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 Giovanni Battista “John” Di Dia

Giovanni Battista “John” Di Dia

Mazara del Vallo, Provincia di Trapani, Sicilia, Italy
Death 29 Mar 1974 (aged 84)
Roseville, Macomb County, Michigan, USA
Burial Troy, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Plot Giovanni Didia Compt. A-4, Section 343, Mezzanine Floor Temple
Memorial ID 126584532 · View Source
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GiovanniBattista Di Dia came to the U.S. on S.S. Provodence departing Palermo, Sicily on October 29th 1922 and arriving in New York city on November 12th, 1922. He was 33 yrs old.

He brought with him his wife Agata Bilardello she was the same age of her husband.

He also brought one son Vincenzo Di Dia age 6.

All three were sponsor by GiovanniBasttista brother Vito Di Dio?

Per GiovanniBattista Di Dia he was born in Mazara del Vallo TP, Sicily, Italy

Father: Vincenzo Di Dia
Mother: Maria Magro

Per Declaration of Intention
Gio Battista Di Dia age 34 years,
occupation Cement fisnher, being
of dark complexion 5'4" tall and
145 pounds with black hair and
brown eyes, was born in Mazzare del Valle,
Italy on the 8th day of June 1889,
and now reside at 2701 Hendricks St.,
Detroit, Michigan and emigrated to the
United States of American from
Palermo, Italy on the vessel Providence.
He states that his wife name is Agentina
and that she was born in Italy. Under
Victor Emmaniel III. King of Italy, He arrived
in New York, N.Y. on the 12th
day of Nov. 1922.
Signed January 26th, 1924

GiovanBattista Di Dia immigrated to the U.S.A. from Sicily on the ship S.S. Providence, departing from Palermo on Oct 29th, 1922 and arriving in New York on Nov. 12th 1922. He brought with him his first wife Agata Bilardello and a 2 year old son Vincenzo Di Dia. In this record it states that they were going to Detroit, Michigan and was to meetup with his brother Vito Di Dio @ 3698 St. Detroit Mich. In the record it asked if been to the U.S. before GiovanBattista record show yes back in 1913 and in 1921.
I was able to find another ship record that looks to be the same, but this time their information was lined out. Not sure what this was about.
It seemed that GiovanBattista Di Dia made another trip on S.S. Conte Di Savcia - Jan 14th, 1936 from Naples and arrived in New York on Jan 23rd 1936 but this list was a list of United States Citizens. It also stated that he was naturalized in Detroit, Michigan on April 20th, 1931 and he lived at 5134 Arding Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Which I believe the street name to be Harding Ave.
I was also able to find the 1913 ship record. He departed Napoli on the S.S. Europa Feb 25th 1913, but doesn't state what city or date he made it here.
Per his second wife Francesca Giacalone ship record in which she arrived alone. Arrived on the S.S. Conte Di Savoia - Departing Naples on March 17th 1936 and arriving in New York on March 26th, 1936. The same ship he took in 1936 a couple months before her. I wonder if they knew this? But her address shows to be 5134 Harding St., Detroit, Michigan, just as I though it would have been from his ship record. It state that her mother name was Maria Calandrino

Film #1467191 Mazara del Vallo Births 1886-1898 was Record of Giovanni Battista Di Dia.

#330 Birth of GiovanBattista Di Dia June 8, 1889
1889, the 10th of June at the hour of 11:45am in the town hall before Antonino Sciplino Gambina, official of the vital records office of Mazara Del Vallo appeared Vincenzo Di Dia, 31, peasant farmer, of this town, who declares that at the hour of 3pm on the 8th of this month in the home at Via Stovigliai to Maria Magro, his wife, a housewife, was born a son who was presented and given the name GiovanBattista. Witnesses are Caterina Lupo, 57, housewife and Francesco Romano, 40, shoemaker. Margin notation indicates marriage to Agata Bellardello on March 17, but I can’t make out the year.




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