I want to show you this 1877 arrival manifest....
I think it's the right one for Michael, his brother Frank and their mother....
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Michele Minosi Esposito
Name: Michele Minosi Esposito
Arrival Date: 16 May 1877
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Port of Departure: Mediterranean Ports
Destination: United States of America
Place of Origin: Italy
Ship Name: Castalia
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Port of Arrival: New York
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_408
List Number: 396
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States
It seems the two child were travelling with their mother Serafina Esposito.... do you know if Serafina was her first name? On 1880 census she's Abbey...