LOOKING FOR - GIUSEPPE LOPRETE FAMILY FROM 1920'S

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LOOKING FOR - GIUSEPPE LOPRETE FAMILY FROM 1920'S

Postby MarieJosephine » 29 Apr 2009, 02:15

I am actually trying to help a friend that emailed me on Facebook because we had the same last name. Her grandfather came to Philadelphia in 1913- Domenic LoPrete and later went back to italy. Domenic lived at 2413 w. Toronto Street and I also found all his info on Ellis island web and sent it to the grandaughter in italy. Domenic's brother Giuseppe was already in the country during 1913 and stayed behind and lived at 1116 Marlborough Street in Philadelphia, He also had a sister Ettora who married a Russo and another sister Maria who married a Vitale. They all had children. Is there any way of tracking down where they moved to and where their children are. My understanding is that Giuseppe had 2 children- a boy named Pietro and a girl

Any suggestions on how to find out where these people are would be helpful.

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Postby wldspirit » 30 Apr 2009, 14:19

Girls can be harder to trace, unless a marriage record can be located,
and RUSSO is a popular name....

Have you tried census records for 1920 and 1930?? Spouses first names??
Any idea of birth dates or even the year??

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Re: LOOKING FOR - GIUSEPPE LOPRETE FAMILY FROM 1920'S

Postby pink67 » 30 Apr 2009, 14:45

Mariejosephine,

do you believe this 1930 census could be correct for Dominic and his brother Joseph?

From Ancestry.com

1930 United States Federal Census
about Dominic Loprete
Name: Dominic Loprete
Home in 1930: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 35
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head-of-house: Lodger
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
George Root 50
Helen Root 33
Chester Martin 62
Frank Shadle 46
George Patterson 58
Samuel E Richardson 52
Henry Nernela 62
Mafuluoll Sheerer 62
Conrad Owonnece 40
Thomas Bernigan 53
Dominic Loprete 35 lodger, born in IT, married at the age of 28, year of immigr. 1913, Naturalized,
Joseph Loprete 36 lodger, born in IT, single, year of immigr, 1910, Naturalized
Joseph Vitale 30 lodger, born in IT, married at the age of 22, year of immigr. 1924, Naturalized
Patrick Brown 76

possible Domenico with his brother Giuseppe and brother in law Vitale (Maria lo Prete's husband)?

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Postby Biff83 » 30 Apr 2009, 14:51

WWII Draft Reg Card
Name: Joseph Loprete
Birth Date: 25 May 1892
RESIDENCE: 3919 Bennington St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth: Casstroregio, Italy
Person who will know your address: Ethel (Ettora Russo, same address)

1929 manifest for Ettora Loprete Russo and children Nicola and Pietro
Name: Ettora Loprete Russo
Arrival Date: 10 Jun 1929
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1899
Age: 30
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Conte Biancamano
Destination: 1116 Marlborough St, Philadelphia
Son Nicola Russo, born about 1922
Son Pietro Russo, born about 1927

Social Security Death Index
Name: Joseph Loprete
SSN: 197-10-8603
Last Residence: 19124 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 25 May 1892
Died: Jun 1971
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

Social Security Death Index
Name: Ethel Russo
SSN: 164-50-4371
Last Residence: 19124 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 25 Dec 1898
Died: 6 Jun 1992
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (1973)

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Postby wldspirit » 30 Apr 2009, 14:58

Good leads Biff.... :wink:
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Re: LOOKING FOR - GIUSEPPE LOPRETE FAMILY FROM 1920'S

Postby pink67 » 30 Apr 2009, 15:03

MarieJosephine wrote:My understanding is that Giuseppe had 2 children- a boy named Pietro and a girl


From Ancestry.com
U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
about Domenico Loprete
Name: Domenico Loprete
Birth Date: 2 Feb 1894
Birth Place: Castroregio-Cosenza, Italy
RESIDENCE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Passport Issue Date: 8 Sep 1919
Father Name: Pietro Loprete
Father's Birth Location: Italy
Father's Residence: Dead
Passport Includes a Photo: Y
Source: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 (M1490)

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Page 2: with photo :!:
[img=http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/2650/lopretepassport2.th.jpg]

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Postby Biff83 » 30 Apr 2009, 15:26

