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Branda

There were two main branches of the Branda family living in Hoboken in the early 20th century-brothers John and Joseph and their descendents, and brothers Frank and Joseph and their descendents. Although the surname was not particularly common, even in Hoboken, certain given names were common within this family. This has made identifying which documents belong with which individuals tricky-for example, there were two Anthony Brandas born in 1888, and two Dominick Brandas born within months of each other in 1876 and 1877.
 
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Giovanni John Branda                                    
Born: 05.1861 to Antonio Brando and Maddelena Sansivieri, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Annamaria Stefano 28.02.1885(bann) , Monte San Giacomo
Children: Rosa b.1886, Anthony b.1888, Lucia b.1892, Francesca b.1894, Mary b.1896, Frank b.1899, Martha b.1902, Joseph b.1903
Died: 14.03.1948, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Contadino, junk shop dealer/owner (1900-1920)
Residence: 1900-1930, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Immigrated: 14.12.1880Anchor Line Italia, Napoli
Giuseppe Joseph Branda                                
Born: 01.12.1867 to Antonio Brando and Maddelena Sansivieri, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Rachele ?
Children: John b.1902, Martha b.1904, Rose b.1909, Frank b.1910, Joseph b.1914, Lillian b.1920
Occupation: Porter (1920), shoeshiner (1930)
Residence: 1920-1930, 612 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Immigrated: 15.06.1905 Nord-Deutcher Lloyd Koing Albert, Napoli
IV-CHILDREN OF GIOVANNI BRANDA AND ANNAMARIA STEFANO
Rosa Branda                                                      
Born: 02.03.1886 to Giovanni Brando and Annamaria Stefano, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Giuseppe Chirichella 17.02.1901, Hoboken, NJ*
Residence: 1900-1930, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Immigrated: c.1888
Anthony Branda
Born: 14.12.1888 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ                                 dc.I        
Married: Anna ?
Children: Annie b.1908, John b.1910, Frank b.1912, Joseph b.1913, Jessie b.1915, Mary b.1917, Anthony b.1918
Died: 12.1973, Hoboken, NJ                                                                                                                         
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Occupation: Pool shop owner (1910), Jitney driver (1917-1930), Hoboken dpt. of Streets              usc, dc.II
Residence: 1900-1910, 1930, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ                                                             usc
                1917, 710 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ                                                                                          dc.I
                1920, 614 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ                                                                                          usc
                1942, 606 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ                                                                                          dc.II
Lucia Lucy Branda
Born: 04.08.1892 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Married: Philip Romanelli 1910*                                                                                                                    aft
Died: 28.11.1958, Bogota, NJ
Occupation: Dress maker (1930)
Residence: 1900-1910, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
                1920, 310 Jackson St., Hoboken, NJ
                1930, 206 Madison St., Hoboken, NJ
Francesca Francis Branda
Born: 24.08.1894 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Married: Pietro Petrosino
Died: 1968
Residence: 1900-1942, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Mary Branda
Born: 10.07.1896 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Residence: 1900-1910, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Frank Branda
Born: 02.1899 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Residence: 1900-1910, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Martha Branda
Born: 1902 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Dress factory seamstress (1920)
Residence: 1910-1920, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Joseph Branda
Born: 1903 to Giovanni Branda and Annamaria Stefano, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Bus driver (1920-1930)
Residence: 1910-1930, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
IV-CHILDREN OF GIUSEPPE BRANDA
John Branda
Born: 22.01.1902 to Giuseppe Branda, Hoboken, NJ
Married: Marie
Children: Rachael b.1925, Joseph b.1926, Rose Mary b.1928
Died: 09.1966, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Bus and truck chauffer (1920-1930)
Residence: 1920, 612 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
                1930, 739 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Martha Branda
Born: c..1904 to Giuseppe Branda, Hoboken, NJ
Married: (Charles Henry Thompson?)
Occupation: Dress factory seamstress (1920)
Residence: 1920, 612 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Rose Branda
Born: c.1909 to Giuseppe Branda, Hoboken, NJ
Residence: 1920, 612 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Frank F. Branda
Born: 10.10.1910 to Giuseppe Branda, Hoboken, NJ                                                                              ssi, im
Died: 23.06.1991                                                                                                                                                ssi
Occupation: Butcher (1930)                                                                                                                            usc
Residence: 1920-1941, 612 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ                                                                         usc, im
Immigrated: 01.10.1941, Acadia, New York-New York (cruise)                                                            im
Joseph Branda
Born: c.1914 to Giuseppe Branda, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Shoe shiner (1930)
Residence: 1920-1930, 612 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
Lillian Branda
Born: 1920 to Giuseppe Branda, Hoboken, NJ
Married: (Victor Guerro?)
Residence: 1920-1930, 612 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
               
