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defelice

Postby tennino » 24 Apr 2010, 19:01

hi, i'm looking for any information regarding the defelice family. thomas defelice born 1872 rodi garganico italy married catherine (dellafave) defelice.
arrived in the u s a 1907/1912. lived in hoboken nj . thank you. tom.

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Re: defelice

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Apr 2010, 19:19

Welcome to the forum, Tom! :-)

Do you have US documents for Thomas Defelice? Census, ship manifests, etc?

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Re: defelice

Postby Tessa78 » 24 Apr 2010, 20:10

Information about Rodi, Garanico...

http://en.comuni-italiani.it/071/043/


Is this your Thomas? 1920 and 1930 Census with wife Catherine in Hoboken. In 1920 Census their oldest son is "Zarro" which is probably Lazzaro, and for whom I have found a WWI registration card naming his father Thomas as nearest relative.

1920 Census

http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/513/de ... census.jpg

1930 Census

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/7305 ... census.jpg

WWI Registration Card for Lazzaro

http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/7601 ... icewwi.jpg


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Re: defelice

Postby tennino » 25 Apr 2010, 11:45

good morning &thank you. yes this is the family i'm looking for. i cant read the image. do you have any other information or can you direct me to any sites where i can find records?? it's been 65 years since we last had contact with this part of the family. tom

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Re: defelice

Postby PeterTimber » 25 Apr 2010, 15:11

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Re: defelice

Postby Tessa78 » 25 Apr 2010, 23:32

Tom,

When you click the link to the image, you then must click on the image to enlarge it. :-)
Hope this helps you to see it.

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Re: defelice

Postby vj » 26 Apr 2010, 17:21

Tom, Caterina's 1907 manifest w/o son Lazzaro
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0001

Here's a possible 1912 manifest for Lazzaro and two other children
page 1
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013
page 2
http://www.ellisisland.org/EIFile/popup ... &line=0013
Here's the special inquiry page for the 1912 manifest
Possibly travelling with a 19 year old cousin Francesco Della Fave?
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/9542/1912v.jpg

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Re: defelice

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Apr 2010, 17:51

Nice finds, Valarie :-D

Uncle Francesco is on line 16 right below them on the manifest, and his destination is to his brother-in-law Tommaso Defelice.

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Re: defelice

Postby vj » 26 Apr 2010, 17:55

Hi T :D !
Just using the clues in the records you found
Valarie

Tom
Here's a possible 1918 WWI Card for Tommaso DeFelice.
Same address as T's find for son Lazzaro
http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/4409/1918r.jpg

- birth date may be an estimate
- filed 1st papers for naturalization


Here's a link to ordering naturalization papers for Hudson County
http://www.hudsoncountyclerk.org/natural.htm

If Tommaso's ship manifest can't be found, his naturalization paperwork will have the ship arrival information.
Based on his children's ages he probably arrived between 1904 and May 1907

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Re: defelice

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Apr 2010, 19:19

Tom,

This may be a relative, Tommaso's sister or a cousin (Maria Defelice) from Rodi, arriving 1907 and heading to Hoboken to join husband Domenico Luciano. Traveling with Maria is son Antonio. Age is right, she was born about 1875.

http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/3593 ... fest19.jpg

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Re: defelice

Postby vj » 26 Apr 2010, 19:21

Great find T :D !
Same address as Caterina's 1907 manifest and the children's 1912 manifest, 401 4th St
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Re: defelice

Postby Tessa78 » 26 Apr 2010, 19:37

Wow, glad you noticed that! :-)


Found a reference to Lazzaro's Declaration of Intent. Not much information, but at least it's something... :-)

Index to Declaration of Intent for Naturalization: New York County, 1907-1924

Name: Lazzaro DeFelice
Declaration
Volume: 414
Declaration
Page: 33

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Re: defelice

Postby tennino » 26 Apr 2010, 21:16

how can i ever thank you people for the help you've given me?? not only did you help with my grandparents ...but you found a great aunt & great uncle i never knew about!!!!! thanks again, tom.

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Re: defelice

Postby vj » 26 Apr 2010, 21:33

Tom, I'm glad we could all help.
If you haven't already started, this may help you look for family records in Italy.
Please excuse the length of the post.
Valarie
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Your nearest Family History Center can order records for Rodi Garganico on microfilm.
The cost is about $6 mo (rent), you’ll need to go to the center to order & view them.

Topic: Italy, Foggia, Rodi Garganico - Civil registration
Title: Registri dello stato civile di Rodi Garganico (Foggia), 1809-1929
Rodi Garganico (Foggia). Ufficio dello stato civile

film notes for Rodi Garganico: http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library ... +Rodi+Garg &columns=*,0,0
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In case you aren’t familiar with the Family History Center & Italian records

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An essay written by Trish, one of our forum members and a volunteer at a Family History Center in NJ:
Steps for Finding Microfilm at the Family History Center

Family History Library Catalog:
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Italian Record Research from FamilySearch guides:
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Also from FamilySearch (PDF format)
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Re: defelice

Postby BWest57 » 03 May 2010, 23:54

In my family tree (DiLella- from Rodi G) I show Costanza DiLella (b. 1 Apr 1838) and Giambattista Filomeno DiFelice marrying in 1860.

Rodi Garganico is a small seaside village. DiFelice is a very popular name there.

Good Luck on your search!! I'm in the middle of tracing my family, too.


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