Carmela De Santis/Ermando Dostillio (D'istilio) 1916

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Carmela De Santis/Ermando Dostillio (D'istilio) 1916

Postby KevinFrancis » 27 Jan 2010, 18:21

My great grandmother, Carmela De Santis, and grandfather, Ermando Dostillio ("D'istilio" on the Ellis Island passenger manifest) emigrated from Penne in 1916 and settled in Chester, PA. Her husband (my great grandfather) was named Serafino. I would like to get any information anyone may have about my family, past or present - either the Dostillios or the De Santises.

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Re: Carmela De Santis/Ermando Dostillio (D'istilio) 191

Postby misbris » 27 Jan 2010, 19:13

Hi, and welcome to the forum,

I am posting the manifest for reference.

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



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

The manifest does give Carmela's mother's name as Maria De March???( I can't read the rest.

The name D' Ostilio appears today in a town called Penna Sant'Andrea.


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Re: Carmela De Santis/Ermando Dostillio (D'istilio) 191

Postby KevinFrancis » 27 Jan 2010, 19:30

Wow, this is all too much! Thank you ever so much for starting me along this journey. I have made great strides in researching the genealogy of my Irish father, but had stalled on my Italian mother's side. Thank you for the manifests. I had a copy of my grandfather (Ermando) and great-grandmother (Carmela), but nothing for Serafino. Thank you for taking the time to research these for me, regardless! My uncle had done some research in the past and claimed the D'Ostilio/D'Istilio name was one of the oldest in Europe. I am not sure how to validate that, but I hope to have a fruitful journey thanks to you!

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Re: Carmela De Santis/Ermando Dostillio (D'istilio) 191

Postby PeterTimber » 27 Jan 2010, 20:20

Thats why we are here by golly! The oldest surnames in Europe are recorded in Irish histories back to 916.

www.babynames.org.uk/surnames.htm =Peter=
~Peter~

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Re: Carmela De Santis/Ermando Dostillio (D'istilio) 191

Postby vj » 27 Jan 2010, 20:45

Hello!
In case you haven't seen this from ancestry. com
Valarie

1916 Detained Page

15 Oct 1916, SS Duca D Aosta
line 21

De Santis, Carmela & 1
- (reason) medical exam
- RR to husband Serafino D'Estilio Gallitzin PA (Cambria County)
- discharged 17 Oct
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guide to manifest markings
http://www.jewishgen.org/infofiles/manifests/
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Hey mj :D ! neat manifests
Peter, great link :D

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Re: Carmela De Santis/Ermando Dostillio (D'istilio) 191

Postby vj » 27 Jan 2010, 21:00

You didn't mention which records you already have
Just in case

possible 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

Serafino Dostilio 36
N2(?) Bx61(?) Altoona, Blair, PA
born 1 Jan 1881
non-declarant
laborer for PRR

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Re: Carmela De Santis/Ermando Dostillio (D'istilio) 191

Postby KevinFrancis » 27 Jan 2010, 21:09

misbris, PeterTimber and vj,

I am humbled by your generosity in uncovering these artifacts for me and my family. Aside from the extraordinarily helpful and pertinent links you have provided, all I had was the 1916 Duca D'Aosta passenger manifest from EllisIsland.org. I had nothing else before your assistance. My grandparents have long since passed and I am afraid any family records we personally hold are non-existent.

Thank you all for your kindness and generosity. With each layer peeled back, I grow more and more fevered to uncover the next!

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Re: Carmela De Santis/Ermando Dostillio (D'istilio) 191

Postby Biff83 » 27 Jan 2010, 21:21

1920 census
Name: Seropno Drostiglia
[Serafino Deostiglis]
Home in 1920: Logan, Blair, Pennsylvania
Age: 37 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Carmel
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Rent
Year of Immigration: 1914
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Seropno Drostiglia 37
Carmel Drostiglia 30
Edmond Drostiglia 8
Nochain Drostiglia 2 4/12
Anthony Ray 30

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Re: Carmela De Santis/Ermando Dostillio (D'istilio) 191

Postby Biff83 » 27 Jan 2010, 21:27

1930 census
Name: Serafine Dastillo
Home in 1930: Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania
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Age: 47
Estimated birth year: abt 1883
Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Carmeta
Race: White
Household Members: Name Age
Serafine Dastillo 47
Carmeta Dastillo 41
Armand Dastillo 20

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Re: Carmela De Santis/Ermando Dostillio (D'istilio) 191

Postby KevinFrancis » 27 Jan 2010, 21:38

Biff,

Wow, this is great stuff! Thank you very much!


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