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Giuseppe Joseph Branda                                
Born: 03.1844 to Domenico Brando and Maria Vernaglia, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Maria Rosa Sica 07.04.1877, Monte San Giacomo
Children: Dominick b.1877
Occupation: Contadino, street cleaner (1880), saloon keeper (1900), machine operator (1910)
Residence: 1880, 37 Crosby St., New York, NY
1900-1920, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ     Branda
Emigrated: c.1877
Francesco Frank Branda                                
Born: c.1852 to Domenico Brando and Maria Vernaglia, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Paolina Sica 15.12.1874
Children: Domenico b.1876, Angelo b.1878, Angelina b.1882, Mary b.1883, Anthony b.1888, Joseph b.1891, Michelina b.1898
Occupation: Contadino
Residence: 1880, 37 Crosby St., New York, NY
1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
1920-1930, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ 
Emigrated: c.1880
IV-CHILDREN OF GIUSEPPE BRANDA AND MARIAROSA SICA
Domenick Branda                                             
Born: 03.09.1877 to Giuseppe Branda and Maria Rosa Sica, Italy                                                       dc.I
Note: Birth place consistently indicated as Italy in American records, but does not appear in M.S.G. atti.
Married: Anna ?
Children: Rosie b.1905, Angela b.1906, Joseph b.1909, Dominick b.1913, Anne b.1915, Frank b.1917,
Carmela b.1919, Mary b.1922, Florence b.1923
Occupation: Bar tender (1900), Foreman, American Lead Pencil Co. (1910-1930)                          dc.I
Residence: 1900-1930, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ                                                                               dc.I
Immigrated: c.1879
IV-CHILDREN OF FRANCESCO BRANDA AND PAOLINA SICA
Domenico Robert Branda                               
Born: 15.06.1876 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica, Monte San Giacomo                                                an.64
Married: Angelina Amato 09.12.1900, New York, NY
Children: Frank b.1904, Joseph b.1912, Charles b.1914, Pauline b.1916, Dominick b.1918
Occupation: Day laborer (1900), café proprietor (1917)
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1917-1920, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ (12.06.1877)                                                         dc.I, usc
1930-1942, 803 Park Ave., Hoboken, NY  (b.15.06.1877)                                                        dc.II
Immigrated: 08.11.1880 Castalia
Angelo Charles Branda                                                   
Born: 24.12.1878 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica, Monte San Giacomo
Married: Jennie
Children: Frank b.1908, Joseph b.1910, Dominick b.1912, Anthony b.1914
Occupation: Day laborer (1900), Hudson & Manhattan RR (1917-1930)
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1917-1920, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1930, 528 New York Ave., Union City, NJ
Immigrated: 08.11.1880 Castalia
Angelina Branda                                               
Born: 08.1882 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica, New York
Married: Antonio Amato 07.10.1900, New York, New York
Occupation: Wool sorter (1900)
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Mary Branda
Born: 22.11.1883 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica, Hoboken, NJ
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Anthony Frank Branda                                   
Born: 11.02.1888 to Francesco Branda and Paolina Sica, Hoboken, NJ                                             ssi, dc.II
Married: Angelina Miele
Children: Frank b.1916, Mary b.1919, Michelina/Rose b.1920
Died: 04.1980, Rutherford, NJ                                                                                                                       ssi
Occupation: Bus chauffer (1930)                                                                                                                   usc
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ                                                                                          usc
                1930-1942, 519 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ                                                                               usc, dc.II
Joseph S. Branda
Born: 12.03.1891 to Francesco Brando and Paolina Sica
Died: 06.1984, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Special officer, Hudson & Manhattan RR (1917), stevedore (1920-1930)
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1917-1930, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1942, 101 Hudson St., Hoboken, NJ
Michelina Branda
Born: 10.1898 to Francesco Brando and Paolina Sica
Residence: 1900, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
1920, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
III-CHILDREN OF DOMINICK BRANDA
Rose Branda                                                       
Born: c.1905
Residence: 1910-1920, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Angela Branda                                                  
Born: c.1906
Occupation: Box maker (1930)
Residence: 1910-1930, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Joseph Branda                                                   
Born: c.1909
Occupation: Machine helper (1930)
Residence: 1910-1930, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Dominick Branda                                             
Born: c.1912
Residence: 1920-1930, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Anne Branda                                                      
Born: c.1915
Residence: 1920-1930, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Frank Branda                                                    
Born: c.1917
Residence: 1920-1930, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Carmela Branda                                                               
Born: c.1919
Residence: 1920-1930, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Mary Branda                                                     
Born: c.1922
Residence: 1930, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
Florence Branda                                                               
Born: 1923
Residence: 1930, 532 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
III-CHILDREN OF DOMENICO BRANDA AND ANGELINA AMATO
Frank Branda                                                    
Born: c.1904
Married: Mildred Degelio
Children: Angela b.1926
Occupation: Truck driver (1930)
Residence: 1917, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ 
1930, 803 Park Ave., Hoboken, NY 
Joseph Branda                                                   
Born: c.1912
Occupation: Laundry truck driver (1930)
Residence: 1917, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ 
1930, 803 Park Ave., Hoboken, NY 
Charles Branda                                                 
Born: c.1914
Residence: 1917, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ 
1930, 803 Park Ave., Hoboken, NY 
Pauline Branda                                                 
Born: c.1916
Residence: 1917, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ 
1930, 803 Park Ave., Hoboken, NY 
Dominick Branda                                             
Born: 28.02.1917 to Domrnico Branda and Angelina Amato
Married: Margaret Polson
Died: 12.1983, Albuquerque, NM
Residence: 1917, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ 
1930, 803 Park Ave., Hoboken, NY
III-CHILDREN OF ANGELO CHARLES BRANDA
Frank Branda
Born: c.1908
Occupation: Truck driver (1930)
Residence: 1920, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1930, 528 New York Ave., Union City, NJ
Joseph Branda
Born: c.1910
Occupation: Factory clerk (1930)
Residence: 1920, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1930, 528 New York Ave., Union City, NJ
Dominick Branda
Born: 26.11.1912
Died: 11.1986, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Shipping clerk (1930)
Residence: 1920, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1930, 528 New York Ave., Union City, NJ
Anthony Branda
Born: c.1914
Occupation: Leather goods (1930)
Residence: 1920, 701 Adams St., Hoboken, NJ
                1930, 528 New York Ave.,  Union City, NJ
               
