23 November 2014

Birth of Michele Rocco, 1896 updated

Boston Birth Index: 1896

Source:  "FamilySearch," index and images, Historical Record Collections (http://familysearch.org : accessed 21 Nov 2014); Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, P. 76, L. 3412, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 1843694; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FX7Y-6GX; 

Name: Michele Rocco
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 25 Mar 1896
Birthplace: 76 Prince St., Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Father's Name: Leo (Leoplodo Ruocco)
Father's Occupation: Candymaker
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Furinda (Florinda De Cristofaro)
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Reference ID: P. 76, L. 3412
GS Film number: 1843694
Digital Folder Number: 4006255
Image Number: 83 

22 November 2014

Leading American of Italian Descent in Massachusetts, Louis Cavagnaro

Leading Americans of Italian Descent in Massachusetts: p. 149

CAVAGNABO, LOUIS-Manager, of Purcell's Restaurant. Born Boston, June 5, 1911. Son of William Cavagnaro and Jennie Oneto. Graduated: Eliot School in 1925; English High School in 1929; Mass. College of Pharmacy in 1933, PhG. In the service of Purcell's Restaurant since 1933. Married Olympia Vozzella of Boston, Oct. 27, 1935. One son, Louis Jr. Member of Phi Delta Chi fraternity. Fond of baseball, football and travelling. Parents were natives of Boston. His grandfather, Louis Cavagnaro, was born at Cicagna, Genoa, Italy. Came to America in 1870 was among the pioneer Italian American settlers of Boston. Res.: 54 Heath St., Somerville.

Olimbia (Olympia) Vozzella Family  View

21 November 2014

Conscription and Military Records For Torre le Nocelle and Montemiletto

From Trafford R. Cole's "Italian Genealogical Records" ...  I love this book.  It should be a prerequisite for anyone looking to trace their Italian roots.

"In 1865, one of the first acts of the newly formed Italian state was the imposition of the draft - conscription of all able males at the age of eighteen.  Every Italian male, at the age of eighteen, must report to the draft board and undergo a physical examination that determines his eligibility."

The year in which the records began varies from one area to the next, but in most of Italy they are present from around 1873.  A veritable treasure trove of information,  these records will include the draftee's name, date and place of birth, occupation, names of parents, whether able to read and write, a detailed physical description, and the draft board's decision regarding fitness for military service.  (My great-grandfather Antonio Cefalo was rejected because he was too short.)

These conscription records (called the registro di leva) can be found in the Archivio di Stato (State Archive) of each province.  Here's the address for the one in Avellino:

Archivio di Stato
Via Soldi 9
83100 Avellino, Italia

This past summer I found a database of registro di leva online at the Portale della Storia degli Italiani website.  Unfortunately the link to their database is no longer active (hopefully just temporary?), but I did manage to extract some Torre and Montemiletto records before it went inactive.  Enjoy!


Ufficio Leva, Enlistment Year: 1872; Volume: 2; Document No.: 126; Page: 248; Section: C
Name: Pasquale Ardolino
Occupation: Pastaio
Enlistment Date: 3 June 1892
Birth: 24 February 1872 in Torre le Nocelle
Father: Ciriaco Ardolino
Mother: Carmela Strazziero
Note: Riformato per difetto di statura
(rejected - too short)

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment Year: 1872; Volume: 2; Document: 124; Page: 248; Section: A
Name: Carmine Francesco Nuzzolo
Occupation: Sarto
Enlistment Date: 3 June 1892
Born: 2 October 1872 in Montemiletto
Father: Giuseppe Nuzzolo
Mother: Maria Carbone
Note: 3^ categoria quale primogenito di padre che non ha altro figlio maggiore di 12 anni
(eldest son to a father who has no other son older than age 12)

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment Year: 1871; Volume: 4; Document: 129; Page: 224; Section: C
Name: Domenico Annechiarico
Occupation: Possidente
Enlistment Date: 11 July 1891
Born: 17 May 1871 in Torre le Nocelle
Father: Giovanni Annecchiarico
Mother: Luisa Capone
Note: abile arruolato 3 categoria (skilled, enlisted)

