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Contini, DiChiaro, Mazziotta, Durso, Palumbo Surnames

Postby dcontini » 31 Jul 2009, 03:55

I am looking for descendants of Antonette Contini (DiChiaro) wife of Santos or Sandiel DiChiaro who would have immigrated to the Freeland (Luzerne County) area of PA in the late 1800's from Castelluccio Valmaggiore (Foggia, Italy). Her descendants would include the Mazziotta, and Durso surnames.

I am also looking for information pertaining to the descendants of who I believe to be her sister, a Mary (Mary Contini) Palumbo born around 1868. Died somewhere between 1937 and 1944, also immigrating to Luzerne County area in the late 1800's.

Both are probably buried in a "St Anthony's" Catholic Cemetery.

Both are children of Pasquale and Concetta (Altieri) Contini. Other brothers and sisters include John (twin) and Rocco who also immigrated to Luzerne county area as well as Pietroangelo (my great-grandfather), Donato, Joseph, Michael, and Lawrence (twin) who immigrated to Canal Dover, Ohio.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Contini, DiChiaro, Mazziotta, Durso, Palumbo Surnames

Postby vj » 31 Jul 2009, 13:19

Hello and Welcome to the Forum :D !
Checked for possible research on ancestry. com and found several family sites but only one attached record, the 1920 census. Are any of the family sites yours? And, do you have all of your US records? There may be clues in these records to help locate possible descendants.
Thank you! Valarie

Santos DiChiaro & Antonette Contini
1920 census

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Postby dcontini » 01 Aug 2009, 01:59

Thank you so much for the information. You have been extremely helpful. I did not have a copy of this record. I have posted on the message boards on ancestry.com, but am unfamiliar with the family sites.

Thanks again.

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Postby vj » 01 Aug 2009, 13:04

Hi Donna!
We'll all be happy to see what else we can find.
Do you have any of your family's US records (census, military, ship manifests)?
Thanks!
Valarie

information from ancestry. com
family page of user:
andersoj from Maple Shade, New Jersey

Anderson-Contini
4910 People

Pasquale CONTINI
married 7 Oct 1858
Congetta (Concetta) ALTIER (ALTIERI)

Children
Pietro Angelo CONTINI
1862 – 1944
Giuseppe CONTINI
1865 – 1937
Donato (Daniel) CONTINI
1867 – 1908
Rocco CONTINI
1871 – 1929
Michael CONTINI
1873 – 1963
Antoinette CONTINI
1874 – 1944
John CONTINI
1875 – 1945
Lawrence CONTINI
1875 – 1964


note: no daughter Mary CONTINI Palumbo

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Re: Contini, DiChiaro, Mazziotta, Durso, Palumbo Surnames

Postby vj » 01 Aug 2009, 13:43

in case you don't already have these
from the FamilySearch Pilot
http://search.labs.familysearch.org/rec ... 7819#start

Ohio Deaths 1908-1953

1944 Death Certificate

Name: Peter Angelo Contini
Death date: 07 Jan 1944
Death place: Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio
Birthdate: 16 Jan 1862
Estimated birth year:
Birthplace: Eastern, Italy
Age at death: 80 years 11 months 22 days
Gender: Male
Marital status: Widowed
Race or color: Caucasian
Street address: 316 1/2 W 4th St
Occupation: Retired Laborer
Residence: Dover, Ohio
Burial date: 10 Jan 1944
Cemetery name: St Joseph Cemetery
Spouse's name: Mary Carmeria
Father's name: Patsy Contini
Father's birthplace: Eastern, Italy
Mother's name: Consetta Altier...
Mother's birthplace: Eastern, Italy
GSU film number: 2024191
Digital GS number: 4057831
Image number: 2488
Reference number: fn 7621
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
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1937 Death Certificate

Name: Joseph Contini
Death date: 31 Aug 1937
Death place: Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio
Birthdate: 02 Sep 1865
Estimated birth year:
Birthplace: Italy
Age at death: 71 years 11 months 29 days
Gender: Male
Marital status: Widowed
Race or color: Caucasian
Street address: 423 Broad
Occupation: Laborer Blast Furnace
Burial date: 03 Sep 1937
Burial place: St. Joseph's
Spouse's name: Emanuela Godenti
Father's name: Patsy Contini
Father's birthplace: , , Italy
Mother's name: Concetta Altur
Mother's birthplace: , , Italy
GSU film number: 2023534
Digital GS number: 4019325
Image number: 3149
Reference number: fn 53793
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
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1908 Death Certificate

