Researching my Gallo Family

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Researching my Gallo Family

Postby wesing4u » 23 Dec 2003, 20:14

I am searching for any information on my Grand Father Guiseppe Gallo and my Aunt Caterina Gallo. Caterina married Frank Cerminara and immigrated to the us in 1902 then again in 1906. She remarried in Wisconsin to Giovanni Mariani. I am trying to extend my tree to Guiseppe and Caterinas Parents and any other siblings. I do not know how to search Italy for this information.

I do know Caterina was born Nov. 5, 1870 in Platania, Catanzaro, Italy.
If any one could help me discover any more on my family I would greatly appreciate the help.

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Postby ptimber » 23 Dec 2003, 21:18

You can either write to Platania for the documents you wish or go to the Family History Library of the Mormon chuirch and obtain the nicrofilm of the civil records dating from 1810 to 1861. Civil records after that date are available at the Ufficio di Stato Civile in Platania (por whatever other town of origin you are researching). If you know italian rthen youcan request the documents . If you do not know Italian I can give you form letter websites. Please specify what you want to do. Peter

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Re: Researching my Gallo Family

Postby tfroggy912 » 26 Jan 2010, 23:35

Hi , I know you posted this a while ago but I am hoping that you still have this email and maybe some information. My grandfather's name was Richard Gallo, and I think Guiseppe may have been his father. My grandfather was born in Providence May 1913,as were many of his 12(?) siblings. They moved all over the country and I don't have much contact with any of his other family members. I also know that he had a brother named Joe and a sister Viola. Those are the only names I know right off.

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Re: Researching my Gallo Family

Postby vj » 26 Jan 2010, 23:39

Hello!
You're right this is an awfully old post.
Is there anything we can do to help?
Did you need assistance with any US record look-ups or direction on how to find famly/records in Italy?
Thanks!
Valarie

obituary extract
Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA)
9 June 2001

Emilio Richard Gallo 88, a resident of Centerville, died Sunday at his home after a brief illness.
...

Born in Providence, R.I., he was raised and educated in the Greater Providence area.

Mr. Gallo was in the entertainment business for more than 60 years. Known by the name of Dick Martin, he was a master of ceremonies, tap dancer, comedian and musician.

Among his many contributions, he performed with the USO in this country and abroad. In the 1960s, he performed in the last of the burlesque shows, touring in 27 different cities. He also performed in the Ann Corio Show for three years during the 1970s.

After coming to Cape Cod in the late 1950s, he performed with the Barnstable Comedy Club. Throughout the years, he continued to entertain, and most recently put on shows for senior citizens throughout New England.

His many hobbies included gardening, sign painting and drawing.
...


from ancestry. com (subscription)

possible 1930 census

Home in 1930:
45 Biltmore Avenue, owns $5000, has a radio
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island

head Joseph Gallo 45, abt 1885 IT
- married age 22, abt 1907
- immig 1904, Na (naturalized citizen)
- proprietor, roofing
wife Angelina Gallo 47, abt 1883 IT
- immig 1906
Louis Gallo 20, abt 1910 RI
- roofer, roofing
son Pasquale Gallo 19, abt 1911 RI
- roofer, roofing
son Amelio Gallo 17, abt 1913 RI
- shoe (?)
daughter Alvera Gallo 16, abt 1914 RI
daughter Lillian Gallo 14, abt 1916 RI
son Frank Gallo 12, abt 1918 RI
daughter Josephine Gallo 10, abt 1920 RI
son Alfred Gallo 8, abt 1922 RI
son Maris Gallo 7, abt 1923 RI
daughter Mary Gallo 5, abt 1925 RI
son Joseph Gallo Jr 3, abt 1927 RI
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from the NEHGS database (subscription site, no image)

Births, Marriages and Deaths Recorded in Providence, RI

Birth
Gallo Emilio
of Giuseppe and Angiolina
15 May 1913

Marriage
Gallo Giuseppe and Angelina Fusco
18 Aug 1907

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Re: Researching my Gallo Family

