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Bilotta Search

Postby JBilotta » 20 Apr 2009, 17:33

I am looking for possible links to more information about my grandfather Joseph Bilotta. He came to the US from Calabria in 1902 at age 6. PArents sent him with an aunt to the new world. All I know is he is from Calabria. My father never knew his grandparents so we lost touch with our roots from Italy. Can anyone help me? Ancestory.com has no records except draft card confirming above. Is there a Calabrian City that had many Bilotta's? Is there a web site that can help me with some facts that may lead me to his birthplace? thanks in advance to anyone who an shed some light on this, we are at a lost to the history of our family except to know the little I mentioned above.

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Postby misbris » 20 Apr 2009, 17:38

Hi and welcome to the forum, :D

Do you have your grandfather's ship's manifest? That might have a lot of clues. Where did he settle? Name of wife/siblings/children? What was the name of the aunt he travelled with?

With l little more info, we can help in the search. :lol:

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Postby PeterTimber » 20 Apr 2009, 18:32

In order to orient yourself you should have a background on Italy genealogy so that you willbe able to ask questions that are meaningful to you based on what you read and know. This will enable us to direct your rersearches in an efficient and orderly manner bringing much enjoyment to yourself.

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Re: Bilotta Search

Postby JBilotta » 20 Apr 2009, 19:32

thanks to both of you.

The aunt's name was Maria Bilotta (we think). My Dad recollects the name and I found a Joseph (no middle initial) and a Maria directly next to him on the Immigration wall on Ellis Island yet they have no records. Weird! ow would this get put on? It is also listed under 19026 which is when he got here so I am pretty sure it is him.

I can not find the ship he was on. I also think if I could I'd get a lot of good info but hitting a dead end on the ship. The Ellis Island thing makes me think he went through New York but all searches at both Ellis Island and the ship registries come up negative.

He married in the US to Elizabeth and had children, Elzabeth, Frank, and Joseph.

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Postby Biff83 » 20 Apr 2009, 19:46

Is this the correct 1930 census?
1930 census
Name: Joseph Bilotta
Home in 1930: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Age: 34
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Bilotta 34, naturalized, year of immigration 1902
Elizabeth Bilotta 30
Elizabeth W Bilotta 10
Frank Bilotta 6 4/12

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Re: Bilotta Search

Postby JBilotta » 20 Apr 2009, 19:54

yes, this is him. HE also had my father, Joseph in 1940 so he obviously is not in the 1930 census. I tried ship seraches, any ideas?

thanks

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Postby PeterTimber » 21 Apr 2009, 04:35

Dear JBilotta since you saw the legend of their landing at ellisisland there has to be a record, albeit, informal or indexed somewhere with NARA in NYC I would call them at 212-401-1620 and ask to speak with a clerk in the archives or e-mail them at newyork.archives@nara.gov if the clerk or any person you spoke to cannot help you or won't help you. =Peter=
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Postby suanj » 21 Apr 2009, 06:28

Hi, here the 1920 census:
1920 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Bilotta
Name: Joseph Bilotta
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 7, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Age: 23 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Italy

Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: Un
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 457
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Bilotta 23
Elizabeth Bilotta 19

Tony Tassone 24


Well I know not if this record is of your ancestor, but I believe of yes:


World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Joseph Bilotta
Name: Joseph Bilotta
City: Chicago
County: Cook
State: Illinois
Birthplace: Italy
Birth Date: 24 Nov 1897

Roll: 1452382
DraftBoard: 2
Age:

born in Calabria, Italy; nearest relative: Frank Bilotta...

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
about Frank Bilotta
Name: Frank Bilotta
City: Chicago
County: Cook
State: Illinois
Birth Date: 7 Jan 1873

Race: White
Roll: 1452382
DraftBoard: 2

wife Victoria Bilotta in Chicago, IL....

and maybe the 1910 census:
1910 United States Federal Census about Guiseppe Bilotta
Name: Guiseppe Bilotta
Age in 1910: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Franco
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Name: Victoria
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 4, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1905
Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age
Franco Bilotta head imm. 1900
36
Victoria Bilotta wife imm. 1904
35
Guiseppe Bilotta son imm. 1905
13

Mariana Bilotta daughter imm. 1904
10
Domenico Bilotta son
3
Victoria Bilotta sister in law
37
Mari Bilotta brother
43
Giuseppe Bilotta nephew
16
Mariana Bilotta
13


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Re: Bilotta Search

Postby suanj » 21 Apr 2009, 06:40

If it is the correct family, the 1920 census of Frank Bilotta:
1920 United States Federal Census
about Frank Biloda
Name: Frank Biloda
[Frank Bilodo]
Home in 1920: Chicago Ward 1, Cook (Chicago), Illinois
Age: 46 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Victoria
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1901
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 121
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Biloda 46
Victoria Biloda 45
Dominck Biloda 14
Frank Biloda 7


Marianna daughter and Joseph son was married;
in 1930 census Frank is widow and living with Frank jr son; Dominick is married also

deaths of Frank and Victoria Bilotta:

BILOTTA FRANK M/W UNK 0004295 1947-02-07 COOK CHICAGO

BILOTTA VICTORIA F/W UNK 6021907 1927-08-07 COOK CHICAGO 27-08-09


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Re: Bilotta Search

Postby PeterTimber » 21 Apr 2009, 13:07

Dear J Bilotta please let me know what the NY office of NARA says about the missing manifests of arrival. =Peter=
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Re: Bilotta Search

Postby pink67 » 21 Apr 2009, 13:49

JBilotta wrote:I am looking for possible links to more information about my grandfather Joseph Bilotta.


from this (free) site http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... tml#p=home

this is the marriage license for Joseph Bilotta and Elizabeth M. Neises?
date of Marriage: may 4, 1919

[img=http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/1161/4271276160.th.jpg]

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Postby pink67 » 21 Apr 2009, 16:13

Suanj wrote:and maybe the 1910 census:
1910 United States Federal Census about Guiseppe Bilotta
Name: Guiseppe Bilotta
Age in 1910: 13
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Franco
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Name: Victoria
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 4, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1905
Neighbors: View others on page

Household Members: Name Age
Franco Bilotta head imm. 1900
36
Victoria Bilotta wife imm. 1904
35
Guiseppe Bilotta son imm. 1905
13
Mariana Bilotta daughter imm. 1904
10
Domenico Bilotta son
3
Victoria Bilotta sister in law
37
Mari Bilotta brother
43
Giuseppe Bilotta nephew
16
Mariana Bilotta niece
13


if this census is correct for your family here is Franco's wife Vittoria Sergio? arrival in 1904, she was travelling with her daughter Marianna (age 3), they were coming from Maida (Catanzaro Province - Calabria region) and joining Francesco Bilotta in Pennsylvania (cant' recognize the place)

from http://www.ellisisland.org/

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0025

and I believe this should be the arrival for Franco's sister in law Vittoria Bilotta, she was joining her husband Michele Bilotta in Chicago, travelling with her daughter Marianna and coming from Maida :!:

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0018
page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0018

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Re: Bilotta Search

Postby suanj » 21 Apr 2009, 16:15

Hi Laura I supposed Maida as birthplace, now by your find ..it is confirmed! Thank you... !
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Re: Bilotta Search

Postby pink67 » 21 Apr 2009, 16:19

:D Hi Suanj! no luck with Giuseppe's arrival manifest... but I believe it's only a matter of time :lol:
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