Enrico Petrella

#215, (30 May 1890 - 16 March 1956)
RelationshipBrother of Maria Carmina Petrella
Father*Michele Petrella1 (c 1852 - )
Mother*Liberata DiNino (c 1856 - )
Birth*30 May 1890He was born on 30 May 1890 at Pratola Peligna, L'Aquila, Abruzzo, ItalyG.2,3
9 February 1909He and Maria Carmina Petrella migrated to Boston, Massachusetts, aboard the S.S. Canopic sailing from Naples on 9 February 1909.4
5 June 1917He registered for the military draft on 5 June 1917 at Bellaire, Belmont Co., OhioG.5
20 July 1917He began military service on 20 July 1917 at Belmont Co., OhioG.6,7
18 January 1919He ended military service on 18 January 1919 at OhioG.6 
11 January 1920He was listed as a resident in Panfilo Dipietro and Liberata Silvestro's household in the census report on 11 January 1920 at 493 West Poplar, Columbus, Franklin Co., OhioG.8 
31 August 1927He traveled on 31 August 1927 (rejected by Canadian Immigration) to Windsor, Ontario.9 
2 April 1930He appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at 435 W. Goodale, Columbus, Franklin Co., OhioG; poss.10 
between 20 March 1932 and 31 March 1932He traveled between 20 March 1932 and 31 March 1932 on the S.S. Conte Biancamano from Naples, Italy to New York, New York.11 
Death*16 March 1956He died on 16 March 1956 at L'Aquila, AbruzzoG, at age 65.2 


  1. [S417] S.S. Canopic manifest of Alien Passengers, 9 Feb 1909, Migration record of Enrico Petrella, son of Michele, brother-in-law of Sante DiLoreto, and Ma. Carmina Petrella, dau. of Michele, wife of Sante DiLoreto, 1909, q.v; in U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service; Publication T843 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives), roll 129.
  2. [S1039] Estratto per riassunto dal Registro degli Atti di Nascita, Pratola Peligna: 30 May 1890, no. 133, Pratola Peligna; Enrico Petrella, son of Michel Petrella and Liberata Di Nino. Annotation: marriage contract with Lucia Natella of Pratola Peligna 7 Jun 1950, atto no. 55 - P II S.A.; died in Pratola Peligna 16 Mar 1956, atto no. 26, P I S. Extract dated 21 Nov 2013, Comune di Pratola Peligna, Ufficio dello Stato Civile, L'Aquila, Italy. Hereinafter cited as Extract of Birth (Pratola Peligna).
  3. [S417] S.S. Canopic manifest of Alien Passengers, 9 Feb 1909; Publication T843, Boston, Massachusetts. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Massachusetts, 1891-1943. Micropublication T843. RG085. 454 rolls. National Archives, Washington, D.C. Enrico Petrella, age 18, sailing Naples 27 Jan 1909, arriving Boston 9 Feb 1909, roll 129.
  4. [S417] S.S. Canopic manifest of Alien Passengers, 9 Feb 1909; Publication T843, S.S. Canopic, sailing Naples 27 Jan 1909, arriving Boston 9 Feb 1909. Enrico Petrella [line 3], age 18, son of Michele, brother-in-law of Sante DiLoreto; Pasquale Petrella [line 5], age 39, uncle of Angelo DiLoreto; Ma. Carmina Petrella [line 8], age 21, dau. of Michele, wife of Sante DiLoreto. All from "Aquila, Pratola", destination in U.S. 3506 Blum St. [Plum Alley], Bellaire, OH. Images 714/844 and 715/844, roll 129.
  5. [S1278] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, image viewed online FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com. Enrico Petrella, age 27, b. Pratola Peligna, Italy, 30 May 1890, citizen of Italy; coal miner, empl. by Brooks Run, Bellaire; res. Bellaire OH, single, contact sister; descr. short, stout, brown eyes, black hair.
  6. [S711] Historical Register of National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, Record Group M1749, NARA, online Ancestry.com. Northwestern Branch, Milwaukee WI, no. 3579. Enrico Petrello [sic], Pvt., Co C 28th B. U.S. Guard; b. Italy; admitted 18 May 1926, age 36; discharged 19 Oct 1926; readmitted 21 Jan 1927 to 26 Jun 1928; readmitted 14 Aug 1928 to 23 Feb 1929; readmitted 14 Jun 1929 to 24 Oct 1929; readmitted 12 Jul 1930 to 8 Nov 1930; 5' 7'', brown eyes, single, laborer; res. Columbus OH; relative sister Mary Fiorini, 367 W. 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH.
  7. [S1120] The Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the World War, 1917-18 (Columbus, Ohio: F. J. Heer Printing Co., 1926–1929), XIII:13327. "Enrico Petrello, 569816, white, Klee, O. RA Columbus Bks, O. July20/17. Br Italy, 27 2/112 yrs. Co A 59 Inf to Jan 8/18; Co C 4 Am Tn Cp Greene NC to Apr 8/18; Co C 28 BN US Gds to disch. Pvt. Hom disch Jan 18/19."
  8. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Panfilo (52), b. and parents b. Italy, imm. 1903, laborer; Liberata (52), b. and parents b. Italy, imm. 1906; both aliens.
  9. [S896] Border Entries from U.S. to Canada, 1908-1935, Border Entry Lists and Form 30; Microfilm reels: T-5461-T-5507, T-15249-T-15344, T-15346-T-15393 (Ottawa, Ontario: Library and Archives Canada), Roll T-15356, 31 Aug 1927; Vol. 5, p. 377, rejected p. 69. Enrico Petrella, age 37, b. Italy, res. Columbus OH, no occ., purpose to visit Windsor ON; contact sister Mary Petrella, 435 W. Gooall St., Columbus; rejected, no appeal, online Ancestry.com.
  10. [S7] 1930 U.S. Federal Census. "Henrico Petrello" (40), b. and parents b. Italy, U.S. entry 1918, perm. alien, no occ.
  11. [S1033] Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, New York, 1897-1957; Microfilm Publication T715, 8892 rolls; (Washington, D.C.: National Archives), Sailing Naples 20 Mar 1932 arriving NY 31 Mar 1932, roll 5133, line 29, p. 90, list 15, line 29. Enrico Petrella, laborer, age 52, b. Pratola Peligna, mother ("wife" crossed out) Emma Nasalli, resided Columbus OH 1914-1931, sister Maria Petrella, 367 West Sold [sic] Avenue.