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 Sabatino Mariani “Sam” <I>Morelli</I> Morrelli

Sabatino Mariani “Sam” Morelli Morrelli

Birth
San Pietro Avellana, Provincia di Isernia, Molise, Italy
Death 1934 (aged 69–70)
San Pietro Avellana, Provincia di Isernia, Molise, Italy
Burial San Pietro Avellana, Provincia di Isernia, Molise, Italy
Memorial ID 100117530 · View Source
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Sabatino "Sam" Mariani Morelli born April 30, 1864, in San Pietro Avellana (SPA), Isernia, Molise, Italy to Giusto Natale Federico Morelli and Genova Diletta Frazzino[1]. Sabatino worked as a handyman in Italy.

He first came to the United States at age 17 aboard the Ferdinand de Lesseps which arrived at the Port of New York on February 15, 1882[2]. Traveling with him was Sabatino's future father-in-law, Paolo Antonio Morelli. Sabatino returned to SPA where he married Amico's mother, Donata Domenica Morelli. Donata was born February 10, 1867, in SPA, to Paolo Antonio Morelli and Maria Lucia Carlino[3].

Sabatino and Donata had their first child, Amico Giusto, July 23, 1891. Sabatino returned to the United States in 1893 via Canada, and made his way to (Ogden) Utah to work the railroad[4]. He stayed six years and returned to SPA in early 1899. Their second child, Diletta Maria, was born November 28, 1899[5].

Sabatino returned to the United States again aboard the Tartar Prince which arrived at the Port of New York on May 28, 1900[6]. By early 1905, Sabatino had returned to SPA and their third and final child, Lucia L., was born November 21, 1905[7]. He again returned to the United States, this time aboard the Virginia which arrived at the Port of New York on April 25, 1907[8].

In the later years of his life, he returned home to be with his wife, who was not able to immigrate (due to asthma). He died in SPA, as told in a letter, by his daughter Lucia Morelli de Ferri (In 1934-35) prior to World War II.

I was not able to find his headstone in SPA in 1990, when I visited there. Around 1990, the city's cemetery moved the remains of uncared for graves to a common grave, assumingly to make room the new graves. (R.S.M.)

[1] Family History Center microfilm # 1338776
[2] http://www.silogic.com/genealogy/
1882%20Feb%2015%20Ferdinand%20de%20Lesseps.html
[3] Family History Center microfilm # 1448675
[4] Original biography written by Mary June Morrison, dates confirmed on 1900 passenger manifest
[5] Family History Center microfilm # 1448676
[6] http://www.ellisisland.org/
[7] Letter from Lucia Morelli de Ferri to Michael Morrelli dated July 16, 1988
[8] http://www.ellisisland.org/


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  • Created by: Robert S. Morrison
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100117530
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sabatino Mariani “Sam” Morelli Morrelli (30 Apr 1864–1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100117530, citing San Pietro Avellana Cemetery, San Pietro Avellana, Provincia di Isernia, Molise, Italy ; Maintained by Robert S. Morrison (contributor 47963056) .