Dossi Family Help

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Dossi Family Help

Postby gkennedy » 23 Jun 2010, 20:01

I am trying to find information on which town a Felice (Felix) Modesto Dossi came from in Italy before arriving in the United States. I received the below information from a lady on the forum. I do not have ancestry.com can anyone help me?

Thanks so much for any help :)

"Felice Dosse" who arrived on the ship Koln on June 5, 1902. I cannot read the name of his Italian town of origin. You may try posting a question on the Italy forum if you want someone there to look at this particular manifest for you. They may recognize the place name.

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Re: Dossi Family Help

Postby johnnyonthespot » 23 Jun 2010, 20:45

This is the image the poster is referring to:

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Also, I found a 1910 census for Felice Dossi ("i", not "e") and spouse Annie. What do you think?

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz12 ... /Dossi.jpg

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Re: Dossi Family Help

Postby gkennedy » 23 Jun 2010, 20:48

Yes this is him :) on the census - thanks

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Re: Dossi Family Help

Postby johnnyonthespot » 23 Jun 2010, 22:56

Does anyone else think this might be "Lauco" --
Comune di Lauco, Provincia di Udine, Regione di Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Northeastern Italy?

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Jun 2010, 01:05

Not certain what information you have already gathered, but this appears to be Felice/Felix's WWI Draft Registration Card. See this thread ( http://italiangenealogy.com/Forums/viewtopic/t=15686/ ) for information on how to obtain a (most likely) clearer copy at very little cost.

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz12 ... ftcard.jpg

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Jun 2010, 01:10

This is the blank form. Judging by the position of the check marks, it appears that Felice was naturalized by the time this card was completed.

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Re: Dossi Family Help

Postby gkennedy » 24 Jun 2010, 12:42

This is all so amazing to me - I am new at this and my family are thrilled with everything you have found to help us out. I really appreciate it - thanks so much johnnyonthespot :)

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Re: Dossi Family Help

Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Jun 2010, 13:04

gkennedy wrote:This is all so amazing to me - I am new at this and my family are thrilled with everything you have found to help us out. I really appreciate it - thanks so much johnnyonthespot :)


I am happy to be of assistance. :)

The 1910 census tells us that he had by that time filed his "Declaration of Intent" to become a citizen of the US ("Pa" in the column labeled Citizenship), and the 1918 draft card tells us that he was a US citizen at that time.

The 1910 census also tells us where he was residing - Township 1, Amador County, California. The 1920 census (how did I miss that before?) puts him at Plymouth, Amador County, California, with wife Annie and several children (see below).

At this point, you probably have enough information to locate and obtain copies of his naturalization records. You can start here ( http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/ ... 18190aRCRD ) with an "Index Search" and then follow up later with a "Records Request".

Another option would be to try the US National Archives ("NARA"). Start here: http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/natur ... ation.html

To order, go to https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonl ... chives.gov

Click "Order Reproductions", then "Immigration and Naturalization Records". On the next page, click "Naturalization Records".

1920 United States Federal Census about Felix Dossi
Name: Felix Dossi
Home in 1920: Plymouth, Amador, California
Age: 37
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Annie
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1900
[1800]
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Household Members: Name Age
Felix Dossi 37
Annie Dossi 28
Elsie Dossi 8
Floyd Dossi 7
Chester Dossi 3 [3 2/12] (means 3 years and 2 months)
John Dossi 0 [9/12] (means 0 years and 9 months)


http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz12 ... si1920.jpg

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Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Jun 2010, 13:06

PS: The 1920 census says he became a US citizen in 1915.
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Postby johnnyonthespot » 24 Jun 2010, 15:36

By the 1930 census, Annie was widowed and she and the children were living with her brother-in-law and his family:

1930 United States Federal Census about Annie Dossi
Name: Annie Dossi
Home in 1930: Oakland, Alameda, California
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1891
Birthplace: California
Relation to Head of House: Sister-in-law
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
James A Foley 42 (brother-in-law)
Ruth L Foley 35 (his wife)
William J Foley 15 (his son)
Ramona M Foley 13 (his daughter)
Annie Dossi 39
Elsie A Dossi 19
Floyd F Dossi 17
Chester M Dossi 13
John J Dossi 11
Clarence C Dossi 8

This last child, Clarence, was born in 1922'ish, so Felice/Felix must have died between 1921 and 1930.

http://i820.photobucket.com/albums/zz12 ... si1930.jpg

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