Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

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Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby javabambino » 16 Dec 2009, 16:48

I am trying to locate my mother-in-law's grandparents and family that came from southern Italy. Her maternal grandfather's name was Dominico Ruggerio b. bet 1875-1885 and grandmother's was Antonetta or Annetta Paplo (Paolo?). They had daughters Frencesca, Stella, Maria Rose (this is m-i-l's mother) b. abt 1903, Carmelina (died in Italy at a young age), and son Andrew (Andro or Andrea). The family immigrated to America sometime between 1910 and 1914 and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. The family did not come over all at once, but was sent 1 or 2 at a time. I show on the 1930 census in Cincinnati, that Annetta (antonetta) and son Andro immigrated in 1914 to the US (Dominic was deceased by then - died at the age of 40 on Christmas Day year unknown). I believe that Dominic came over first somewhere around 1911 and the daughters came over sometime in between. The name could have been Ruggiero, but it has always been known as Ruggerio here. All I know as far as the region is Calabria - I'm not sure of the town or province on this side of the family (her paternal side of the family, Oliverio, came from Fuscaldo).

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Re: Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby vj » 16 Dec 2009, 17:06

Hello and welcome to the forum!
Just for everyone's reference, your census find
Valarie

1930 census

Home in 1930:
3163 Glendora, owns $10,000
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio

head Annetta Ruggiero 48, abt 1882 IT
- immig 1914 Na
son Andro Ruggiero 24, abt 1906 IT
- immig 1914 Na
daughter-in-law Rafaella Ruggiero 25, abt 1905 IT
- immig 1914 Na
grandson Dominick Ruggiero 2/12, abt 1919 OH
daughter Anna Ruggiero 18, abt 1912 IT
- immig 1914 Na

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Re: Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby vj » 16 Dec 2009, 17:29

children Francesca, Maria and Andrea

possible 1920 manifest
page 2

9 Apr 1920, SS Taormina, Naploi to NY
lines 2-4

Francesca Ruggiero 19, abt 1901
- has possible naturalization notation
- last residence Fuscaldo (Cosenza, Calabria)
- in Fuscaldo aunt Saveria Paola
- destination Cincinnati, Ohio
- joining mother Annetta at 223 13th Ave Cincinnati
- born in Fuscaldo
brother Andrea Ruggiero 13, abt 1907
- born in Fuscaldo
sister Maria Ruggiero 16, abt 1904
- has possible naturalization notation
- born in Fuscaldo

special inquiry page
held as unaccompanied minors

guide to manifest markings
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/
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website for 1800-1900 records in Cosenza (not complete yet)
ARCHIVIO DI STATO DI COSENZA

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Re: Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby Biff83 » 16 Dec 2009, 18:25

Death Certificate for Dominick Ruggiero

Date of birth: 24 Jan 1878
Date of death: 25 Dec 1916
Father's name: Andrea Ruggiero
Mother's name: Marie F. Toste?? *edit possibly Tosto

From Family Search Labs site, Ohio Deaths
http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsea ... tml#p=home

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Re: Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby vj » 16 Dec 2009, 18:30

Great record Biff :D !
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Julia,

If you're interested in researching this family's and the Oliverio family's Italian records they're available on microfilm.

Your nearest Family History Center has records for Fuscaldo 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 Fuscaldo

Italy, Cosenza, Fuscaldo - Civil registration
Titles Registri dello stato civile, 1809-1910 Fuscaldo (Cosenza). Ufficio dello stato civile
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Italian Record Research from FamilySearch guides:
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Also from FamilySearch (PDF format)
Italian Records Extraction - An Instructional Guide
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You could also write to the comune for a few records

Research in Fuscaldo by writing to the comune:

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

Address:

Comune di Fuscaldo
Ufficio dello Stato Civile
Via Santa Lucia 10
87024 Fuscaldo CS
ITALY

http://www.tuttitalia.it/calabria/21-fuscaldo/

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Re: Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby Biff83 » 16 Dec 2009, 19:37

Possible ship manifest for Domenico Ruggiero (Ruggero on manifest, line
6, travelling with wife M. Concetta Pissaviva, line 7)
Last residence and place of birth: Fuscaldo
Nearest relative in Italy: Francesca Tosto (mother's name Maria F (Francesca) Tosto on death certificate)
Destination: Cincinnati OH to join nephew Domenico Tosto
Previously in US 1911-1913
Occupation: Tailor (occupation as presser on death certificate)

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Page 2

Did Maria Concetta change her first name to Antoinetta/Annetta?

