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PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby hollygianfrancesco » 30 Nov 2009, 14:24

Thanks so much
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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Nov 2009, 14:36

I will let others assist with most of your questions. But... please keep this in mind: Google Maps and Wikipedia are your friends!

Capriati a Volturno is a comune (village/town) within the province of Caserta. As you can see on this Google map, it is about an hour from the main city of Caserta.

This Wikipedia page offers some details on Comune di Capriati a Volturno, including a link to the comune's official website.

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Also, the Italian telephone directory turns up four listings for the name Gianfrancesco in present-day Capriati a Volturno.

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Zooming in on the previously linked google map reveals a surprise: a major road through the area named Via John Fitzgerald Kennedy!
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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby hollygianfrancesco » 30 Nov 2009, 14:51

Thanks so much for the quick reply.
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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby suanj » 30 Nov 2009, 14:56

Hi, I believe that this record could be abt Pietro Gianfrancesco; mother Rosa Picone in Capriati and joining at cousin Angelo Paolo in NY; in travel with Raffaele Rocchio ( born in Gallo) and with same final destination:

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
about Pietro Gianfrancesco
Name: Pietro Gianfrancesco
Arrival Date: 3 Dec 1913
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Age: 18

Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian
Ship Name: Cincinnati
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Port of Arrival: New York, New York
NATIVITY: Italy
Line: 19
Microfilm Serial: T715
Microfilm Roll: T715_2232
Birth Location: Italy
Birth Location Other: capriati
Page Number: 50

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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby suanj » 30 Nov 2009, 14:58

1920 United States Federal Census about Peter Gianfrancesco
Name: Peter Gianfrancesco
[Peter Gianfrancesc]
Home in 1920: Providence Ward 9, Providence, Rhode Island
Age: 23 years

Estimated birth year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Year of Immigration: 1914
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 561
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Household Members: Name Age
James Azzarone
24
Jennie Azzarone
27
Frank Azzarone
5
Anthony Gianfrancesco
28
Peter Gianfrancesco
23

Pasquale Martinello
35
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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Nov 2009, 15:02

hollygianfrancesco wrote:Thanks so much for the quick reply.
I am map challenged.
I will write letters to the 4 addresses found, however, I believe Gallo, Caserta is more than likely where the family relocated.Many died there.
I am told Pietro's land was Olive trees to make olive oil that he gave his niece.


Comune di Gallo and Comune di Gallo Matese are just 7.5 miles west of Capriati a Volturno. Click here.

Also, there are even more Gianfrancesco's in Gallo Matese: Telephone directory.
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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby hollygianfrancesco » 30 Nov 2009, 15:08

YES!
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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby suanj » 30 Nov 2009, 15:26

I cannot find the WWI draft registration card for Pietro... abt Costantino, maybe he born in Gallo and married in Capriati ( wife birthplace) and Pietro born here...
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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby hollygianfrancesco » 30 Nov 2009, 15:28

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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby hollygianfrancesco » 30 Nov 2009, 15:30

I have all the birth records now. Gallo Matese is where they were all born.
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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Nov 2009, 15:37

hollygianfrancesco wrote:Are Gallo and Capriati close?


Seven and 1/2 miles apart. See my post above.
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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby vj » 30 Nov 2009, 17:42

Hello,
If needed, here is an earlier post with some of Holly's records for her grandparents Michelina Agriesti and Costantino Gianfrancesco
http://italiangenealogy.tardio.com/Foru ... 14101.html
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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby hollygianfrancesco » 30 Nov 2009, 17:51

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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 30 Nov 2009, 17:57

hollygianfrancesco wrote:Thanks, I still don't know how to do this!
It still amazes me that the men left their families never to return!
Started over, as did my Grandmother.
Still wonder about her first husband, I don't think he died and I think they may have had a child unless he had a marriage before her- this is truly skeletons being dug up.


It was very common for the men to come over first to check things out, look for work, find a place to live, etc. They would then send for their family, sometimes one, two, three years later.

As you can imagine, much can happen when husband and wife are apart for a period of years, especially when the only means of maintaining contact was by letters.
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Re: PLEASE HELP ME find GIANFRANCESCO Origin?

Postby vj » 30 Nov 2009, 18:33

hollygianfrancesco wrote:I also found Pietro's declaration for citizenship, no parent's names, New Castle, WA age 21.approx 1914.


for everyone's reference, Holly's naturalization paperwork find

1915 Declaration of Intention

Name: Peter Gianfrancesco
State: Washington
Court Type: Superior Court
Court Location: King County, Washington
Naturalization Record Type: Declarations of Intention
Roll Description: (Roll 027) Declarations of Intention, 1914-17, #8001-10000
Archive: National Archives, Washington, D.C.
Collection Title: Naturalization Records for the Superior Court for King, Pierce, Thurston, and Snohomish Counties, Washington, 1850-1974
Archive Series: M1543 Archive Roll: 27

notes:
dated 21 Jun 1915
born 25 May 1894 in Capriati
immig SS Cincinnati 1 Dec 1913
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Holly, in case you don't already have this
Valarie

Research in Capriati a Volturno by writing to the comune:

Italian form letter generator with instructions:
http://www.circolocalabrese.org/resourc ... civile.asp

Address:

Comune di Capriati a Volturno
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Croce
81014 Capriati a Volturno CE
ITALY

http://www.tuttitalia.it/campania/59-ca ... -volturno/
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Website for finding comune addresses:
http://www.nonsolocap.it/
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