FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

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FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby Klynh » 14 Nov 2008, 18:24

Hello,
I am looking for information on the families.

Raphael D'AMATO b. abt 1860 in Italy married Michelina ___________?
Children of Ralphael & Michelina

Natale D'AMATO b. 7 FEB 1887 in Bellona, Italy d. 26 OCT 1964 in Pennsylvania m. Mary BOVE

Clementina D'AMATO b. 23 JUL 1882 in Bellona, Italy d. before 1963 in Boston, MA m. Pasquale SPANO

Guisepphina D'AMATO b. 23 JUL 1882 in Bellona Italy d. 27 DEC 1963 in Portland Maine m. Gioacchino FIATO (she was an identical twin to Clementia)

I have been told there were at least 3-other siblings that settled in Pennsylvania. I am not sure if any stayed in Italy.

Stefano FIATO b. about 1860 in Italy m. Mary DILALLO.
Children of Stefano and Mary

Gioacchino FIATO b. 1881 in Bellona, Italy d. after 1950 in Portland, ME
Assunta FIATO b. abt in Bellona Italy d. June 1950 in Portland ME m. Angelo GIOBBI.
Joseph FIATO b. abt 1883 in Bellona Italy d. 1964 in Albany, NY
Dominic FIATO (was still living in Italy in 1950.
Caroline FIATO (was still living in Italy in 1950.
* Could have been other siblings.

Would love to hear from you
Kelly

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Re: FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby vj » 14 Nov 2008, 20:09

Hello Kelly, and Welcome to the Forum!

Do you have any of your family’s US records (census, military, ship manifests)?
For example, Natale D’Amato’s naturalization paperwork is on footnote. com
What can we do to help?

Thanks! Valarie

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Re: FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby vj » 14 Nov 2008, 20:34

Natale D’Amato
8 Feb 1887

1920 declaration

Publication Number:
M1537
Publication Title:
Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930,
and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Publisher:
NARA
State:
Pennsylvania
Court:
US Circuit and District Courts, Oct 1820-Sep 3, 1906
Year:
1920
Date:
1920-05-07
Immigrant Full Name:
Natale Amato
Document Type:
Declaration of Intention
Home Country:
Italy
Witness Full Name:
[Blank]
Year Immigrated:
1902
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1923 petition

1923 petition detail pg 1

1923 petition detail pg 2

Publication Number: M1537
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930,
and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Publisher: NARA
State: Pennsylvania
Court: US Circuit and District Courts, Oct 1820-Sep 3, 1906
Year: 1923
Date: 16 Jan 1923
Immigrant Full Name: Natale Amato
Document Type: Petition for Naturalization
Home Country: Italy
Witness Full Name: Antonio Zitello
Year Immigrated: 1902
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1923 oath

Publication Number: M1537
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. District Court, 1820-1930,
and Circuit Court, 1820-1911, for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Publisher: NARA
State: Pennsylvania
Court: US Circuit and District Courts, Oct 1820-Sep 3, 1906
Year: 1923
Date: 17 Apr 1923
Immigrant Full Name: Natale Amato
Document Type: Oath of Allegiance
Home Country: Italy
Witness Full Name: [Blank]
Year Immigrated: 1902

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Re: FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby vj » 14 Nov 2008, 20:47

Clementina D'Amato
23 Jul 1882

Clementina’s 1923 manifest with children

1923 manifest

09 Sep 1923 SS Conte Verde, Napoli to NY
Lines 20-24

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Re: FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby vj » 14 Nov 2008, 21:28

Giuseppina (Maria Giuseppa) D’Amato
23 Jul 1882

With children, possible naturalization notations

edit: fixed link to pg 1
1910 manifest
pg 2

April 1910, SS Lazio, Napoli to Boston
Lines 6-8
Maria Guiseppa D’Amato 29
- last residence Bellona
- in Bellona, father Raffaele
- destination Boston
- in Boston 1906-8
- joining husband Gioacchino Fiato at Newton Center
- born in Bellona
Son Stefano 4
Daughter Maria 2

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Re: FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby Klynh » 14 Nov 2008, 22:24

WOW!! Valerie ---Thank you so much. I do have a couple of manifests for my family but not any of these -- I am so excited!! ........and I did not have any of the information on Natale. I find the Italian side of my family to be one of the hardest to research.

Can you tell me what "MA" before the name means? I have seen it several times.

I want to once again thank you for your kindness. It is greatly appreciated

Kelly
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Re: FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby vj » 14 Nov 2008, 22:45

Kelly, we're always happy to help.
Ma. before a name usually is the abbreviation for Maria.
Have you tried to research your family in Italy?
Since you have the location, names and dates you should be able to go back much further in your research.

You can order (rent) and view microfilmed records for Bellona at your local Family History Center.
Valarie

film notes

Topic
Italy, Caserta, Bellona - Civil registration

Titles
#Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1929 Bellona (Caserta).
Ufficio dello stato civile


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Re: FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby Klynh » 14 Nov 2008, 22:46

Hi Valerie,

I actually just visited the LDS website and noted that one of the microfilms they have available is one that includes the Bellona area. I am going to call the local site tomorrow and request that they order it.

Do you have any experience with LDS? If so, have you found the microfilm helpful?

Thank you again
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Postby vj » 14 Nov 2008, 22:54

Klynh wrote:Hi Valerie,

I actually just visited the LDS website and noted that one of the microfilms they have available is one that includes the Bellona area. I am going to call the local site tomorrow and request that they order it.

