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Frank Castrogiovanni 1882-26 Militello in Val di Catania,It.

Postby Castrogovianni » 17 Jul 2009, 20:55

Hi All; I am researching my Great Grandfather; any help you could provide would be much appreciated: Here is what i know...

His first name is: Frank or Francesco

His last name is: Castrogiovanni

Born in: Militello in Val di Catania, Sicilia, Italy

Death: June 18, 1926

Birth Year approx: 1882

Age at death: 44

Brothers Name: Salvatore

Children Names: Angelo and Josephine

Last know address: Newark, New Jersey

Old Address: Monroe Street, New York, New York
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60 Catherine Street, New York

Immigration to Port of New York via Ellis Island: May 27, 1910

Port of Departure: Naples, Italy

Burial: Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield, NJ

Thanks very much; please email me any information you may have at:
michael.castrogovianni@setoyota.com

Thanks

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Re: Frank Castrogiovanni 1882-1926

Postby PeterTimber » 17 Jul 2009, 21:46

I am sure that the remainder of the information will be furnished by others here so I am going to refer you to the website on Italian Genealogy form letters in Italian for birth,marriage and death records as well as family compositon certificates. www.angelfire.com/ok3/pearlsofwisdom/it ... tters.html

The address to send the form letters can be found by going to www.nonsolocap.it and put in Militello in Val Catania on the top and when the zip code, town name,province intials and region comes up click on the town name and scroll down to Municipio for the address to mail your request(s) to Ufficio di Stato Civile. There will be a www for the town tourist info to the right of the Municipio address. =Peter=
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Postby wldspirit » 17 Jul 2009, 23:38

Are you looking for Italian records or US records? If you have completed your US research then Peter has put you on the right track to obtain Italian records.
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Postby wldspirit » 17 Jul 2009, 23:42

Once you obtain the name of his parents, there is limited microfilm at the following Site.
From this you can obtain all birth, marriage and death as far back as the dates allow.
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Re: Frank Castrogiovanni 1882-26 Militello in Val di Catania

Postby pink67 » 21 Jul 2009, 15:50

Hi Michael,

In your other post you're telling that you're searching for the right death place for Giovanna Lardizzone Castrogiovanni (Frank's wife). As you told she died around 1918/1919 maybe this 1920 census should be helpful for you to determine the right place :D just in the case you don't already have it

1920 United States Federal Census
about Frank Cuesajoami
Name: Frank Cuesajoami very mispelled!!
[Frank Cussajoami]
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 1, New York, New York
Age: 38 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Widow
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1909
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 625
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Frank Cuesajoami 38 head, widower, born in IT, year of immigr. 1909, Alien, occupation Laborer Dokcs
Angelo Cuesajoami 9
Josephine Cuesajoami 7

address was : 142 Cherry street - Manhattan - NY

his brother Salvatore was living in the same house with his wife Jennie (Vincenza) and also his niece Jennie (married) was living there:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Salvator Cassajoani
Name: Salvator Cassajoani
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 1, New York, New York
Age: 45 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Jennie
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1904
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 625
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Salvator Cassajoani 45 head, born in IT, year of immigr. 1904, Alien, occupation Laborer Docks
Jennie Cassajoani 43


1920 United States Federal Census
about Josphine Nydio
Name: Josphine Nydio
[Josphine Nyido]
Home in 1920: Manhattan Assembly District 1, New York, New York
Age: 20 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's Name: Morris
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Female
Year of Immigration: 1907
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 625
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Morris Nydio 28
Josphine Nydio 20
Sadie Nydio 2 6/12
Thomas Nydio 1 1/12

Here is the census image:
[img=http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/4817/castrogiovanni1920censu.th.jpg]

So, as you know that Giovanna died around those years possible the right place was Manhattan - NY

Moreover, Salvatore Castrogiovanni was living at this same address also during the 1910 census:

1910 United States Federal Census
about Salvatore Castegiovanno
Name: Salvatore Castegiovanno
Age in 1910: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1874
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's Name: Vincenza
Home in 1910: Manhattan Ward 7, New York, New York
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1910
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Salvatore Castegiovanno 36
Vincenza Castegiovanno 35
Josephine Castegiovanno 10
Salvatore Licito 25
Sarita Calbricisto 22
Nicolo Sanquedolei 37

[img=http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/9432/castrogiovannisalvatore.th.jpg]

I hope all these can help!
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Re: Frank Castrogiovanni 1882-26 Militello in Val di Catania

Postby Castrogovianni » 21 Jul 2009, 17:17

WOW!!! Thanks Laura; you are such a huge help; i am just beginning this research and finding it most interesting; i am logging it all in ancestry as i go.