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment Year: 1872; Volume: 2; Document: 78; Page: 232; Section: C
Name: Emanuele Ardolino
Occupation: Bracciante
Enlistment Date: 3 June 1892
Born: 13 October 1872 in Torre le Nocelle
Father: Giuseppe Ardolino
Mother: Maria Giuseppa Franzillo
Note: Riformato per cheratite destra di esito insanabile
(Rejected due to keratitis of the right eye - outcome incurable)

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment Year: 1873; Volume: 2; Document: 22; Page: 202; Section: A
Name: Federico Alfredo Ardolino
Occupation: Sarto
Enlistment Date: xxx
Born: 19 August 1872 in Torre le Nocelle
Father: Palmirino Ardolino
Mother: Angela De Minica
Note: Rimandato alla ventura leva per deficienza toracica
(Rejected due to thoracic deficiency.)

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment Year: 1872; Volume: 2; Document: 12; Page: 244; Section: A
Name: Federico Alfredo Ardolino
Occupation: Sarto
Enlistment Date: 3 June 1892
Born: 19 August 1872 in Torre le Nocelle
Father: Palmirino Ardolino
Mother: Angela De Minica
Note: Rimandato per deficienza toracica
(Rejected due to thoracic deficiency.)

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment Year: 1871; Volume: 4; Document: 127; Page: 224; Section: A
Name: Federico Capone
Occupation: Scalpellino
Enlistment Date: 11 July 1891
Born: 31 October 1871 in Torre le Nocelle
Father: Leonardo Capone
Mother: Nunzia Leone
Note: abile arruolato 1° categoria 1° fanteria n.6040

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment Year: 1872; Volume: 2; Document: 25; Page: 215; Section: A
Name: Pasquale Capone
Occupation: Calzolaio
Enlistment Date: 3 June 1892
Birth: 13 January 1871 in Torre le Nocelle
Father: Gennaro Capone
Mother: Grazia Iorio
Notes: 3^ categoria quale unico figlio di padre vivente

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment Year: 1871; Volume: 4; Document: 99; Page: 214; Section: C
Name: Pasquale Capone
Occupation: Calzolaio
Enlistement Date: xxx
Born: 13 January 1871 in Torre le Nocelle
Father: Gennaro Capone
Mother: Grazia Iorio
Notes: Rimandato alla prima ventura leva per deficienza toracica

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment Year: 1871; Volume: 4; Document: 128; Page: 142; Section: B
Name: Amato Carideo
Occupation: Contadino
Enlistment Date: 7 July 1891
Born: 9 April 1871 in Pietradefusi
Father: Carmine Carideo
Mother: Maria Grazia Nardone
Notes: abile arruolato 1° categoria 4° fanteria n.6096

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1873.Volume number 2,
document number 125 page 236 section b
Gaetano Abate, calzolaio enlisted on 30/10/1893
born on 21/10/1873 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Giovanni Abate and of Mariantonia Bevilacqua
Notes: Abile 1° categoria 85° fanteria n.1828

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1871.Volume number 4,
document number 136 page 227 section a
Gaetano Annecchiarico, contadino enlisted on 11/07/1891
born on 10/08/1871 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Ciriaco Annecchiarico and of Maria Guarino
Notes:  Abile arruolato 1° categoria 2° fanteria n.6617

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1873.Volume number 2,
document number 80 page 221 section b
Giuseppantonio Annecchiarico, contadino enlisted on 30/10/1893
born on 27/10/1873 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Ciriaco Annecchiarico and of Maria Guarino
Notes: Abile 3° categoria

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1873.Volume number 2,
document number 142 page 242 section a
Gaetano Baratta, maestro enlisted on --/--/----
born on 24/01/1873 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Modestino Baratta and of Luisa Giacomantonio
Notes: Rimandato all ventura leva per deficienza toracica

