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Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby TomG » 18 Aug 2008, 13:23

My grandmother was Irma Bontempi. She died in the flu epidemic of 1918 in NYC so we don't have much info on her or her family. I'm pretty sure she was from the Belforte/Borgotaro area of E.R. as that is where my grandfather Massimino Giliotti was born although they were married in NYC. We have found her name as a sponsor in some church records, but I'm not sure if she was in the town or if she could have been a sponsor in absentia. I know she had a sister who married a Pellegrinelli, but we have lost touch with them. She was born in 1886, and her father was Giovanni Bontempi. ON her death certificate her mother is listed as Laura Botnempi even though the record asks for mother's maiden name. Her death record also indicates that she had been in the US for 12 yrs. in 1918. I've found many Giliotti cousins in Belforte, but I have never been able to find any Bontempi family links or even anyone who is researching Bontempi genealogy.
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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby tenby » 18 Aug 2008, 16:24

Hi Tom

I found this for you although Irma is spelt differently and Maria is her mothers name it seems to fit in

Ermma Bontempi Pedigree
Female Family


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Event(s):
Birth:
Christening:
Death:
Burial:


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Parents:
Father: Giovanni Family
Mother: Maria Pellegri


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Marriages:
Spouse: Massimino Gigliotti Family
Marriage: 26 OCT 1907 Manhattan, New York, New York


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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby tenby » 18 Aug 2008, 16:28

Hi Tom again

Also found this with Massiminos father and mothers maiden name


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Husband
Massimino Gigliotti Pedigree


Birth: , , Italy
Christening:
Marriage: 26 OCT 1907 Manhattan, New York, New York
Death:
Burial:



Father: Giuseppe Family
Mother: Maddalena Risi


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Wife
Ermma Bontempi Pedigree


Birth:
Christening:
Marriage: 26 OCT 1907 Manhattan, New York, New York
Death:
Burial:



Father: Giovanni Family
Mother: Maria Pellegri

Any idea what part of Italy they were from?

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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby PeterTimber » 18 Aug 2008, 21:16

Responding to yhour last item regarding anyone having done researches on BONTEMPI in Italy.

Go to www.google.com and inthe title insert BONTEMPI SURNAME GENEALOGY ITALY where there are some 2, 300 odd items relating to the Bontempi surname. =Peter=
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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby TomG » 18 Aug 2008, 21:53

First of all, thanks, tenby! Where did you find the information? I have little bits of it, but I haven't found anything with a pedigree listing.

The Giliotti's are from Belforte/Borgotaro. I'm not positve about the Bontempi's, but I would suspect that they are from the same area.

I'll try the Google search. I've only used Bontempi genealogy and not found much.
Thanks again.
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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby tenby » 19 Aug 2008, 07:31

Sorry Tom I should of said where I got the information from

www.familysearch.org

Have you also looked on this site www.ellisisland.org its a free site it might tell you when your ancestors came over to the USA.

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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby suanj » 19 Aug 2008, 13:25

TomG wrote:My grandmother was Irma Bontempi. She died in the flu epidemic of 1918 in NYC so we don't have much info on her or her family. I'm pretty sure she was from the Belforte/Borgotaro area of E.R. as that is where my grandfather Massimino Giliotti was born although they were married in NYC. We have found her name as a sponsor in some church records, but I'm not sure if she was in the town or if she could have been a sponsor in absentia. I know she had a sister who married a Pellegrinelli, but we have lost touch with them. She was born in 1886, and her father was Giovanni Bontempi. ON her death certificate her mother is listed as Laura Botnempi even though the record asks for mother's maiden name. Her death record also indicates that she had been in the US for 12 yrs. in 1918. I've found many Giliotti cousins in Belforte, but I have never been able to find any Bontempi family links or even anyone who is researching Bontempi genealogy.


