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Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby Curasi » 28 Oct 2009, 14:34

Hello,

Does anyone have any information on Catherine Lo Vecchio, an opera singer from Baghueria, Sicily, who emigrated to New York with her husband, a Sicilian tenor named Vittorio, in the late 1930s?

Thank you!!

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby Curasi » 28 Oct 2009, 16:54

Hello,

Catherine Lo Vecchio's mother's name was Marietta Lo Vecchio. Does anyone know Marietta's maiden name and her husband's first name? Marietta and her husband had the following children: Marion (married name Curasi), Catherine, Anthony, and Ralph. Marietta later had another son Gino or Geno with another gentleman.

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby pink67 » 28 Oct 2009, 17:13

Can you please tell us the birth dates for the children? Were they born in U.S or Italy?

Laura

edit to add:

possible death dates for Marietta?

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Marietta Rose Vecchio
Name: Marietta Rose Vecchio
[Marietta Rose Covalli]
Social Security
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 7 Nov 1888
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 7 Sep 1984
Death Place: San Diego
Father's Surname: Covalli

and son Ralph?

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Ralph Lovecchio
Name: Ralph Lovecchio
Social Security #:
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 23 Sep 1915
Birthplace: Connecticut
Death Date: 4 Mar 1984
Death Place: El Dorado
Mother's Maiden Name: Covalli

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby Curasi » 28 Oct 2009, 17:33

Hello Laura,

Thank you so much for your reply! These could be my relatives, but I believe my great grandmother Marietta died in Burbank, Ca (near Los Angeles). Marietta's daughter Marion (my grandmother) birthdate was August 1, 1912. Not sure if she was born in New York area or Italy. Her married name was Curasi. She and her husband Antonio (Anthony) had 6 children all born in the USA. I don't know the birth dates of Marietta's other children (Anthony, Ralph, and Catherine). I know Catherine was an opera singer in Sicily.

Do you see any other Marietta's born in Italy? I think possibly Bari or Napoi, but I'm not certain.

Grazie!

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby pink67 » 28 Oct 2009, 18:38

Possible death dates for Caterina Lo Vecchio???

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Catherine Josephine Belvedere
Name: Catherine Josephine Belvedere
[Catherine Josephine Lovecchio]
Social Security #:
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 11 Nov 1913
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Death Date: 11 Dec 1993
Death Place: San Diego
Mother's Maiden Name: Cavelli
Father's Surname: Lovecchio

Laura :D

Oh... yes, this record must be of Catherine because I found this 1948 arrival for a Vittorio Belvedere (Baritone) :!:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Vittorio Belvedere
Name: Vittorio Belvedere
Arrival Date: 1 Mar 1948
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1918
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Roke,Ita
Place of Origin: Italy
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Line: 12
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_7555
Page Number: 177

[img=http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/341/belvederevittorio1948.th.jpg]

California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Vittorio Belvedere
Name: Vittorio Belvedere
Social Security #:
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 28 Nov 1918
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 29 Nov 1982
Death Place: San Diego
Mother's Maiden Name: Spalla

Social Security Death Index
about Catherine J. Belvedere
Name: Catherine J. Belvedere
SSN:
Last Residence: 92021 El Cajon, San Diego, California, United States of America
Born: 11 Nov 1914
Died: Dec 1993
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951

Now we can be pretty sure that also the others records I posted before are right! :lol:

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby Curasi » 28 Oct 2009, 19:53

Hi Laura :P

Wow! Thank you so much!!! I'm so excited!! :D

Hope you have a wonderful evening!
Dina Curasi

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby vj » 28 Oct 2009, 20:33

Curasi wrote:... Marietta's daughter Marion (my grandmother) birthdate was August 1, 1912. Not sure if she was born in New York area or Italy. Her married name was Curasi. She and her husband Antonio (Anthony) had 6 children all born in the USA...


Hey Dina & Laura!
So we don't duplicate research, some of Marion's records are here
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... tml#102243
Valarie

(really great finds Laura! :D )

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby pink67 » 28 Oct 2009, 21:41

Here the grave of Catherine and her husband Vittorio:

Catherine's date of birth is different in the year :?

