Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ Italy

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Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ Italy

Postby 5zoe16 » 15 May 2009, 16:03

I am looking for information on the following family names: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande.

Joseph Divito, born around 1883 in Bella PZ, moved to the states at age 16 to New York. Josephine Giordano, born abouy 1890 also in Bella she moved to Scranton PA. They met and were married in Pennsylvania. They had three sons Anthony born 1913 died 1934, Frank Robert born 10/18/1918 died 02/03/1990 and Carl Joseph born 12/13/1925(his name was changed when he entered school from Columbus Luciano) a daughter Antoinette Marie born about 1910.

Josephine's Grandmother was Nellie Castlegrande from Bella Moved to Scranton PA and died there. She had three sons: Vito, Vincent, Carman, and a daughter Palumba.

Any help is appreciated. There is no information in our families records.

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby Biff83 » 15 May 2009, 17:37

Hello and Welcome to IG!

A possible manifest
1901 manifest line 10
Name: Giuseppe Divito
Arrival Date: 23 Feb 1901
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Napoli
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: Archimede
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Last residence: Bella
Destination: NY to join father Antonio Divito
Occupation: Shoemaker

From Lackawanna County GenWeb marriage records index project
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palac ... index.html

Groom/Certificate#/Year of marriage/Vol#/Page#/Bride
Divito Guisseppe/1102/ 1908/86/65/ Giordano, Guissepina

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby 5zoe16 » 15 May 2009, 18:15

Thanks, where do you suggest I continue looking

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby Biff83 » 15 May 2009, 19:21

Any chance that Joseph and Josephine moved back and forth between PA and New York? On the following census, the birth years for them and their children are close to what you posted.

Possible 1920 census
Page 1
Page 2

Name: Joseph Divito
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 9, New York, New York
Age: 36 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Josephine
Father's Name: Anthony
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1899
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Divito 36
Josephine Divito 29
Antoinette Divito, daughter, 10, born New York
Anthony Divito, son, 6, born New York
Frank Divito, son, 1, born Pennsylvania
Anthony Divito, father, 65
Angelo Sabino, cousin, 21

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby 5zoe16 » 15 May 2009, 19:48

Yes they did, there should also be another son Carl Joseph Divito (Columbus Luciano Divito name was changed whe he started school) but do not know where he was born. December 13, 1925.

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby Biff83 » 15 May 2009, 19:56

1930 census
Name: Joseph Devito
Home in 1930: 2444 Thiebout Ave, Bronx, Bronx, New York
Age: 47
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Josephine
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Devito 47
Josephine Devito 40
Antoniette Devito 20
Anthony Devito 16
Frank Devito 11
Colombo Devito 4 born New York

Possible WWII Draft Reg Card
Name: Joseph Divito
Birth Date: 26 Jan 1883
RESIDENCE: 2443 Thiebout Ave, Bronx, New York
Birth: Bella, Italy
Person who will know your address: Mrs. Penaro, 126 W. 100th St

Social Security Death Index
Name: Giuseppe Divito
SSN: 093-05-xxxx
Last Residence: 11001 Floral Park, Nassau, New York, United States of America
Born: 26 Jan 1883
Died: Mar 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby vj » 15 May 2009, 20:56

5zoe16 wrote:Josephine's Grandmother was Nellie Castlegrande from Bella Moved to Scranton PA and died there. She had three sons: Vito, Vincent, Carman, and a daughter Palumba.


Hello!
Do these look like the correct records?
Thanks, Valarie

Nellie Castlegrande

from ancestry. com (subscription site)

possible 1910 manifest
page 2

5 May 1910 SS Vasari, Montevideo to NY
William Castlegrand 26
- single
- US Citizen
- leaving brother Vincent Castlegrande in South America
- destination 915 Robinson Street Scranton, PA
mother Carmen Castegrand 65 (abt 1845)
- widow
- born in Bella

This manifest should also be found on the Ellis Island site (free)
http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html
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possible 1920 census

Home in 1920:
218 Chestnut Street
Scranton Ward 14, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania

head Veto Castlegrand 35
- barber
wife Margaret Castlegrand 29
son Joseph Castlegrand 6
daughter Helen Castlegrand 4
daughter Anna Castlegrand 3
daughter Margaret Castlegrand 1
mother Carmella Castlegrand 72, abt 1848 IT
- widow
---

possible 1930 census

Home in 1930:
218 Chestnut, owns $2000
Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania

head Vito Castelgrande 45
- immig 1905 Al
- proprietor barber supplies (?)
wife Margaret Castelgrande 39
son Joseph Castelgrande 16
daughter Nellie Castelgrande 14
Anna Castelgrande 13
daughter Margaret Castelgrande 10
son Vito Castelgrande 9
daughter Irene Castelgrande 6
daughter Mary Castelgrande 5
daughter Catherine Castelgrande 2 6/12
mother Carmela Castelgrande 91, abt 1839 IT
- widow
- married age 25
- immig 1910 Al
---

Is this an earlier manifest?