MISCELLANEOUS SPOUSES
Philip Romanelli
Born: c.1882
Married: Lucia Branda, 1910
Children: Nicholas b.1912, Rose b.1914, Anne b.1916, Mary b.1919, Angelina b.1921, Antonette b.1927
Occupation: Laborer (1920-1930)
Residence: 1920, 310 Jackson St., Hoboken, NJ
                1930, 206 Madison St., Hoboken, NJ
Immigrated: c.1892
Pietro Peter Petrosino
Born: 18.08.1892 to Giuseppe Petrosino and Caterina Maresca, Pontecagnano Faino (Montecorvino), Sa
Married: Francesca Branda
Children: Giuseppe Cathrine b.1918, Anna b.1920, John b.1923, Aniello? b.1927, Josephine
Died: 09.1964, Hoboken, NJ
Occupation: Chauffer (1920), paper factory foreman (1930)
Residence: 1917-1942, 610 Jefferson St., Hoboken, NJ
 
ABRIVIATIONS
aft           ancestry.com family tree
am          Atti di morti (Italy)
ama        Atti di matrimoni (Italy)
an           Atti di naschita (Italy)
cd            City Directory
dc.I         WWI draft card (US)
dc.II       WWII draft card (US)
gs            Grave stone or similar memorial
im           Immigration manifest
ob           Obituary
pc            Personal communication with descendant
pr            Public records index (US)
sc            State (US) census
ssi            Social Security Death Index (US)
usc          US census