Posted by Pat D'Anna on 3 AUG 2008 14:19:58
I have a photocopy of the manifest of the Italian Brig, Catarina, which arrived,
from Palermo to New Orleans, on 10 April, 1866. There is a Giovanni Bertuccio,
age 30, listed (#14). Family:Maria, age 35, Francesco, age 8, Filomena, age
4, Rosalia, age 2, and "one child",female, age 7 months. This is the bark my
great grandmother, Catarina Pittari, sailed.
I got this lead from the message board, posted by Marilyn Barbera on 21 June, 2004. She had a very informative account on the arrival of ships around the time of the Civil War.
I don't recall exactly where I found the record, but if you like, I can try to scan it and send you a copy by email. I am not sure how readable it would be as it is not a clear copy.