There are 2 quick thinks i noticwe from a first read.

For Salvatore: The 1910 census shows a 1910 year of immigration. That i have verified thru ellis island. Then the 1920 census shows a year of immigration of 1904.

Your thoughts...think he went there and back?

Also; do you think it is possible that Salvatore and Frank had a brother Vincenza; i noticed his name in the 1910 census; and the ages are similiar.

Thanks VERY much; i will be in touch!

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Re: Frank Castrogiovanni 1882-26 Militello in Val di Catania

Postby pink67 » 21 Jul 2009, 17:40

Michael :D I'm glad I was able to help you!

Regarding Salvatore, from http://stevemorse.org/ellis2/ellisgold.html
here is his first (and I believe only) arrival in the U.S. on 1907:

Salvatore Castrogiovanni, married, age 34 (aprox. year of birth 1873) last residence Militello, joining his friend Salvatore Zaffarano living on 60 Catherine Street NY

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0017

his wife Vincenza D'Amico age 33 (last residence in Italy Militello, where she was leaving his father Giovanni D'Amico) and his daughter Giuseppa joined him on February 1909:

page 1:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015

page 2:
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0015

Don't worry about the differences between the statements on the censuses manifests... It was pretty normal, very often the immigrants did "cheat" on their ages... usually making them younger :wink: ...
They had to declare without proof of what they were stating, so declarations were based on their memories...

Laura :D

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Re: Frank Castrogiovanni 1882-26 Militello in Val di Catania

Postby pink67 » 21 Jul 2009, 20:44

This is another very helpful site for vital records in NY:

http://www.italiangen.org/vitalreclist.stm

from this site these are the marriage dates for Salvatore's daughter Giuseppina/Josephine:

Castrogiovanni Giuseppina Apr 8 1913 Certificate Number: 845 Manhattan

groom was:

Nigido Mario Apr 8 1913 Manhattan certificate number: 8845

I checked the database:
Vital Records:
New York City Death Index 1891-1948

with no luck finding Giovanna's death date... sure her lastname was mispelled... :?

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Postby Castrogovianni » 21 Jul 2009, 21:03

pink67 wrote:This is another very helpful site for vital records in NY:

http://www.italiangen.org/vitalreclist.stm

from this site these are the marriage dates for Salvatore's daughter Giuseppina/Josephine:

Castrogiovanni Giuseppina Apr 8 1913 Certificate Number: 845 Manhattan

groom was:

Nigido Mario Apr 8 1913 Manhattan certificate number: 8845

I checked the database:
Vital Records:
New York City Death Index 1891-1948

with no luck finding Giovanna's death date... sure her lastname was mispelled... :?

Laura
Laura; Thank you SO much!!! This really is great stuff...my biggest hope is to find my Grandmother Giovanna; what a tough loss that must have been for them to lose her so young. Other names that i believe that she might have gove by are...

Giovanna Lardizzone
Josephine Lardizzone
Genevieve Lorrisone
Josephine Castrogiovanni
Jennie Lorrisone

Would you possibly have the chance to run these names against
the Vital Records:
New York City Death Index 1891-1948.

Thanks again very much!!!