Do you have any experience with LDS? If so, have you found the microfilm helpful?

Thank you again
Kelly


Kelly,
Since you have so many names (thank you!), as a starting place,
could you tell us which are the most important (in the US)
I'm guessing Giuseppina D'Amato & Gioacchino Fiato?


I think you have to go in person to order your films.
Yes, I've done most of my family's films.
(It's pretty easy after you get used to the handwriting and practice translating a few from Italian to English)
Italian records are incredible.
The number of generations you can find is almost beyond belief.
Valarie

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Re: FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby Klynh » 14 Nov 2008, 23:07

Yes, you are correct..... Guiseppina and Gioacchino were my great grand parents. I follow the line of their daughter Raffaela. I have quite a bit of information on my grandmother and her 9-siblings because they all lived locally but not a lot of information about any extended family or any prior generations.

There is only one surviving sibling and she is in her 80's. She has told me all that she could remember but she is close to 15-years younger than her oldest sibling and said they very rarely spoke about the family back in Italy.

Kelly

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Postby vj » 14 Nov 2008, 23:14

Thanks Kelly!
We'll see if we can find any records in the US that you may not have seen yet.
It's wonderful that you have a great aunt that you can talk with :D .
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Re: FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby vj » 14 Nov 2008, 23:25

Giuseppina & Gioacchino Fiato

1930 census

Home in 1930:
50 Arcadia Street, owns $6000
Portland, Cumberland, Maine

Head John Feato 49, abt 1881 IT
- married age 23, abt 1904
- immig 1900, Al (alien)
- laborer, odd jobs
Wife Josephine Feato 47, abt 1883 IT
- married age 22
- immig 1900, Al
Son Stephen Feato 24, abt 1906 IT
- married age 24
- immig 1900, Al
- machinist, steam railroad
Daughter-in-law Bessie Feato 23, abt 1907 Maine
- married age 23
Daughter Caroline Feato 17, abt 1913 MA
Daughter Margaret Feato 15, abt 1915 Maine
Son Patsy Feato 11, abt 1919 Maine
Daughter Fanny Feato 9, abt 1921 Maine
Son Tony Feato 7, abt 1923 Maine
Son Dominick Feato 5, abt 1925 Maine
Grandson John Feato 10 mos?, abt 1929 Maine
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1920 census

Home in 1920:
50 Arcadia Street, owns without a mortgage
Portland Ward 9, Cumberland, Maine

Head James Fiato 38, abt 1882 IT
- immig 1905
- laborer, steam railroad
Wife Josephine Fiato 38, abt 1882 IT
- immig 1905 or 1910?
Son Stephen Fiato 15, abt 1905 IT
- immig 1910
Daughter Mary Fiato 12, abt 1908 Maine (IT?)
- immig 1910
Daughter Ralphea (Raffaela?) Fiato 9, abt 1911 Maine (MA?)
Daughter Carolina Fiato 7, abt 1913 Maine (MA?)
Daughter Margaret Fiato 5, abt 1915 Maine
Daughter Fanny Fiato 3 3/12
Son Patsy Fiato 9/12

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Re: FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby Klynh » 14 Nov 2008, 23:58

Hi Valerie,

I can't begin to thank you enough. I had seen the 1920 Census but not the 1930. Fanny (Filomena) is my Aunt that is still alive. She is an incredible lady... you would never know she is in her 80's. She has told me some vey funny family stories and what it was like growing up in a large family. I guess my great-grandmother was a very superstitious woman and always had a problem when her children did not marry Italians <smile>....most of them didn't

I recently obtained the SSN record for Natale AMATO and it indicated he was born in Villa Volturno.....do you know if that is in/near near Bellona?

Kelly

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Klynh wrote:
I recently obtained the SSN record for Natale AMATO and it indicated he was born in Villa Volturno.....do you know if that is in/near near Bellona?

Kelly


Tough one, there's a Castel Volturno abt 36 miles to the east...
and a CAPRIATI AL VOLTURNO abt 60 km north

Here's a bit on Bellona, scroll down to see nearby towns, villages:
http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/campania/bellona.html

You know it's interesting that he stated another town since his naturalization paperwork has Bellona.

Valarie

(yes, my g-grandmother didn't speak to her daughters-in-law that weren't Italian & that was more than half of them! :wink: )

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Re: FIATO / DILALLO / D'AMATO / AMATO in Bellona

Postby Klynh » 15 Nov 2008, 00:39

vj wrote:
Klynh wrote:
I recently obtained the SSN record for Natale AMATO and it indicated he was born in Villa Volturno.....do you know if that is in/near near Bellona?

Kelly


Tough one, there's a Castel Volturno abt 36 miles to the east...
and a CAPRIATI AL VOLTURNO abt 60 km north

Here's a bit on Bellona, scroll down to see nearby towns, villages:
http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/campania/bellona.html

You know it's interesting that he stated another town since his naturalization paperwork has Bellona.

Valarie

(yes, my g-grandmother didn't speak to her daughters-in-law that weren't Italian & that was more than half of them! :wink: )

Hi Valerie,

Thank you for the link on the towns/villages near Bellona. I just took a look at the SSN record again and it clearly says Villa Volturno. The date of birth matches as does his father's name so I am sure it is him........ it is strange though.

I also noted while looking at ship manifests that married females seem to use their maiden name.......... is that typical? I noticed this most with my Italian lines...... not so much with my Dad's English lines.

Kelly


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