Emily Serrapede is featured in this posting. She was the daughter of Sam and Josie (nee Muro) Serrapede, older sister of Gerald and Sammy, and EmilyAnn’s Mother.
In 1930 Sam and Josie were married at the Church of St. Rosalia. The church was built on 14th Avenue and 65th Street. When their daughter Emily Leatrice was born in 1931 they were living in the Bath Beach section of Brooklyn. Six months later she was baptized at St. Rosalia’s Church where the family moved before Emily was Baptized. As young parents, Sam and Josie needed the help and companionship of their relatives and paesanos, most who lived in Dyker Heights. This was a good move. Their daughter grew up in the company of her cousins, many who became her best friends.
The Baptismal Certificate
Baptismal Certificate for Emily Serrapede.
Although her birth certificate had her official name as Emily, the Baptismal Certificate bears her name in Italian. Emilia Pappalardo Serrapede was her paternal Grandmother. This might have been a custom observed in the immigrant community. The official record has the English version of the name and the baptismal name is in Italian. Josie and Sam followed this practice with their son Jerry.
Katy and Michael Lingle enjoyed dressing their son Jake as an astronaut for his first Halloween. Michael is my Aunt Kathie’s son. He and Katy Knipp were married in June 2016. In a few days, Jake will be 9 months old. The time is going quickly!
Jake Lingle as a NASA astronaut.
Aunt Kathie, Uncle Sammy and I look forward to more photos and family stories about Jake as Holiday Season 2017 progresses. Baby’s first Thanksgiving and Christmas are always special. Then each year the milestones Jake achieves will be gifts to us as well.
After the posting of 50-Serrapede Family in America: Josie and Sam get married, 1930I heard from Cousin Michael Muro. He sends his regards to Uncle Sammy and our readers. Michael has spent the last three months hosting Giuseppe Carnicelli of Agropoli during his stay in the United States. Michael has travelled with Giuseppe from Pittsburgh to New York, Florida and other locations. Giuseppe has also been studying English conversation and reading during this time. Michael and Giuseppe will return to Italy after the July 4th holiday.
Michael shared with me additional information about his own family’s connections with Josie and Sam. Based on these relationships Michael offers up some scenarios that expand the possible ways in which Josie and Sam were brought together.
Pedigree Chart for Michael Muro with maternal and paternal lines.
Pedigree chart for EmilyAnn Frances May showing her maternal line only.
Michael and I share Nicola “Nick” Muro as our common ancestor.
Nick Muro was:
–Michael’s Grandfather along his paternal line.
–EmilyAnn’s Great Grandfather along her maternal line.
Michael’s maternal Grandparents were:
–Raffaele (Ralph) and Pasqualina(nee Camperlingo)Di Fiore
Michael’s paternal Grandparents were:
–Nicola “Nick” and Rose(nee Rosina Aiello Marasco) Muro
I hope everyone is enjoying the early summer. I will be away from WordPress until mid or late July. Postings about the next phase of our family history will resume in September. I will return to reading of WordPress friend blogs in two weeks.
Filomena Serrapede D’Agosto was the eldest sister of Sam Serrapede. She was the first member of Sam’s family to come to America. Filomena married Giuseppe D’Agosto in 1923. Giuseppe secured employment as a truck driver for the New York City Department of Sanitation. The D’Agosto family lived in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY.
In 1925 Sam came to America with the intention of making a new life for himself. He aimed at getting himself established through securing employment and beginning the process towards citizenship. Giuseppe and Filomena provided him with a place to live during his first five years in America.
• Sam (Sabato) Serrapede was:
• The son of Gennaro and Emilia (nee Pappalardo) Serrapede of Agropoli, Salerno, Campania Province in Italy.
• Sammy’s father.
• EmilyAnn’s maternal Grandfather.