Michael

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Re: Frank Castrogiovanni 1882-26 Militello in Val di Catania

Postby pink67 » 22 Jul 2009, 06:39

You're welcome Michael...
I'm having no luck finding your grandmother death dates... you should try to search here:

http://www.italiangen.org/NYCDeathSearch.asp

However, as we know she died in Manhattan you can ask for her death certificate here:

http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vi ... eath.shtml

just to "complete" your family research :wink: these are other records from Ancestry.com:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Mario Nigido
Name: Mario Nigido
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
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Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Josephine
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
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Household Members: Name Age
Mario Nigido 38 head, born in IT, year of immigr. 1910, occupation Eggs Business
Josephine Nigido 31 wife, born in IT, year of immigr. 1910
Sadie Nigido 13 daughter, born in NY
Salvatore Nigido 4 son, born in NY

[img=http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/4260/nigido1930.th.jpg]

Josephine's husband Mario Nigido's Naturalization:

Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974 (World Archives Project)
about Mario Nigido
Name: Mario Nigido
Record Type: Petition for Naturalization
Court Type: District Court
Court: (Rolls 0783-0816) Petition No. 191147 - Petition No. 202359
Court Location: Southern District, New York
Naturalization Record Number: 191597
Roll Description: (Roll 1264) Petition No. 356201 - Petition No. 356646
Archive Series: M1972
State: New York

image:
[img=http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/198/nigidonat.th.jpg]

Military Enlistment for Mario Nigido for the Second World War:

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
about Mario Nigido
Name: Mario Nigido
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1891
Birth Place: Melitello, Italy
Residence: Kings, New York
Race: White
Roll: WW2_2370326

[img=http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/2938/nigidowwii.th.jpg]

Mario died in Florida:

Social Security Death Index
about Mario Nigido
Name: Mario Nigido
SSN:
Last Residence: 33021 Hollywood, Broward, Florida, United States of America
Born: 9 Mar 1891
Died: Sep 1975
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1952-1953)

Is it possible Josephine died in Maryland?

Social Security Death Index
about Josephine Nigido
Name: Josephine Nigido
SSN:
Last Residence: 21017 Belcamp, Harford, Maryland, United States of America
Born: 23 Oct 1898
Died: 25 May 1998
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

Maybe she is another person?

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Re: Frank Castrogiovanni 1882-26 Militello in Val di Catania

Postby Castrogovianni » 24 Jul 2009, 05:46

Hi Laura; I think your right on with this data. Many Many Thanks!!!

I tried searching for my Great Grandmother Josephine Castrogiovanni (Frank's Wife) on the Italiangen.org link that you priovided; with no luck; kind of disappointing :(

I did go ahead and request a death certificate from NYC. Thanks for that idea.

I tried to research all of the data that i could find on her...this is what i know:

Josephine was believed to have died from the 1918-1919 Flu Epidemic. Her last know address was 142 Cherry Street, Manhattan, NY. Another prior address of hers was 5 Monroe Street, Manhattan, NY. Her surname is Josephine Lardizzone. Other possible variations of her first name are: Giovanna, Genevieve or Jennie. She was born in Militello, Catania, Sicilia, Italy in the year 1881. She immigrated thru Ellis Island on April 10, 1911. If possible, I am also in need of her cemetery location.

Do you think that there is anything else that i missed; I would like to think that its possible to figure out this puzzle.

Any more findings or leads for me to follow is greatly appreciated!

Thanks
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Re: Frank Castrogiovanni 1882-26 Militello in Val di Catania

Postby Castrogovianni » 28 Aug 2009, 19:51

Thank you all for your feedback...one more question. I want to get the names of Francesco's parents. Also, any other family information that is available. I took the great advice that i received here on Italian Genealogy and wrote to Militello to request a Family Certificate and Birth Certificate for both Francesco and his brother Salvatore and their children; while i am waiting for that information...is their anything else i can do learn more; any more research suggestions?


Any help you could provide would be much appreciated: Here is what i know...

His first name is: Francesco (Frank) Castrogiovanni

Birth Year approx: 1882

Last Italy residence: Militello in Val di Catania, Sicilia, Italy

Death: June 18, 1926

Cemetery: Glendale Cemetery, Bloomfield, New Jersey

Age at death: 44

His wife's surname: Giovanna Lardizzone (daughter of Giovanni)

Believed to be married in: Militello in Val di Catania, Sicilia, Italy

Francesco departed Italy from the Port of Naples sailing on the S.S. Mendoza on May 13, 1910

Immigration to Port of New York via Ellis Island: May 27, 1910

Brothers Name: Salvatore

Son’s name: Angelo (6/14/10-9/30/99)

Daughter’s name: Josephine (1914-5/27/71)

Residence 1910: 60 Catherine Street, New York

Residence 1911: 5 Monroe Street, New York, New York

Residence 1920: 142 Cherry Street, Manhattan, New York, New York

Last know city lived in: Newark, New Jersey

Thank you very much in your interest; any help you could provide would be very much appreciated!