Name: Donato Contini
Death date: 23 Dec 1908
Death place: Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio
Birthdate: 1863
Estimated birth year:
Birthplace: Castilugu, Italy
Age at death: 45 years
Gender: Male
Marital status: Married
Race or color: Caucasian
Street address: 347 Fourth
Occupation: Laborer
Residence: Dover, Ohio
Burial date: 24 Dec 1908
Burial place: Canal Dover, O.
Father's name: Patgali Contini
Father's birthplace: Castilugu, Italy
Mother's name: Conchetta Altier
Mother's birthplace: Castilugu, Italy
GSU film number: 1926951
Digital GS number: 4020893
Image number: 1887
Reference number: fn 1753
Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953

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Re: Contini, DiChiaro, Mazziotta, Durso, Palumbo Surnames

Postby vj » 01 Aug 2009, 13:48

dcontini wrote:I am looking for descendants of Antonette Contini (DiChiaro) wife of Santos or Sandiel DiChiaro who would have immigrated to the Freeland (Luzerne County) area of PA in the late 1800's from Castelluccio Valmaggiore (Foggia, Italy).
Her descendants would include the Mazziotta, and Durso surnames...


from the same family page on ancestry

Santo DICHIARO
Birth 12/17/1877 in Italy
Death 3/17/1955 in Hazleton State Hospital, Hazleton, Luzerne, PA

Spouse
Antoinette CONTINI
Birth 4/4/1874 in Foggia, Italy
Death 1/18/1944 in at home at 457 South St., Freeland, Luzerne, PA

Children
Annie DICHIARO
1897 – 1975
Mary D. DICHIARO
1899 – 1918
John DICHIARO
1902 –
Vendgetta (Congetta) DICHIARO
1918 –


possible 1930 census

Home in 1930:
857 (rear) South Street
Freeland, Luzerne, Pennsylvania

head Santo Dikiara 55, abt 1875 IT
- married age 23, abt 1898-1900
- immig 1894, Na
- mine laborer, coal mine
wife Antonette Dikiara 58, abt 1872 IT
- married age 26
- immig 1894, Na

daughter Anna with 2nd husband
Home in 1930:
820 South Street
Freeland, Luzerne, Pennsylvania

head Gerardo Mazziotta 45, abt 1885 IT
- 1st marriage age 36
- immig 1914, Pa
- tailor, own shop
wife Anna Mazziotta 32, abt 1898 PA
- 1st marriage age 23
son Alexander Mazziotta 8, abt 1922
daughter Agnes Mazziotta 3 9/12, abt 1926
step-daughter Congetta Damore 15, abt 1915
step-son Stanley Damore 13, abt 1917
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1920 census (repeat from above)

Home in 1920:
467 Ridge, owns
Freeland Ward 6, Luzerne, Pennsylvania

head Santa Dichiaro 43, abt 1877 (?) IT
- immig 1894, Na 1906
- saloon keeper, saloon, own account
wife Antionetta Dichiaro 45, abt 1875 (?) IT
- immig 1894, Na 1906
daughter Annie Damore 22, abt 1898 PA
- widow
son John Dichiaro 18, abt 1902 PA
grandchild Concetto Damore 4, abt 1916 PA
grandchild Stanley Damore 3, abt 1917 PA
grandchild Coregetto Durso 3, abt 1917 PA
grandchild Rose Durso 2, abt 1918 PA
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possible 1918 WWI Draft Registraion Card

Santo Di Chiaro 41
457 Ridge, Freeland Luzerne PA
born 17 Dec 1876
Naturalized citizen
Nearest relative Mrs Antonette Di Chiaro
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possible 1910 census

