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Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby mfpalmer » 15 Jul 2009, 02:23

Hello everyone,

I am trying to find any relatives of and the home village of my maternal great grandparents.

This is what I think I know:

My great grandfather, George (or Giorgio) Marco was born in or around Turin (Torino) about 1863 or 1864. He emmigrated to the U.S. in 1887 leaving from La Harve, France and arriving in NY. A few years later he invited a girl from his village, Maria Defillipi to come and marry him. She was born in 1869 and emmigrated to the U.S. in 1891 again leaving from La Harve. They were married in 1891 and one of the witnesses was Joseph Defillipi which I assume may be her brother.

My aunt remembers getting letters from cousins in Italy up until the beginning of WWII.

I realized this information is sketchy but any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Mark Palmer
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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby vj » 15 Jul 2009, 05:27

Hello Mark!
This may help you locate family currently living in Italy.
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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby PeterTimber » 15 Jul 2009, 12:06

There are two Giorgio Marco arriving at NYC from le Havre in 1880 and were 25 and 20 (cousins?) upon arrival. Go to www.castlegarden.org Their town of origin unknown. =Peter=
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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby mfpalmer » 15 Jul 2009, 13:40

Thanks Peter and vj. I'll give those a try.

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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby pink67 » 15 Jul 2009, 13:46

Ciao Mark,

did they settled in Michigan for first?

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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby suanj » 15 Jul 2009, 14:10

Hi, I believe that your ancestors coming from Lusigliè town, Torino province, Piemonte region.... just a suggestion, regards,
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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby mfpalmer » 15 Jul 2009, 14:38

Laura,

Yes, they did settle in Michigan first. Calumet, MI. That's where my grandfather and his siblings were born. They later moved to Western PA and then my grandfather moved to Oklahoma.

Suanj, Yes, I believe they might be from Lusiglie but not completely sure. It does match some of the facts though. Thanks.

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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby pink67 » 15 Jul 2009, 14:57

Mark,

I want to point you (just in case you don't know them) just a few sites were I found several references to Marco and Defilippi coming from Piedmont region and settled in Houghton County areas...
Especially the De Filippi were coming from San Giusto Canavese and San Giorgio Canavese both in Torino Province... (Lusigliè, the town suggested by Suanj is only two miles far :!: )

http://seekingmichigan.org/discover-col ... 29401coll7

http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... html#start

maybe checking these sites sgould be helpful finding other clues...

Laura :D

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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby mfpalmer » 15 Jul 2009, 15:06

Thanks Laura!

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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby pink67 » 15 Jul 2009, 15:20

You're welcome Mark! :D

Possible second arrival in the U.S. for Giuseppe/Joseph De Filippi??

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0026

year of birth 1862 (aprox) married, from San Giorgio [Canavese], joining his cousin Giovanni Velino? in Brooklyn. He stated he was in the U.S. before, 8 years, from 1885 to 1893 in Calumet :!:

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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby mfpalmer » 15 Jul 2009, 15:36

Thanks, Laura. I found a marriage record for Joseph Defillipi in Calumet in 1897. That won't match with your dates, though. Mark

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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby pink67 » 15 Jul 2009, 15:45

so, possible this is the right one?:

1900 United States Federal Census
about Joseph Defilip
Name: Joseph Defilip
Home in 1900: Calumet, Houghton, Michigan
Age: 30
Birth Date: Mar 1870
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1890
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Spouse's Name: Marie
Marriage Year: 1897
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 3
Residence : Calumet Township, Precinct 1, Houghton, Michigan
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name
Joseph Defilip 30 head, born in IT, year of immigr. 1890
Marie Defilip 20 wife, born in IT, year of immigr. 1895
Julia Defilip 1/12 daughter, born in MI

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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby maude0711 » 13 Sep 2009, 15:57

This is so strange. I've just become interested in my maternal grandfather. His name was Joseph DeFilippi (French); married to Maria Iavelli (Italian). He became a citizen in 1895 in Calumet, Michigan. They are in the 1910 census records. C & H mining in Calumet has records of DeFilippi's. I have several letters that my mother wrote to her mother in Calumet from the 30's and 40's - they are in Italian. I can send you copies! Let me know.

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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby mfpalmer » 14 Sep 2009, 16:47

Now that's interesting! Do you know where in Italy Maria is from? I'd be interested in how to find the C&H mining records!

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Re: Help with Marco and Defillipi families

Postby PeterTimber » 14 Sep 2009, 17:28

C&HMINING COMPANY, INC. which is corporate HQ and is located in Adamsville, Alabama. Their telephonenumber is 1-205-674-3246 =Peter=
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