Does anyone have any information on Vincenzo Giordano . He is my Great Grandfather who came to Chicago, Illinois. He adopted a son whose name was Emilio Giordano and later his name was changed to Milo Jordan.
Below is a translation of his birth certificate. City of Cosenza,Calabria
Copy of birth certificate of last name Lorenzelli, First name Emiglio Number 30
The year of 1895 2nd day of May at the hour nine oclock and fifteen minutes in the city of Cosenza( Calabria) In front of me, Last name Corigliano, First name Francesco, Secretary in Charge. On the date of January 3rd 1895 having the task of officer for the city of Cosenza in charge of birth and death certificates; has appeared before me Last name Cicognini, first name Annunciata, daughter of (Dead), Carlo Cicognini, of the age of 43 years old.Midwife in this city. Residing in the square of ST. Giovanni, which has come to declare to me that at 6 oclock in the afternoon on the 1st. of this month in the house located at Via CamposantoViecchio born to a woman who does not want to be mentioned by name was born a male child whom she shows me and gives the name Last name Lorenzelli. first name Emiglio. The declaration and presentation of said child was done in front of witnesses first name Salvatore of the (dead ) Francesco, being 60 years of age and as occupation is a financier and first name Fava last name Gregorio of the( dead) Domenico, who is 46 years of age and as occupation works as a cab driver. Both reside in Cosenza. The said Child is ordered by me to be sent to an Orphanage in this city who was bought to our attention by the Midwife Cicognini, to whom I have given copy of this certficate of birth for presentation to the orphanage home. The present certificate has been read to the following witnesses and to the midwife and to me the undersigned because the witnesses are illerterate and cannot read or write.
jimmyjoe wrote:Does anyone have any information on Vincenzo Giordano . He is my Great Grandfather who came to Chicago, Illinois. He adopted a son whose name was Emilio Giordano and later his name was changed to Milo Jordan...
Welcome to the Forum! We would be happy to see what we can do to help. Are you looking for your great grandfather's US records or help with finding his Italian records, or both? Thank you, Valarie
Vincenzo Giordano was born in Castrolibero (Cosenza province); the wife was Maria Francesca Cosentino; she, and daughters Carmela and Angelina and the adopted son Emilio Lorenzelli travelled in 1903 : First Name: Emilio Last Name: Lorenzelli Ethnicity: Italy, Italian South Last Place of Residence: Castrolibero Date of Arrival: Dec 22, 1903 Age at Arrival: 8y Gender: M Marital Status: S Ship of Travel: Hohenzollern Port of Departure: Naples Manifest Line Number: 0023
her husband Vincenzo Giordano arrived in USA in 1900; naturalization: Record Details for Volume 45
Page Number: 182 Declaration Number: 20982
FIRST NAME LAST NAME OCCUPATION VINCENZO GIORDANO LABORER
BIRTH CITY BIRTH COUNTRY BIRTH DATE CASTROLIBERO ITALY 3/30/1871 ( wrong he was born on 30 Mar 1868)
CURRENT ADDRESS CURRENT CITY 818 S. DESPLAINES ST. CHICAGO
DEPARTURE LOCATION ARRIVAL DATE DECLARATION DATE NAPLES, ITALY 4/12/1900 1/13/1911
Vincenzo Giordano was born in Castrolibero on 30 Mar 1868 son of Gaetano Giordano and Carmela Calabrese ( by Cosenza Archive): Codice SIAS IT-ASCS-F680258 Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Liste di Leva della classe 1868.Registro numero 92, atto numero - di pagina 166 sezione - Vincenzo Giordano, iscritto il --/--/---- nato il 30/03/1868 a CASTROLIBERO da Gaetano Giordano e da Carmela Calabrese
Do you know anything about Emilio Lorezelli? He was brought over to America in 1903 by the Vincenzo Giordano Family. I am trying to find out the birth parents of Emiglio Lorenzelli who is my Grandfather. He was born in Cozena to a women who would not give her name or the fathers name on the birth certificate. I am assuming the fathers name was Lorenzelli. He was born in a house located at Via Camposanto Viecchio. According to the birth certificate he was sent to an orphanage. According to the Ellis Island Passenger list, Vincenzo Giordano from Cozena came over in 1905 and Emiglio came over in 1903. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Do you have know of any relatives in Chicago still living who trace the blood line?
Milo Jordan was a master plumbmer (my Grandfather). His birth name is Emiglio Lorenzelli, born in Cozena Italy, I think. He married Mary Conte and my dad (deceased) was James Jordan. I am trying to find records of Emiglio from Italy. I believe after birth he was sent to an orphanize.