Maiden name Genmaria?/Gennario?

possible 1902 manifest

17 Oct 1902 SS Patria Naples to NY
Lines 6-7

Teresa Castelgrande 27
- married
- last residence Bella
- destination Scranton PA
- passage paid by husband
- joining husband Alessandro Capozzi
mother Carmina Gennario 64 (abt 1838)
- married
- last residence Bella
- destination Scranton PA
- passage paid by sons
- joining sons Carmino and Vito Castelgrande

note: person on the next line is joining a cousin Francesco Giordano in Scranton

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby Biff83 » 15 May 2009, 22:17

Hi, Valarie :D

Here's another possible manifest for Nellie--see lines 6 and 7.
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0007

Carmina Gennario
Age--64
Last residence Bella
Travelling with daughter Teresa to Scranton to join sons Vito and Carmine Castelgrande

Also, note line 8 Vitantonio Fella going to Scranton to join cousin Francesco Giordano.

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby vj » 15 May 2009, 22:39

Thanks Biff :D !
You found a great one
(I added it after you posted)
I couldn't figure out the last name.
I've got the special inquiry page
1902 special inquiry
Valarie

Also, I think the original spelling may have been Castelgrande, there are still folks in Bella with that surname.

White pages:
http://www.paginebianche.it/index_en.html

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby Biff83 » 15 May 2009, 22:57

Valarie,

I stumbled on that while looking for son Vito's manifest. Found what is likely a cousin with the same name going to Bridgeport, and a few lines above there was Carmina/Carmela.

Still looking for Giuseppina Giordano's manifest as well as Giuseppe Divito's father Antonio's ship manifest, and any 1910 census records for the Divito's.

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby vj » 15 May 2009, 23:05

Biff83 wrote: any 1910 census records for the Divito's


I think I saw Giuseppe DiVito in Bethlehem in 1918 (Northampton County)?
possible 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby Biff83 » 15 May 2009, 23:07

Possible 1901 manifest for Antonio Di Vito
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0029

Arrival Date: 10 Jun 1901
Vessel: Scotia
Naples to New York
Year of birth: about 1853
Last residence: Bella
Destination: New York to join son Vincenzo

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby Biff83 » 15 May 2009, 23:13

[quote="vj]I think I saw Giuseppe DiVito in Bethlehem in 1918 (Northampton County)?
possible 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card[/quote]

Bingo!

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby vj » 15 May 2009, 23:27

5zoe16 wrote:... where do you suggest I continue looking?


For your family that lived in NYC, these links may help
Valarie

Dr Steve Morse One Step Search Pages for New York

NY Naturalization

NYC Birth Records 1891-1902
- requires ancestry. com subscription

NYC Groom Index 1864-1936

NYC Bride Index ????-1937

NYC Death Records 1891-1948

Ordering NYC Vital Records
New York City Archives

Main site: NYC records by the Italian Genealogical Group
http://www.italiangen.org/

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Re: Name searcy: Divito, Giordano, Castlegrande, Bella PZ It

Postby Biff83 » 15 May 2009, 23:34

From Scranton Times Tribune

Martha R Castelgrande October 29, 2005
Martha R. Castelgrande of West Scranton died Saturday morning at Mercy Hospice following an illness. She was the wife of Vito (Bill) Castelgrande Jr. The couple was married more than 56 years.

25 Dec 2008
Louis P. Arvay, 84, of Dunmore, a resident of the Green Ridge Nursing Home, Scranton, died Friday afternoon at Mercy Hospital. His wife is the former Dorothy Morasky.

Born in Dickson City, son of the late Andrew and Mary Gubeck Arvay, he was educated in Throop schools and was a member of St. Casimir's Church, Dunmore. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Also surviving are two daughters, Elaine Paczkowski, Throop, and Carol Pocius, Marietta, Ga.; a son, Gary, Clarks Summit; three grandchildren, a great-grandson, and a brother, George Arvay, Buffalo, N.Y.

He was also preceded in death by four sisters, Martha Castelgrande, Betty Shaffer, Marie Matics and Margaret Kersavage; two brothers, Andrew J. and Stephen Arvay.

Lackawanna County Marriage License index shows Giuseppina's father's name as Frank.
Giordano Guissepena 1102 1908 86 65 Divito, Guisseppe Frank

Social Security Death Index
Name: Josephine Divito
SSN: 060-52-xxxx
Last Residence: 11553 Uniondale, Nassau, New York, United States of America
Born: 3 Feb 1890
Died: Dec 1974
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1973)

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