years and of Carmina Lio, contadina, 24 years.
So, I'm trying to find (1) when Lucia married Salvatore, (2) Pietro Perri's birth record and (3) if either of these Concetta Luchettas are Lucia's mother.
We've talked to one of Lucia's nephews and he told us that she had four brothers, Pietro, Pasquale, Francesco, and Simone, and a sister Angelina. One of Lucia's nephews went back to Bucita in the 1950s and found her cousins living on the land that had belonged to her parents so we think perhaps all her living siblings came to the U.S, but I am by no means sure about this, myself.
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