Home in 1910:
South Street
Freeland Ward 6, Luzerne, Pennsylvania

head Santo Deras 34, abt 1876 IT
- married 14 yrs, abt 1896
- immig 1896 (?) Na
- miner, coal mine
wife Antonette Deras 37, abt 1873 IT
- 4 children
- immig 1896(?)
daughter Bridgette (Vendgetta?) Deras 13, abt 1897 PA
daughter Anna Deras 12, abt 1898 PA
daughter Mary Deras 10, abt 1900 PA
son John Deras 8, abt 1902 PA
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Naturalization document

1906 Petition

Publication Number: M1626
Publication Title: Naturalization Petitions of the U.S. Circuit and District Courts for the
Middle District of Pennsylvania, 1906-1930
Publisher: NARA
State: Pennsylvania
Court: Circuit Court and District Court, 1901-1906
Year: 1906
Date: 21 Jun 1906
Immigrant Full Name: Santo Dechiaro
Document Type: Petition
Home Country: Italy
Witness 1 Full Name: Frank De Pierro

notes:
occupation: miner
born 17 Dec 1876
immig 29 Jun 1894 at NY
residence Freeland

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Re: Contini, DiChiaro, Mazziotta, Durso, Palumbo Surnames

Postby dcontini » 03 Aug 2009, 03:19

Thanks so much for all the information pertaining to the Antonette Contini and Santo DeChiaro line. You have given me much added information.

I have had continuous contact with a cousin Jane Anderson who posted the ancestry family inormation that you supplied regarding the children of Pasquale and Concetta (Altieri) Contini. She posted the 8 that she has discovered. Several older Contini relatives of mine claim that there were 12 original children. An old obituary for my great great uncle Joseph Contini who died in 1937 says that there was also a sister Mary who settled in the Freeland PA area along with Antonette, Rocco and John. I somehow came up with the married name of Palumbo (but could be wrong here). When my great-grandfather died in 1944, she was no longer listed on his obit as a surviving sibling. There are 3 remaining siblings of the origianal 12 that I can not account for (they may have never left Italy).

Is it possible to obtain from Italy (Castelluccio Valmaggiore in the province of Foggia) information pertaining to the births of these 12 original children of Pasquale and Concetta (Altieri) Contini. I have a marraige date of Oct 7, 1858. Concetta died Apr 11, 1877, and I think Pasquale went on to remarry around 1878 a Filomena Mainieri. I was told they had another set of 12 children. I know of one (Concetta: born Oct 14, 1879).

Thank you so much for all your help.

Donna Contini

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Postby vj » 03 Aug 2009, 13:02

dcontini wrote:...Is it possible to obtain from Italy (Castelluccio Valmaggiore in the province of Foggia) information pertaining to the births of these 12 original children of Pasquale and Concetta (Altieri) Contini. I have a marraige date of Oct 7, 1858. Concetta died Apr 11, 1877, and I think Pasquale went on to remarry around 1878 a Filomena Mainieri. I was told they had another set of 12 children. I know of one (Concetta: born Oct 14, 1879)...


Hello Donna!
Yes, could review your family’s records on microfilm.
Valarie

Your nearest Family History Center has records for Castelluccio Valmaggiore on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Family History Library Catalog:
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library ... t_fhlc.asp

film notes for Castelluccio Valmaggiore
Topic:
Italy, Foggia, Castelluccio Valmaggiore - Civil registration
Titles:
Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1929 Castelluccio Valmaggiore (Foggia).
Ufficio dello stato civile
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Italian Record Research from FamilySearch guides:
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dcontini wrote:... An old obituary for my great great uncle Joseph Contini who died in 1937 says that there was also a sister Mary who settled in the Freeland PA area along with Antonette, Rocco and John ...


Hi!
Did you need assistance with any other US records for the Contini family?
Valarie

for reference, Rocco & John in 1920?
1920 census

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Re: Contini, DiChiaro, Mazziotta, Durso, Palumbo Surnames

Postby acontini » 12 Aug 2009, 17:54

I apologize that I am a bit of a distance from the information you are trying to find, however, this is the closest, thus far, to my family tree I have been able to find. I am a descendant of Joseph (a brother to your great-grandfather, dcontini) who moved to Dover, Ohio (where I still live). I'm actually leaving to go to our public library to see what I can find on the names you've listed, but as for my direct tree, it's like it doesn't exist. I will be sure to post what I can find, but do you have you been able to find any information on Joseph?

