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Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby swtlykcandy2002 » 20 Sep 2008, 21:47

I am trying to find out more information on Domenico Bondi. He is my great grandfather. I found his name in the ellisisland.org information where he came to the US in 1898 with his wife Gaetana and a son, Vincenzo. They had my grandfather, Henry Salvador Bondi, Sr., in the US. I believe he was born in 1870 in Italy and died in 1909 in Louisiana. I would like to find out who his parents were and where he was born.

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Kimberly (Bondi) Yelton

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby vj » 20 Sep 2008, 21:54

Hi Kimberly :D ,
Welcome to the Forum!
Is this the correct manifest?
Thanks, Valarie

1898 manifest

22 Aug 1898
Lines 8-10

Domenico Bondi 28, born abt 1870
- last residence Palermo
- destination New Orleans
- passage paid by father
- joining father? (may be father-in-law?) Antonio
Wife Gaetana 20, born abt 1878
Son Vincenzo 15? Mos, born abt 1897

May be related:
Line 7
Isabella Bondi 23? born abt 1875
- single
- in hospital
- passage paid by uncle
- joining uncle Providenza?

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby swtlykcandy2002 » 20 Sep 2008, 21:57

Yes, that is the one that I found also.

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby vj » 20 Sep 2008, 22:09

Great!
Do you have any other US records - census, military, etc.
Thanks! Valarie

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby swtlykcandy2002 » 20 Sep 2008, 22:18

Unfortunately, I don't have much on Domenico Bondi. I do have information on Gaetana, his wife. We believe Isabella may be Domenico's sister. We do know that Provvidenza was Gaetana's mother, and they were going to visit/stay with her and her husband Antinino. We think Domenico migrated to Iberville, Louisiana at some point and then to New Orleans, Louisiana after that. We know he died in New Orleans in 1909.

Thanks, Kim

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby vj » 20 Sep 2008, 22:25

Kim, thanks for the additional info :D .
Found this census on ancestry.com, is this possible?
Thanks, Valarie

interesting 1910 census

3 Bondi children in St Mary’s Catholic Boys Orphan Asylum
All 3 born in LA
Lists parents born in US?

Home in 1910:
New Orleans Ward 9, Orleans, Louisiana

Vincint Bondi 11, abt 1899
Salvadore Bondi 5, abt 1905
Anthony Bondi 1, abt 1909

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby vj » 20 Sep 2008, 22:36

Another interesting census
Except Domenico’s wife’s name is listed as Antonina

1900 census

Home in 1900:
1129 Decatur St, rents
New Orleans Ward 6, Orleans, Louisiana

Head Dominick Bonte 30
- born Apr 1870 IT
- married 3 yrs, abt 1897
- immig 1898, Al
- day laborer, out of work 4 mos
Wife Antonina Bonte 21
- born May 1879 IT
- 1 child
- immig 1898
Son Vincent Bonte 2
- born Feb 1898 IT
- immig 1898

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby swtlykcandy2002 » 20 Sep 2008, 22:39

I beleive these would be his sons. Vicenzo (Vincint) was on the boat with them when they came over. My grandfather was Henry Salvadore, born in 1905 and I know he had a younger brother named Anthony, just didn't know when he was born. But I know their parents weren't born in US. And only two of the boys were born in LA. Thanks so much for finding this information for me. You have been a great help.

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby swtlykcandy2002 » 20 Sep 2008, 22:45

Antinino was Gaetana's father's name, I wonder if they made a mistake. Everything else looks like the right dates for the family though. Very interesting stuff.

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby vj » 20 Sep 2008, 22:47

Kimberly, you're very welcome!
In 1910 it's possible that whoever gave the information on the boys'
parents didn't know where they or Vincent was born.

Was hoping to find Vincent's draft registration cards for WWI & WWII -
looking for a birth location.
Your family's records in Italy are kept at the comune level.
Since Palermo is both a province and a comune it's hard to know
where to look for your records.

Do you have Domenico or Gaetana's death certificates?
Did Gaetana become a US citizen?
Have you found Vincent's death information? His SS Application
should have his birth location.
It's possible there is a US record with a birth location

Valarie

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby swtlykcandy2002 » 20 Sep 2008, 22:56

I have actually just started to really look into this information. I had a family member who kept track of this information, but they aren't on speaking terms with most of the family now. And they have all the paper work. I have to order all new certificates for myself. I did have some stuff she had mailed me, but just names of parents and children. I'm pretty much trying to find out about my great grandfather, since he came from Italy. I'm going to write to someone in Italy to get birth certificates, etc on him. You have been a huge amount of help on what you have found already.

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby ricbru » 21 Sep 2008, 06:33

If you think your Domenico Bondi was born in Palermo
you can write a letter only in italian in order to have his birth record

Comune
Ufficio di Stato Civile
C.A. Sig. Castronovo
Piazza Giulio Cesare 52
90127 Palermo
Italy

I hope it helps
bye Riccardo

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Re: Domenico Bondi/Gaetana Cavoli Search

Postby wldspirit » 21 Sep 2008, 09:09

I was just looking thru the Louisianna State Archives,
there are a number of Bondi records, one of which is
a Providenza born to Domenico and Gaetana Carolo...
Here is the link to the archives:

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