28 February 2011

1908 Framingham MA Birth Index - Natalia Stella Colella

 1908 Framingham MA Birth Index Volume: 575 Page: 460 Entry: 269


Name: Natalia Stella Colella (later corrected to Natalina Stella)
Birth: 23 December 1908
Residence: South Framingham
Father: Emilio Colella, shoemaker, born in Italy
Mother: Diante Ardolino, born in Italy

Emilio Colella was born 1879 in Montemiletto.  Diante was Erminia Diamante Ardolino born 27 May 1879 in Torre le Nocelle to Giovanni Antonio Ardolino and Fiorita de Minico.  Both Emilio and Ermina are buried in Torre le Nocelle.



27 February 2011

Ship Manifest: Hamburg - Napoli to New York - 22 December 1906




Hamburg - Napoli to New York
22 December 1906


List: 212
Line: 21
Name: De Rienzo, Vincenzo
Age: 22
Marital: Married
Last Residence: Pietradefusi
Destination: Uncle Ignazio Capone at 174 Mulberry Street, NY
Previous Travel: No

List: 212
Line: 21
Name: De Nisco, Filomena
Age: 30
Marital: Married
Last Residence: Pietradefusi
Destination: Brother Aniello de Nisco at 174 Mulberry Street, NY
Previous Travel: No

List: 212
Line: 22
Name: Faustino
Age: 4
Note: Son of Filomena de Nisco

List: 212
Line: 23
Name: Giuseppe or Giuseppina
Age: 8 Months
Note: Child of Filomena de Nisco


List 212


26 February 2011

Camillo's Kids

Did you happen to notice a blog post about the Wedding of Camillo Marotta and Maria G. DeSantis on October 2, 1904 in Boston?
Maybe you saw a later post featuring their Wedding Photo.
Ever wonder what happened to them?
Whatever else may have happened, they had children.

Camillo Marotta and his daughters Flora & Esther

Flora was born as Filomena Maria Felicia on July 21, 1905 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Births Registered in the City of Boston for the Year 1905, no. 7410

Esther was born on April 8, 1907 in Boston as Ernesta.

Births Registered in the City of Boston for the Year 1907, no. 3065

Peggy was born in Boston on October 5, 1908 and named Margherita Femia.

Births Registered in the City of Boston for the Year 1908, no. 9984

Flora, Peggy, and Esther Marotta

Freddie Marotta was born as Alfredo on June 11, 1912.

Births Registered in the City of Boston for the Year 1912, no. 6187

Dolly Marotta was born October 20, 1914 and named Camilla Valentina.

Births Registered in the City of Boston for the Year 1914, no. 15191

When Flora married Joseph Campibianca on the 20th of April 1925, the wedding party was photographed.

Campibianca-Marotta Wedding Party April 20, 1925

The bride and groom are seated. Camillo stands between them. Dolly is the flower girl. Flora and Dolly's first cousin, Freddie Sodano, was the ring bearer.

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1911 Revere MA Birth Index - Albert Lombardi

1911 Revere MA Birth Index Volume: 601 Page: 445 Entry: 458



Name: Albert Lombardi
Birth: 21 December 1911
Residence: 169 Revere St.
Father: "Florie" Lombardi, tailor, born in Italy
Mother: Margaret Pizzano, born in Italy


"Florie" was Fioravanti Agostino Lombardi born 1 September 1882 in Torre le Nocelle to Ciriaco and Maria Equizia Letizia Ardolino.

Margaret Pizzano was born 27 November 1890 in Torre to Leopoldo Carmine Raimondo Pizzano and Filomena Capone.


25 February 2011

1901 Wakefield MA Death Index - Carmine Lombardi

1901 Wakefield MA Death Index Volume: 517 Page: 798 Entry: 82


Name: Carmine Lombardi
Death: 18 July 1901 in Wakefield, MA
Cause: Gastro-Enteritis
Age: 65 years, 1 month
Birthplace: Italy
Occupation: Retired
Parents: Angelo Lombardi and Marie Sullo
Burial: Stoneham, MA



 Pedigree of Carmine Lombardi

24 February 2011

Petition For Naturalization: Pasquale Luongo (1879)

Naturalization Index



 Pasquale was actually born on 12 November 1879 in Torre le Nocelle to Giuseppe Luongo and Saveria Colarusso.

