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DiGiovanni

Postby sharanne1118 » 18 Nov 2008, 22:18

My grandfather's family came to the US from San Giuseppe in Sicily. He was Salvatore married to Francis ( I think...) children were Charlie,Joseph, Anna, Jimmy and Jonny. They lived in Frankfort NY and eventually Rochester NY. They were farmers. My grandfather, James was born in 1908. Any info would be great. My Dad is quite ill and I was hoping to give him a special christmas gift...

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby vj » 18 Nov 2008, 22:23

Welcome to the Forum :D !
We'll be happy to see what we can do to help.

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby vj » 18 Nov 2008, 22:35

Does this look correct?

1930 census image

Home in 1930:
121 Portland Ave, rents
Rochester, Monroe, New York

Head Salvatore Digiovanni 60, abt 1870
- married age 20?, abt 1890
- immig 1903
Wife Frances Digiovanni 58, abt 1872 IT
- immig 1903
Son James Digiovanni 22, abt 1908 NY

Son Joseph same house?

Head Joseph Digiovanni 26, abt 1904 NY
- married age 23, abt 1927
Wife Jennie Digiovanni 22, abt 1908 NY
Daughter Frances Digiovanni 2, abt 1928 NY

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2008, 00:07

possible 1902 manifest image

26 Mar 1902 SS Spartan Prince, Palermo to NY
Lines 27-30

Salvatore Di Giovanni 33 (abt 1868)
- last residence San Giuseppe Jato
- destination NY NY
- joining cousin Filippo D`Anna at 270 Elizabeth Street NY
Francesca Lo Forte 30 (abt 1871)
Calogero Di Giovanni 3 (abt 1898)
Salvatore Di Giovanni ?mos (abt 1901)

note: wives generally traveled under their maiden name

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2008, 00:26

Son (Calogero) Charles Di Giovanni

1930 census

Home in 1930:
77 Portland, rents
Rochester, Monroe, New York

Head Charles Dejohn 32, abt 1898 IT
- married age 22, abt 1920
- immig 1900, Pa (filed 1st papers for naturalization)
- mechanic, motor factory
Wife Adeline Dejohn 24, abt 1906 NY
Daughter Frances Dejohn 6
Son Sam Dejohn 11/12
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1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

Charles Digiovanni 19
109 Orchard Street, Frankfort, Herkimer, NY
Born 17 Aug 1899 in Italy
Non-declarant
Chauffeur, self employed in Frankfort
Nearest relative Salvatore Digiovanni at the same address

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby sharanne1118 » 19 Nov 2008, 01:13

Thank you so much! You are all wonderful!! I cannot tell you how much your help means too me! Anything additional you find I would be so grateful!
It means so much to put this together for my Dad!
Thanks you
Sharon

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2008, 01:39

Hi Sharon :D
I'm so glad we could help.
Valarie

Wedding announcement found here:
http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html
using search ‘Salvatore Di Giovanni Rochester’
(original newspapers)

Utica Daily Press, Monday October 15, 1934

Miss Jennie Dee,
Frankfort, Is Wed


Frankfort - Miss Jennie Angelina Dee,
daughter of George Dee, 100 Orchard Street,
Frankfort and James F Di Giovanni son of Mr
and Mrs Salvatore Di Giovanni, Rochester,
were married Saturday at St Mary’s Church by
Rev. Edward Hogan, pastor.

The bride wore a gown of bridal satin with a long
flowing train and a tulle veil attached to a lace
halo cap. She carried a bouquet of white roses and
baby breath.
The maid of honor, Miss Katherine Kipper, wore
a gown of blue crepe with a maribou cape and
carried a bouquet of pink roses.
The brides niece, Miss Grace Iocovossi, was bridesmaid
and wore a pink cape gown and velvet turban to match
and carried pink roses.
James Cirello, Frankfort, was best man.

Mrs Di Giovanni was a member of the Frankfort High
School class of 1932, of the girls basketball team.
She is captain of the Girl Scouts troop 2, and a member
of the Kappa Sigma sorority.
Mr Di Giovanni, formerly of Frankfort, moved to
Rochester about eight years ago.

A wedding breakfast was served at the home of the
bride. After a motor trip through the western part
of the state, Mr and Mrs Di Giovanni will make their
home in Rochester.


Looks like your grandfather married the girl next door :D

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby sharanne1118 » 19 Nov 2008, 01:47

You cannot believe how much this means to me. I am so touched and so moved by your generosity. Today is my birthday...This is by far the best gift I ever had.
My grandparents were wonderful people...I miss them.

