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Tocci Family

Postby odessss » 20 Apr 2010, 02:13

I am very new at this. I am searching for my paternal grandmothers family.
I have conflicting accounts. I have been told she was born in Tirano but I have found her name and birth date in San Cosmo, Cosenza, Italy. Her maiden name was Catterina Tocci and she was born around 1881. She immigrated to the U.S. around 1902. She was married around 1901 ( probably in Italy) to a Ben Elmo of who I can find absolutely nothing.
I was told her father was a very important in the government of her community. She was of Albania descent and spoke both Italian and Albanian. She settled first in Brooklyn, N.Y. and then moved to the Bronx. She had three children Frank, (my father) Nicolas and Sally. I cannot find any information of how she traveled to the U.S.
What I am most interest in is who her parents were so I can trace the line in Italy. If anyone could be of help it would be most appreciated.

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Re: Tocci Family

Postby suanj » 20 Apr 2010, 04:28

I found this marriage record:
Elmo Benedetto Dec 23 1901 684 (1902) Manhattan
Locci Chiarine Dec 23 1901 684 (1902) Manhattan

the bride name is mispelled, but I believe that is abt your ancestor...

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Benjamin Elmo
Name: Benjamin Elmo
City: Bronx
County: Bronx
State: New York
Birth Date: 25 Dec 1881
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1754125
DraftBoard: 16

no birth town, only Italy, wife Katie Elmo... I believe that the italian first name of Ben was Benedetto really, and it changed in Benjamin/ Ben in the USA...
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Re: Tocci Family

Postby odessss » 20 Apr 2010, 12:42

I cannot thank you enough for the information you supplied. I thought they were married in Italy. This solves part of the riddle. Many thanks.
Joan

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Re: Tocci Family

Postby Tessa78 » 20 Apr 2010, 13:02

Welcome to the forum! :-)

Suanj has provided you with a marriage certificate number (684) for Manhattan. You can request a copy of this marriage certificate from NYC vital records for a small fee. The record will have both the town of birth and the parents' names for the bride and groom.

Use this link to order online...
http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html/vi ... home.shtml

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Re: Tocci Family

Postby liviomoreno » 20 Apr 2010, 13:21

She was probably born in Tirana, the capital of Albania

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Re: Tocci Family

Postby suanj » 20 Apr 2010, 13:31

by familysearch:
Benedetto Elmo
Male

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Event(s):
Birth: , , Italy

Christening:
Death:
Burial:


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Parents:
Father: Francesca ( Francesco)
Mother: Sarafina Scurra



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Marriages:
Spouse: Chiarina Locci Family
Marriage: 23 DEC 1901 Manhattan, New York, New York

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by Cosenza Archive:

Codice SIAS IT-ASCS-F680258

Ufficio Leva della Provincia di Cosenza, Liste di Leva della classe 1882.Registro numero 188,
atto numero 134 di pagina 46 sezione b
Benedetto Elmo, iscritto il 01/07/1902

nato il 01/01/1882 a VACCARIZZO ALBANESE
da Francesco Antonio Elmo e da Serafina Scura


born the 1 Jan 1882 in VACCARIZZO ALBANESE;
father: Francesco Antonio Elmo; mother: Serafina Scura


the birthdate is a bit different from draft registration card, but it is possible that the birth was registered in 1882, because Benedetto born in the year's end; that was usual in Italy for males child born in year's end( my brother also) ......

abt Caterina Tocci mispelled in Chiarina Locci on marriage record:
Chiarina Locci
Female


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Event(s):
Birth: , , Italy

Christening:
Death:
Burial:


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Parents:
Father: Cosantino( Costantino) Mother: Rachela Locci


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Marriages:
Spouse: Benedetto Elmo
Marriage: 23 DEC 1901 Manhattan, New York, New York


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Re: Tocci Family

Postby odessss » 21 Apr 2010, 02:36

Wow! Suanj you are amazing. Thank you so very much. I never expected to find anything about Benedetto but it is helpful in continuing the search for my Grandmother's family. She was a very special person in my life. I will check out your website tomorrow as I still have many questions.

Thank you all here who have responded. It is much appreciated.

Joan


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