Please let me know of any possible family relations or suggestions on researching for more family information.

Thanks,

Michael Castrogovianni

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Re: Frank Castrogiovanni 1882-26 Militello in Val di Catania

Postby DeniseJaye » 18 Oct 2009, 00:33

Hi Michael,



I also have been doing research on my grandparents & great grandparents & came across some information that might be of interest to you & your research. We might even be related!



My grandmother is Josephine (Giuseppina) Castrogiovanni, spelling slightly different from your last name



Her parents are Salvatore & Salvatrice Castrogiovanni.



Salvatrice's maiden name was D'Amico



Salvatrice's mother was Maria Riccioli D'Amico. I have a photo of her, which I believe she is over 100 years old in the photo, I believe the photo was taken in the 1860's.



Salvatrice D'Amico Castrogiovanni was born in Catania, Sicily - I have a photo of her.

She died at home at the age of 99 in her sleep in New York

She died on June 12, 1963 & is buried at the Interment Calvary Cemetery, Section 53, Plot 83, Grave 9-10

I obtained this information from the back of the funeral card my mother had in her possession.



Salvatore Castrogiovanni - I also have a photo of him.

He died on June 28, 1940, at the age of 68.

I obtained this info from the back of the funeral card my mother had in her possession as well.



Salvatore & Salvatrice Castrogiovanni had a daughter - Josephine (Giuseppina) - we always celebrated her birthday on October 23.

She was born in 1898 in Catania, Sicily.

I located a copy of her Social Security Application dated 12/14/1936, which states her birthday to be 4/11/1898.



I think my grandmother, Josephine (Giuseppina) Castrogiovanni came to America thru Ellis Island at the age of 5, although I cannot locate any records for her.

If that is true, the year would have been 1903.

She attended public school PS177 up to the 8th grade.

She lived with her parents & her 2 cousins.

Salvatore & Salvatrice were also raising Salvatore's brothers 2 children, Angelo & Jennie after Salvatore's brother wife passed away.



Josephine (Giuseppina) Castrogiovanni married my grandfather, Mario Nigido on April 8, 1913

They were married in the US.

I have their wedding photo, 25th Anniversary picture & their 50th wedding anniversary picture

They lived at 148 Cherry Street in the borough of Manhattan, New York.

They had 3 children, Salvatrice or Sally or Sadie, Gaetano or Thomas or Tom & Salvatore - who is my father.

I have photos of all of them

They moved from 148 Cherry Street to Market Street, then onto 2069 West 13th Street in Bensonhurst, New York

My grandmother, passed away on May 25, 1998, just 5 months shy of her 100th birthday.

She passed away in Belcamp, Maryland but is buried in Hollywood, Florida next to her husband.



I also have info on my grandfather, Mario Nigido & photos as well. He was from Militello, Sicily

His parents are Gaetano & Salvatrice Nigido. Salvatrice's maiden name was Virenda.

He arrived at Ellis Island on May 23, 1910 aboard the San Giovanni.

I have 2 different address' where he resided upon his arrival, 5 Monroe St. & 60 Catherine Street.

I have other info as well.



I hope some of this helps your search. I would be happy to share any photos you might be interested in seeing.

Sincerely,

Denise Fiamingo

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Re: Frank Castrogiovanni 1882-26 Militello in Val di Catania

Postby pollape » 02 Jul 2011, 04:55

Hi:

My great grandpa was Salvatore Zafferano (Zaffarano) and he was born in Militello, Sicily. He arrived at Ellis Island on 1906. In 1924 Salvatore worked at the Sunshine Biscuit Company. In 1925 he acquired a candy store. I have little information regarding the Italy side and the settlement in Militello, Sicily.

Parents: Giuseppe Zafferana and Giacoma Passlaqua

Married: Vicenza Leone Nov 27 1910 - she died June 20 1933

Salvatore died July 20, 1946 in Sacramento, CA

Sons: Joseph, Paul & George
Daughters: 3 girls that were names Jane that died at a young age.

I am looking for any information regarding Salvatore's and Vicenza's family.


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