grandfather was alphonzo ponozerelli gallo born naples italy(south) born july 26 1906. his mother was angelina ....he had two brothers joe gallo and rocky. they came over to either new york or boston in 1913-1915... i am not sure i think he was 9 years old..he ended up in natick massachusetts and served in the army ,,,and died at a young age of 52 years old. i know he worked in boston for perini construction... iam am not sure about the rest...is thier someone out thier who knew my grandfather or his family......his wife my mothers mom....was ethel adiline ames.of natick massachusetts.....
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Do you have any of your family's US records? (census, military registration, naturalization, birth, marriage death records)
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Since Naples is both a comune (town) and a province, we'll need to find a record with an exact location of birth for your grandfather.
Any extra details you have on your family may help:
When did your grandparents marry? Do you know where?
What was your grandfather's mother's maiden name? Did she also live in Natick.
Who did brothers Rocky and Joe marry, where did they live?
Thank you, Valarie
I found only a Alfonso Gallo in all Massachusetts:
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
about Alfonso Gallo
Name: Alfonso Gallo
Birth Year: 1910
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Italy or San Marino
State of Residence: Massachusetts
County or City: Middlesex
Enlistment Date: 9 Mar 1943
Enlistment State: Massachusetts
Enlistment City: Boston
Branch: No branch assignment
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Unskilled construction occupations, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Married
23 Apr 1912, SS Canopic, Naples to Boston
note: there was a special inquiry noted on the manifest may have been 'hold to see a doctor'
Angelo Gallo, 25, abt 1887
- possible naturalization notation 1-25510 - married
- last residence Trevico (Avellino, Campania)
note Trevico is only 125 km west of Naples - leaving his wife Angela in Trevico
- destination Boston Mass
- joining brother-in-law Michele (Antonie?) Pezzuolo (Pezzulo) at 115 Salem St
- born in Trevico
On this ship manifest, the birth year for Alfonso matches suanj's WWII record
1 Apr 1921, SS San Giovanni, Napoli to New York
Angela Andreottola 32, abt 1889
- last residence Treviso(Trevico)
- leaving mother Rosaria in Treviso(Trevico)
- destination Boston Mass
- joining husband Angelo Gallo at 111 Salem St (66 Prince St crossed out)
- born in Trevico
son Alfonso Gallo 10, abt 1910
son Giuseppe Gallo 8, abt 1912
same Angelo as 1912 manifest?, wife Angelina, sons Joseph (IT), Rocco (MA) and other children born in MA, no Alfonso...
Home in 1930:
Pond Street, owns $3000
Ashland, Middlesex, Massachusetts
head Angelo Gallo 43, abt 1887 Naples IT
- married age 22, abt 1909-1910
- immig 1912, Al - general labor
wife Angelena Gallo 41, abt 1889 Naples IT
- immig 1920 son Joseph Gallo 18, abt 1912 Naples IT
- immig 1920 - shoe repair, shop
daughter Mary Gallo 8, abt 1922 MA
daughter Rose Gallo 6, abt 1924 MA
son Rowi (Rocco) Gallo 4, abt 1926 MA
son John Gallo 2, abt 1928 MA
From Middlesex County, this record matches the birth year from the 1912 manifest:
Publication Number: M1545
Publication Title: Index to Petitions and Records of Naturalizations of the U.S. and District Courts
for the District of Massachusetts, 1907-1966
Admission Year: 1937 Immigrant Full Name: GALLO, Angelo Court: D.C.
Alfonso's brother Joseph?
Name: Joseph Gallo SSN: 019-10-xxxx
Last Residence: 01742 Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Born: 20 Oct 1912 Died: May 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (Before 1951)
I agree it is odd that Alfonso's middle name is Ponozerelli(?) if his mother's maiden name is Andreottola. I originally thought the Ponozerelli name was similar to the b-i-l that Angeo was joining in 1912 (Pezzulo). But it really isn't close.
I can't find Angelo's WWI Card or 1920 census, probably in Suffolk County MA.
In 1930 Alfonso may still be in Suffolk County MA or married in Middlesex County MA.
Ponozerelli is wrong, but it exist Panzarella... frankly I believe that what you found well it could be right... sometime the memories abt the ancestors are a bit no correct... however the only Alphonse probable that I found matching with your finding... and it are no other Alphonse born after the 1900s... I found only 1 ... also the profession matching... maybe kitty can say us more...
Thank you suanj ,
I wasn't sure - this family was really tough to track down.
Your record with Alfonso's (Alphonso) birth year as 1910 really helped.
I was looking for an Alfonso b 1906 +/- 2yrs.
Like you I hope Kitty has more information or can confirm some of the information that we found.
i found that my great-grandfather brought him over by boat first. something about the doctors sick bay...then the rest of the family came over after i believe he came over from trevico may 1st 1921,to ellis island then boston, then ashland or natick...he served in the army as a cook 1942-1946 enlisted in boston...he worked construction for a company called pernini and sons...he was burried in framingham edgell grove cemetery & mosusoleum...he was 46yrs 11 months old when he died. i was looking more about his young life in italy a copy of his birth record...his mother angelina and father angelo, brothers joesph,rocco,sisters mary,rose and baby brother john....i dont know his grand parents names ....this is all i have found out so far.
kittycatkim2001 wrote:grandfather was alphonzo ponozerelli gallo born naples italy(south) born july 26 1906. his mother was angelina ....he had two brothers joe gallo and rocky. they came over to either new york or boston in 1913-1915... i am not sure i think he was 9 years old..he ended up in natick massachusetts and served in the army ,,,and died at a young age of 52 years old. i know he worked in boston for perini construction... iam am not sure about the rest...is thier someone out thier who knew my grandfather or his family......his wife my mothers mom....was ethel adiline ames.of natick massachusetts.....
correction my grandfather was born in 1910.trevico. died in august 29th 1957 he was 46 years old 11 months when he died...his dad was angelo gallo and his mom was angelina. he had 3 brothers and two sisters...joesph,rocco,john, rose,mary....my mother never knew a uncle john i think he died young age. they lived in ashland mass.my grandfather alphonso gallo served in the us army ..1938-1946 my mother rosemary gallo was born in natick mass april 2,1939.... trying to find out more about when they lived in trevico and thier birth certificates ect... any info would be appreciated...i am told i look like my grandfather including beautymark in left eyebrow..lol....he looks like the famous actor danny thomas....wish i had known him...