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Delfanti family

Postby KrazyZia » 10 Mar 2010, 15:15

Hello All,

I've got a bit of research to do here. Boston Consulate's Mr. C has asked for spelling corrections on my paternal grandmother's papers. I'll need to find her parents information from the late 1800's early 1900's. They were both from Northern Italy (don't know exact town).

Luigi Delfanti and Theresa Milani (probably spelled Teresa in Italy)
They settled in Gloucester, MA, USA in the late 1800's early 1900's. My paternal grandmother Rachel Clara Delfanti was born 2/6/1910 in Gloucester, MA, USA.

Cesus information and shiplists are where I think I need to begin.

Any tips?

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Re: Delfanti family

Postby vj » 10 Mar 2010, 15:58

KrazyZia wrote:I'll need to find her parents information from the late 1800's early 1900's. They were both from Northern Italy (don't know exact town)...


Welcome to the Forum!
For records in Italy you'll need to write to the comune where they were born.
This can usually be found on ship manifests after abt 1900 (also earlier), and on naturalization papers after 1906.
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Is this the correct marriage record?
From NEHGS Town Records (subscription site)

Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910

Vol 502 Page 312
Marriages recorded in the town of Milford in 1900
20 Sep 1900

Luigi Delfante
Milford
31 yrs old
Stone Cutter
born in Italy
parents Carlo and Caterina Pensa
first marriage

Teresa Milani
Milford
18 years old
Housekeeper
born in Italy
parents Giocondo and Rachel Sella
first marriage

married by J T McLaughlin
Milford Justice of the Peace and Town Clerk
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possible 1920 census

It appears that Luigi naturalized abt 1910
Do you have his naturalization papers?
They should have his town of birth in Italy so you can request his records.

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Re: Delfanti family

Postby suanj » 10 Mar 2010, 16:13

Hi,
here the 1900 census:

1900 United States Federal Census
about Louis Delfonti
Name: Louis Delfonti
[Louis Delfouti]

Home in 1900: Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts
Age: 31
Birth Date: Nov 1868
Birthplace: Italy
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1888
Relationship to Head of House: Boarder
Father's Birthplace: Italy
Mother's Birthplace: Italy
Marriage Year: 1900
Marital Status: Single
Years Married: 0
Residence : Milford Town (East Part), Worcester, Massachusetts
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Angelina Catella 53
Edward Catella 23
Alexander Catella 20
Josephine Catella 18
Battista Cettoni 43
Peter Guarzoni 32
Enrico Colombo 38
Giovanni Cassini 26
Louis Delfonti 31
Salvatori Calcagni 38

1910 United States Federal Census
about Louis Feltaste
Name: Louis Feltaste
[Louis Delfante]
Age in 1910: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1868

Birthplace: Italy
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Italy
Mother's Birth Place: Italy
Spouse's name: Therma
Home in 1910: Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1890
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Louis Feltaste 42
Therma Feltaste 24
Charles Feltaste 7
Louis Feltaste 3
Katia Feltaste 3/12
Joseph Miland 25



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Re: Delfanti family

Postby vj » 10 Mar 2010, 16:16

possible 1905 naturalization index card
Name: Luigi Del Fante
Birth Date: 5 Mar 1868 Birth Place: Italy
Age at event: 37
Place of Residence: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Date of Action: 29 Dec 1905
Collection Title: Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906 (M1299)
NARA Series #: M1299 Roll #: 63 Roll Description: D312 (George D.) - D466 (Joseph)

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Re: Delfanti family

Postby suanj » 10 Mar 2010, 16:30

Luigi arrived in USA with name Luigi Delfanti, in the 6 Oct 1890, La Champagne ship, port of departure: Havre( le Havre), birthplace: unknown
http://www.castlegarden.org/quick_searc ... id=8550662
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Re: Delfanti family

Postby vj » 10 Mar 2010, 16:39

suanj wrote:Luigi arrived in USA with name Luigi Delfanti, in the 6 Oct 1890, La Champagne ship, port of departure: Havre( le Havre), birthplace: unknown
http://www.castlegarden.org/quick_searc ... id=8550662
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Hi suanj :D , here's the 1890 manifest that you found
Valarie

(age may be off a bit, don't think they were as careful with passenger information on earlier manifests)

line 526
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4779/1890w.jpg

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Re: Delfanti family

Postby suanj » 10 Mar 2010, 16:47

thanks Valarie, sure is correct Luigi, the age must be 23 old or so and not 33... in any case is hard to find the birthplace.... because exist the surname DEL FANTE and DEL FANTI and DELFANTE and DELFANTI (without space)... however the area is north Emilia Romagna region and Lombardia region ....
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Re: Delfanti family

Postby vj » 10 Mar 2010, 16:52

suanj, thank you for listing the possible locations
I was wondering if the name was unusual
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Milani

This may be Teresa's father (from the 1900 marriage record in an earlier post)

possible 1895 naturalization index card

Name: Giocondo Milani
Birth Date: 14 May 1845 Birth Place: Italy
Age at event: 49
Place of Residence: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Date of Action: 5 Feb 1895
Collection Title: Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906 (M1299)
NARA Series #: M1299 Roll #: 92 Roll Description: M325 (A.) - M452 (William J.)

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Re: Delfanti family

Postby vj » 10 Mar 2010, 16:57

Milani

Here's the Milani family manifest in 1887
lines 168-170
http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/9428/1887s.jpg

Like the Del Fante manifest, no town

edit: added ship info

Name: Giocondo Milam
Estimated birth year: abt 1845
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Place of Origin: Italy
Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality: Italian

Ship Name: La Champagne
Arrival Date: 14 Mar 1887

Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York

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Re: Delfanti family

Postby KrazyZia » 10 Mar 2010, 17:01

VJ,

Thanks so much for the marriage information! Right ON!! Ship lists look accurate for who I'm looking for too. I wonder when my great-grandmother came... If they were married here, then she must have come to the USA with her own family at an earlier date. Maybe a shiplist for Giocondo Milani & family or a Rachel Sella & family would be more revealing.

This is starting to make sense!

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Re: Delfanti family

Postby vj » 10 Mar 2010, 17:03

Hey Joanna :D ,
Did I post the 1887 manifest while you were writing?
They all came over together.
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Re: Delfanti family

Postby KrazyZia » 10 Mar 2010, 17:05

OH YEAH! Great!
UGH! no city in Italy is listed! I'll try with the possibilities listed in the thread.

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Re: Delfanti family

Postby vj » 10 Mar 2010, 17:28

Another possibility from NEHGS

Massachusetts Vital Records, 1841-1910
vol 494, record 378

Milford Town Death Records 1899
19 May 1899
recorded 1 Jun 1899
Racheta (Rachela) Milani 47
Pulmonary tuberculosis

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Re: Delfanti family

Postby KrazyZia » 10 Mar 2010, 17:47

Just a quick question on the Delfanti name. Is that also from the Lombardia Region which name goes to which region?

Looks like I'll be making a visit to the Kennedy Library in Boston very soon!

Thanks for all the help!
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Re: Delfanti family

Postby vj » 10 Mar 2010, 18:44

This site may help
You can search with partial names of at least 4 letters by region
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http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/cognomi/cognomi.html


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