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info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina &am

Postby carar » 27 Nov 2008, 22:07

Piazza . My great grandmother was Carmella Landolina and she married Filippo Piazza. All I know is that he promised her mother he wouldn't take her to America and he did. I know he had one brother left in Sicily and I know nothing of her family in Sicily. I would like any help finding information or to know if I have any relatives left there. They left Sicily late 1800's I believe.

My great grandfather was murdered in Chicago Heights, Il. on July 22 1926 . I would appreciate any information I want to find out more about my family history. Even where they lived in Sicily I would love to visit.

Thank you in advance for all input!

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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby vj » 28 Nov 2008, 01:30

Hi Cara and welcome to the forum!

This appears to be the correct ship manifest.
Filippo had been in Chicago from 1905-1913.
He brought his wife Carmela to the US in 1913.
On the second page it looks like they were both born in Caccamo, Palermo, Sicily

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1913 manifest image
page 2

Jun 1913, SS Stampalia, Palermo to Philadelphia
Lines 1 & 2

Filippo Piazza
- 31 years old, born about 1882
- last residence United States, Chicago
- in Caccamo, father Giorgio
- destination Ill Chicago
- in Chicago 1905-1913
- joining brother Giovanni at 1518 Low Ave
- born in Sicily Caccamo

Carmela Landolina
- 25 years old, born about 1888
- last residence Sicily, Caccamo
- destination Ill Chicago
- born in Sicily Caccamo
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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby vj » 28 Nov 2008, 01:50

Filippo Piazza’s 1st trip, traveling with a Cosimo Landolina to the same address in Chicago.

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27 Sep 1906 SS Konig Albert, Naples to NY
Lines 19 & 20

Filippo Piazza
- 24 yrs old, born abt 1882
- last residence Caccamo
- destination Chicago
- joining brother Giuseppe at 1520 Lowe Ave

Cosimo Landolina
- 21 yrs old, born abt 1885
- last residence Caccamo
- destination Chicago
- joining cousin Giuseppe Piazza
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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby vj » 28 Nov 2008, 01:58

Landolina

Camela’s brother/cousin(?) Cosimo from the 1906 manifest

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1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

Cosimo Landolina 34
1413 Lowe Ave, Chicago Heights, Cook, IL
Born 25 Dec 1884
Citizen of Italy
Out of work on account of sickness
Nearest relative Carmela Landolina at the same address
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Cosimo, his family & brother Nick

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1930 census image

Home in 1930:
1613 Lowe Ave, owns $4000
Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois

Head Cosimo Landoline 44, abt 1886 IT
- married age 28, abt 1913
- immig 1907, Al (alien)
- proprietor, cigar store
Wife Mary Landoline 31, abt 1899 Texas
- married age 14
- parents born in IT
Daughter Josephine Landoline 15, abt 1915 IL
Daughter Lena Landoline 13, abt 1917 IL
Son John Landoline 11, abt 1919 IL
Son Philph Landoline 8, abt 1922 IL
Daughter Katherine Landoline 4 2/12, abt 1925 IL
Brother Nick Landoline 33, abt 1897 IT
- single
- immig 1920, PA (filed 1st papers for naturalization)
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Cosimo’s brother Nick from the 1930 census

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1921 manifest image
page 2

Feb 1921 SS Orizaba, Palermo to Philadelphia
Line 15
Nicasio Landolina
- possible naturalization notations
- 23 yrs old, born abt 1897
- single
- last residence Sicily Caccamo
- in Caccamo, father Giovanni
- destination Ill Chicago
- joining brother Cosimo at 1613 Lowe Ave
- born in Sicily Caccamo

Traveling with line 14
Cesare Sunzeri 25
- joining cousin Cosimo Landolina
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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby vj » 28 Nov 2008, 02:50

Piazza

from ancestry. com
1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

Filippo Piazza 36
140 E 16th Street
Chicago Heights, Cook, IL
Born 17 Jan 1882
Citizen of Italy
Grocer, own store
Wife Carmela at same address
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1920 census image

Home in 1920:
140 16th Street, owns
Chicago Ward 1, Cook (Chicago), Illinois

Head Philip Piazza 37, abt 1883 IT
- immig 1905, Al
- clerk, groceries, working on own account
Wife Mary Piazza 32, abt 1888 IT
Son George Piazza 6, abt 1914 IL
Son John Piazza 3 0/12, abt 1917 IL
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1930 census image