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2008, 01:53

Dee family
(and Jennie’s bridesmaid on the same page)

1930 census

Home in 1930:
100 East Orchard, owns $5000
Frankfort, Herkimer, New York

Head George Dee 54, abt 1876 IT
- widower
- immig 1896, Na (naturalized citizen)
- section hand, steam railroad
Son Frank Dee 24, abt 1906 NY
Daughter Jennie Dee 18, abt 1912 NY

Son-in-law Lawerence Dicamillo 41, abt 1889 IT
- married age 27
Daughter Josephine Dicamillo 32, abt 1898 NY
Grandson Dominick Dicamillo 13
Granddaughter Laretta Dicamillo 8
Grandson George Dicamillo 7

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2008, 01:58

Oh my!
Happy Happy Birthday Sharon!
The newspaper site is one of my favorites - the search engine takes a bit of getting used to.
Lot's of great information with the right combination of search words
(& possible mis-spellings :wink: )
Valarie

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2008, 02:06

Sharon
Having problems with the 1920 census in Frankfort - it's a blurry mess.
Found George & wife Rose Dee in 1900 & 1910.
Will post in a bit.
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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2008, 02:12

Dee Family

1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

George Dee 45
100 Orchard St, Frankfort, Herkimer, NY
Born 15 Sep 1872
Naturalized citizen
Laborer for Remington Arms Co in Ilion NY
Nearest relative daughter Marie Dee

edit: added
George Dee’s son Domenic

1917 WWI Draft Registration Card

Dominick Washington Dee
7 Jan 1894 in Frankfort

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2008, 02:33

Dee Family

edit: added 1920
1920 census

Pretty hard to read, appears to be:

Home in 1920:
100 Orchard, Frankfort, Herkimer, NY

Head George Dee 45
- widower
- immig 1894 Na 1910?
- laborer, railroad
Son Joseph 18, abt 1902 NY
Son Frank 12, abt 1908 NY
Daughter Jennie 8, abt 1912 NY

Son-in-law Lawrence (??) 31, abt 1889 IT
Daughter Josie? 21, abt 1899 NY
Son (grandson) Dominick 3 yrs 2 mos
---

1910 census

Home in 1910:
Litchfield Street, owns house without a mortgage
Frankfort, Herkimer, New York

Head George Dee 37, abt 1873 IT
- married 17 yrs, abt 1893
- immig 1893, Na
- cement worker
Wife Rose Dee 40, abt 1870 IT
- 8 children born, 7 children living
- immig 1893
Son Dominic Dee 17, abt 1893 NY
Daughter Mary Dee 15, abt 1895 NY
Daughter Josephine Dee 12, abt 1898 NY
Son Joseph Dee 8, abt 1902 NY
Son John Dee 6, abt 1904 NY
Son Frank Dee 4, abt 1906 NY
---

1900 census

Home in 1900:
Litchfield Street, rents
Frankfort, Herkimer, New York

Head George Dee 29, born Sep 1872 IT
- married 7 yrs, abt 1893
- immig 1893, in US 7 yrs, Al (not naturalized citizen)
- day laborer
Wife Rose Dee 27, born Jul 1872 IT
- 4 children
- immig 1893
Son Dominick Dee 6, born Jan 1894 NY
Daughter Mary Dee 4, born Dec 1895 NY
Daughter Jossie Dee 3, born Mar 1898 NY
Son James Dee 7.12, born Oct 1899 NY

Boarders (may be related, but not necessarily):
Dominick Lily 29, born Oct 1870 IT
- immig 1890
Henry Delay 19, born Jun 1880 IT
- immig 1897

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby Biff83 » 19 Nov 2008, 03:35

"To dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free, silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands"

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Re: DiGiovanni

Postby vj » 19 Nov 2008, 03:43

Di Giovanni Family

This looks about right, pretty mangled name:
Salvatore Di Giovanni written as Sylvester John/ John Sylvester


1910 census
page 2

Home in 1910:
Orchard St, rents
Frankfort, Herkimer, New York

Head John Sylvester 40, abt 1870 IT
- married 19 yrs, abt 1891
- immig 1902, Al
- laborer, farm
Wife Francis 39, abt 1871 IT
- 5 children
- immig 1902
Son Charles 11, abt 1899 IT
- immig 1902
Son Joseph 7, abt 1903 NY
Daughter Nellie 4, abt 1906 NY
Son James 2, abt 1908 NY
Daughter Mary 1/12, abt 1909 NY


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