Naturalization Petition #74133
Filed: 3 June 1924 in Boston, MA
Name: Luongo, Pasquale
Residence: 207 Paris Street, East Boston
Occupation: Laborer
Birth: 15 January 1879 in "Dorllenocelle", Avellino, Italy
Emigration: Canopic - Napoli to New York - 5 April 1900
Wife: Filomena, born in Italy, resides in Boston
Children: (All born and live in Boston)
1. Carmino, born 24 January 1911
2. Giuseppe, born 24 January 1911
3. Antonio, born 28 December 1916
Witness: Benedetto Capezzuto, shipper, Boston
Witness: Nicholas Bolino, cook, Boston
Date of Admission: 22 September 1924
Certificate #: 2041899


Naturalization Petition


23 February 2011

Naturalization: Luigi Ianuzzi (1864)

Naturalization Index


Name: Ianuzzi, Luigi
Residence: 31 Lewis Street, Everett
Birth: 17 March 1864 in Avellino, Italy
Occupation: Candy Maker
Wife: Filomena
Date of Admission: 24 July 1922
Certificate #: 1598456


Luigi wasn't from Torre, but probably nearby Montemiletto.  His wife was Filomena Lanzillo.  They were married on 19 October 1890 in Boston.


Date of Marriage: 19 October 1890
Groom: Luigi Iannuzzi
Age: 26, born in Italy
Marital: 2nd
Occupation: Confectioner
Parents: Michele and Ursula
Bride: Filomena Lanzillo
Age: 18, born in Italy
Marital: 1st
Occupation: Tailoress
Parents: Luigi and Rufina



1890 Boston Marriage Index Volume: 408 Page: 219 Entry: 3938


22 February 2011

1901 and 1903 Boston MA Death Index - Colarusso Mother and Daughter

1903 Boston Death Index Volume: 541 page: 296

Entry: 3939
Name: Rosalia Sateriale
Date of Death: 1 May 1903, Boston City Hospital
Age: 2 years, 2 months, 17 days
Cause of Death: Broncho-pneumonia (9 days); Diphtheria (23 days)
Residence: 23 Fleet St.
Burial: Malden Holy Cross
Father: *Faustino Sateriale, born in Italy
Mother: Rosaria Colarusso, born in Italy
*Faustino was born 5 September 1852 in Torre le Nocelle.


Little Rosalia's mother died two years earlier ... and several weeks after Rosalia's birth.  Faustino didn't have much luck with wives and was widowed three times.  His first wife was an (as yet) unknown woman from Torre, his second was Carolina Lepore and his fourth would be Maria Domenica Lombardi.


1901 Boston Death Index Volume: 519 Page: 141


Entry: 2107
Name: Rosaria Satriale nee Colarusso
Date of Death: 4 March 1901 at 23 Fleet St. Boston
Age: 26, born in Italy
Cause: Eclampsia, 10 days  
(Also something about a fever, but darned if I can make out the word before it.)
Burial: Malden
Spouse: Faustino Satriale
Parents: Pasquale Colarusso and Carmela Melone

21 February 2011

50 Years of Marriage: Giuseppe DeMinico & Ardita Cefalo


Ardita Cefalo and Giuseppe DeMinico celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in August 1956.


Boston Marriage Index for the Year 1906, Page 179, No. 4101

They were married on August 11, 1906 by a Justice of the Peace, Achille Forte of 2 Garden Street in the North End of Boston. At the time of their marriage, Ardita and Giuseppe both resided at 180 Salem Street, also in the North End.

Ardita's occupation was Housekeeper.

Giuseppe was employed as a Granite Cutter.

Certificato di Nascita, Comune di Torre le Nocelle

Giuseppe was born in Torre le Nocelle on January 14, 1878 to Carmine DeMinico and Maria Carmela Carideo.

Carmine DeMinico

Atti in Nascita, 1879 Numero 18

Ardita Lauretania Cefalo was born to Luigi Cefalo and Vincenza Selvitella on October 27, 1879 in Torre le Nocelle.


Luigi Cefalo

Birthplace of Ardita Cefalo

The anniversary celebration was recorded in 8 mm.

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1894 Boston MA Marriage Index - Colarusso to De Cristofaro


1894 Boston Marriage Index Volume: 444 Page: 11

Entry: 181
Date of Marriage: 14 January 1894
Priest: Fr. Camillus, Boston

Groom: Carmine Colarusso
Age: 19, born in Italy
Marital: 1st
Occupation: Barber
Residence: Boston
Parents: Deodato and Maria G.

Bride: *Emilia de Cristofaro
Age: 22, born in Italy
Marital: 1st
Occupation: Dressmaker
Residence: Boston
Parents: Carmine and Donata
*Emilia was born circa 1871 in Torre le Nocelle to Carmine de Cristofaro and Donata Ardolino.

20 February 2011

1896 Boston MA Marriage Index - Bevilacqua, De Cristofaro, Sateriale and Lepore

 1896 Boston Marriage Index Volume: 462 Page 176

Entry: 3161
Date of Marriage: 13 July 1896 in Boston

Groom: *Florindo Bevilacqua
Age: 22, born in Italy
Marital: 1st
Occupation: Barber
Parents: Luigi and Porzia
*Florindo was born 7 April 1877 in Torre le Nocelle to Luigi Bevilacqua and Porzia dello Iacono.


Bride: *Maria G de Cristofaro
Age: 20, born in Italy
Marital: 1st
Occupation: Candy Maker
Parents: Carmine and Donata
*Maria Grazia was born 10 May 1873 in Torre le Nocelle to Carmine de Cristofaro and Donata Ardolino.
Entry: 3162
Date of Marriage: 13 July 1896
Priest: James Gambera, Roman Catholic

Groom: *Faustino Sateriale
Age: 43, born in Italy
Marital: 2nd
Occupation: Laborer
Parents: Bernardo and Carolina
*Faustino was born 5 September 1852 in Torre le Nocelle to Bernardo Sateriale and Carolina Russo.

Bride: Carolina Lepore
Age: 24, born in Italy
Marital: 1st
Occupation: At Home
Parents: Giovanni and Luigia


19 February 2011

1904 Boston MA Birth Index - Francesco Luongo

 1904 Boston MA Birth Index Volume: 545 Page: 24 Entry: 1062


Name: Francesco Luongo
Birth: 7 February 1904
Residence: 16 Margaret Street
Father: Ciriaco Luongo, laborer, born in Italy
Mother: Gelsomina di Fronzo, born in Italy


Francesco's mother was likely from Montemiletto, but his father Ciriaco was from Torre le Nocelle.


Pedigree of Ciriaco Luongo


18 February 2011

1902 Boston MA Birth Index - Paolo Romeo Luongo

1902 Boston MA Birth Index Volume; 523 Page: 108 Entry: 4841

Name: Paolo Romeo Luongo
Birth: 27 May 1902
Residence: 9 Sheafe Street
Father: Giuseppe Luongo, laborer, born in Italy
Mother: Luisella "Ticcia", born in Italy (Luisa Tecce)


17 February 2011

1903 Boston MA Birth Index - Romulo Luongo

1903 Boston MA Birth Index Volume: 535 Page: 326 Entry: 14654


Name: Romulo Luongo
Birth: 27 March 1903
Residence: 9 Sheafe Street
Father: Joseph Luongo, laborer, born in Italy
Mother: Louisa "Decci", born in Italy

Romolo's parents were Giuseppe Luongo and Luisa Tecce from Torre le Nocelle.


16 February 2011

1907 Boston MA Birth Index - Gennaro Luongo

 1907 Boston MA Birth Index Volume: 569 Page: 245 Entry: 10995


Name: Gennaro Luongo
Birth: 21 November 1907
Residence: 33 Sheafe Street
Father: Giuseppe Luongo, laborer
Mother: Luisa Tecce


Pedigree of Gennaro Luongo


15 February 2011

Boston Massachusetts Death Record: Concetta de Minico (1907)

City of Boston Death Page: 341 Registered Number: 11365

Name: Congetta de Minico
Residence: 137 Endicott St.
Death: 23 December 1907
Age: 1 month
Father: Pietro de Minico*, born in Italy
Mother: Giuseppina Todisco, born in Italy
Cause of Death: Bronchitis, 6 days
Burial: Malden Holy Cross
Undertaker: JA Langone
*Born Pietro Paolo de Minico on 29 June 1881 in Torre le Nocelle.

