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Looking for Tonsoni and DaPrato Italian surnames

Postby momja9 » 26 Jul 2009, 01:04

I am looking for imformation regarding the Tonsoni and DaPrato families. My great grandfather Giovanni Tonsoni immigrated to the United States in 1897. His family is from Camporgiano Italy and his mother was Caroline DaPrato. They immigrated to Chicago and worked for the DaPrato statuary company. In 1901 they bought 400 acres of land in Indiana. I am looking for any information about these families. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Looking for Tonsoni and DaPrato Italian surnames

Postby vj » 26 Jul 2009, 01:16

Hello!
Welcome to the Forum :D .
Are you looking for US records, records in Italy, or both?
Thanks, Valarie

just for reference, from your terrific information

1910 census

Home in 1910:
farm on Tonsoni Road, owns
Coolspring Twp, La Porte, Indiana

head John Tonsoni 33, abt 1877 IT
- married 1 yr, abt 1909
- immig 1897, Na
- sculptor, statuary work
wife Armida Tonsoni 21, abt 1889 IT
- immig 1907
brother Charles Tonsoni 35, abt 1875 IT
- immig 1899, Na
- farmer, general farm
brother Angelo Tonsoni 40, abt 1870 IT
- immig 1909, Al
- laborer, home farm
mother Caroline Tonsoni 60, abt 1850 IT
- widow
- 8 children born, 5 children living
- immig 1900
sister Erminia Ghiloni 21, abt 1889 IT
- married 1 mos, abt 1920
- immig 1900

lodger Emile Luchi 32, abt 1878 IT
- immig 1898, Na
- artist, studio
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1908 marriage license

Groom's name: John Tonsoni
Groom's age in years: 32
Groom's estimated birth year: 1876
Bride's name: Armida Piacentini
Bride's age in years: 20
Bride's estimated birth year: 1888
Event type: Marriage
Marriage date: 23 Dec 1908
Marriage place: Our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Film number: 1030450
Digital GS number: 4271487
Image number: 871
Reference number: 497803
Collection: Illinois, Cook County Marriages 1871-1920

1912 marriage license

Groom's name: John Tonsoni
Groom's age in years: 35
Groom's estimated birth year: 1877
Bride's name: Amabile Caproni
Bride's age in years: 33
Bride's estimated birth year: 1879
Event type: Marriage
Marriage date: 18 May 1912
Marriage place: Assumption Church, Cook, Illinois, Usa
Film number: 1030520
Digital GS number: 4271719
Image number: 970
Reference number: 592986
Collection: Illinois, Cook County Marriages 1871-1920

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Re: Looking for Tonsoni and DaPrato Italian surnames

Postby momja9 » 11 Aug 2009, 17:50

Thank you so much for this information. I have some data but have never seen the actual marriage licenses and did not have the place of marriage. It was very interesting and really appreciated. I am still very interested in any information going back into Italy. I am not sure were to go about that any suggestions appreciated. Thanks again for your help!

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Re: Looking for Tonsoni and DaPrato Italian surnames

Postby vj » 11 Aug 2009, 19:04

momja9 wrote:...I am still very interested in any information going back into Italy. I am not sure were to go about that any suggestions appreciated...


Hello!
Your nearest Family History Center has some records for Camporgiano on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.
You may want to call first to confirm the hours they're open.
Valarie

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film notes for Camporgiano
Topic:
Italy, Lucca, Camporgiano - Civil registration
Titles:
Registri dello stato civile, 1868-1899, 1911-1935 Camporgiano (Lucca).
Ufficio dello stato civile
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Re: Looking for Tonsoni and DaPrato Italian surnames

Postby momja9 » 28 Aug 2010, 15:57

I have found some new information about Carolina DaPrato. She was born in 1841 in Barga province of Lucca. Records show she was the daughter of Giuseppe Da Prato and Enrichetta Gonella di Lorenzo. Her Godmother was the wife of Giovanni DaPrato. I also know that her family came to America to work at the DaPrato Statuary company in Chcago Illinois at the turn of the century. Stories state that they came to work with relatives at the DaPrato statuary company. Looking for any information on the family of Carolina.

Janine Tonsoni Park

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Re: Looking for Tonsoni and DaPrato Italian surnames

Postby dmcatee » 11 Apr 2012, 20:59

Hello, My grandfather was Peitro Guiseppe DaPrato from Barga he was born the 22nd of January, 1984. I would like to know any information regarding the family. I know that he had three brothers, Serafino, Francesco and Ulysse. His mother's name was Maria Ghiloni.


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