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cg ... d=30199929

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby vj » 28 Oct 2009, 21:54

pink67 wrote:California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Marietta Rose Vecchio
Name: Marietta Rose Vecchio
[Marietta Rose Covalli]
Social Security
Sex: FEMALE
Birth Date: 7 Nov 1888
Birthplace: Other Country
Death Date: 7 Sep 1984
Death Place: San Diego
Father's Surname: Covalli


Interesting
Marietta Rose Covalli Vecchio
SS# 047-01-xxxx is from CT (before 1951)
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Vecchio Family

possible 1920 census
page 2

Home in 1920:
256 South Main Street, rents
Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut

head Mary Vicchio 27, abt 1893 IT
- widow
- immig 1909, Na 1913
daughter Marian Vicchio 7, abt 1913 CT
daughter Catherine Vicchio 5, abt 1915 CT
son Ralph Vicchio 4, abt 1916 CT
son Anthony Vicchio 2, abt 1918 CT

352 Main Street
Boarders(?)
Caesar Picciole 28
Harry Preale 25
Geno Boldrighini 25
Linda Boldrighini 16
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this is probably Marietta's husband
similar address to 1920 census

1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

Dionisio Vecchio 32
268 South Main Street
Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut
January (?) 1886
Declarant
Citizen of Italy
Mason,
Chase Office Building, Grand Street, Waterbury, New Haven County, CT
wife Maria Vecchio 268 South Main Street

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby pink67 » 29 Oct 2009, 14:59

Wow!! Great finds Valarie!

So, maybe this is the 1904 arrival manifest for Dionisio Lo Vecchio?

from Ellisisland.org:

http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0003

Dionisio was 18 years old (approx.birth year 1886), single, coming from Palermo, joining his uncle Francesco Genovese in NYC

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby vj » 29 Oct 2009, 16:31

Hello Laura :D !
I think you have found the correct manifest.
Perhaps he and Marietta married in NY?
Great find!
Valarie

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Postby pink67 » 29 Oct 2009, 21:06

I noticed that address on the 1920 census was 256 South Main street - Naugatuck... well, on 258 South Main street there was living an Anthony Vicchio with his family:

1920 United States Federal Census
about Antony Vicctria
Name: Antony Vicctria
[Anthony Vicchia]
Home in 1920: Naugatuck, New Haven, Connecticut
Age: 36 years
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Lene
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1907
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 982
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Antony Vicctria 36
Lene Vicctria 30
Marian Vicctria 6
Ralph Vicctria 4
Congetta Vicctria 6/12

first two child named like Marietta and Dionisio's child.... :!: Maybe Anthony was Dionisio's brother?

the census image:
[img=http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/3356/vicchiaanthony1920.th.jpg]

Laura :D

edi to add:

the same family on 1930 was living in Brooklyn:

1930 United States Federal Census
about Anthony Vecchio
Name: Anthony Vecchio
Home in 1930: Brooklyn, Kings, New York
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Age: 44
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1886
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Lena
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Anthony Vecchio 44
Lena Vecchio 38
Marion Vecchio 16
Ralph Vecchio 14
Constance Vecchio 10

all child born in CT :!:

image:
[img=http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/5858/vecchioanthony1930.th.jpg]

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby vj » 29 Oct 2009, 21:35

Laura, what great finds!
I think you're right - Dionisio and Antonio were probably brothers :D
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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby Curasi » 02 Nov 2009, 03:49

Laura & Valarie,

I'm so grateful for your help and findings! Now I am able to piece together the missing information on my family! This is so amazing and fun! Can you tell where Marietta Cavalli Lo Vecchio was born? It looks like she left Northern Italy for the USA about 1908/09, but I thought she was born in Bari. Maybe she moved there?

Grazie!

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Re: Surname Lo Vecchio

Postby pink67 » 02 Nov 2009, 18:08

As you now have the SSDI for Marietta:

Social Security Death Index
about Mary Vecchio
Name: Mary Vecchio
SSN: 047-01-1334
Last Residence: 92021 El Cajon, San Diego, California, United States of America
Born: 7 Nov 1889
Died: Sep 1984
State (Year) SSN issued: Connecticut (Before 1951)

you can ask for the Copy of the Social Security Application Form:

from the site:
http://genealogy.about.com/od/online_re ... equest.htm

The SS-5, or Application for Social Security Number is a great resource for learning more about individuals who died after about 1960, and generally includes the following:

•Full name
•Full name at birth, including maiden name
•Present mailing address
•Age at last birthday
•Date of birth
•Place of birth (city, county, State)
•Father's full name
•Mother's full name, including maiden name
•Sex
•Race as indicated by the applicant
•Whether the applicant ever applied for Social Security or Railroad Retirement before
•Current employer's name and address
•Date signed
•Applicant's signature


You can request the document on.line:

http://genealogy.about.com/gi/o.htm?zi= ... t/main.jsp

Laura


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