Naturalization record for Louisiana and/or Illinois?

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Naturalization record for Louisiana and/or Illinois?

Postby oliviaw » 18 Jan 2010, 18:08

Hello!
My GGGF was born in Montevago, Italy in 1876. He came to the USA 30 Oct 1897 through New Orleans. Later, he lived in Illinois. My family and I are in the process of applying for Italian citizenship (as I'm sure many of you are) and we are looking for a George (Giorgio) DePrima (Di Prima). What we need to know is if/when he was naturalized.
Any assistance you can provide will be very much appreciated!

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Re: Naturalization record for Louisiana and/or Illinois?

Postby vj » 18 Jan 2010, 18:14

Welcome to the Forum!
We'll be happy to see what we can do to help :D .
Valarie

Are these his census records in Cook County?
He indicates he is naturalized on both
Thanks

1930

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Home in 1930:
462 Morgan Street, rents $20
Chicago, Cook, Illinois

head George Diprima 53, abt 1877 IT
- married age 22, abt 1899 (possibly in LA)
- immig 1900, Na (naturalized)
- laborer, catch basin
wife Angela Diprima 48, abt 1882 IT
- married age 17
- immig 1900, Na
daughter Anna Diprima 22, abt 1908 IL
- office girl, dept store
son Nunzio Diprima 20, abt 1910 IL
daughter Vita Diprima 17, abt 1913 IL
daughter Angelina Diprima 13, abt 1917 IL
daughter Catherine Diprima 8, abt 1922 IL

father-in-law Nunzio Depaul (Giambalvo) 80, abt 1850 IT
- widower
- immig 1900, Al (alien)

note next door to Angela's brother Frank
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1920

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Home in 1920:
462 Morgan Street
Chicago Ward 17, Cook (Chicago), Illinois

head George Di Priora (Di Prima) 43, abt 1877 IT
- immig 1900, Na
- tallyman, lumber yard
wife Angelina Di Priora 37, abt 1883 IT
- immig 1900, Na
daughter Jennie Di Priora 18, abt 1902 LA
- forelady, dressmaking
son Tony Di Priora 15, abt 1905 LA
daughter Anna Di Priora 12, abt 1908 IL
son Nunzio Di Priora 10, abt 1910 IL
daughter Vita Di Priora 7, abt 1913 IL
daughter Angelina Di Priora 3, abt 1917 IL

mother Jennie Deprima 70, abt 1850 IT
- widow
- immig 1910, Al

note: next door to Angela's parents and brothers
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1918 WWI Draft Registration Card
naturalized by 12 Sep 1918

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George Di Prima 47
458 N Morgan Street
Chicago, Cook, IL
born 2 Sep 1876
Naturalized US Citizen
occupation: Tallyman for Rittenhouse & Embree Company
(lumber business)
at 3358 Belmont
wife Angela Di Prima at 458 N Morgan
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The FamilySearch pilot site has some Cook County records

1910 Nunzio

Name: Nunzio Deprima
Birth date: 05 Feb 1910
Birthplace: Chicago
Gender: Male
Father's name: Giorgio Deprima
Father's age: 33
Mother's name: Angela Giambalvo
Mother's age: 27
Film number: 1288188
Digital GS number: 4298148
Image number: 01255
Reference number: 3461
Collection: Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates 1878-1922
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Angelina's parents & brothers at 462 N Morgan
1910 census
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no luck locating a record on the Cook County site:
http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/NR/default.aspx

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Re: Naturalization record for Louisiana and/or Illinois?

Postby oliviaw » 18 Jan 2010, 18:43

Yes! I believe this is him. Thank you so much.
Does this affect my family's ability to qualify for Italian citizenship?

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Re: Naturalization record for Louisiana and/or Illinois?

Postby vj » 18 Jan 2010, 19:16

Hi!
Here's a short list of how you may qualify from Expats in Italy
Which one applies to you?

1) Your father was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth and you never renounced your rights to Italian citizenship (trust me. you haven’t done this.)

2) Your mother was an Italian citizen at the time of your birth, you were born AFTER January 1, 1948 and you never renounced your rights to Italian citizenship.

3) Your father was born in the USA, his father was an Italian Citizen at the time of his birth and neither you or your dad renounced your rights to Italian Citizenship.

4) Your mother was born in the USA, her father was an Italian Citizen when she was born and you were born AFTER January 1, 1948 and neither of you renounced your rights to Italian citizenship,

5) Your paternal or maternal grandfather was born in the USA, your maternal or paternal GREAT grandfather was an Italian citizen at the time of his/her birth, neither you nor your father/mother nor you grandfather/grandmother ever renounced rights to Italian Citizenship.

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Re: Naturalization record for Louisiana and/or Illinois?

Postby oliviaw » 18 Jan 2010, 19:26

Looks like #5 applies to me!

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Re: Naturalization record for Louisiana and/or Illinois?

Postby corrado » 18 Jan 2010, 19:31

If the census has a 'NA' please don't take that as the total truth. Here in chicago the 1st ward alderman, Johnny Powers aka johnny de Pow among the italian immigrants sold papers for $10. If I am going downtown, I can check the archives for you. let me know. If you are in chicago already you have 3 options, the newburry library, the 11th floor of the Daley center and the National archives at 57th and Pulaski.

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Re: Naturalization record for Louisiana and/or Illinois?

Postby oliviaw » 18 Jan 2010, 19:49

Corrado:
That would be very helpful if you ever get the chance!
I was born in Chicago, but now I live in Ohio - I probably won't get back there for quite a while.


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