I've only been able to find him on ancestry, so I do have that.

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Postby dcontini » 12 Aug 2009, 22:28

Are you speaking of Joseph (brother to Pietroangelo)? I have much information on this line. Joseph and Emanuella Goduti (Goduta) had 4 children. Donata (Contini) Polce, Casper Contini, Rocco Contini and Concetta Contini (Zifer). Concetta (whom I remember as Aunt "Coonchie" (sp?) is actually a double cousin of my father's (both the Contini and Zifer side).

From which of Joseph's children are you a descendant? I would be happy to share all information with you. I have passsenger records and arrival dates from Foggia. I have obituaries for most of these, I have John and Donata Polce's and I believe Rocco's marraige license from St Joseph's, and obituaries on all. I have a picture of the whole clan taken on my grandfather (Joseph C. Contini) and grandmother (Theresa Zifer's) wedding day in 1916 on Broad Street in Dover and much more...

I grew up in Dover (Tuscarawas Ave) and live in New Philadelphia now.

Can you contact me at dcontini@roadrunner.com

I was looking to clarify some info regarding the children of Donata Contini Polce (several whom died in early childhood).

I have also been trying to find more info on the brothers and sisters that settled in PA.

Hope to hear from you again soon!

Donna

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Postby dcontini » 30 Aug 2009, 03:22

Valarie,

Thanks again for all of your help. You asked if I may need any other US records for Continis. Are you able to locate a death cert or any other records for a Mary Palumbo (maiden name Contini) born approximately 1868 who would have died (I believe) somewhere between 1937 and 1944. Probably in Luzerne County (Freeland, PA). Most likely buried in St. Anthony's cemetery there. Parents names Pasquale and Concetta (Altieri) Contini.

Thanks again for any help you may be able to provide.

Donna

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Postby vj » 30 Aug 2009, 15:08

Hello Donna!
For reference, is this Maria's 1897 manifest?
Do you know Maria's husband's first name?
Have you placed the family on any census records?
Thanks!
Valarie

1897 manifest

6 Dec 1897, SS Trojan Prince, Naples to NY
lines 16-18

Maria Contini 29 (abt 1868)
- last residence Castelluccio
- destination East Greenville (Montgomery County) PA
- joining husband F Palumbo
daughter Filomena 8 (abt 1889)
daughter Giacomina 3 (abt 1894)
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Possibly the same family

1900 census

Home in 1900:
East Greenville, Montgomery, Pennsylvania

head Frank Polundo 33, born Mar 1867 IT
- married 11 years, abt 1889
- immig 1889, Na
- tailor
wife Mary Polundo 30, born Apr 1870 IT
- 2 children
- immig 1897
daughter Minnie Polundo 11, born Jan 1889 IT
- immig 1897
daughter Jennie Polundo 6, born Apr 1894 IT
- immig 1897
boarder Lew Onorats 44, born Nov 1856
- single
- immig 1896
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1910 census

Home in 1910:
412 Belmont Ave
Ambler Ward 1, Montgomery, Pennsylvania

head Frank Palambo 42, abt 1868 IT
- married 22 yrs, abt 1888
- immig 1889, Na
- proprietor, tailor shop
wife Mary Palambo 40, abt 1870 IT
- 4 children
- immig 1897
daughter Ninnie Palambo 21, abt 1889 IT
- immig 1897
daughter Jannie Palambo 17, abt 1893 IT
- immig 1897
daughter Eva Palambo 10, abt 1900 PA
son Frank Palambo 2, abt 1908 PA
boarder Matthew Del Vaccia 18 IT

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Re: Contini, DiChiaro, Mazziotta, Durso, Palumbo Surnames

Postby sbuxsteve » 07 Nov 2009, 03:57

Hi Donna, I have info on the Contini's and Polce Familys I have tried to reach you at the above email and it returned to me. My Grandmother was Donata Contini I would like to compare information. You can contact me directly if you wish at sbuxsteve@yahoo.com

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Re: Contini, DiChiaro, Mazziotta, Durso, Palumbo Surnames

Postby dcontini » 12 Dec 2009, 22:42

Steve,

I have e-mailed your Yahoo mail.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Donna


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