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Trying to find an immigration record

Postby JoeC » 11 Feb 2009, 12:32

Hi -

I'm trying to find an immigration record for Filippeo Costello. I believe he was born in Gagliano Castelserrato, Italy. According to the 1920 U.S. Census, where he is shown as Philip Costello, he was 55 years old, so he was born in 1865, and he immigrated in 1889.

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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

Postby pink67 » 11 Feb 2009, 13:51

Hi JoeC,

Possible arrival manifest from Ancestry.com:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Filippo Castello
Name: Filippo Castello
Arrival Date: 21 Nov 1890
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1864
Age: 26 6/12
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy and Gibraltar
Destination: New York
Place of Origin: Sicily
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: Victoria
Search Ship Database: Search the Victoria in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York
Line: 47
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_559
List Number: 1727
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States

unfortunately his birth place is not listed, but he was coming from Sicily...

Do you know if he married in the U.S. or in Italy?

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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

Postby liviomoreno » 11 Feb 2009, 14:38

JoeC wrote:Hi -

I'm trying to find an immigration record for Filippeo Costello. I believe he was born in Gagliano Castelserrato, Italy. According to the 1920 U.S. Census, where he is shown as Philip Costello, he was 55 years old, so he was born in 1865, and he immigrated in 1889.

Thanks for any help!

Joe


I believe that the correct spelling of the town where Filippo Costello was Born is Gagliano Castelferrato. You may find some basic info about the town at this link: http://en.comuni-italiani.it/086/010/

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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

Postby JoeC » 11 Feb 2009, 15:44

Laura: I think Filippeo was married prior to immigrating. The 1920 census shows him as a widower, so I don't know exactly how long he was married, but the census shows his oldest child as 30 years old, born in Italy and immigrating in 1890. I'm guessing he came over first, and then his wife and child followed?

Livio: You are correct about the misspelling of the town.

Thanks!
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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

Postby pink67 » 11 Feb 2009, 18:01

Hi JoeC,

I believe this may be Filippo's 1910 census:

From Ancestry.com:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Fillippo Castallo
Name: Fillippo Castallo
Age in 1910: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Vita
Home in 1910: Newark Ward 14, Essex, New Jersey
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1891
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Fillippo Castallo 45 head, born in IT, immigr. year 1890
Vita Castallo 38 wife, born in IT, immigra. year 1890
Angelina Castallo 16 daughter, born in NJ
Maggie Castallo 15 daughter, born in NJ
Tony Castallo 11 son, born in NJ
Nunziata Castallo 9 daughter, born in nJ
Dominick Castallo 7 son, born in NJ
Kate Castallo 5 daughter, born in NJ
Carmela Castallo 2 daughter, born in NJ

Vita (Filippo's wife) declared she had 9 children among whom 8 living, so possible there was another son...
Address was 305? Morris avenue...
I don't know if you have a subscription to this site, if you don't have I can post the census image for you...

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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

Postby Biff83 » 11 Feb 2009, 18:28

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Philip Castello
Home in 1900: Newark Ward 14, Essex, New Jersey
Age: 38
Birth Date: 1862
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1893
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's Name: Vita
Marriage Year: 1888
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 12, date of marriage about 1888
Residence : Newark City, Essex, New Jersey
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Philip Castello 38, born Italy, immigration 1893
Vita Castello 28, born Italy, immigration 1893
Josephina Castello 9, born Italy, immigration 1893
Angelina Castello 7
Michelina Castello 5
Antonio Castello 1
All other children born New Jersey

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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

Postby JoeC » 11 Feb 2009, 19:28

Laura: Thanks for the 1910 census information. That is definitely Filippo and his family. I don't have a subscription to Ancestry.com, so I would definitely appreciate it if you could post the image for me.

Biff: Thanks for the 1900 census information/image.

Seeing all three census records makes me wonder how to determine what is the "real" date for things such as immigration. For example, the 1920 census said 1889, 1910 said 1891 and 1900 said 1893. Is it safe to assume that since the 1900 census is closest to the possible time of immigration that it really is 1893?

Thanks again for all your help!
Joe

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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

Postby pink67 » 11 Feb 2009, 20:30

1910 census image:

[img=http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/9334/castellofilippo1910wd7.th.jpg]

From the 1900 census image it seems the second daughter Angelina was born in New Jersey on November 1892, so possible the arrival was between 1890 and 1892...

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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

Postby Biff83 » 11 Feb 2009, 20:33

Joe,

If the 1900 census information relative to birthplaces and birthdates is correct:

Daughter Josephina's birthdate in Italy is April 1891 and daughter Angelina's birthdate in New Jersey is Nov 1892.

They would have emigrated sometime in the interim months.

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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

Postby pink67 » 11 Feb 2009, 20:41

Ciao Biff!!

JoeC, here is Filippo's wife Vita Puleio and first daughter Giuseppa Castello's arrival on June 8, 1892:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Vita Puleio
Name: Vita Puleio
Arrival Date: 8 Jun 1892
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: Arno
Search Ship Database: Search the Arno in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 10
Microfilm Serial: M237
Microfilm Roll: M237_590

[img=http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5818/puleiovita1892arrivalvs1.th.jpg]

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edit to dd:
Now I believe the first record I posted for Filippo's arrival on November 1890 is right :wink:

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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

Postby JoeC » 11 Feb 2009, 21:09

Laura, Biff -

Thanks so much for all your help. You guys are amazing!

Joe

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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

Postby Reg1 » 17 Feb 2009, 13:14

Hi Joe, i am interested in finding out about my grandfather Cosmo Angiletta I know he was born in italy but not where or who his parents and familywere. Could you help me. I would apprciate it. Thank you.
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Re: Trying to find an immigration record

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