I am looking for information on Domenico Tessitore who was born about 1868 in Caiazzo, Caserta Italy. His father was Antonio Tessitore. He had at least one brother, Stephen. His wife was Luica. She died in Italy, but Domenico died in Schenectady, NY --an accident while working on the railroad. Does anyone have any information on this family?
Lucia's maiden name was Milano.... I noticed that Domenico Tessitore, at his 1904 arrival in NYC stated he was joining his brother in law Domenico Milano in Schenectady...
Then I found two 1907 arrival manifests for a Lucia Milano:
Her name is crossed out, it means she didn't travel on that boat...
However her dates are correct:
Milano Lucia, age 38, married, from Caiazzo, leaving in Italy her sister Teresa Milano, travelling with her child Tessitore Stefano (age 9) and Tessitore Luigi (age 6) joining her husband Domenico Tessitore in Schenectady...
Here is a manifest for Antonio Tessitore, 15, from Caiazzo, leaving mother Lucia in Caiazzo. He was in US in 1907-1908 in Schenectady, NY. His destination is to his father Domenico, in Roundout, West Virginia. SS Cretic arriving NY 17 September 1911
Thanks so much for replying. When they crossed out names does that mean they made a reservation for the boat, but did not ultimately get on the boat? That might be why I always heard that Lucia Milano never came to America. I heard she also went blind. I know that either Stephano or Luigi came over later for a visit.
Seems that there was another son, Antonio who came here as you can see from the above manifest. In fact, Antonio is listed on line 25 of the FIRST manifest link that Laura posted for you. Brothers Stefano and Luigi on lines 26 and 27.
Still looking for the manifest for Stefano or Luigi arriving USA.
Usually "crossed out" on the manifest means they did not sail...for any number of reasons.
Yes, Antonio is the grandfather of my husband. He lived here in Schenectady, NY for many years. His father Domenico was killed when Antonio (Anthony) was about 13. He was killed working on the railroad and the train ran over him. Antonio was left here with no mother or father. Domenico Milano (relative of Lucia Milano?) was the person they lived with when they first arrived and I think Antonio lived with Domenico after his father died.
Is there any way to find out more about Domenico Tessitore's father Antonio Tessitore? Where he lived, etc.?
You can write to the Stato Civile (town hall) in Caiazzo, Caserta and request the birth record of Domenico Tessitore. That will tell you who his parents were. Here is a link that provides information about the process and form letters in Italian to make your request.
You might want to also request the death record. I know he died in USA but often the Italian Consulate was informed about the death of Italian nationals. I found tow death records for the same family who died in accidents in USA: They gave details of the cause of death, name of funeral parlour, cemetery, hospital they died in etc. Amazing!
i am wondering if this is a relative of my husband's father, stephen tessitore from schenectady, ny also...his father was joseph and also worked on the railroad....my father in law had 4 brothers..dominic, anthony, louigi, patsy....patsy was born in italy and the rest of the brothers were born in ny....must be related i would think...