Ok, I'm not sure if this s the right place for this but I'm trying to find records or other information about Joe DeFluri, from Hazleton PA, and Pompilio "Frank" Massa, also from PA. They are both my great grandfathers and both came from Italy when they were young. Pompilio Massa immigrated at age 12 and was most likely born in the 1890's. The name DeFluri may be a misspelling of DiFlure but I'm not sure. My grandparents last name is spelled DeFluri and any family that would know if it was a misspelling are dead. My great aunt found our DeFluri relatives in Italy many years ago but she recently passed away before I could get much information from her. I do know that she found them in Naples, though. Her name was Josephine "Jo" DeFluri. My dad, Marcos, said that great grandpa Joe's grave is in Calvary Cemetery in Drums, PA but as I live in CA I can't go look for it.
Basically my goal is to find out where my relatives in Italy are and contact them and maybe in the next 10 years go and visit. Any Information you have would be great! Thanks!
Hey Jalani, Welcome to the Forum ! We would be happy to help you look. Who was Joe DeFluri's wife, children's names? Do you have any of your family's US records? (ship manifest, census, military, etc) Thank you, Valarie
head Tony Massa 50, abt 1860 IT - married 30 yrs, abt 1880 - immig 1893 Al (alien) - track layer, colliery wife Rosia Massa 50, abt 1860 IT - 9 children born, 3 children living - immig 1900(?), should be 1902 - track layer, LVRR (Lehigh Valley Railroad) son Frank Massa 20, abt 1890 IT - married 0 yrs, abt 1910 - immig 1891(?), should be 1902 daughter-in-law Lena Massa 17, abt 1893 PA
head Phillip Zulo 29, abt 1881 IT - Tony (Antonio) Massa's son-in-law - married 8 yrs, abt 1902 - immig 1892(?), should be 1902 - laborer, coal mine wife Theresa Zulo 27, abt 1883 IT - Tony (Antonio) Massa's daughter - 3 children born, 2 living - immig 1900(?) son Dominick Zulo 2, abt 1908 PA daughter Rosie Zulo 6/12, abt 1909 PA ---
Maria Teresa Massa's 1905 ship manifest - daughter of Antonio Massa and Rosaria Luglia/o - travelling with husband Felice Zullo's brother Nicola
Joseph Difluri 879 Alter Street, Hazleton, Luzerne, Pennsylvania Birth Date: 26 Sep 1883 Birth Place: Saint Nazaro, Italy (San Nazzaro, a comune (municipality) in the province of Benevento in the Campania region, about 60 km northeast of Naples) Owns own business at 882 Alter Street ---
Publication Number: M1626 Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930 Publisher: NARA National Archives Catalog ID: 580015 National Archives Catalog Title: Petitions for Naturalization, compiled 1901 - 1990 Record Group: 21 State: Pennsylvania Short Description: NARA M1626. Naturalization records for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930, also include U.S. Circuit Court records for 1901-1906. Roll: 04 Court: Circuit Court and District Court, 1901-1906 Year: 1906 Date: 1906-08-06 Immigrant Full Name: Giuseppe Di Fluri Document Type: Petition Home Country: Italy Witness 1 Full Name: John Fierro Witness 2 Full Name: [BLANK] Year Immigrated: 1883 Ship Name: [BLANK] Spouse Full Name: [BLANK]
notes: signed Giuseppe DiFluri born 26 Oct 1883 emigrated thru New York on/abt 15 Mar 1883(?) ---
from Find A Grave
Burial: Most Precious Blood Cemetery Hazleton Luzerne County Pennsylvania, USA
event: Marriage event date: 23 Jul 1923 event place: Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
name: Joseph D Fluri occupation: contractor residence: 879 Alter Street, Hazleton birthplace: Italy age: 29 (39) estimated birth year: 1894 (1884) Was married, date of death of former wife: 23 Dec 1921 father: Genaro, deceased, born in Italy mother: Rose Camarana, deceased, born in Italy
spouse: Jennie Delisant residence 884 Mine Street, Hazleton bithplace: Lattimer Mines, PA spouse's age: 20 spouse's estimated birth year: 1903 spouse's father: Nazaro, deceased, born in Italy spouse's mother: Anella De Blase, residence Hazleton, born in Italy
reference number: film number: 2260991 digital folder number: 004833559 image number: 00305
I saw your post regarding the DeFluri and Massa families. My great grandparents were Philip (Felice) Zullo and Teresa (Massa)Zullo of Hazleton. Teresa's parents were Antonio and Rose (Suglia) Massa. We might be related.