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LEONARDINI Family Needs Help

Postby KLittleford » 01 Sep 2008, 17:36

Hi,

I can't find any info. on the Leonardini Family from San Pietro Vara, Lugurie, Italy.

I'm looking for the ancestors of Luigi Leonardini (b. abt 1880 d. abt. 1918 in Oakland, CA) and his wife Anna Armanino (b. abt 1885). They were married abt. 1907.

They had three children, Milly, Alma and Alfonso all born in Oakland, California.

I'm having a hard time finding Luigi's parents and siblings, would anyone have this information or know where to look? I've looked on Ancestry and Rootsweb and couldn't find anything. I was told that Luigi may have had about 12 siblings.

Any help would be much appreciated :)

Thank you!
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Re: LEONARDINI Family Needs Help

Postby PeterTimber » 01 Sep 2008, 19:07

The good news is that San Pietro Vara is a "frazione" (neighborhood or suburb absorbed by VARESE LIGURE Posatle 19028, La Spezia Province)

The bad news is that the civil records for either the frazione or the comune of Varese Ligure are not onmicrofilm at your nearest Mormon church family history library.

You might wish to go to www.comuni.it and for Varese Ligure and ask them what civil records are available intheir Uffico di Stato Civile and whether there nay be duplicate records in La Spezia. You might also wish to write to The La Spezia archivi di Stato, Military records for your grandfathers conscription records (REGISTRO DI LEVA) asking the the Uffico di Stato for that address in la Spezia as well.

If you need to write in Italian and cannot do so then go to www.mangeruca.com for form l;etters ion Italian for documents, military records and letters to potential relatives who may be livingin Varese Ligure at this time by going to www.paginebainche.it putting in your surname in the first line and varese Ligure inthe second line and clicking CERCA. =Peter=

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Re: LEONARDINI Family Needs Help

Postby suanj » 01 Sep 2008, 19:42

Name: Luigi Leonardini
Birth: abt 1881
Departure: Havre
Arrival: 4 Apr 1903 - New York, New York
joining at Giambattista Leonardini brother in Oakland; this could be the 1920 census of Giambattista Leonardini:
1920 United States Federal Census
about G Leonardini
Name: G Leonardini
[G Leonardin]
Home in 1920: Oakland, Alameda, California
Age: 43 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Giuchitta
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Year of Immigration: 1898
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 636
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
G Leonardini 43
Giuchitta Leonardini 44 (Giuditta)
Domini Roncone 19 stepson
Anita Leonardini 10

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California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Gianbatt Leonardini
Name: Gianbatt Leonardini
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 5 Mar 1878
Birthplace: Italy
Death Date: 27 Jul 1965
Death Place: Calaveras

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California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Giudetta Leonardini
Name: Giudetta Leonardini
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 9 Jul 1886
Birthplace: Italy
Death Date: 30 Dec 1968
Death Place: San Joaquin
Mother's Maiden Name:

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for birth act request:
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Via del Municipio, 26
19028 Varese Ligure (SP)
Italy
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Re: LEONARDINI Family Needs Help

Postby pink67 » 01 Sep 2008, 19:50

Hi Klittleford,

is this your ancestor's arrival in 1903??

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Luigi Leonardini
Name: Luigi Leonardini
Arrival Date: 4 Apr 1903
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1881
Age: 22
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Havre
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: La Bretagne
Search Ship Database: View the La Bretagne in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 4
Microfilm Serial: 15
Microfilm Roll: T715_336
Page Number: 138
coming from Varese Ligure (as PeterTimber wrote San Pietro Vara is a big fraction of this Comune)
Joining his brother Leonardini Giambattista in Stockton CA

[img=http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/2830/leonardiniluigi1903arrijd5.th.jpg]

and perhaps this is Anna's arrival in 1907?