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Re: Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby vj » 16 Dec 2009, 19:48

Hey Biff, good question
That would explain the mother's name in Cincinnati for this manifest for daughter Stella
- joining mother Antonietta Pissovini
- like the other children in 1920 she leaves an aunt Maria Saveria Paola in Fuscaldo

1922 manifest
page 2

3 Jul 1922, SS Guglielmo Peirce, Naples to NY
line 15

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Re: Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby Biff83 » 16 Dec 2009, 19:53

Domenico's first trip

Name: Domenico Ruggiere
Arrival Date: 1 Aug 1911
Estimated birth year: abt 1873
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Naples, Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian (South) (Italian)
Ship Name: Berlin
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Last residence and place of birth: Fuscaldo
Nearest relative in Italy: Antonetta
Destination: Cincinnati OH to join brother Benedetto

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edited to add:
Look at the person on line 17--Battista Mazzei (Giovanni Battista Mazzei). Appears to be the same person who was the informant on Domenico's death certificate, G(iovanni) B(attista) Mazzei


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Re: Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby vj » 16 Dec 2009, 20:14

On this record, father's name may have been a best guess?
Perhaps the death certificate has the informant's name

St Joseph's Cemetery
Cincinnati
http://www.stjoenew.com/genealogy.html

Last First Middle Date of death Date of interment Spouse's name Age Parents' name Section

RUGGIERO ANNETTA 05/12/1965 05/15/1965 xxx 83 JOHN PAOLA AND PHILOMENA TROTTA 10
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Ohio Deaths

Name: Annetta Ruggiero
Birth Date: 1882
Gender: Female Race: White
Residence City: Cheviot Residence County: Hamilton Residence State: Ohio Residence Country: United States
Death Date: 12 May 1965
City of Death: Cincinnati County of Death: Hamilton
Certificate: 37081
Age at Death: 83 Certifier:
Marital Status: Widowed

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Re: Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby javabambino » 16 Dec 2009, 22:28

Thank you all for taking my research to warp speed. I truly appreciate the time you take and the dedication you show in helping families reconnect with their past. What a great service you provide. Keep up the great work! Buon Natale! Julia Minniti

BTW - I found Domenico's record in St. Joe's Cemetery (queried by death date). Name appears as Domenia Riccieri. I will also check to see the connection with the pissavini family and the I am aware of the Mazzei family connection (They own Pompilio's Italian Restaurant - a landmark around these parts - also, the restaurant was used as a locationin the movie "Rain Man" with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman". Check it out at www.pompilios.com. Thanks again. Julia Minniti

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Re: Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby Ron_Ruggiero » 19 Jul 2011, 19:11

Hello,
My name is Ron Ruggiero, my Father was Andrew Ruggiero and his Father was Dominic Ruggiero, we are the same family you are seeking. My Email address is Ron_Ruggiero@Yahoo.com, please contact me and we can correspond.

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Re: Domenic Ruggerio (or Ruggiero) family

Postby javabambino » 23 Aug 2011, 19:02

Hello, Ron!

Sorry to not get back with you sooner. I was cleaning out my email and came across yours. I don't know how I missed it.

I am going to give your email address to my husband, Rudy Minniti. He will be so excited to make contact with you. I don't know how many times my mother in law, Cherubina "Irene" Oliverio Minniti, has spoken about her Uncle Andrew and how he gave piano lessons to help support the family while she and her sister where at the Good Shepherd Convent here in Cincinnati (so I guess this makes you first cousins). She was very happy to hear you made contact. Irene is 86 years old and in very frail health but she is always upbeat and never says a mean thing about anything even though I know she's in a lot of pain. I think mentioning your family perked her up a bit.

If you do family research as well, maybe we can compare histories as I am on Ancestry.com. Unfortunately, I had to give up the world deluxe membership and can no longer see international records like I did last year. Hope to hear from you soon. Julia Gants-Minniti


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