Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Over 25 million Italians have emigrated between 1861 and 1960 with a migration boom between 1871 and 1915 when over 13,5 million emigrants left the country for European and overseas destinations.
User avatar
yochana
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 14
Joined: 22 Aug 2005, 00:00
Location: Nevada

Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby yochana » 08 Sep 2006, 19:20

I have found Fedele at Ellis Island. Arriving in Dec 1921 enroute to his bro-in-law Antonio Chiossi. He was single and 18yrs.

In California married and had two kids, Betty Jean and Joseph. He and his wife Tillie Corda and kids settled in California.

Outside of Ellis Island I have found nothing else on either of them. I could not find Tillie at Ellis island. I cannot find them in the death index either.

Intrigue: I did find a Brund A Dellabruna, born in 1901 with the same mothers maiden as Fedele's sister. Maybe this is him?

What do you figure? Thanks,
yochana

User avatar
nuccia
Staff
Staff
Posts: 4601
Joined: 20 Nov 2005, 00:00
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact:

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby nuccia » 08 Sep 2006, 23:24

Can you provide us links so we don't have to look up the manifests? If not, I can do it in a bit.

Tillie sounds like a nickname to me...

Was able to find their children maybe(?)

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Betty Jean Dellabruna
Name: Betty Jean Dellabruna
Birth Date: 29 Aug 1935
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Corda
Birth County: Sonoma

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 Record
about Joseph Robert Dellabruna
Name: Joseph Robert Dellabruna
Birth Date: 8 Sep 1939
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Corda
Birth County: Sonoma

Will try to track down a 1930 census...

nuccia
nuccia - IG Moderator
Gente di Mare
Gente Italian Genealogy Forum
Image
Extractions of various Comuni in Reggio

User avatar
nuccia
Staff
Staff
Posts: 4601
Joined: 20 Nov 2005, 00:00
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact:

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby nuccia » 08 Sep 2006, 23:26

Death Index for possible relatives..

California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record
about BRUND A DELLABRUNA
Name: DELLABRUNA, BRUND A
Social Security #: xxxxxxxxx
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1900
BirthPlace: SWITZERLAND
Death Date: 25 Nov 1961
Death Place: SONOMA
Mother's Maiden Name: GEMETTI
Father's Surname:

California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record
about OLIMPIA LUISA CHIOSI
Name: CHIOSI, OLIMPIA LUISA
Social Security #: 546449530
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 20 Feb 1899
BirthPlace: OTHER COUNTRY
Death Date: 4 Jun 1980
Death Place: SONOMA
Mother's Maiden Name: GEMETTI
Father's Surname: DELLABRUNA

California Death Index, 1940-1997 Record
about ELVEZIO DELLABRUNA
Name: DELLABRUNA, ELVEZIO
Social Security #: 546449525
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 27 Jun 1906
BirthPlace: OTHER COUNTRY
Death Date: 29 Mar 1986
Death Place: SONOMA
Mother's Maiden Name: GEMETTI

nuccia
nuccia - IG Moderator
Gente di Mare
Gente Italian Genealogy Forum
Image
Extractions of various Comuni in Reggio

User avatar
jcsm400
V.I.P.
V.I.P.
Posts: 2109
Joined: 31 Jan 2006, 00:00
Location: USA

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby jcsm400 » 08 Sep 2006, 23:38

Hi yochana,

Is this the maniset information you are referring to?...age is different, 21 instead of 18.



First Name: Fedele
Last Name: Della Bruna
Ethnicity: Swiss
Last Place of Residence: lumino/switzerland
Date of Arrival: Dec 12, 1921
Age at Arrival: 21 Gender: M Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Paris
Port of Departure: Le Havre
Manifest Line Number: 0014


jcsm
Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

User avatar
jcsm400
V.I.P.
V.I.P.
Posts: 2109
Joined: 31 Jan 2006, 00:00
Location: USA

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby jcsm400 » 09 Sep 2006, 01:09

Interesting manifest....Possible sister of Fedele???


First Name: Guiseppina
Last Name: Della Bruna
Ethnicity: Swiss, Italian North
Last Place of Residence: Lumino, Switzerland
Date of Arrival: Oct 01, 1922
Age at Arrival: 25y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: Paris
Port of Departure: Le Havre
Manifest Line Number: 0030

Born in Lumino, Switzerland
Father: Rocco Della Bruna, residing in Lumino
Single, but joining b-i-law?? in San Raphael, CA

jcsm
Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

User avatar
yochana
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 14
Joined: 22 Aug 2005, 00:00
Location: Nevada

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby yochana » 09 Sep 2006, 13:13

oops! sorry, I was thoughtless about including the links and in a rush and put 18 instead of 21 for Fedele. i have just been told that Fedele died in the 1960's. However, they did not know of the name "Brund". It could very well be Fedele.

Correct, those are the children of Fedele and Tillie. Correct, Olympia (married Antonio Chiosi), Elvezio and Guiseppine (my grandmother, married Michele Basso) were his siblings.

Tillie is tuffer, everyone called here that....hmmmmm

User avatar
mfjp
Master
Master
Posts: 2210
Joined: 13 Aug 2004, 00:00
Contact:

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby mfjp » 09 Sep 2006, 13:32

Actually, Tillie might be an easier find than you think...

