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Dronchi

Postby COSME4680 » 14 Oct 2009, 12:09

I can't believe all the information that you have given my son, Anthony (meatballeyes) about my father-in-law, Thomas Dronchi. I recently acquired documents and would like to know the correct names of his parents. According to some records,(all in Italian) his father was Giuseppe Dronchi and his mother was ????Chiandella, Francesca or Chiaritell Francesca from Reggio Calabria. I also would like to know if there were any other siplings? Some of the documents read BRONCHI and others Dronchi???? I almost positive that the surname was DRONCHI as his father's name is spelled DRONCHI I have these records CASELLARIO GIUDIZIALE, dated 1920, Municipio di Reggio Calabria, CERTIFICATO di ATTO di ????. There'S a name in that space but it is undisquishable. That is dated 1920.There is also something from the Am. Consulate. RINNOVAZIONE, MODIFICZIONI e VIDIMAZION DATED 1921, A passport dated, ???? AND HIS NAME IS SPELLED BRONCHI, TOMMASA
You have been so helpful to Anthony and I thank you.

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Re: Dronchi

Postby suanj » 14 Oct 2009, 13:42

Hi,
Dronchi exist not in Italy, you know...
on the ship's manifest the surname is Bronchi... and the ship's manifest was made by passports, and the passport is a very important and precise document; it was made by original birth document... no possibility of error.... I believe that the surname changing was in USA... as so for many italians...
you can show us the document that you have??
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Re: Dronchi

Postby COSME4680 » 14 Oct 2009, 22:48

Hi suanj,

Thank you for this info. I will show you the document but I have to wait until my son comes home as I don't know how to scan. If possible, maybe you or others in the group, can find info on Giuseppe Agostino Belcastro Born 2 Dec 1879, Reggio Calabrai died Apr 1963. Married to Maria Rosa Lombardo. I have the 1920 & 1930 census. I'm trying to find Giuseppe Agostino's parents. As the story goes, his father was a wealthy businessman. His mother was a maid in the mansion. They fell in love and of course because of the class distinction, they could not get married. She became pregnant and died in child birth. Becastro's father brought him to an orphange where he lived until 14 then he ran awayand came to the states. Maria Rosa lived in Marina di Gioiosa Jorica. My mother, Giusseppina Belcastro was born in that village. My mother came over in 1910 with my grandmother. She was 8 mo. old. Thanks again, Rosemary Dronchi

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Re: Dronchi

Postby suanj » 15 Oct 2009, 05:09

Hi maybe your Giuseppe agostino was born in Gioiosa Jonica also :

U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925
about Agostino Belcastro
Name: Agostino Belcastro
Birth Date: 2 Dec 1879
Birth Place: Gisioza Tonica, Italy
Residence: Albany, New York
Passport Issue Date: 2 Dec 1922

Passport Includes a Photo: Y
Source: Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925 (M1490)



http://s6.imagestime.com/out.php/i41732 ... opass1.jpg

http://s6.imagestime.com/out.php/i41732 ... opass2.jpg ( with picture)

2° arrival:
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Agostino Belcastro
Name: Agostino Belcastro
Arrival Date: 26 Apr 1910
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Age: 30

Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Napoli
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Duca Di Genova
Search Ship Database: Search the Duca Di Genova in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: Italy
Line: 14
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_1462
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: piosna ia ( Gioiosa Jonica)
Page Number: 113

Rosa wife in Gioiosa Ionica; joining at uncle Nicola Geraci in NY; already in USA from 1901 to 1909...

3° travel

First Name: Agostino
Last Name: Belcastro
Ethnicity:
Last Place of Residence: Cohoes, N.Y.
Date of Arrival: Jun 14, 1923
Age at Arrival: 43y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Conte Rosso
Port of Departure: Napoli
Manifest Line Number: 0011


http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0011

and again:

First Name: Agostino
Last Name: Belcastro
Ethnicity:
Last Place of Residence: Cohoes, N.Y.
Date of Arrival: Mar 21, 1924
Age at Arrival: 45y Gender: M Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: Duilio
Port of Departure: Naples

Manifest Line Number: 0009

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0009
for to know who was the parents you can write in Gioiosa Jonica common asking the birth certificate
Ufficio di Stato Civile
Palazzo Comunale
via Garibaldi, 14
89042 Gioiosa J. (RC)
ITALY

form letters
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... /index.asp

for to make a complete genealogic tree you can search the civil records by Mormon's microfilms:


Topic Italy, Reggio di Calabria, Gioiosa Jonica - Civil registration

Titles Registri dello stato civile di Gioiosa Jonica (Reggio di Calabria), 1809-1910 Gioiosa Jonica (Reggio di Calabria). Ufficio dello stato civile
http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... umns=*,0,0
hoping helpful,
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Re: Dronchi

Postby COSME4680 » 15 Oct 2009, 11:41

Good morning,
Thanks for all your help. I'll let you know how I make out.
Rosemary


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