1930 census lines 26 and following
Name: Ettora Russo
Home in 1930: 1116 E. Marlborough St,Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age: 31
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1899
Relation to Head-of-house: Boarder
Household Members: Name Age
Kommora Metro 42
Catherine Metro 38
Francesco Russo, age 41, born Italy, immigration 1913, naturalized
Ettora Russo 31
Nicholas Russo 7
Peter Russo 1

WWII Draft Card
Name: Frank Russo
Birth Date: 24 Apr 1889
RESIDENCE: 3919 Bennington ,Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth: Cosenza, Italy
Person who will know your address: Ethel Russo, same address

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Postby suanj » 30 Apr 2009, 16:07

abt Domenico LoPrete:
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Domenico Loprete
Name: Domenico Loprete
Birth Date: 3 Feb 1894
RESIDENCE: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth: Castroregio, Italy
Roll: WW2_2240845

wife Rosina LoPrete; residence: 2413 Toronto st Philadelphia, PA

so also the wife emigrated....
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Postby Biff83 » 30 Apr 2009, 16:39

Possible records:

Social Security Death Index
Name: Nicholas Russo
SSN: 197-01-xxxx
Last Residence: 19124 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 20 Dec 1921
Died: 19 Sep 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

Social Security Death Index
Name: Peter F. Russo
SSN: 177-20-7883
Last Residence: 19124 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 9 Mar 1927
Died: 25 Apr 1998
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Peter F Russo
Birth Year: 1927
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Italy or San Marino
Enlistment Date: 13 Jun 1945
Enlistment State: Pennsylvania
Enlistment City: Philadelphia
Branch: No branch assignment
Branch Code: No branch assignment
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private

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Postby Biff83 » 30 Apr 2009, 16:45

1939 Manifest for Domenico Loprete
Name: Domenico Loprete
Arrival Date: 16 Mar 1939
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Age: 45
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ship Name: Conte di Savoia
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Destination: 1939 Bennington St, Philadelphia PA

Petition for Naturalization
Name: Domenico Loprete
Record Type: Petition for Naturalization
Court Type: District Court
Court: Eastern District (Rolls 308-337) District Court, Oct 6, 1906-Jan 13, 1931
Court Location: Eastern District, Pennsylvania
Naturalization Record Number: 87939
Wife: Rosina, born 7 July 1897 in Italy, living in Italy
Children: Virginio?, born 7 Sep 1925 and Domenico, born 5 Jul 1927 in Italy, living in Italy
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Postby Biff83 » 30 Apr 2009, 17:54

1936 manifest
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Line 15 travelling with son Vincenzo Vitale, born about 1923
Name: Maria Lo Prete Vitale
Arrival Date: 24 Sep 1936
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Age: 39
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Place of Origin: Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian;Italian (South)
Last residence and place of birth: Castroregio
Destination: 631 Miller St, Philadelphia to join husband/father Giuseppe
Nearest relative in Italy: Maria's sister Cristina Lo Prete

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Re: LOOKING FOR - GIUSEPPE LOPRETE FAMILY FROM 1920'S

Postby MarieJosephine » 03 May 2009, 21:41

All these reponses have been awesome!! I don't know how you get this information but I would love to pass this all onto Teresa Loprete in italy so she can find her relatives and more information on her greatgranfather- Domenic and brother/sisters. I wanted to post the story of how this search came about.

In 2004 a woman Marla Basile found an declaration of intention in her great grandfathers old papers with the name Domenic LoPrete, She found me , sent them to me because my husband had the same name. We figured it was a lost relative of my husband because we heard that a Loprete in our family disappeared long ago. In any case due to Facebook I was contacted by Teresa Loprete of Castraregio who was looking for relatives of her greatgrandfather. Turns out the dates she spoke of matched the docs I had. I in turn contacted to Marla who gave them to me. Photos were posted on facebook and turns out Domenic was sitting on a porch in a photo with the greatgrandfather of Marla who gave me the documents, so we my all be related. I have been trying to help Teresa from italy find out where her fathers brother (Giuseppe (joseph) and brother-in law Vitale moved to or if she has any existing relatives. We are also trying to find out he connection of Giuseppe Basile and Domenic Loprete. I have found out that Giuseppe Basile was married to a Maria (but we do not know her maiden name which may be the connection). Maria Camodeca was a sister of Domenic Loprete grandmother who married a Giusppe Basile.
There also was a Maria DiNicco who married a Giuseppe Basile and she was of no relation.

In any case, from the info i received though this wonderful site, looks like most are dead, but wondering if there is a way to trace where the children may have gone as they must still be living.


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