Hi, I found:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Mersimino Gilliotti
Name: Mersimino Gilliotti
[Massimino Gilliotti]
Age in 1910: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Brother-in-law
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 19, New York, New York
Marital Status: Married

Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1890
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Emil Pallzenelle 28 (Pellegrinelli)
Albertina Pallzenelle 28
Peter Pallzenelle 2
Joseph Pallzenelle 1
Mersimino Gilliotti 28
Enna Gilliotti 24 imm 1906
Louis Gilliotti 1
Alfred Gilliotti 19 cousin in law

Joseph Frandofi 35 boarder

marriage record:
groom
Gigliotti Massimino Oct 26 1907 Manhattan 27613 ( certificate number)
bride
Bontette Emma Oct 26 1907 27613 Manhattan
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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby TomG » 19 Aug 2008, 13:36

WOW! I had never found any 1910 census info, and I thought I had done extensive searches. The Gilliotti information is consistent with what I have found elsewhere. I'm quite sure that the Fandolfi is actually Gandolfi, and I think he is related on the Bontempi side. I'm also wondering if the other name is Pellegrinelli because they're also related on the Bontempi side.

I still wish I could figure out where the Bontempi's lived in Italy. We're planning a trip to Belforte in May to see where the my grandfather was born. We found many distant cousins still live there. I'd love to know where my grandmother was born.

I've used Steve Morse's sight extensively, and my wife helped transcribe the 1940's census info for him. He's a great resource.
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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby suanj » 19 Aug 2008, 13:45

no, no Belforte, Irma came from Pieve Altavilla( I cannot find this town, maybe changed name in current age) with Albertina sister:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Irma Bontempi Sister
Name: Irma Bontempi Sister
Arrival Date: 28 Jan 1905
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Age: 18
Gender: Female

Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Cretic
Search Ship Database: View the Cretic in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 26
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_531
Page Number: 125

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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby suanj » 19 Aug 2008, 14:06

Albertina (Irma's sister) marriage record:
bride
Bontempi Albertina Nov 10 1906 28467(certificate number) Manhattan

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Pellegrinelli Emilio Nov 10 1906 Manhattan 28467
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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby misbris » 19 Aug 2008, 14:25

Ciao Suanj,

There is a Pieve Ottoville in the comune of Zibello in Parma. Is this possibly Irma's home?

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/034/048/index.html

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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby orietta » 01 Mar 2009, 12:47

io sono nipote di giuseppina Bontempi sorella di Irma , abito a pieveottoville nella casa che fu di Bontempi Giovanni e Maria Pellegrini.
Ho tra i miei ricordi di famiglia le lettere che Irma scriveva dagli Stati Uniti.
Sono in contatto con la nipote di Albertina Bontempi che vive a Norfolk.
Ho ricostruito attraverso alcuni documenti e foto la storia della famigllia.
contattatemi attraverso la e-mail Oriettagambazza@yahoo.it
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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby orietta » 01 Mar 2009, 21:08

hi! I'm writing to you a translation of what I said before...just in case you need it!
I'm the granddoughter of Giuseppina bontempi, Irma's sister. I live in Pieveottoville in the same house of Bontempi Giovanni and Maria Pellegrini.
In my family heiroom I have letters that Irma wrote from the U.S.
And I still keep in touch with Albertina Bontempi who lives in Norfolk.
I have pieced together the history of the family through some photos and documents.
send me a mail!!! this is my e-mail address oriettagambazza@yahoo.it
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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby TomG » 03 Mar 2009, 01:28

This board is such a great resource. We've now found a cousin who lives in the same house my grandmother was born in. This is the biggest breakthrough we've ever had in our Bontempi research. We'll be going to Italy in May, and now we can visit my ancestors' town.
Thank you!
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Re: Bontempi family from N. Italy

Postby LynneBovill » 04 Dec 2010, 05:08

I have a question for everyone on this post.
I just recently became aware that I have Italian roots! :)
This is in regards to my grandmother (father's mother) that I met only once when I was a small child. I also met my father only once when I was a child.
My grandmother's maiden name is Viola F. Giliotti. She was born in 1924 but I don't know where. She met and married a man named Robert F. Farrow and had a son named Donald R. Farrow. (my father) They lived in Maryland.
She either divorced Robert Farrow or he passed away. She then married John Garvin and they ended up moving to Arizona about 30-35 years ago.Tucson, Arizona. My grandmother had my father when she was just 17. She was 77 in 2001 when my father died of cirrhosis. He was unfortunatley a heavy drinker for most of his life and passed at age 60. My grandmother signed his death certificate. She was alive when he passed away 2001 so if she were still alive now, she would be 86.
I would like to try and find some back ground on the name or on her if anyone here knowws anything about her. I really appreciate any input that anyone may have on this.
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