14 February 2011

1897 Boston MA Death Index - Genoveffa de Cristofaro

1897 Boston MA Death Index Volume: 474 Page: 122 Entry: 2671


Name: Genoveffa Cristofaro
Date of Death: 20 March 1897
Cause: Pulmonary Phthisis, 4 months
Age: 14 years, 7 months, born in Italy
Residence: James Street
Parents: Carmine Cristofaro and Amalia Vozella, both born in Italy



 Genoveffa de Cristofaro Pedigree


13 February 2011

1905 Boston MA Birth Index - Orazio de Cristofaro

1905 Boston MA Birth Index Volume: 553 Page: 165 Entry: 7424


Name: Orazio de Cristofaro
Birth: 25 August 1905
Residence: 60 Prince Street
Father: Pasquale de Cristofaro, stone cutter, born in Italy
Mother: Maria Festa, born in Italy


Pedigree of Orazio de Cristofaro

12 February 2011

1911 Boston MA Marriage - Bevilacqua to Palladino

1911 Boston MA Marriage Index Volume: 605 Page: 150 Entry: 3438



Date of Marriage: 26 June 1911
Priest: John Vitale, 14 North Bennet Street

Groom: Domenico L Bevilacqua
Age: 26, born in Italy
Marital: 1st
Occupation: Laborer
Residence: 59 North Margin Street
Parents: "Staneslavo" (Stanislao) and Marianna Capone

Bride: Maria Grazia Palladino
Age: 21, born in Italy
Marital: 1st
Occupation: At Home
Residence: 89 Endicott Street
Parents: Felice and Laurentana De Matteis


Pedigree of Domenico Leonardo Bevilacqua

11 February 2011

1914 Boston MA Marriage - De Cristofaro to Nigro

 1914 Boston MA Marriage Index Volume: 1914/MV2 Page: 126 Entry: 5571


Date of Marriage: 6 September 1914
Priest: Stephen Simmi, 14 North Bennet Street

Groom: Giovanni De Cristofaro
Age: 26, born in Italy
Marital: 1st
Occupation: Stone Cutter
Residence: 184 Salem Street
Parents: Marzio and Emilia Frongillo

Bride: Maria Nigro
Age: 18, born in Italy
Marital: 1st
Occupation: Laundress
Residence: 155 Salem Street
Parents: Raffaele and Angiolina Passera


Pedigree chart of Giovanni Annibale de Cristofaro


10 February 2011

1904 Boston MA Death - Rosa de Cristofaro

1904 Boston MA Death Volume: 1909/8 Page: 296 Reference #: 1769


Name: Rosa de Cristofaro
Residence: 27 Sheafe Street
Death: 27 February 1904
Age: 1 year, 4 months, 30 days, born in Boston
Primary Cause: Broncho Pneumonia, 10 days
Contributory: Measles and whooping cough, 10 days
Parents: Pasquale and Maria Festa, both born Italy
Burial: Malden Holy Cross
Undertaker: Porcella and Granara




Pedigree chart of Rosa's father Pasquale de Cristofaro


09 February 2011

1906 Lowell MA Marriage Index - Capone To Pitt

1906 Lowell Index sheet 493


Entry: 226
Date of Marriage: 22 April 1906 in Lowell, MA
Clergyman: Joseph N. Jacques, 257 W. 6th St., Lowell

Groom: Albert W Capone*
Age: 22, born in Italy
Marital: 1st
Occupation: Barber
Residence: Lowell MA
Parents: Angelo Capone and Mary Capone
*Born 16 June 1883 in Montemiletto as shown on his U.S. passport application.

Bride: Elodie Pitt
Age: 22 born in Canada
Marital: 1st
Occupation: Housekeeper
Residence: Lowell MA
Parents: Archille Pitt and Pamela Knot