First, you should tell me more about her before I submit a manifest...

I have a couple in mind...

I just want to see if our info match...

What country was she from??

Maria

User avatar
yochana
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 14
Joined: 22 Aug 2005, 00:00
Location: Nevada

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby yochana » 09 Sep 2006, 20:25

All that I know is that she is from italy and was headed for and lived in California. She lived a long life was married to Fedele and had the two children.

yochana

User avatar
mfjp
Master
Master
Posts: 2210
Joined: 13 Aug 2004, 00:00
Contact:

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby mfjp » 10 Sep 2006, 00:45

Tillie is short for Matilda, Matilde, Mathilda

She was born in Italy, and not Switzerland...??

If she had any siblings, please do mention...

Her 2 children were born well after 1930 so a family census isn't possible...

If they were married during 1929-30 we may find something...

There are a few Corda's who went directly to CA... so ... there's hope.

If there's any more info that you can provide it would help... you had mentioned that she lived a long life.... do you know when she died?

Maria

User avatar
jcsm400
V.I.P.
V.I.P.
Posts: 2109
Joined: 31 Jan 2006, 00:00
Location: USA

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby jcsm400 » 10 Sep 2006, 01:25

A very good possibility for 1930 census??? Dorothy is Tillie??

BRUNA FEDLE DELLA

1930 United States Federal Census Record
about Bruna Fedle Della
Name: Bruna Fedle Della
Home in 1930: Novato, Marin, California
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
BirthPlace: Switzerland
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent Home Value:

Age at First Marriage:

Parents' Birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Alfred D Corda 32
Evyland F Corda 28
Marjorie M Corda 6
Joseph A Corda 5 3/12
Lester Corda 3 4/12
Dorothy Corda 24
Mary C Crattogini 28
Alma M Crattogini 9
Bruna Fedle Della 48
Charles Matteri 35
Joseph Corda 27
David Spandris 30
Henry Mazzini 25

EDIT Thanks, Marie, for providing the direct link...not sure what is going on...changed to digital cable server, Tuesday, computer is slower than molasses :evil: & weird things are happening :? . Hope the poster likes it as much as we do :!: :D

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9901 ... iv0tb7.jpg


:)
jcsm
Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

User avatar
mfjp
Master
Master
Posts: 2210
Joined: 13 Aug 2004, 00:00
Contact:

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby mfjp » 10 Sep 2006, 02:22

VIRTUAL BAR ANYONE?? :P

Wow! What a great find...!!

If Dorothy is Tillie.... (much younger than Fedele) then she was never born in Italy... no manifest... thank you Joyce... :P

But her father Alfredo was also born in California.... no manifest....

But his parents were born in Switzerland.... yes.... manifests!!

So... there should be more census records....

Maria :P

User avatar
jcsm400
V.I.P.
V.I.P.
Posts: 2109
Joined: 31 Jan 2006, 00:00
Location: USA

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby jcsm400 » 10 Sep 2006, 02:47

Marie,

Forget the virtual bar....meet me at the real one! :lol: :lol:

jcsm
Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.

User avatar
nuccia
Staff
Staff
Posts: 4601
Joined: 20 Nov 2005, 00:00
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact:

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby nuccia » 10 Sep 2006, 02:49

I heard the word bar and thought I should pop in... :lol: :lol:

What time??? :wink:

nuccia

User avatar
mfjp
Master
Master
Posts: 2210
Joined: 13 Aug 2004, 00:00
Contact:

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby mfjp » 10 Sep 2006, 03:01

jcsm400 wrote:EDIT Thanks, Marie, for providing the direct link...not sure what is going on...changed to digital cable server, Tuesday, computer is slower than molasses :evil: & weird things are happening :? . Hope the poster likes it as much as we do :!: :D

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9901 ... iv0tb7.jpg


:)
jcsm


I'm sure the poster will have more questions... this census is a real beauty!! I'm sure he'll appreciate it...

I too had computer problems a few weeks ago... only because my sons used my Mac for gaming... (they keyboard goes thru hell I tell you...) and who knows what they did...

It was best to just re-install the entire system... and start fresh... maybe our forum computer guru Bob might be able to help you...

Maria :P

User avatar
jcsm400
V.I.P.
V.I.P.
Posts: 2109
Joined: 31 Jan 2006, 00:00
Location: USA

Re: Fedele & Tillie Dellabruna

Postby jcsm400 » 10 Sep 2006, 03:39

nuccia wrote:I heard the word bar and thought I should pop in... :lol: :lol:

What time??? :wink:

nuccia


NOW :!: :lol: :lol: :lol: ......Think you're the main culprit!



Marie,

I'm having trouble with Dorothy = Tillie + the age difference......had looked for a Mat* Cor* with no luck, then decided to try Brun* & lo & behold that census popped up! Maybe Tillie was Alfred's sister or a cousin.....Yochana needs to see if there is a marriage record in Marion County.

Thanks for the reminder that we have a computer guru as a member...Will check with him.

:)
jcsm
Researching in San Vitaliano, Napoli, Italy & Armento, Potenza, Italy.


Return to “Emigration, Immigration, Naturalization and Italian citizenship”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests