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Are you looking for US or Italian records or both?
For US records we would need a bit more information, names, approx birth dates, locations, etc.
For Italian records you'll need to know the comune that these folks came from in Foggia.
Thank you, vj
In Italy records and documents are in the city, town or even small village of origin.....births,marriages, deaths which I presume you know. When you say Foggia thats a provincial capital and may not be the place to obtain records for the majority of peersons making inquiires.
I started with my Father's mother and father - Nicholas DeGelorm and Mary Granteed.
Looking for both US and Italian records.
The town in Foggia is Serracapriola (G-grandfather Luigi DeGelorm spelled it Terrae Apriala) as far as I can tell from his WWII draft registration card. He was born in this city on Jan 2, 1881, again according to the WWII draft registration card. He lists his wife as Mrs. DeGelorm, and that is not helpful to me.
When they came to the USA they settled in Hughestown, Luzerne, PA. Most of the Granteed are in the Pittston, Scranton area of PA. The DeGelorm's moved to Syracuse, NY later.
I haven't found them at Ellis Island because I'm not sure what name they came in under - as you know the names were changed or shortened at the point of entry or maybe even when they got on the ship. I have no idea if he came alone or with his wife and any children.
The name was shortened to Granted and then to Granteed, as far as I can tell. I don't have any birth dates, marriage dates, entry dates. Have been researching in ancestry.com, rootsweb.com, AGBI, SSDI, even the Ellis Island database for most of what I have. It comes in bits and pieces and is difficult because the names have been anglisized or changed completely.
I have not found anything on these names in the mormon database.
Thanks for your help. I'll check out some of the links you've posted.
lafemmeamrcn wrote:... I started with my Father's mother and father - Nicholas DeGelorm and Mary Granteed. ... RE: Granitieri The name was shortened to Granted and then to Granteed, as far as I can tell. I don't have any birth dates, marriage dates, entry dates. Have been researching in Ancestry. com, Rootsweb.com, AGBI, SSDI, even the Ellis Island database for most of what I have. It comes in bits and pieces and is difficult because the names have been anglisized or changed completely. ...
Were Mary Granted/Granteed's (b. abt 1913) parents Giuseppe and Carmina?
9 Apr 1908 SS Friedrich Der Grosse, Naples to New York
Carmina Bisceglie 21, abt 1887
- last residence Vico del Gargano, Foggia
- in Vico del Garganoa brother Pasquale
- destination Philadelphia
- joining husband Giuseppe Granatiere on Christian Street
born in Foggia, Vico del Gargano
Home in 1920:
292 Parsonage Street, rents
Hughestown, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
head Luigi De Gelorn 39, abt 1881 IT
- immig 1901, Na 1911
- track layer, railroad
wife Mary De Gelorn 30, abt 1890 IT
- immig 1902
son Nicholas De Gelorn 13, abt 1907 PA
son Micheal De Gelorn 11, abt 1909 PA
daughter Lucy De Gelorn 11/12, abt 1919 PA
Home in 1910:
180 Searle Street, rents
Hughestown, Luzerne, Pennsylvania
head Lewis Gelonn 28, abt 1882 IT
- married 4 yrs, abt 1906
- immig 1902, Al
- laborer, railroad
wife Anna Gelonn 21, abt 1889 IT
- 2 children
son Nicholas Gelonn 2, abt 1908 PA
son Michael Gelonn 7/12, abt 1909 PA
lafemmeamrcn wrote:How did you find all this information on DeGelorms and Granitieri's?
All of the records are from ancestry (manifests from Ellis Island)
One record lead to another starting with your information and Nicholas and Mary on the 1930 census.
Since both surnames were hard to find, I searched using first names and approximate birth dates in Luzerne County.
The naturalization records were found after the 1920 census stated that Luigi was naturalized abt 1911. I searched directly in the Ancestry. com. U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1795-1972 database for "Luigi" born 1881 +/- 1 year in Pennsylvania.