Home in 1930:
140 16th Street, owns $10,000
Chicago Heights, Cook, Illinois

Head Carmela Piazza 39, abt 1891 IT
- widow
- immig 1913, Na (naturalized citizen)
Son George Piazza 16, abt 1914 IL
Son John Piazza 14, abt 1916 IL
Daughter Josephine Piazza 10, abt 1920 IL
Son Joe Piazza 5 7/12, abt 1924 IL

Next door to possible relative Nick Piazza
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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby vj » 28 Nov 2008, 03:12

Cara,
If you would like to research your family’s records in Italy, you can go to your nearest Family History Center to order microfilm for Caccamo.
You’ll be viewing them at the Center when they come in.
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Topic Italy, Palermo, Caccamo - Civil registration
Titles #Registri dello stato civile, 1820-1910 Caccamo (Palermo). Ufficio dello stato civile

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Topic Italy, Palermo, Caccamo - Census
Titles Riveli di beni e anime, Caccamo (Palermo), 1584-1815 Sicilia. Deputazioni del Regno
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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby carar » 28 Nov 2008, 05:29

Wow Thank You!! I didn't expect someone to know this much this quick. How very nice of you.
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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby nazca » 28 Nov 2008, 10:03

Hi Cara ,
welcome to the forum

this is the official website: http://www.comune.caccamo.pa.it

mail address for informations (best in italian) : info@comune.caccamo.pa.it

If you want to send a letter , this is the address :

Comune di Caccamo
Servizi Demografici, Elettorali e Statistica
Corso Umberto I, n°78
90012 Caccamo (Pa)
Italia


greetings from Sicily
I'm searching lost relatives and descendant of my greatgrandfather Vincenzo Genualdi (or Gennaldi or Genuardi) and my greatgrandmother Concetta Davola (their sons: Angela, Carmela, Antonio, Bartolomeo, Ernesto, Simone, Riccardo, Maria) went in Chicago,Ill., and New Orleans, in 1880-1920 from Sicily. Other family related : Jacobucci or Jacopucci (from Central Italy).
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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby carar » 29 Nov 2008, 02:57

Greetings Nazca,
I hope I can help you too. I sent you a message.
Thanks Again!
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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby pistos100 » 17 Jan 2010, 08:00

carar wrote:Piazza . My great grandmother was Carmella Landolina and she married Filippo Piazza. All I know is that he promised her mother he wouldn't take her to America and he did. I know he had one brother left in Sicily and I know nothing of her family in Sicily. I would like any help finding information or to know if I have any relatives left there. They left Sicily late 1800's I believe.

My great grandfather was murdered in Chicago Heights, Il. on July 22 1926 . I would appreciate any information I want to find out more about my family history. Even where they lived in Sicily I would love to visit.

Thank you in advance for all input!

Cara


Philip Piazza was reportedly the Mafia boss of Chicago Heights before he was murdered, allegedly by agents of Al Capone who eventually brought in the Heights into the Chicago Outfit. I have linked an article on Piazza. The press noted his affiliations and was mentioned in the memoirs of a former Mafioso named Nicola Gentile. I have been researching in this area for over twenty years and have published several articles.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=9 ... 12,2450138
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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby wldspirit » 17 Jan 2010, 10:57

So have you studied this area beyond Al Capone.....say into the Sam Giancana era?
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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby zona1 » 17 Jan 2010, 14:14

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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby PeterTimber » 17 Jan 2010, 21:50

You may wish to research http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/chicago_outfit

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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby pistos100 » 18 Jan 2010, 00:40

wldspirit wrote:So have you studied this area beyond Al Capone.....say into the Sam Giancana era?


Yes I have, but I specialize in the earlier period. As an example, if you look on the internet and see mention of an article called "The Dreaded D'Andrea" about Anthony D'Andrea of Chicago (Piazza is mentioned there), that is one of mine. However, if you have a specific question about the Giancana era, feel free to ask.

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Re: info on great grandparents from Caccamo Sicily Landolina

Postby wldspirit » 19 Jan 2010, 03:20

Thanks, sending out a private message!
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