Postby vj » 27 Jan 2010, 00:53

GALLO/FUSCO

Emilio Richard Gallo's mother?

possible 1907 ship manifest

24 Jan 1907, SS Republic, Naples to Boston

Angela Fusco, 23, abt 1883
- single
- last residence Roccamonfina (comune of Roccamonfina, province of Caserta, Campania region)
- destination Providence
- joining uncle Giuseppe (?) at 161 Spruce Street
- born in Roccamonfina

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Re: Researching my Gallo Family

Postby vj » 27 Jan 2010, 01:17

GALLO

Hi!
If this is your great grandfather, Joseph Gallo, you could order his SS Application
It should list both of his parents names and place of birth
(order a copy of the application, not an extract)

Social Security Death Index

Name: Joseph Gallo
SSN: 036-18-xxxx
Last Residence: 02903 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Born: 15 May 1885
Died: Oct 1967
State (Year) SSN issued: Rhode Island (Before 1951)

Social Security Application SS-5

His SS# is available here if you don’t already have it:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/ ... _form=true

About the SS Application:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/online_re ... equest.htm
The SS-5, or Application for Social Security Number is a great resource for learning more about individuals who died after about 1960, and generally includes the following:
- Full name
- Full name at birth, including maiden name
- Present mailing address
- Age at last birthday
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Father's full name
- Mother's full name, including maiden name

- Sex
- Race as indicated by the applicant
- Whether the applicant ever applied for Social Security or Railroad Retirement before
- Current employer's name and address
- Date signed
- Applicant's signature


Order form SSA-711 (can be done online):
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm

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Re: Researching my Gallo Family

Postby tfroggy912 » 27 Jan 2010, 05:36

VJ This is amazing! Thank you soo much!

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Re: Researching my Gallo Family

Postby tfroggy912 » 27 Jan 2010, 06:17

That is without doubt my grandfather's obituary. Would you have access to his father obituary too or perhaps his mothers? I am wondering if Angiolina and Guiseppe are hte same as Angela and Joseph with Americanized names.

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Re: Researching my Gallo Family

Postby vj » 27 Jan 2010, 14:54

Hello!
I can look
My subscriptions usually only go back to abt 1977 for some newspapers
You're right about Giuseppe=Joseph and Angiolina=Angela
Here's link that may help with 1st names
http://web.archive.org/web/200711100041 ... ename.html
Valarie

You may also want to order your great grandmother's Social Security application:

Name: Angelina Gallo
SSN: 035-34-xxxx
Last Residence: 02909 Providence, Providence, Rhode Island
Born: 27 Mar 1883
Died: 15 Jul 1966
State (Year) SSN issued: Rhode Island (1966)
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If you need software to organize your records/family this site has a terrific free download (Free PAF Family History Software)
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/default.asp

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Re: Researching my Gallo Family

Postby vj » 27 Jan 2010, 15:19

GALLO

from ancestry. com
possible children's births up to 1920
(may not be all)

Name: Anna Gallo Parent 1: Giuseppe Gallo Parent 2: Angelina Gallo Birth Date: 25 Jul 1908
Name: Luigi Gallo Parent 1: Giuseppe Gallo Parent 2: Angelina Gallo Birth Date: 12 Sep 1909
Name: Pasquale Gallo Parent 1: Giuseppe Gallo Parent 2: Angelina Gallo Birth Date: 16 Jun 1911
Name: Emilio Gallo Parent 1: Giuseppe Gallo Parent 2: Angiolina Gallo Birth Date: 15 May 1913
Name: Elvira Gallo Parent 1: Giuseppe Gallo Parent 2: Angiolina Gallo Birth Date: 25 Aug 1914
Name: Leonilda Gallo Parent 1: Giuseppe Gallo Parent 2: Angiolina Gallo Birth Date: 12 Jan 1917
Name: Francesco Gallo Parent 1: Giuseppe Gallo Parent 2: Angelina Gallo Birth Date: 7 Oct 1918
Name: Giuseppina Gallo Parent 1: Giuseppe Gallo Parent 2: Angelina Gallo Birth Date: 25 May 1920