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1873.Volume number 2,
document number 93 page 225 section c
Giuseppe Barletta, contadino enlisted on 30/10/1893
born on 11/01/1873 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Crescenzo Barletta and of Antonia Fatalò
Notes: Abile 3° categoria

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1871.Volume number 4,
document number 40 page 195 section a
Antonio Brogna, contadino enlisted on 10/07/1891
born on 01/11/1871 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Angelo Brogna and of Emilia De Stefano
Notes:  Abile arruolato 1° categoria 7° cavalleria n.7901

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1873.Volume number 2,
document number 34 page 206 section a
Gaetano Brogna, contadino enlisted on --/--/----
born on 11/11/1871 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Pasquale Brogna and of Saverio De Iovanna
Notes: Riformato per deficienza toracica

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1871.Volume number 4,
document number 97 page 214 section a
Gaetano Brogna, contadino enlisted on --/--/----
born on 11/11/1871 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Pasquale Brogna and of Saveria De Iovanna
Notes: Rimandato alla prima ventura leva per deficienza toracica

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1872.Volume number 2,
document number 24 page 214 section c
Gaetano Brogna, contadino enlisted on 03/06/1892
born on 11/11/1871 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Pasquale Brogna and of Saveria De Iovanna
Notes: Distretto di Avellino.  Rimando per oligoemia

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1872.Volume number 2,
document number 127 page 249 section a
Giuseppe Brogna, contadino enlisted on 03/06/1892
born on 20/03/1872 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Raffaele Brogna and of Leonilda Capone
Notes:  3^ categoria quale primogenito di padre che non ha altro figlio maggiore di 12 anni

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1872.Volume number 2,
document number 69 page 229 section c
Vincenzo Brogna,  enlisted on 03/06/1892
born on 02/07/1872 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Gaetano Brogna and of Teresa Colella
Notes: Dichiarato renitente

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1872.Volume number 2,
document number 121 page 247 section a
Angelo Raffaele Capone,  enlisted on 03/06/1892
born on 23/06/1872 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Domenico Capone and of Antonia Sacco
Notes: Cancellato perche morto il 20.5.1875

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1872.Volume number 2,
document number 123 page 247 section c
Antonio Capone, carrettiere enlisted on 03/06/1892
born on 26/11/1872 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Francesco Capone and of Filomena De Leo
Notes: 56° fanteria n° 1460

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1873.Volume number 2,
document number 144 page 242 section c
Baldassarre Capone, contadino enlisted on 30/10/1893
born on 14/10/1873 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Gaetano Capone and of Antonia Capone
Notes: abile 1° fanteria n.2249

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1872.Volume number 2,
document number 163 page 261 section a
Beniamino Capone,  enlisted on 03/06/1892
born on 15/01/1872 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Gaetano Capone and of Felicia D'Amato
Notes: dichiarato renitente

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1872.Volume number 2,
document number 105 page 241 section c
Carminantonio Capone, contadino enlisted on 03/06/1892
born on 10/12/1872 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Beniamino Capone and of Carmela Di Benedetto
Notes: 6° bersaglieri n° 1595

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1873.Volume number 2,
document number 130 page 238 section a
Carminantonio Capone, contadino enlisted on 30/10/1893
born on 03/12/1873 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Carmine Capone and of Rosa Musto
Notes: abile 3° categoria

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1872.Volume number 2,
document number 171 page 263 section c
Domenico Capone, contadino enlisted on 03/06/1892
born on 20/10/1872 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Antonio Capone and of Antonia Pisaturo
Notes: dichiarato renitente.  Cancellata la renitenza e arruolato in 3^ categoria quale unico figlio di padre vivente

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1872.Volume number 2,
document number 96 page 238 section c
Filippo Capone, contadino enlisted on 03/06/1892
born on 10/12/1872 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Ciriaco Capone and of Gelsomina De Leo
Notes:  3^ categoria quale unico figlio di padre vivente

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1871.Volume number 4,
document number 41 page 195 section b
Gaetano Capone,  enlisted on --/--/----
born on 13/11/1871 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Domenico Capone and of Maria Grazia Brogna
Notes:  cancellato perche riconosciuto femmina

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1872.Volume number 2,
document number 158 page 259 section b
Giacinto Capone, contadino enlisted on 03/06/1892
born on 28/04/1872 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Gaetano Capone and of Carmela Lanzillo
Notes: 1^ categoria.  Tasferito alla 3^ per avere il fratello Beniamino nel Distretto di Avellino n° 427

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1873.Volume number 2,
document number 169 page 251 section a
Giuseppe Capone, contadino enlisted on 30/10/1893
born on 04/02/1873 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Fiore Capone and of Maria Grazia Dello Iacono
Notes: abile 1° categoria 85° fanteria n.2115

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1871.Volume number 4,
document number 78 page 207 section c
Michele Capone, contadino enlisted on 11/07/1891
born on 24/02/1871 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Donato Capone and of Grazia Capone
Notes: abile arruolato 1° categoria 5° fanteria n.6954

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1873.Volume number 2,
document number 101 page 228 section b
Salvatore Capone,  enlisted on --/--/----
born on 04/02/1873 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Raffaele Capone and of Maria Grazia Carbone
Notes: dichiarato renitente (failed to report)

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1873.Volume number 2,
document number 41 page 208 section b
Carmine Domenico Carideo, barbiere enlisted on --/--/----
born on 10/11/1873 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Pasquale Carideo and of Rosa Centrella
Notes: rimandato alla ventura leva per deficienza toracica

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1873.Volume number 2,
document number 164 page 249 section b
Carmine Carpenito, contadino enlisted on 30/10/1893
born on 10/12/1873 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Francesco Carpenito and of Carmela Brogna
Notes:  3 abile 3° categoria

Ufficio Leva, Enlistment year 1871.Volume number 4,
document number 42 page 195 section c
Carmine Cefalo, contadino enlisted on 10/07/1891
born on 13/08/1871 to MONTEMILETTO
son/daughter of Tommaso Cefalo and of Carmina Petrillo
Notes: abile arruolato 3° categoria



20 November 2014

Marriage of Celestino Vozella and Antonietta Pizzano, 1917

Boston Marriage Index: 1917

Source:  "FamilySearch," index and images, Historical Record Collections (http://familysearch.org : accessed 18 Feb 2014); Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 1628, page 126, State Archives, Boston; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23R2-76L; 

Name: Celestino Vozzella
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 21 Feb 1917
Event Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Marital Status: First
Residence: 64 Glendower Road
Occupation: Blacksmith
Birthplace: Italy
Father's Name: Stanislaw Vozzella
Mother's Name: Olimpia Lanzillo
Spouse's Name: Antonietta Pezzano
Spouse's Age: 23
Spouse's Residence: 64 Glendower Road
Spouse's Occupation: Tailoress
Spouse's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's Father's Name: Saverio Pezzano
Spouse's Mother's Name: Luisa Deangelis
Officiated By: Cosmo Cirino, Pr(iest) 14 N Bennett St.
Certificate Number: 1628
Page: 126
Digital Folder Number: 004966600
Image Number: 00127 

19 November 2014

Birth of Tiliberto Vozzella 1916, AKA Albert G. Vozzella

Boston Birth Index: 1916

Source:  "FamilySearch," index and images, Historical Record Collections (http://familysearch.org : accessed 17 Feb 2014); Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 15042, page 127, State Archives, Boston; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/23RC-XDR; 

Name: Tiliberto Vozzella
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 08 Oct 1916
Event Place: 11 Sheafe St., Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Residence of Parents: Boston
Gender: Male
Father's Name: Angelo
Father's Occupation: Blacksmith
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Name: Maria Di Orio
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Physician: JA St Angelo
Certificate Number: 15042
Page: 127
Digital Folder Number: 004962980
Image Number: 00122