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Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby Theri » 06 Mar 2009, 21:13

I am in search of my Ancesters. My GG Grandfathers name was Pellegrini, born in Capestrano Italy. My GG Grandmothers name was Loisa, also born in Capestrano Italy on June 12, 1863. She immigrated to the United States in August 1907 with two of her children, Nicolletta and Bernardo. I would like to find my GG Grandfathers first name and the name of his parents and siblings as well as my GG Grandmothers maiden name and her siblings and parents. It appears my GG Grandfather passed away between 1903 and 1907 when she immigrated to the states.

My Great Grandfathers name was Constantino Occhietti, born in Capestrano Italy. He married Filomen (My GG Grandfathers and Lousia's daughter) and immigrated to the united states in 1901, I am looking for any information on his side of the family as well.

I appreciate any help you can give me.

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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby misbris » 06 Mar 2009, 22:10

Hi and welcome to the forum,

I believe this may be Luisa's manifest. Let me know if it is the correct one.

Her name is Luisa Tafollo.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0010

p2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0010

edited to correct p2

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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby Theri » 06 Mar 2009, 22:17

That is indeed the correct manifest. I am a little confused as to why her name is not Pellegrinin on the manifest. I have asked around my family but no one really knows why. I thought maybe Tafollo was her maiden name or maybe she remarried, but her she was buried Pellegrini so I am pretty sure she did not re-marry.

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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby PeterTimber » 06 Mar 2009, 22:26

Italian women do not lose their maiden name and only the children are surnamed after the father. =Peter=
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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby Theri » 06 Mar 2009, 22:33

That makes sense! So she was buried in the United States so they gave her the married name. Does this mean in Italy they would have buried her as a Taffollo?

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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby PeterTimber » 06 Mar 2009, 23:01

YUP! But they don't stay very long. After 20 years they normally dig up the remains and they are deposited in a comunal pit so the the cemetary never really grows much as land is scarce and thats why you always see a town with a whole bunch of Cypress tree on a hill ina square which is always the cemetary. =Peter=
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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby misbris » 06 Mar 2009, 23:27

Sorry, I did not include page 2 of the original manifest. I am editing my original post but here is the link to p2 of the manifest. Apparently there is another son.

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0010

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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby Theri » 07 Mar 2009, 00:02

Thank you so much! Could Guiseppe possibly be translated in to John?

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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby PeterTimber » 07 Mar 2009, 00:15

Not likely but if his first names are John Joseph (Giovanni Giuseppe ) then he could be called John for Joseph=Peter=
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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby Theri » 07 Mar 2009, 00:19

The manifest clearly shows Giuseppe, so I am going to guess he probably went by joe when he got to the states. However, I know that somewhere down the line a John Pellegrini comes in to play. I have not as of yet been able to make the connection and where he comes in to it.

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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby misbris » 07 Mar 2009, 00:42

let's recap what we have:

Luisa Tafollo Pellegrini,44, immigrated in 1907 with her children Niccoletta,16, and Berardino, 5. They went to another child Giuseppe in Mountain, PA and left no one in Capistrano. There may have been another child Giovanni. Is this correct so far??

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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby Theri » 07 Mar 2009, 00:54

After talking with my Aunt I am pretty certain that Giuseppe is more than likely Louisa's brother in-law. When they immigrated to the US they immigrated to Iron Mountain, MI. I don't know if Giovanni was a son of Giuseppe or a brother in-law of Louisa's. I have the memorial book from Louisa's funeral it states that she had 4 children - Filomena, Nicolletta and Bernard Pellegrini all living in the united states. One more named Theresa (the obituary states that Theresa's last name was Jamfolla and that she lived in Capestrano at the time of Louisa's death). I thought maybe the obituary mis-spelled Theresa's last name being that Louisa's maiden name was Tafolla, but that really doesn't make sense either.

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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby misbris » 07 Mar 2009, 00:56

Possible manifest for Constantino ???

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0018

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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby Theri » 07 Mar 2009, 01:00

This is correct. Thank you so much.

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Re: Pellegrini and Occhietti Capestrano Italy

Postby Theri » 07 Mar 2009, 17:06

Do you know where I write to find Birth, marriage records on the Pellegrini's and Occhietti's in Capestrano, Italy?


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