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Anna Armanino
Name: Anna Armanino
Arrival Date: 21 Sep 1907
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Age: 17
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Havre
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (North) (Italian)
Ship Name: La Lorraine
Search Ship Database: View the La Lorraine in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Nativity: Italy
Line: 19
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_997
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: varsse (lig)
Page Number: 104

coming from Varese Ligure, joining her brother Armanino Giovanni in Stockton:

page 1:
[img=http://img66.imageshack.us/img66/4911/armaninoanna1907arrivaluz5.th.jpg]
page 2:
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ops, Suanj ho letto ora che hai già postato....
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Re: LEONARDINI Family Needs Help

Postby pink67 » 01 Sep 2008, 20:02

maybe the death dates about Luigi?

[img=http://img128.imageshack.us/img128/285/cade90leonar4wi6.th.jpg]

Leonardini Louis, death date: November 4, 1918

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Re: LEONARDINI Family Needs Help

Postby pink67 » 01 Sep 2008, 20:21

This is a Draft Registration card for another (?) Leonardini GianBattista living in Stockton....

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Giam Battista Leonardini
Name: Giam Battista Leonardini
City: Not Stated
County: San Joaquin
State: California
Birth Date: 30 Jul 1883
Race: White
Roll: 1544321
DraftBoard: 0

wife was Luisa Leonardini... :?

[img=http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/922/leonardinigianbattistawqf7.th.jpg]

this is the 1930 census for his family:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Gianbettiste Leonardini
Name: Gianbettiste Leonardini
Home in 1930: O'Neal, San Joaquin, California
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Louise
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
Gianbettiste Leonardini 45
Louise Leonardini 39
Ernest Leonardini 21
Edna Leonardini 18
Eunice Leonardini 13

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Re: LEONARDINI Family Needs Help

Postby pink67 » 01 Sep 2008, 20:41

1910 United States Federal Census
about Lematdine Luigi Felice
Name: Lematdine Luigi Felice right spell: last name Leonardini
Age in 1910: 30
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Anna
Home in 1910: Oakland Ward 1, Alameda, California
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1904
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Lematdine Luigi Felice 30
Anna Felice 20
Malice Felice 1 7/12

page 1:
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Re: LEONARDINI Family Needs Help

Postby seyre » 27 Nov 2008, 05:00

My grandfather, Peter William Leonardini was one of three sons who lived in the neighboring town to Pietro di Vara in the family mill. He was born in 1877 and died outside of Stockton, CA in 1959. He emigrated at the turn of the century and came directly to San Francisco to work the boat from San Francisco to Stockton/Sacramento. In the 20's he sent for my grandmother.

I don't know if he had cousins in the neighboring town and I'm not familiar with a Luigi Leonardini. The bishop in Varese, though, could help you. They have the records right there in the office. You have to pass through Pietro Di Vara to get to Varese Ligure (based on the river Vara that runs through both of them)

I haven't heard of my grandfather having cousins with large families, but my grandmother's family (also from a neighboring hill town, named Cesena) had three sisters that married three Armanino brothers (lore has it that there was a fourth but she nixed it). Some of their children emigrated as well (including the Armanino son who sells the pesto in local stores).

Lots of overlap. Hope this is helpful.
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Re: LEONARDINI Family Needs Help

Postby zorrita3131 » 19 Jun 2013, 06:22

My great grandfather was Gianbattista Leonardini, brother to Pietro, and Luigi. They are buried at St Mary's Cemetery in Oakland. My dad's cousin, Marilyn, is still living and knows the children of Pietro and more of the Leonardini family. If you need more information, contact me, and I can get you in touch with Marilyn Maffeo Giannelli.

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Re: LEONARDINI Family Needs Help

Postby Soccergirl38 » 19 Jun 2013, 07:40

This is in response to KLittleford. I am a descendent of Jeanbattista Leonardini--brother of Luigi, Pietro, Giovanni, Guiseppe, et al--from Oakland. I would love to contact him/her. We still have family that is connected. My cousin's mother was Anna and her father--I believe was Giovanni.
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