From there, I was able to find him arriving at Ellis Island on 2 April, 1903 on the ship Citta di Napoli. But, perhaps the best discovery in this saga are what is written by his entry in the manifest:
|"Father La Piccirella Matteo at ? NJ."|
The only thing I cannot make out is where in America Nicola was headed when he arrived (and by extension, where his father was living). I cannot decipher the place above, nor elsewhere on the manifest:
I'm leaning towards it being somewhere in New Jersey, though that could just as easily say "NY." Does anyone have any ideas on what that could say? Help please!
I did find a Matteo Lapiccirella in Walkill, Orange, New York in 1900, though no communities in that area seemed to match the above.