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Re: Researching my Gallo Family

Postby vj » 27 Jan 2010, 15:52

GALLO

(Giuseppe) Joseph Gallo

from ancestry. com
Military Registration Cards

1942
page 2

Joseph Gallo
1 City View Parkway Johnston Providence RI
phone West 0699M
57 yrs old
born 15 May 1885 in Naples
(note, by Naples he may have meant in the area of Naples)
Angelina Gallo (same address)
not employed

1918

Giuseppe Gallo 33
516(?) West Exchange Street
Providence Providence RI
born 15 May 1885 in Italy
declarant (filed 1st papers for naturalization)
framer(?) own business, same address
Angiolina Gallo, same address

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Re: Researching my Gallo Family

Postby vj » 27 Jan 2010, 16:25

GALLO/FUSCO

census records with two possible brothers in 1910
Tony Gallo and Raphaele Fusco


possible 1920 census

Home in 1920:
516 West Exchange Street, rents
Providence Ward 9, Providence, Rhode Island

head Giuseppe Gallo 35, abt 1885 IT
- immig 1905, Pa (filed 1st papers)
- laborer, wool mill
wife Angiolina Gallo 37, abt 1883 IT
- immig 1906
son Luigi Gallo 11, abt 1909 RI
son Pasquale Gallo 9, abt 1911 RI
son Emilio Gallo 7, abt 1913 RI
daughter Elvira Gallo 5, abt 1915 RI
daughter Leonilda Gallo 2 10/12, abt 1917 RI
son Francesco Gallo 1 2/12, abt 1918 RI

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several errors, it's possible that whoever gave the information to the enumerator had difficulty understanding or perhaps making themselves understood

next door 'Fuchs' family may be related to Angelina
- Raffaele born abt 1883, immig 1906
- RI marriage: Spouse 1: [i]Raffaele Fusco
Spouse 2: Margherita Paglialunga Marriage Date: 24 Apr 1910[/i]

possible 1910 census

Home in 1910:
Providence Ward 9, Providence, Rhode Island

head Jose Garlo (Gallo) 24, abt 1886 MA??
- married once, 3 yrs, abt 1907
- winder, cotton mill
wife Angelina Garlo 27, abt 1883 RI??
- 1 child
son Luigi Garlo 7/12, abt 1909 RI
brother Tony Garlo 15, abt 1895 IT
- immig 1908
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If this is brother Tony from the 1910 census, Giuseppe may also have been born in Roccamonfina, like wife Angelina
(comune of Roccamonfina, province of Caserta, Campania region)


1917 WWI Draft Registration Card

Antonio Gallo
40 Swiss Street, Providence, Providence, RI
born 8 May 1894 in Roccamonfina, Caserta, Italy
alien
weaver
wife and child

possible marriage:
Antonio Gallo Caterina Grella 28 Apr 1915

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Re: Researching my Gallo Family

Postby vj » 27 Jan 2010, 18:21

GALLO/GIROLAMO

This may be your great-grandfather Joseph Gallo's brother Tony
On this ship manifest he's leaving his mother Francesca(?) Girolamo in Roccamonfina
(note: in Italy women keep their maiden names)
Joining his brother Giuseppe in Providence

possible 1909 manifest
page 2

6 Oct 1909, SS Roma, Naples to NY
line 17

Antonio Gallo 16, abt 1893
- single
- last residence Roccamonfina
- leaving his mother Francesca(?) Girolamo in Roccamonfina
- destination Providence RI
- joining his brother Giuseppe Gallo at 39 Spruce Street
- born in Roccamonfina
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note: this is from ancestry. com
Ellis Island has NY arrivals 1892-1924 here:

http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html


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